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AskPatty's Automotive Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 25th, 2008 7:12pm

As we move closer to the holidays, AskPatty thought it might be nice to offer you some fun gift choices for those car-loving folks in your life. Whether you're looking for fun and frivolous, inexpensive and practical, or simply fantasizing about those luxurious and aspirational items you WISH you could give, we'll share it with you here in our holiday gift guide.     Busted Knuckle invites you to consider more than 250 ...


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Struggles with Auto Industry Bailout Dampen Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2008 5:00pm

When leaders of the Automotive Big Three left Washington empty handed Wednesday night, it became clear that the industry's immediate future may now lie with the Bush administration, which has staunchly opposed using the Treasury Department's $700 billion financial bailout program to aid Detroit. Top Executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler begged Congress for multi-billion-dollar loans, but fell under fire for ...


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What's Your Thought on the Automotive Bailout?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2008 7:56am

Professionals involved in the automotive industry have been under a barrage of information about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting the car business. Regardless of one's political affiliations, it's a fact that the domestic automotive industry feeds our nation's finances in a multitude of ways. Quite honestly, it doesn't matter whether you're involved in the industry or even drive a car, this situation will affect ...


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Women in the car business; their time has come!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 17th, 2008 1:18pm

America may not be ready for a woman president, but a woman car salesperson or even a General Manager? Sure, why not! Car dealerships are finally catching up with the rest of the world in recognizing the equal footing afforded to women in today’s society and, most importantly to my dealer clients; the family car buying decision. I am not suggesting that there isn’t still a “macho” ceiling that needs to be torn ...


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SEMA Show 2008 Highlights from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2008 12:25am

Last week, I spent time at the SEMA Show. Founded in 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association is a lobbying group and professional organization made-up of some 7,000 companies worldwide, which manufacture performance and appearance products for a near-$40 billion automotive aftermarket: consumers wanting to personalize their cars and trucks.Their annual exhibition in Las Vegas draws about 100,000 participants from around the ...


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AskPatty at the Ottawa Citizen News: Environment and Economy Making Green the Top Pick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2008 6:38pm

Read the article at the Ottawa Citizen By Bal Brach, Canwest News ServicePublished: Wednesday, November 05, 2008Women are turning to more eco-friendly vehicles this fall, according to an automotive expert, as the range of models and features expands."Women are looking to be more green," says Jody DeVere, president of the Women's Automotive Association International."Women are going to be looking for those models where they're going to ...


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Car Sales and Politics - A Perfect Combination for Election Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 4th, 2008 7:58pm

In the final hours of Election Day, the candidates are battling for every vote. U.S. News and World Report says  "They might be able to save some time by checking out the kind of cars voters are driving...what people drive tends to show how they vote."  For example, pickup truck drivers are 3.5 times more likely to be Republicans than Democrats. What does your car say about your own political preferences?Regardless of whether ...


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Good News! Gas Prices are Falling, Putting Money in Your Purse

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2008 4:11pm

Gas prices have tumbled 30% from their record high in July and are poised to fall further. But economists say that cheaper gas won't be enough to revive a struggling economy.No one doubts that lower prices are putting extra dollars back into consumers' pockets. With the average price of gas costing about $2.86 a gallon, or $1.25 a gallon less nationwide than it did at the peak in July, that translates into nearly $500 million a day in ...


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Jody DeVere featured at J.D. Power Roundtable Recap: Getting Reach on the Internet, Marketing to Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2008 9:27pm

Marketing to Women Panelists: Melanie Kovach, Automart.com; Jodi DeVere, AskPatty.com; Erica Sietsman, Mile One; Adam Wiener, driverTV Read more about the panel at J.D. Power.com   What Marketing to Women means    * Somewhere safe for women to shop.    * It means there are enough female shoppers out there for us to target.   Strategies used to focus on women    * There is a ...


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Safety Reminder: Teen Safety Week Urges Young Drivers to Concentrate on Driving Basics

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2008 1:03am

With fall season here, and students settling back to the classroom focusing on readin', writin' and 'rithmatic, here's another reminder to also concentrate behind the wheel when driving a car or truck. As part of this week's National Teen Driver Safety Week activities, Ford is expanding Driving Skills for Life,  the company's award-winning driver's education program. The program launched in 2003 and has trained about 332,000 young ...


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