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Insurance Institute releases list of Top Safety Pick vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2020 12:00am

Insurance Institute releases list of Top Safety Pick vehicles The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its list of 2020 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles.   The latest findings show 64 cars and SUVs qualified for a safety award. The organization uses criteria to determine how safe the vehicles are based on protection of people inside the vehicle and pedestrians. The institute evaluates vehicles in six areas, measuring how they stand up in a crash. The study also ...


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Toyota A-Bat and GMC Denali XT: Concept Twins Separated at Birth

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 12th, 2008 9:39pm

Auto show season always reveals an abundance of concept cars meant to provide insight into technologies or designs the manufacturers intend to put into production somewhere down the road. These cars are sometimes fanciful creations that seem so far-fetched it appears they might never see the light of day. Usually, however, underneath the science-fiction trim, exists real technology waiting to be developed for practical ...


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Flex-Fuel Ford F-150 Presents Turkeys for Presidential Pardoning

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 22nd, 2007 4:50pm

In a White House tradition that dates back to President Harry S. Truman in 1947, two turkeys were given Thanksgiving pardons by President George W. Bush Tuesday. According to the Detroit Free Press, the turkeys were chauffeured to the White House in the back of a black flex-fuel Ford F-150 pickup truck for the event, which is sponsored by the National Turkey Federation and the Walt Disney Company. The F-150 then ...


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2008 Top Safety Pick Award Winners Announced

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 20th, 2007 9:11am

A total of 34 autos were chosen for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2008 Top Safety Pick award. Vehicles are scored based on ratings for front, side, and rear crashes and must have electronic stability control (ESC), which can reduce risk of crashes. This year’s winners have more than doubled from last year, due to changes in vehicle designs. In addition, pickup trucks were finally eligible ...


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Top Tips to Tailgate in your SUV or Truck

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:40am

Tailgating: In North America, a tailgate party is an often celebratory social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before, and occasionally after, sporting events. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating. Often, people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. A tailgate party may include ...


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Cool Car Stuff for Moms -- and More!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 5:54am

Has your child ever had a diaper blowout in her car seat? Exorcist-like vomiting? It’s tough to clean stains out of a car seat. And when you’re on a road trip, you most likely have to scrub the best you can, put your child back in the soiled seat, and endure the smell for the remainder of the trip. Want an easy solution? We recently saw some cute car seat covers featured over at Cool Mom Picks that you just ...


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Ask Patty Fetured in Mercury News

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 20th, 2007 3:08pm

Sitting down is looking up CHANGES REFLECT AN INCREASED EMPHASIS ON INTERIORS By Matt Nauman Mercury News Article Launched: 05/20/2007 02:35:11 AM PDT var requestedWidth = 0; Click photo to enlarge More seat innovations are coming. ""Most people are spending more and more time in their ...


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CRMchump features Ask Patty and Arkona

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 11th, 2007 9:27pm

Patty says Arkona, Inc., a dealer management on-demand system provider, has endorsed the interestingly named AskPatty.com, Inc., an automotive website for women. Ask Patty provides a turnkey sales and marketing certification program to dealerships to enhance customer loyalty. As part of the agreement, Ask Patty will make available its full marketing program, dealership training, and certification to Arkona dealers. The ...


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Ford Takes Away the Honors in Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2007 9:11am

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicles earned a "top safety pick" grade today from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which also raised its crash ratings on the Ford Fusion. According to the Detroit Free Press article, in a series of tests sponsored by Ford, the institute awarded both vehicles "good" scores in front- and side-impact crash tests, as well as "good" ...


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Wichita Eagle Picks Ask Patty as Top 10 Useful Sites

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 22nd, 2006 12:54am

A virtual toolbox for every woman WICHITALK PICKS 10 USEFUL WEB SITES YOU'LL WANT TO BOOKMARK BY JILLIAN COHAN The Wichita Eagle If you're like most Web users, you let Google, Amazon and eBay dictate your online behavior. That's fine, but you could do better. In our quest to make your life easier, WichiTalk rounded up 10 of the Web's most useful sites for women. Whether you're remodeling the ...


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