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Sears Auto Centers Blogs about AskPatty Twitter Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 30th, 2010 8:44pm

What Causes Tire Blowouts I had the pleasure of “attending” the AskPatty.com Twitter #carcare party, and wanted to answer a question that was asked to me in more detail – 140 characters just wouldn’t do. Remember, you can tweet @SearsAuto your own questions using #blueautocrew. What causes tire blowouts?  Tire blowouts are one of the many reasons it is vital to regularly check your tire ...


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When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2010 5:24pm

Hey Los Angeles, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our CA streets? How can you tell on your car? While there may be legal requirements for the Los Angeles area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates. 2/32 is the depth of the tire tread wear indicator bars that US law has required to be molded across all tires since August 1, 1968. When tires are worn so that this bar ...


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Tire Rotation and Balancing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 24th, 2010 7:19pm

Tires do a lot of work. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such critical work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly expensive, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three ...


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Be Tire Smart and Drive Safely Into Summer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 8th, 2010 8:05pm

Correctly maintained tires are critical to the safety of all members of the family, not to mention the safety of everyone else on the road. Is your vehicle – and your customers’ vehicles – ready for the summer? ... Read More!


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Five Tips for Preparing for Summertime Car Travel

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2010 4:23pm

Summer vacation times are nearly here! Whether you're planning for long distance summer travel, or just running errands on a hot day, you don't want to be left stranded in the summer heat.  Now is the time to "summerize" your car and make sure the entire family is ready for any journey. Jody DeVere, President and CEO of AskPatty.com, knows what it's like to take a road trip with the kids buckled up in back. "If you've ever driven ...


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Gipson's Tire reaches out to women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 14th, 2010 7:52pm

AskPatty.com is a female-friendly Web site and service that helps businesses understand the needs of their female clientele. Gipson's Tire has recently begun training its crew using AskPatty.com methods to try to better serve women who come into either the Millbrook or Prattville locations for help with tires or with one of their other services. According to Hootie Gipson, one of the tire shop's co-managers, most of the ...


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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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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2010 5:41pm

We all know that under inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It's hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your tire is considered significantly under inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low ...


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The Female Canadian Consumer Insight and AskPatty.Com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2010 4:00am

Recently AskPatty.com expanded into Canada and so, as the Director of Business Development for AskPatty.com, I have been interacting with many of the businesses in that country.  Having worked in Canada for many years, I am very familiar with the Canadians and with the Country. However, given the social and economic changes that women have experienced in the United States over the past decade, I thought it would be ...


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Tire Replacement

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 20th, 2010 10:13pm

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manager asks what size you need. Then your mind goes blank. Tire size can be confusing. There's so much on the side of the tire, and it's hard ...


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