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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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What Is Your Life's Road Trip Style Behind the Wheel?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2011 2:00pm

My road trip plan this summer is to drive to Lake Tahoe, Calif., with my parents and sisters for a family reunion. Our family spent many wonderful summers on road trips to visit National Parks camping, hiking, enjoying fun times, playing games and singing around the campfire. I love the freedom of road tripping and choosing to go where I want and do what I want. What Is Your Life's Road Trip Style Behind the Wheel?


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Make Time to Prepare for Holiday Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2010 7:23am

You know your car should be checked out before hitting the road for the holidays. Making the time to get that done may seem impossible with busy schedules and the extra demands of the holiday season. However it may be only a matter of 10 minutes, says the Car Care Council!


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9 Pre-Road Trip Car Maintenance Checks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2010 5:16pm

Drivers who neglect to do a quick mechanical once-over (even on newer cars) before taking to the highway are just begging to be stranded—most likely in the middle of nowhere, just out of range of the nearest cell tower, with hungry, tired kids in the back saying over and over, “Are we there yet?” ... Read More!


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Female Friendly -- and Eco Friendly -- Summertime Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 5:04pm

As summer approaches its end, we're reminded that even with the high gas prices, this season has had no shortage of fun, female friendly, road trips to share and enjoy. We started the season off by enjoying Bossy's Excellent Panic Attack, oops, we mean "Bossy's Excellent Road Trip," a five-week journey across the United States in Saturn vehicles that helped this funny lady meet a nationwide ...


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On my way home, again.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:52pm

I typing this on an airplane on my way home to Los Angeles, marveling over where my travels have taken me within the last week: More than 8000 miles on three airlines (Northwest, American, Frontier), six different airports (Los Angeles 4x, Chicago Midway 2x, Las Vegas McCarren, Denver 2x, Chicago OHare, and Detroit 2x), and a total of eight separate planes (On Friday, I identified each animal emblazoned on the tails ...


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Aggressive Vehicle Maintenance Essential For Maximum Efficiency, Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2008 6:45pm

Suddenly, fuel costs are soaring, and motorists are increasingly challenged to keep their vehicles in top running order to maximize fuel economy -- and keep it that way. The key to this is proper vehicle maintenance to ensure that every mile is driven at maximum vehicle efficiency. Good driving habits and keeping your vehicle properly maintained can help maximize gas mileage from almost any vehicle - and save you ...


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Eight Women, Two Model Ts, and the American West - Book Review

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2008 6:15pm

A great winter read for women who love memoirs and road trips is Eight Women, Two Model Ts, and the American West, where writer Joanne Wilke pieces together the journey her grandmother, great-aunt, and six of their female friends made in a couple of Model Ts. In 1924, the women headed out from Iowa on a sightseeing tour that took them to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Mount Rainier, the ...


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