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AskPatty Pressroom -- December 1 through December 15

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 16th, 2007 9:52am

December 7, 2007 Financial Fridays: Car Purchase and Automotive Education with AskPatty.com The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of certified female friendly dealerships across the U.S. Today we will be speaking with AskPatty.com President, Jody Devere. Listen to the entire ...


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Campfire Media's Case Study on Second Life: Pontiac's Motorati Island & AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2007 5:15am

Pontiac’s Motorati in Second Life- Case Study Pontiac has engaged consumers in a series of innovative experiences, including Pontiac’s Motorati Island, built around a “Power to the People” strategy. We’ve been extremely sensitive to the Second Life culture. Our insight was there was little “second-generation” experiences in Second Life — ongoing entertainment ...


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Do U Txt Whl Drvng?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2007 5:05am

A competition recently hosted by Nuance Communications, Inc. showed that voice commands reduce the risk of driver distractions caused by the use of mobile devices in cars. "The Amazing Race: Distracted Driving" competition took place at Conversations Mobile, a premier speech event for the mobile communications industry held in Boca Raton, Florida. Contestants equipped with a traditional cell phone competed ...


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Tests Show All-Season Tires Inadequate For Winter Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2007 4:54am

Millions of drivers riding on All-Season tires will be unprepared for winter this year, say experts at The Tire Rack. Government statistics show some 70 percent of winter injuries and deaths related to snow and ice occur in automobiles. Even with All-Season tires and electronic driver's aids, most vehicles are not fully equipped to keep a good grip on the road in winter driving conditions. Tests conducted at The ...


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Patty Streeter Featured in Metaversed Metanomics Machinima Series in Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 8th, 2007 12:01am

Metaversed Metanomics recently featured Jody DeVere, our very own President of AskPatty.com, in her Second Life alter-ego of Patty Streeter, speaking about AskPatty’s entry into the virtual world. Jody/Patty gives insights into her innovative business model, showing a machinima clip of our Female-Friendly program in action, and discussing the experience of buying a car from a woman's perspective. Anyone can ...


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Ice And Snow Can Bring Driving Woes But Prestone Offers Tips, Tools, And Safe Driving Rules

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:53pm

Though white winter wonderlands are beautiful to see, they often bring the blues with them. Bone chilling temperatures, snow storms, and icy roadways are just a few seasonal characteristics that cause some people to consider relocating to a warmer climate. While there's not much that can be done to help those who despise winter, the hassle of preparing your vehicle for the season can be a lot easier thanks to ...


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USDOT Secretary Mary Peters Creates Motorcycle Safety Campaign Based on Her Personal Crash Survival

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:17am

To combat the alarming trend of rising motorcycle injuries and fatalities, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters recently announced a comprehensive new federal initiative to improve motorcycle safety with more rider education and training, tougher standards for helmet certification labeling, law enforcement training, and road designs that consider motorcycle dynamics. Secretary Peters - an avid motorcyclist ...


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653,000 Nissan Altima and Sentras Recalled

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:08am

On certain Nissan passenger vehicles, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor. This recall affects approximately 653,000 Altimas and Sentras from model year 2002, 2005, and 2006, equipped with a 2.5-liter engine. If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does ...


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Are High-Tech Solutions the Answer to Reducing Traffic?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2007 5:55pm

December 2007 (Medialink) - Last year, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles, according to the Federal Highway Administration and it is estimated 78 million more trucks and cars are expected to be on the roads by 2040. Bottom line, traffic is at an all-time high and experts say technology is the solution. Coast to coast, cities large and small are turning to intelligent traffic solutions to keep cars moving. From ...


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Meditation on Driving in Los Angeles Rain

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2007 5:03am

The first rains of winter arrived last week to the Los Angeles area. While many of you might laugh at this announcement because you may have been living with seasonal rain and snow for several weeks already, this is actually a monumental day for So-Cal drivers. And for me, especially; it is practically a spiritual experience. For many years, I enjoyed an 45-minute commute from my home in the San Fernando Valley to ...


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