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AskPatty's 10 Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 1st, 2015 5:58am

National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. “Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care ...


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Problems with Suspension Solved at AskPatty.com, Inc in Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2015 8:37am

A vehicle’s suspension system is tough. It can last for years and tens of thousands of miles for Thousand Oaks auto owners. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy loads — is also going to be hard on its suspension system. Because the useful life of your suspension ...


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Congratulations to the New AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Locations for February

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 13th, 2015 6:25am

A number of automotive retailers across the US and Canada have announced in February that they have joined the growing ranks of companies who promise to address the needs of women consumers, as part of the expansive network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America. Team members at each of these locations have completed a training and certification process to provide a Certified Female ...


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Time Out: Suspension Problems in Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 10th, 2015 1:18pm

Your vehicle’s suspension system has two essential jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump. To see your suspension system, you’ll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle’s frame is part of the ...


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Women's History Month: How Women are Affecting the Automotive Marketplace

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 6th, 2015 8:04pm

The automotive gender balance tipped in 2012, the first year during which at least 51 percent of American drivers were female. This is according to a recent Frost & Sullivan study that shows women are dominating the automotive marketplace, becoming a more influential consumer segment than men.   Women control the automotive marketplace. According to Ketchum research on marketing to women, ladies control $3.3 trillion in ...


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Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2015 2:51pm

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing CA residents to review their finances. More and more Thousand Oaks drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today have over 75,000 miles on them. And the average age of vehicles is now over eleven years. That translates to some car care issues ...


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AutoNews.com - Five influencers changing the auto industry today

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2015 8:36am

The age of social media is upon the auto industry.The eloquence of a beautiful picture or carefully chosen words when shared with a community can exert a powerful influence.Influencers are proliferating in the auto world, bringing change in myriad ways.Automotive News spoke with a handful of them to learn what they’re thinking and the stories they’re sharing with their fans. ... Read More!


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Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything With a Trip Inspection at AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 18th, 2015 7:52am

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation for us Thousand Oaks motorists then ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a diagnostic examination at AskPatty.com, Inc in Thousand Oaks. After all, you wouldn’t ...


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15 New Year's Resolutions from America's 100-Year-Olds

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 29th, 2014 2:33pm

What do the people who have the most experience with New Year’s resolutions resolve to do in 2015? According to this collection of centenarians –- people who have lived 100 years or more –- drink, save, love, and be healthy are high on their lists. “One-hundred-year-olds have made and either kept or broken more resolutions than anyone on the planet,” said Jamison Gosselin, vice president of marketing, ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Collecting Toys for Stevie Wonder Benefit Concert

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 10th, 2014 9:19pm

Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations around Southern California are collecting unwrapped toys for Stevie Wonder’s 19th Annual "House Full of Toys" community toy drive. The toy drive culminates on Saturday, December 20th with Stevie Wonder’s "House Full of Toys" benefit concert at The Forum.  All toys collected during the drive will be presented to Stevie Wonder’s "We Are You Foundation,"  spreading the ...


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