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CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 27th, 2020 8:00am

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CarMD.com Corporation today released its 10th annual state ranking of check engine light-related car repair costs, which finds in 2019 Vermont had the lowest average repair cost ($342.14) while California drivers incurred the highest average repair cost ($414.24). Rounding out the five most affordable states for car repair over the past year were Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. After ...


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Shifting Gears to Manage Change During COVID-19

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 27th, 2020 10:00am

Shifting Gears to Manage Change During COVID-19 By  Jody DeVere - April 23, 2020   Yes, business must continue, but it may have to do so in many new ways. Being open to creative solutions from peers, suppliers and vendors can be valuable right now. Change is hard, especially under duress. I reached out to some automotive industry thought leaders for some insights on creative approaches you may want to ...


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COVID-19 Update: We're Still Here for You

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2020 4:00am

COVID-19 Update: We're Still Here for You We understand that this is a challenging time for the entire auto industry, and we've spoken to many of you who are facing layoffs, closures, and uncertain futures.  AskPatty.com's staff have committed to working remotely during this period,many of our Certified Female Friendly locations are OPEN, and we are here to support them and the consumers in our audience. We encourage all our CFF locations who have made the ...


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Your Car's Top 5 New Years Resolutions

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2020 3:00am

Your Car's Top 5 New Years Resolutions We're nearly two weeks into 2020, how are those New Years Resolutions going?  Hopefully the diet hasn't completely fallen apart yet, but here at AskPatty we always think about vehicle fitness in addition to physical health.  As we head into the new year, don't forget to take great care of your car as well as yourself - here are our top 5 new years resolutions for your vehicle. 1. Don't Put Off Regular ...


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5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2018 8:00am

5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund By Lidia Staron, Guest Contributor Every car owner sooner or later faces the inevitable – having their car repaired. Unfortunately, not everyone is prepared enough for the cost, which ranges from $500 to $2,000. In fact, only 39% of Americans have enough savings to cover an emergency. Gladly, anyone can have their car fixed without getting buried in debts. Here’s how:   1. Checking the Insurance Policy All cars ...


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Infographic: Noises Your Car Makes - What Do They Mean?

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

Infographic: Noises Your Car Makes - What Do They Mean? Screech!  Rattle!  Bang!  We hope your car isn't making these noises, but that doesn't mean we love this infographic by Ira Toyota of Tewksbury any less!  They put together a great overview of some of the most common noises reported by service and repair customers, and judging by the questions we get to our panel of expert women, they seem pretty universal.  Check out the infographic below, connect ...


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Who Really Makes The Repair Decision? Motor Age Magazine with Jody DeVere

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2017 9:00am

Who Really Makes The Repair Decision? Motor Age Magazine with Jody DeVere  


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Shop Owner - Building Trust Through Your Brand

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 1st, 2016 4:00pm

When it comes to garnering consumer trust, repair shops seem to rank as low as law firms and cable companies. In a 2014 survey of car owners conducted by RepairPal, 52% of respondents said they believed they had been taken advantage of by an automotive repair shop. ... Read More!


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Make your shop more attractive to female customers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2016 7:53am

Make your shop more attractive to female customers ... Read More!


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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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