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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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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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Winter Driving Tips from NHTSA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2013 1:45am

Many of us will be traveling for the holidays, and if you're among them, you want to make sure you reach your destination safely!  This year, in an effort to help educate drivers with some good habits for Winter Driving Safety, the NHTSA has put together a super-neat interactive graphic!  Check it out below - zoom in on the snowglobe and learn some great winter driving safety tips as you navigate around the icy and snowy ...


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Curry's, AskPatty.com and iammodern magazine teamed up to develop a handy dandy guide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 9th, 2010 6:17pm

How to handle roadside emergencies. Print it out and keep it in your glove box! ... Read More!


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Checkered Flag and AskPatty Featured in Fast Company Blog

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 19th, 2010 9:31pm

  Checkered Flag Auto Group in Virginia says women customers at their Virginia dealership have increased by 15%.  This, along with being the only Certified Female Friendly Dealership in Hampton Roads,  http://www.fastcompany.com/1620507/checkered-flag-in-virginia-offers-certified-female-friendly-consultants?#  


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Highway Hero Helps Thousands of Stranded Motorists

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:18am

Thomas Weller -- a kind-faced, gray-haired gentleman -- is the local hero of San Diego area highways. A mechanic by trade, he cruises the roadways playing good Samaritan in a Ghostbusters-inspired rescue vehicle, fully equipped with power tools and even an air compressor to handle practically any roadside mechanical emergency. This three-minute CBS video we found at darynkagan.com shares his inspired story of kindness. Weller ...


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Woman's Look: 2007 Saturn Sky Roadster

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 5th, 2007 1:18pm

For the record, I'm a convertible fanatic. I've driven my fair share of them, and can tell you honestly that (IMHO) nothing compares to the feeling of a long cruise with the top down on a lovely summer day. Make it red, and the feeling only gets better. Okay, okay, there's the risk of skin cancer (and any person who owns a convertible should be responsible enough to carry sunblock and caps in the glovebox) ...


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Bridgestone Firestone Safety Scholars YouTube Video Contest Gives Creative Voice to Young Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 23rd, 2007 2:54pm

Every parent knows the hard truth; teens often listen to their peers more than they listen to parents or teachers. And there’s another hard reality: car crashes claim the lives of more 16 – 21 year-olds than any other cause. With that in mind, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is turning to teens for solutions to help make our roads safer for everyone by launching the Safety Scholars Video ...


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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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Saturn sets the pace at The Boston Marathon on April 16 Highlighting Saturn's commitment to health and fitness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 11th, 2007 11:04pm

For the second consecutive year, the Saturn roadster will take its position at the starting line to lead 23,500 competitors on their 26.2-mile run through the historic Boston Marathon course. Also, for the first time, the Boston Marathon will host the USA Women's Marathon Championship. Featuring many of the top female marathoners in the country, the Championship will be held on April 16, 2007, within the Elite ...


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