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GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 6:06am

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. This event was a rare opportunity for me to test drive the many GM 2008 models before the ...


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Do it Yourself ( DIY) Car Washing Tips and Tricks for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 23rd, 2007 5:38pm

I had a friend send me an email saying her granddaughter was overseas and moving back to the U.S. but needed to sell her car before she returned. She asked me to email her some tips on prepping her car to sell. It reminded me that it is just plain old good practice for all of us to keep our vehicles clean and detailed inside and out. So here are a few friendly reminders and tips if you choose to be one of the ...


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Introducing Vanessa Florentino - The Determination, Drive and Speed of a Champion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2007 12:24pm

Vanessa Florentino’s name might not be as recognizable as Danica Patrick’s, but she’s hoping to change that. At 19, Florentino has the determination, drive and speed of a champion. On track, she’s a tough cookie but once she hangs up her helmet she's a typical teenager; who just happens to excel at the sport of motocross. Vanessa started riding dirt bikes at age 8 and began her racing ...


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Ask Patty Launches Social Network for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 19th, 2007 8:46pm

AskPatty.com has just launched CarBlabber, a social networking car community for women. Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document. September 19, 2007 -- AskPatty.com has just launched CarBlabber, a social network car community for women car buyers. CarBlabber, an extension of the Ask Patty brand, is a social network where women can create profiles, review and rate their cars, read other reviews, and create car ...


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Online auto loan company myAutoloan.com is partnering with AskPatty.com on the launch of their Auto Finance Center for Women.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 7:19pm

September 16, 2007 Online Auto Loan Company to Provide Auto Financing Options for Women Online auto loan company myAutoloan.com is partnering with AskPatty.com on the launch of their Auto Finance Center for Women. This new auto financing service will assist women in financing their next new or used car. With the new service, women can speed up the dealership auto loan process. When filling the easy online auto loan ...


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This Just In: California Governor Bars Cellphone Use By Teen Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 7:09pm

According to an article at the Los Angeles Times, California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will prohibit Californians under 18 from using cellphones, text message devices, and laptop computers while driving. The new law, which will take effect July 1, 2008, is meant to address the large number of traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries, Schwarzenegger said during a signing ...


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What are the 50 Worst Cars of All Time?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2007 7:01pm

On the 50th anniversary of the Ford Edsel, Time Magazine and Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic and syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, took a look at the 50 biggest lemons of the automotive industry. The result is a painfully honest, but clever, look at the vehicles we all love to hate. Presented chronologically, the first vehicles on the list are the 1899 Horsey Horseless carriage and the 1909 ...


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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2007 4:55pm

Firestone Complete Auto Care Partners with Girl Scouts to teach them how to be safe drivers when they’re out delivering those cookies. Not sure whether you’ve still got any cookies left, as the official sale date was months ago, but as I sit here dipping frozen Thin Mints into a glass of milk, I want to share some additional information about another Girl Scout program more relevant to our subject ...


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What is 'Top Tier' Gas And Why Should You Use It?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 12th, 2007 5:00pm

Where do you buy your gas? Do you have loyalties based on location, cost, or brand? Do you choose to purchase your fuel with any thought to how its additives can help to keep your engine clean? I recently attended a presentation at the Phoenix Automotive Press Association, given by Jens Mueller-Belau of Shell Oil. It was fascinating. We ate pasta and learned about dreaded engine "gunk," and how gasoline detergents ...


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Rumor Mill: Apple and Volkswagen Team up to Produce the iCar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 12th, 2007 4:56pm

According to Macrumors.com and cnnmoney.com, German magazine Capital (Google translation ) is reporting that Apple and Volkswagen are in an early stages of planning for an "iCar" that would incorporate techie products by the producer of the beloved iPod personal music player into in future versions of Volkswagen's compact cars. According to a quote from Volkswagen spokesman Hans-Gerd Bode in an article at ...


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