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Got a Flat? AskPatty Suggests Volvo's Next-Generation Roadside Assistance

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2018 8:00am

Got a Flat? AskPatty Suggests Volvo's Next-Generation Roadside Assistance If you've ever been stranded on the side of the road in the dark, then you'll appreciate how much Volvo's next-gen roadside assistance will come in handy. (You know, just because you CAN change your own flat tire doesn't mean you necessarily WANT to!) With the use of advanced tracking technology debuting this month, Volvo customers can pin-point where help is with real-time information. Volvo customers now have ...


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The NHTSA's Summer Driving Tips for 2018

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2018 8:00am

The NHTSA's Summer Driving Tips for 2018 Summer is officially here, and with it comes the promise of the classic family road trip.  However, before you hitch up that camper or boat, before you load the car with snacks and hit "play" on your Ultimate Road Trip Playlist, the NHTSA would like you to review some of their summer travel safety tips.  A little bit of time spent planning before you leave will mean you're not left facing dire consequences later ...


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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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2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2018 1:00pm

2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?     Ford recently revealed the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America during the Detroit Auto Show, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road. It is well known 45% of all light trucks and SUVs are purchased by women. I am very ...


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Ladies Offroad Network Baja 1000 Experience

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2017 5:00am

Ladies Offroad Network Baja 1000 Experience By Charlene Bower I knew it was going to be a lot of work. I mean a LOT of work for 13 days straight. It was imperative that I did my research and chose the right Ladies Offroad Challenge participant to join me. I can’t be more proud of Megan Stevenson and my work where we were able to produce 25 wild stories exposing all of BFGoodrich Tires efforts at the iconic 50th Anniversary of the SCORE Baja 1000. We had our own race, ...


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Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car! If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution - however, once the ball drops and the fireworks are all shot, our commitment to our resolutions seems to waver a little. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of us are still holding to our promises, and after six months, that number drops to just 40 percent, according to University of Pennsylvania research.   This new year, we invite you to ...


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NHTSA Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During The Holidays and All Winter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 23rd, 2016 6:00am

NHTSA Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During The Holidays and All Winter With the holiday travel season upon us, we wanted to share these NHTSA winter safety tips to keep you and your family safe all winter and especially during your holiday road trips.   Get your car serviced – Start the season off right with a visit to your mechanic for a tune-up and other routine maintenance. Have your entire vehicle checked thoroughly for leaks, badly worn hoses, or other needed parts, repairs and ...


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AskPatty at the #RebelleRally

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2016 8:00am

AskPatty at the #RebelleRally The Rebelle Rally is an all women off-road navigation competition. You and your team can choose two types of vehicle classes and take off for the 2000 kilometer journey through the Nevada and California desert. You are surrounded by tons of women who share the same love of adventure, cars and competition.  You will be surrounded by many amazing women who share the same love of off-road adventure and competition. You can escape ...


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The AskPatty.com Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2016 1:05am

The AskPatty.com Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide If yours is one of many families hitting the roads this winter to visit friends and family during the holidays, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to have the best road trip ever. That’s why we’re bringing you the AskPatty Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide, so you can have a road trip to remember – for the good reasons! Let’s start with reminders about all the stuff we know you know to check: ...


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Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2016 12:05am

Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of ...


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