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NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2019 8:00am

NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway ...


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Patty Says: Don't Let Your Car Run Out of Gass

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 26th, 2018 8:00am

Patty Says: Don't Let Your Car Run Out of Gass Ask Patty: Is it bad for your car if you drive until you run out of gas? Well, it's really not the BEST thing for your car, and here's why: On the simplest level, feeding your engine from the bottom of the gas tank is very similar to drinking the last cup of coffee in the pot: those coffee grinds and sediment that have settled to the bottom of the pot? Similar stuff has settled to the bottom of your gas tank, and if you ...


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The NHTSA's Summer Driving Tips for 2018

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2018 8:00am

The NHTSA's Summer Driving Tips for 2018 Summer is officially here, and with it comes the promise of the classic family road trip.  However, before you hitch up that camper or boat, before you load the car with snacks and hit "play" on your Ultimate Road Trip Playlist, the NHTSA would like you to review some of their summer travel safety tips.  A little bit of time spent planning before you leave will mean you're not left facing dire consequences later ...


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Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car! If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution - however, once the ball drops and the fireworks are all shot, our commitment to our resolutions seems to waver a little. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of us are still holding to our promises, and after six months, that number drops to just 40 percent, according to University of Pennsylvania research.   This new year, we invite you to ...


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NHTSA Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During The Holidays and All Winter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 23rd, 2016 6:00am

NHTSA Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During The Holidays and All Winter With the holiday travel season upon us, we wanted to share these NHTSA winter safety tips to keep you and your family safe all winter and especially during your holiday road trips.   Get your car serviced – Start the season off right with a visit to your mechanic for a tune-up and other routine maintenance. Have your entire vehicle checked thoroughly for leaks, badly worn hoses, or other needed parts, repairs and ...


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The AskPatty.com Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2016 1:05am

The AskPatty.com Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide If yours is one of many families hitting the roads this winter to visit friends and family during the holidays, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to have the best road trip ever. That’s why we’re bringing you the AskPatty Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide, so you can have a road trip to remember – for the good reasons! Let’s start with reminders about all the stuff we know you know to check: ...


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Honoring Moms in May with Month Long Mother's Day Extravaganza!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 1st, 2015 6:00am

Here at AskPatty, May is for Moms. Not just one day! That's not nearly enough to sufficiently honor that special Mom in your life: We're celebrating the entire month of May with a Mom's Extravaganza. Whether you’re choosing something special for the mother of your children, for your own mother, or for a special friend who's also a great Mom, AskPatty has plenty of ways to make her month special. Exotic Car Driving Experience or ...


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Avoid Road Trip Mishaps with this Quick Checkup

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2013 7:22am

A simple vehicle inspection before a family vacation can help avoid the short fuses, inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down many miles away from home, says the Car Care Council. “It’s easy to keep the sparks from flying from car trouble on a road trip,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick vehicle check can give motorists peace of mind and save them from ...


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Use this Quick Vehicle Checkup to Avoid Road Trip Mishaps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2013 1:20am

A simple vehicle inspection before a family vacation can help avoid the short fuses, inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down many miles away from home, says the Car Care Council. “It’s easy to keep the sparks from flying from car trouble on a road trip,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick vehicle check can give motorists peace of mind and save them from the ...


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Autozone: Prepare Your Car to Survive the Scorching Temps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 11th, 2011 4:00pm

From coast to coast the heat has been relentless this summer, and motorists should ensure that their vehicles are road-ready to avoid an unexpected breakdown during the hottest months of the year. Here are a few tips from the car care experts at AutoZone.


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