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Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2018 8:00am

Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick Winter is a-coming! Not to mention the historic storms and fires from East to West coast. Rough roads, cooler temperatures, ice and snow. These all can negatively influence your tires and therefore alignment. So, here are the top 5 things to let you know you may need an alignment, followed by the top 5 things to be wary of when having an alignment done. How do you know? Handling – If your vehicle is drifting left or right, ...


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Get These "Roadside Survival" Skills and Don't Fear a Breakdown!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 16th, 2018 5:00am

Get These So you're driving along the highway, going about your business, and suddenly, your check engine light comes on.  The engine is running choppy.  Something isn't right.  Maybe there's a billow of smoke, or the engine stops entirely, or your check engine light start flashing - a sure warning sign of a serious problem.  You pull over, and quietly panic.  What are you going to do? If you've read ...


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Save with Speedy - VIOC Oil Change Coupons for AskPatty Readers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 20th, 2017 8:00am

What makes Valvoline Instant Oil Change service centers different from all the rest? When you’re in a hurry, we’re always ready to take care of your car or truck on the spot. And, for most of our services, you can stay in your vehicle while our skilled technicians complete the work; we can have you back on the road in about 15 minutes or less when you come in for one of our full-service drive-thru oil changes. The ...


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5 Things that Won’t Get You Out of a Speeding Ticket

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2017 12:00pm

5 Things that Won’t Get You Out of a Speeding Ticket Drive long enough and you’ll hear all sorts of tips and tricks for how to beat speeding tickets. While some advice may work once in a blue moon – such as crying – many are simply inaccurate. In the worst-case scenario, they could get you in more trouble. Here are five of the most commonly heard tips that won’t work from either a legal standpoint, a practical standpoint, or both. 1: Making excuses. It ...


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On Black Friday, Subaru joins with REI to #MakeADogsDay #OptOutside

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 25th, 2016 12:05am

On Black Friday, Subaru joins with REI to #MakeADogsDay #OptOutside Did you know that once again REI is closing its doors to consumers on Black Friday and inviting their employees and shoppers to grab their favorite canine companions and #OptOutside instead? REI started the #OptOutside movement in 2015 when the company paid its 12,000-plus employees to spend time outside, and invited America to join them. According to REI, the response was overwhelmingly positive, and more than 1.4 million people ...


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Join Midas to Drive Out Hunger This Holiday Season

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 9th, 2014 3:31pm

If someone said the name “Midas,” you’d likely think brakes, mufflers, tires, oil changes, and engine work. But this winter, the famous 58-year-old car-care company -- known for its Midas Touch and complete car care -- is also gaining a reputation for community care. Visit Midas’ Facebook page between now and December 31, 2014, click on “like,” and the company will donate funds for meals to local ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Centers go PINK for October

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2014 8:00am

Valvoline Instant Oil Change’s  largest franchisee, Henley Enterprises, Inc., has partnered with AutoTex PINK for the third year, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. during the month of October. Although AutoTex Pink wipers are regularly available at all 200 participating VIOC locations in 12 states across the country, as well as other AskPatty Certified Female Friendly ...


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Share the Joy of these Babies Safe #FirstRides Home

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2014 2:53pm

Inspired by the real stories of New Yorkers going home with their newborns in taxis (an experience that does not legally require child safety seats), Mitsubishi recently launched its #FirstRide program in New York by giving three babies their inaugural ride home in one of America’s safest small SUVs, the 2014 Outlander, as part of Mitsubishi Motors’ “First Ride” program, which focuses on creating awareness and ...


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Why Do We Buy Electric Cars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2014 12:22pm

Both Ford and Cadillac are advertising their own reasons for why we might buy electric cars.  In its commercial called “Poolside” Cadillac advertises its range-extending electric ELR sedan using a smug, handsome actor who snarked about the successes of entrepreneurship. He said,  “We're crazy, driven hard-working believers. Those other countries think we're nuts. Whatever." …And people hated it for ...


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Shifting Out of Neutral

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:32am

When Marta Moren goes to work at Georgetown only female mechanic on the shop floor, and even though she’s only 24 years old (and always sports pink nail polish) she’s got the talent of a veteran. For the last two years, Moren has won a Grand Master Gold Technician Award in a hands-on skills competition. She competed against 160 finalists (selected from 7,000 technicians) and earned one of the 44 awards handed out in ...


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