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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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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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Freedman Auto Service Becomes Certified Female Friendly in Edison, New Jersey

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 19th, 2013 1:23pm

Freedman Auto Service of Edison, New Jersey, is proud to announce they are ready to address the needs of women consumers, as part of the growing network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America. Team members at Freedman Auto Service have completed a training and certification process to provide a Certified Female Friendly® experience that exceeds women’s expectations. In conjunction with ...


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Walk's Service Center Becomes Certified Female Friendly in State College, Pennsylvania

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 24th, 2013 1:00pm

Walk's Service Center of State College, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce they are ready to address the needs of women consumers, as part of the growing network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America. Team members at Walk's Service Center have completed a training and certification process to provide a Certified Female Friendly® experience that exceeds women’s expectations. In conjunction ...


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Put the brakes on costly car maintenance - Daily Herald

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2011 7:24pm

How much have you spent on car maintenance in the last year?  The average household is in for about $700 a year after all is said and done, according to Consumer Reports. ... Read More!


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AskPatty Launches Enhanced Certified Female Friendly Training for Car Dealerships, Tire Dealers and Automotive Service and Repair Centers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 15th, 2009 7:55pm

AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly online interactive training design and functionality are another industry first for Tire Dealers and Automotive Service and Repair Centers   Business Week reports that women make over 80 percent of the buying decisions in US households today. In effect, they have become nearly every family's chief purchasing officer ...


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How Not to Get Ripped Off on Auto Repairs!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 4th, 2008 1:32pm

Most common cons: Scams of disreputable service centers contain one or both of two elements: (1) Charging you for work that was never done, or (2) Convincing you of the need for unnecessary and often overpriced repairs. Here are four different types of scams you could run into and ways to avoid them: Unnecessary replacement of parts. If the mechanic says your car needs a replacement part, ask to be shown which part ...


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Dad a car nut? Rev him up this Father's Day with these unique gifts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2007 1:16pm

Father's Day is coming up and gift givers everywhere are thinking about what to get Dad. We're pretty sure he doesn't need another tie, so our colleagues at TireRack.com have compiled a range of ideas that those Dads passionate about cars might actually find useful. Hate watching Dad cringe every time he fills up the tank? The Accutire Air10 Gauge with built-in LED flashlight will help him save money by ...


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The Power Of Duct Tape - An Auto Essential

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

The Power Of Duct Tape - An Auto Essential   It is important, being a woman, to especially take care in including emergency items in your car for any type of mishap. This article is going to focus on DUCT TAPE and it's versatility from quick-fix auto repair to first aid. Personally, I LOVE DUCT TAPE AND IT'S NUMEROUS USES not just with cars, but with everything I do, from my office, my home, kids and the outdoors. Back in 1984 when I was working at one of ...


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