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AskPatty in the Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association 'Dealer Solutions' Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 4:10pm

Dealers are always talking about how to sell cars to women, but don't usually do anything about training their staff on how women think about cars. It is estimated that over 50 percent of all cars are bought by women, and women infl uence the sale of 85 percent of all cars. To quote Jody DeVere of AskPatty.com, "You can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on how to bring women into the dealership, but if they don't ...


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Ask Patty Featured in Motor Age Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 2:31am

Women and the Automotive Aftermarket: As Consumers, They're Strong; As Executives, They're Moving Up the Corporate Ladder This could either be a very long story or a rather short one, depending on the point of view you elect to follow. On one hand, women in the aftermarket ...


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There’s FINANCING, And Then There’s SPECIAL FINANCING

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:21am

Special financing? Whatever is that? Well, it is how it sounds. Special financing is financing set up for individuals with ‘special’ credit. Special financing means higher interest rates, pre-set prices by the banks on vehicles, fees paid by the dealer, and sometimes required down payments. That’s what special financing means to the banks and the dealership. But what does it mean to the consumer? In the industry, ...


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Check Vehicle Lights Before Daylight Savings Time Ends

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:06pm

The end of Daylight Savings Time happens in most parts of the United States on Nov. 4 and creates unfamiliar driving conditions that can be hazardous without proper vehicle lighting. The Car Care Council recommends vehicle lights be checked before the clocks “fall back” to help ensure safe driving, especially during dusk and peak evening traffic hours. A vehicle’s lighting system includes ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 11th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:06pm

It's that time again! Time for AskPatty.com to take a trot through the blogosphere and see which of our favorite females in motorsports are making news. From NASCAR to Off-Track Road Racing, we've got you covered. USAC driver and daughter of racing veteran Warren Mockler, Stephanie Mockler was presented with the 2007 Kara Hendrick Award in “Women in the Winner’s Circle” celebration. It was ...


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11 New Car Buying Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2007 11:50pm

The fall is one of the best times of year to get the best deal on makes and models in stock at dealerships as the 2008 models move onto dealer showrooms. If you are planning to shop soon for a new car or truck, here are 11 tips to help you get the best possible deal. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the ...


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Voxant, The New Media Network, Signs AskPatty Newsfeed

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 10:43pm

Voxant, The New Media Network, Signs on Getty Images, Adds News Feeds for the Associated Press and Reuters; AskPatty for Science/Technology Voxant, the New Media Network, announced today that it now has 234 licensed content affiliates, more than any other online syndication service of fully licensed news and information. The Voxant Newsroom provides more than 880,000 news and information assets, free of charge, to 11,500 Web ...


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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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