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Cool Car Stuff for Moms -- and More!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 5:54am

Has your child ever had a diaper blowout in her car seat? Exorcist-like vomiting? It’s tough to clean stains out of a car seat. And when you’re on a road trip, you most likely have to scrub the best you can, put your child back in the soiled seat, and endure the smell for the remainder of the trip. Want an easy solution? We recently saw some cute car seat covers featured over at Cool Mom Picks that you just ...


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Do it Yourself ( DIY) Car Washing Tips and Tricks for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 23rd, 2007 5:38pm

I had a friend send me an email saying her granddaughter was overseas and moving back to the U.S. but needed to sell her car before she returned. She asked me to email her some tips on prepping her car to sell. It reminded me that it is just plain old good practice for all of us to keep our vehicles clean and detailed inside and out. So here are a few friendly reminders and tips if you choose to be one of the ...


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Introducing Vanessa Florentino - The Determination, Drive and Speed of a Champion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2007 12:24pm

Vanessa Florentino’s name might not be as recognizable as Danica Patrick’s, but she’s hoping to change that. At 19, Florentino has the determination, drive and speed of a champion. On track, she’s a tough cookie but once she hangs up her helmet she's a typical teenager; who just happens to excel at the sport of motocross. Vanessa started riding dirt bikes at age 8 and began her racing ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 18, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 18th, 2007 11:20pm

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we completely focused on women and their cars. This week it's all about the cars. We'll start you off normal with a nice new-car review, move into something more interesting about movie cars; but after that, it's all about wacky cars. Enjoy! Auto Insider John McCormick gets some seat time in ...


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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2007 4:55pm

Firestone Complete Auto Care Partners with Girl Scouts to teach them how to be safe drivers when they’re out delivering those cookies. Not sure whether you’ve still got any cookies left, as the official sale date was months ago, but as I sit here dipping frozen Thin Mints into a glass of milk, I want to share some additional information about another Girl Scout program more relevant to our subject ...


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September 11th Memorial - Never Forgotten

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2007 11:30pm

I will pause today to reflect and pay the due homage and honor to the firefighters, police men and women, the rescued and the rescuers, the fallen, the injured, the precious dear ones who perished, the still grieving and the brave passengers of Flight 93. I vividly remember September 11th 2001, getting ready for a plain old work day, the TV tuned to my morning talk show running back and forth through the house ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 11, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2007 11:26pm

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we featured a potpourri of news and notes, but this week we're completely focused on women and their cars, women who work on cars, women who want to work on cars, and women who need cars. We really like Hundalz! If she's not Busting Laurel and Hardy-type car thieves in the middle of the night, then ...


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What's the Deal with Lindsay Lohan?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:55am

Headlines lately have been full of tales of celebrity drivers gone bad. First it was Paris, and now it's Lindsay Lohan making the news. Apparently Lohan has reached a plea on her misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges. Her arrangement requires her to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service, and complete a drug-treatment program. In addition to hundreds of dollars of fines, she was also ...


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Deborah Renshaw: Wide Open for NASCAR Checkered Flag

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:23am

Deborah Renshaw has the distinction of being one of the few women to have competed in any of NASCAR's top series. Since her full-time ride in the Craftsman Truck Series ended in 2005, Renshaw has showcasing her talents in the NASCAR All American Whelen series, UARA Late Model Traveling Series and the ARCA Re/Max Series in hopes of securing a new opportunity and major sponsorship back in the Craftsman Truck or Busch ...


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Don't Break Down on Labor Day Weekend: Things to Try Before Calling AAA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 2nd, 2007 8:32am

Ask Patty prez Jody DeVere recently did a podcast with Greg Grimer of Voices in Business. Greg mentioned he had some tips for the long weekend - and how to avoid hefty tow charges over Labor Day. by Greg Grimer Flat Battery – Your car battery can become flat in several ways. The charging mechanism, called an alternator, can become worn over time and stop charging the battery, (though normally a battery ...


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