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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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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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12 Winter Tire and Driving Safety Tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2015 12:52pm

So, winter is approaching and Jack Frost will soon begin making guest appearances across the country, bringing rain, sleet, and snow to the West; and snowstorms in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast. Accidents caused by winter weather result in 150,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year, on average, according to a study by the Federal Highway Administration. Because severe winter weather can make driving treacherous, AskPatty has ...


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Nexen Tires Shares 10 Tips for Tire Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2015 9:37am

Tires are one of the most important safety features on a car – after all, tires are the only part of your car that actually touch the road, which makes them pretty important right? When driving, your tires keep you going where you want to go, so when it comes to travel safety, you're only as safe as your tires are! Tire Safety Week is always celebrated the last week of May, but tire safety knows no season, so Nexen Tire is ...


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Ford Shares Tips For Safer Proms, Calmer Moms (And Dads)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 13th, 2010 6:07pm

Prom season is upon us! The 17-year-old son of one our staffers will be attending his first prom this weekend, and because he is a new driver, his mom is a little worried about his driving safety on prom night. Prom is a big night for teenagers, filled with glitter, glitz, and high expectations. For parents, though, it can be a long evening fraught with nail-biting and worry that won't end until their teen returns home safely. And ...


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Halloween Safety for Drivers and Trick or Treaters

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2008 3:19pm

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 ...


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Winter Tire Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2008 10:21pm

Winter brings many challenges for your car each year, but perhaps the most nerve-wracking is the hazardous driving conditions you'll have to face. Even though the groundhog has already seen its shadow, it's not too late to consider switching your all-season tires to winter ones for increased safety and peace of mind. Rubber compounds in tires are made to perform in specific temperatures: summer tires are very ...


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Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act Passes Senate

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 9:28pm

A collective cheer went up on Valentine’s Day as the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (H.R. 1216) was unanimously passed in the U.S. Senate. The bill addresses three of the most serious causes of injuries and fatalities to children in and around vehicles: getting caught in an automatically closing power window, being struck by a backing vehicle because of a blind zone, and placing a vehicle ...


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57 Tools for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) from the Car Care Council

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 1:00pm

Whether on the road or at home, you need to be equipped some basic survival items and tools that can make driving and living with your car easier, safer and more convenient. Here are some suggestions as a starting place, divided into two categories: Emergency Road Kit and Basic Maintenance Tools. You can customize the list according to your needs and your ambitions. The Car Care Council offer this list to help ...


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Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2007 3:47am

Statistics say there are between 220,000 and 285,000 people with Spinal Cord Injury in the US . The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accident. Car accidents happen each and every day and holidays like Halloween have higher car accident rates. This is very personal for me as my son Joseph is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident 1n 2005. Education and training on safe driving habits is an important part ...


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