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Be Prepared for an Accident with the Buttoned Up Collision Kit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 10:09am

Accidents. No one wants to be in one, but it always happens when you are least prepared and on the day you cleaned out your car and left your pens and proof of insurance on your kitchen table. So what if you just had a little accident kit that stowed away nicely in your glove compartment and was at arm's reach when you needed it? Let us introduce you to Get Buttoned Up, the hottest little organization site on the ...


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Ford to Underwrite Unprecedented Exhibition Honoring African American Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 9:09am

Ford Motor Company has announced that it will underwrite the National "Freedom's Sisters" Traveling Exhibition honoring extraordinary African American women. The traveling exhibition to be created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) celebrates 20 African American women, from key 19th century historical figures to contemporary leaders who ...


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How Good is Ethanol for the Environment?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 5:39am

Ethanol is all the rage in some circles now as an alternative fuel for our cars. Midwest America is especially enthusiastic about it because the agricultural economy can benefit from it. Brazil has successfully built a national industry based on sugarcane ethanol and biofuel cars. How good is ethanol really, for the environment? The hope is that ethanol can potentially produce many more benefits compared to ...


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Live Race Webcam - 25 Hours of Thunderhill Racing 4 A Reason Race Team

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2007 4:51am

Live Steaming Race Webcam - 25 Hours of Thunderhill Racing 4 A Reason Race Team On December 1st and 2nd, 2007, race car driver Karen Salvaggio will compete at "25 Hours of Thunderhill"--the longest endurance race in North America--to benefit United Spinal Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries or disorder and you can be ...


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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2007 7:00pm

Mechanical failure—an inconvenience any time it occurs—can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. Besides, even if your winters are normally mild, a well maintained vehicle is more enjoyable to drive, will last longer, and should command a higher resale price. Here’s advice from the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (www.ase.com) Some ...


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AskPatty Expert A.J. Pierce featured in the Ketchikan Daily News

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2007 5:13am

As a young girl growing up in Ketchikan, A.J. Pierce enjoyed “turning wrenches and talking hot-rod shop” with her Coast Guardsman father. Over time, her interest in cars and auto mechanics became a passion. She completed the General Motors Automotive Service Excellency Program and an associates degree in automotive science in 2002. Now, Pierce, 26, is the assistant service manager for a Toyota dealership in ...


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What You Should Look For On A Test Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2007 2:23am

So you've done all the research and you know what type of car you want or maybe even the exact model, but you haven't tried it out. Don't you dare pluck down that cash before you take a test drive! Ask Patty has put together some tips for you to take with you to the car lot. Jot down these questions or print them out and make sure you skim through them before driving off into the sunset. Make sure to check ...


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Mazda CX-9 Named SEAMO 2008 Family Car of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2007 2:29pm

The South East Automotive Media Organization (SEAMO) recently honored the 2008 Mazda CX-9 with the inaugural “Family Car of the Year Award” during the group’s sixth annual media ride and drive event, held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. “We are honored to receive this inaugural award from journalists in the southeast,” says Dave Sweet, group manager, Product Strategies, Mazda ...


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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month -- Dealing with Drivers with Dementia

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 25th, 2007 6:04pm

Life is filled with difficult decisions. That is especially true when dealing with a devastating illness like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. T.K. Anderson has more on how family members can find help in knowing when to transition their loved one from driver to passenger. People suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia are driving an average of ten months longer than their caregivers think is safe. ...


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AskPatty Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Gender Rap -- Women buy the majority of new cars, and they go about it differently from men’

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 25th, 2007 5:12am

Saturday, November 24, 2007 Women have purchasing power. They buy about 65 percent of all new cars and at least one-half of all used cars, according to data from Road & Travel Magazine. Women also influence 80 to 90 percent of all big-ticket purchases, says Kathryn Hutson, client services consultant with a marketing to women firm in Naples, Fla. "Yet there's some research we've seen that says 75 percent of ...


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