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On my way home, again.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:52pm

I typing this on an airplane on my way home to Los Angeles, marveling over where my travels have taken me within the last week: More than 8000 miles on three airlines (Northwest, American, Frontier), six different airports (Los Angeles 4x, Chicago Midway 2x, Las Vegas McCarren, Denver 2x, Chicago OHare, and Detroit 2x), and a total of eight separate planes (On Friday, I identified each animal emblazoned on the tails ...


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Toyota Promises Three-Year $1.4 Million Sponsorship of MillionTreesNYC

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:50pm

MillionTreesNYC -- a public-private partnership between the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to plant and care for one million new trees in New York City by 2017 -- recently announced that Toyota has become a supporter in its mission to improve New York City's environment. In a three-year $1.4-million sponsorship with MillionTreesNYC, Toyota will support tree ...


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Megan Reitenour moving up in racing ranks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:49pm

Megan Reitenour is a sixteen-year-old, third generation racer. Racing first grabbed her interest at the age of two when she used to “race” in her pink Barbie Corvette. Her Dad placed pillows behind and underneath Megan, so she could reach the pedals of the car. At age four, she advanced to a Quad Runner, and eventually to a Quarter Midget at age five. She stayed in the Quarter Midget Series for seven ...


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Safety Tips for Women Driving Alone

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:48pm

According to Shell oil, two violent crimes are committed in the U.S. every minute of every day. Women driving alone can be particularly vulnerable, though there are many things you can do to keep yourself safer, both inside your car and out. We found an informative brochure from Shell Oil with many helpful tips to guide women towards safer behaviors when alone behind the wheel. Written in conjunction with the National ...


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Motoring Gear for Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2008 6:48pm

If you are looking for a gift for your little aspiring auto aficionado, then check out Mini's MotoringGear kids section. They have several car-oriented gifts that could be right up your alley. Take a look at their Mini Baby Racer (II). It features unique details, like a ‘chrome’ front grille and light housings, alloy-look wheels, and realistic head- and tail-light lenses. The special plastic tires ...


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Top Tips to Get Road Ready for Summer's Family Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2008 7:00pm

Memorial day has come and gone so that means it's officially opening weekend for summer travel. So, do you want to cruise the Florida Coast, meander the mountains of North Carolina, or check out the culture in cowboy land? Families planning their next road trip should look no further than getroadready.com. The all-inclusive online resource from Prestone Products, featuring content licensed from Rand McNally, includes ...


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Aggressive Vehicle Maintenance Essential For Maximum Efficiency, Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2008 6:45pm

Suddenly, fuel costs are soaring, and motorists are increasingly challenged to keep their vehicles in top running order to maximize fuel economy -- and keep it that way. The key to this is proper vehicle maintenance to ensure that every mile is driven at maximum vehicle efficiency. Good driving habits and keeping your vehicle properly maintained can help maximize gas mileage from almost any vehicle - and save you ...


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AskPatty.com June Consumer Woman Newsletter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2008 6:17pm

Welcome! We are so glad you visited Ask Patty! Ask Patty is truly a safe place for women to go to get answers to all of their automotive questions. You have trusted us with your questions and concerns and we wanted to send you some extra special tips this month to help make you even more car savvy! :: More About Ask Patty :: Traveling in the Family Way: 2008 Lexus LX 570 Women know that sometimes being beautiful ...


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How Hybrid Vehicles Work

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 2nd, 2008 10:28pm

I've run several stories lately on hybrid vehicles -- comparing their costs against traditional gasoline engines and giving tips on how get the best fuel economy when driving them - and it occurred to me that it might be helpful to explain what makes these powertrains so different. An article I found at the Toyota press site helped quite a bit to explain how their hybrid vehicles combine gas engines and electric motors ...


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Lisa Lynch brings together love of wine and racing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 30th, 2008 9:27pm

Bennett Lane Winery owners, Randy and Lisa Lynch, have a passion for wine and auto racing. They are the first winery to own and sponsor a NASCAR racing team. The Bennett Lane race team, operated by Lynch racing, won the 2007 Grand National NASCAR division, and is the primary sponsor of the Bennett Lane 200 race weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma , CA on June 20th-22nd. Bennett Lane has two cars entered in the ...


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