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Join Ask Patty TODAY in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 3rd, 2007 5:55pm

Join us today for "Caffeine and Cars" at our venue in Second Life on Pontiac's Motorati Island. Don your avatar and come meet Patty Streeter at 2pm SLT/ PST or 5pm EST every Wednesday for "Caffeine and Cars" at Ask Patty and talk about motor sports, cars, and anything automotive! Come get free coffee, cookies, Ask Patty shirts, a car purse filled with goodies and radio controlled ...


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Vehicles Checked Show Consumer Neglect - Is this You?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 1st, 2007 3:58pm

Results of vehicle check-up events during Car Care Aware Fairs across the country in April and October 2006 revealed that nearly nine out of 10 vehicles need service or parts, underscoring the huge untapped DIY and DIFM sales opportunities for the automotive aftermarket, the Car Care Council reported today. The unsatisfactory condition of vehicles also reinforces the continued need for consumer education about the ...


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Tips on How To Refinance Your Used Car Loan

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 27th, 2007 8:46pm

Save Money With Used Car Refinance When interest rates go down, you might think about refinancing your home loan. Did you know you can also refinance your used car loan. Refinancing your used car loan can save you money. Used Car Loan Refinance: How Much Can it Save? Some car lenders have finance rates as high as 18%. By simply refinancing your high interest rate used car loan, you can save thousands of dollars over ...


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GM and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement On New National Labor Contract

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 4:15pm

Company to strengthen U.S. manufacturing presence with significant future investments, parties also agree to create independent retiree health care trust General Motors sent out a release this morning saying the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 74,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification. Hopefully this ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 6:41am

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy! During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't ...


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UAW Strikes Against General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 9:49pm

The United Auto Workers Union and General Motors have failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations, and as a result, the UAW began a labor strike on Monday. The strike affects 73,000 American workers, and through an ongoing ripple effect, as many as 100,000 additional Canadian workers. The action also impacts suppliers that sell parts to General Motors. Union officials said their only choice was to strike ...


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Parking Meters Kick Out Cars to go Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 7:00pm

Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. Parking spaces scattered across US cities September 22, 2007 were occupied by potted trees, expanses of sod, and lawn furniture in an effort to ...


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GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 6:06am

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. This event was a rare opportunity for me to test drive the many GM 2008 models before the ...


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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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