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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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Winter Driving Tips from AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 27th, 2017 8:00am

Winter Driving Tips from AskPatty As the snow start falling and the wind grows colder, it's time to start thinking about winter driving safety.  Santa may have already completed his 'round the world trip, but your winter driving season is just getting started. Stay safe this winter with these tips. The first thing to do is get your vehicle ready.  This includes making sure you have plenty of coolant (also known as anti-freeze, for obvious reasons), ...


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What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys? My Airbag Story.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2017 8:00am

What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys?  My Airbag Story. Have you ever been in a car crash and the airbags deployed?  I asked my car insurance lady this and she absolutely shuddered and said she hoped she never experienced it. I thought I would share my own personal experience with you. I was 26 at the time, and I was driving home after having what I thought was a really great meeting regarding potential sponsorship on my racecar. I was heading north, doing the speed limit and at ...


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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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Holiday Driving Preparedness - Are You Ready?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 21st, 2016 8:00am

Holiday Driving Preparedness - Are You Ready? Christmas is fast approaching and with that many of us will be travelling to visit family.  Some close and some far away. We’re so busy making sure that we have all of our gifts packed, kids fed and all of the other stuff that goes with the holidays that we sometimes to forget to make sure our vehicle is prepared.   I remember many years ago, we used to go to my grandparents on Christmas day and on Christmas Day ...


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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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It's Time to Fall Back... Don't Forget to Set the Clock in Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2016 6:00am

It's Time to Fall Back... Don't Forget to Set the Clock in Your Car Daylight Savings Time ended this weekend...Don't forget to set the clocks back in your car as well! I'm embarrassed to say it's happened to me enough times that I should know better by now, but as I was out running errands on Sunday afternoon, I looked at the clock in my car and became flustered at how late it was getting. After being out and about for more than an hour, I finally realized that my car clock ...


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Halloween Safety for Drivers and Trick or Treaters

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2016 11:00am

Halloween Safety for Drivers and Trick or Treaters Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. Darting out into the street is one of the most common causes of pedestrian death among children. As children scurry from house to house collecting treats, it is important to take the following precautions: Visibility Decorate costumes, bags, and sacks with reflective tape and stickers. Use costumes that are light or bright enough to make children more ...


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Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2016 12:01pm

Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2016, approximately 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. And upcoming high school ...


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Hot August Days: Hot Car Tips for Kids and Dogs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 3rd, 2016 2:09pm

Hot August Days: Hot Car Tips for Kids and Dogs Summertime is heating up, with high temps beginning to rise after the Summer Solstice in July. According to Weather.com,  early to mid-August tend to be the hottest time for a swath of the Southern United States -- from central and eastern Texas into the Ozarks, Lower Mississippi, and Tennessee valleys. Parts of the West Coast won't typically hit their warmest temps until September when hot, dry winds -- known as Santa Anas ...


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