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Five Steps to Driving a Greener Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 10th, 2008 6:47pm

It doesn't matter if the car you're driving is new or old, big or small. There are preventive maintenance steps every vehicle owner can take to make sure their car is as "green" or environmentally friendly as possible, according to the Car Care Council. By following five simple preventive maintenance steps, you can help protect the environment by improving gas mileage, which in turn saves money at the ...


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Peggy Llewellyn -- Racing goes on

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2008 3:53pm

No matter what happens from here, Peggy Llewellyn has no regrets. After a break-out 2007 season, where she earned her first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles victory and finished fourth in the final POWERade standings, after a six year hiatus from the sport, Llewellyn was released from her ride. Former team owner Karl Klement gave Llewellyn no reason. She says she doesn’t really need one. Just a few weeks after ...


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Electric motorbikes - where will they be marketable?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2008 3:36pm

First, electric cars. Now electric scooters. Would this be another class of vehicle to go zero-emission soon? I sure hope so, for the millions of motorbikes that are polluting the air in developing countries. Here is a picture of Ho Chih Minh City in Vietnam during rush hour. I have tried crossing the street (there is no choice if you are a pedestrian there) and it is real scary. Here is a picture of ...


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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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Kitchen Trash Becomes Car Fuel!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 10:11am

Did you know the answer to reducing petroleum dependency and producing environmentally efficient fuel may be right in your kitchen trash? Household garbage, old tires, and even plant stalk all contain carbon which can be turned into fuel for our cars and trucks. And all of this can be done cheaply and efficiently. Building upon General Motor’s 25 years of biofuel research and energy alternatives for ...


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AskPatty.com Launches Virtual Interactive Certified Female Friendly Training Platform for Car Dealerships

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2008 2:57pm

The Certified Female Friendly Training Program is the most advanced interactive virtual online training on "How to Sell to Women" available in the industry. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2008 -- AskPatty.com, Inc. announced the launch of their all new Certified Female Friendly Interactive Training Center for automotive retailers to effectively deliver interactive online training on how to attract, ...


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AskPatty in the News, January 1 through 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2008 4:19am

Friday, January 4th, 2008 AskPatty and Peter Martin on "How to Launch a Service With No Ad Budget: 5 Steps to Grow Leads With Email & Blogs" "With absolutely no money spent on advertising, Martin's (Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com) email marketing strategy landed more than 200 dealership clients in one year. - MarketingSherpa" I'm a big fan of practical experience and reports to see what works ...


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2008 Energy Bill Update -- Reducing Oil Dependence

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 13th, 2008 6:35pm

Here is an update to the 2008 Energy Bill blog that I wrote in early December. On December 19th, President Bush finally signed this bill into law, although it is a much weaker version than what Democrats had wanted. The initial goals were ambitious: energy efficient vehicles, less dependence on foreign oil, cleaner fuels, and punishment for price gouging by oil companies. In the end, the bill mainly address ...


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Slow Housing Market Affects Auto Sales

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 5:11am

Light vehicle sales could drop below 16 million next year as a slow housing market continues, according to billionaire auto parts investor Wilbur Ross. It’s anticipated to be the lowest tally since 1998. Despite shrinking auto sales, Ross doesn’t see manufacturers discounting cars. Detroit automakers have reduced production in factories to decrease pressure to do discounts and to reverse compounding ...


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Crossing over to the auto world. It can be a girl thing!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2007 9:20am

Our culture is littered with phrases such as "Boys will be boys" and "It's a girl thing," but what do those sayings actually mean? It's not uncommon to encounter hostility when attempting to disprove the innateness of gender, since gender has become so entwined in the social fabric of our society. When someone oversteps the boundaries of "acceptable" gendered behavior, the response ...


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