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Goodyear Sponsors 'Just for Women' Car Care Clinics Sept. 11, 17th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2008 8:00am

According to recent statistics from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, women influence 80 percent of all automotive related purchase decisions; Statistics from The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence say women make up more than 65 percent of customers who take their vehicle to a repair shop. Yet many women find that same automotive-related retail experience to be a high-anxiety, confusing, and unclear ...


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How much do I love my Honda Accord? Let me count the repairs...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2008 11:55am

My dear old 1998 Honda Accord needed its registration tags renewed in July. I had been avoiding it, because before it can get registered, it needed to be smogged, and before it could be smogged, there was this pesky "check engine" light on the dash that needed to be put out of its misery. It's been shining at me for several months.... maybe six months. Last time I had one of those dreaded lights (about two years ago), ...


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How much for that sticker in the window?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 5th, 2008 6:25am

There's one of them in the window of every car on the lot. It's the law! They're the tools of both car buyers and automotive journalists, and even if you might take those lowly window stickers for granted when you're out shopping for a new car , did you know they have a name? It has been 50 years since our government passed legislation requiring all American dealers to attach these labels to every new car listing ...


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AskPatty's Jody DeVere Highlighted in Forbes Auto 'Most Influential Women in the Auto Industry'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2008 6:40pm

read the complete article at ForbesAutos.com by ELIZABETH BLISH HUGHES One of Adriane M. Brown's favorite childhood memories is sitting on her dad's lap to pilot the family's Ford Country Squire station wagon down the driveway at their home in Richmond, Va. The only she liked as much was to listen to her next-door cousins and their equally Corvette-crazed friends start their cars. "I loved that, when the ...


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Caring for Your Car During Summer Heat

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 25th, 2008 2:49pm

Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. Check hoses and drive belts cracks, bulges, or frayed edges. When the engine is cold, visually check for cracks or small leaks. ...


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E85 Primer: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Ethanol-Based Fuels, But Were Afraid to Ask.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 21st, 2008 2:33pm

Here is some fabulous news! I read recently on gasmilage.wordpress.com , that Los Angeles County has approved a ground-breaking facility that will revolutionize the Biofuel industry. They are going to be making their E85 out of grass clippings, wood chips, paper products, and cardboard... and not corn. I have been pained watching the "powers that be" push corn down our throats as the best source of making ethanol. ...


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Cross-Country Hydrogen Road Tour Ends in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 23

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

A collection of vehicles powered by hydrogen are traveling in an unprecedented trip across the country, scheduled to end in Los Angeles on August 23rd. As part of The Hydrogen Road Tour , presented by the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFP), U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Hydrogen Association, these vehicles will cross the United States, from Maine to Los Angeles, visiting 31 cities in 18 ...


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Life's a drive for Kelly Williams

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 18th, 2008 8:00am

For race car driver Kelly Williams, “nothing can replace the exhilaration of driving a race car.” Kelly first noticed cars when she was six-years-old and had a neighbor that worked on cars. She drove her neighbor crazy, having him explain the ins-and-outs of race cars as she learned how to work on them. "I grew up at the track," she says. "My parents have taken me since I was ...


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Who Would Have Thought You Could Drive Like THIS in a HYUNDAI?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2008 8:00am

We came across this video on youtube that features a team of highly skilled drivers executing an amazing array of synchronized driving stunts in a bumper-to-bumper squadron of Hyundai vehicles. To what sounds like a Yanni soundtrack, these vehicles execute an astounding assortment of driving stunts, including 360-degree and reverse-360-degree spin turns at high speed, synchronized side-slidig parking ...


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Chevrolet Launches New Advertising During Olympics

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 8th, 2008 3:27pm

Keep your eyes peeled for new Chevrolet advertising that will debut during Friday's Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games. The ads will highlight Malibu and the rest of Chevy's fuel-efficient lineup, Silverado as America's Best Truck, and the all-new Traverse crossover. Chevrolet will be the dominant automobile brand during the Olympics telecast and the new, creative ads convey their messages with ...


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