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Dubai Auto Show Diary Day Two -- GM Does Middle East with Style

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2007 12:50pm

The GM Dubai Style event Sunday November 11, 2007 at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena was an incredible setting for this 'invitation only' event with over 800 attendees from all over the world. The evening began with an outdoor canapé reception at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena at the Water Terrace on Fort Island. I was able to mingle freely with the VIP guests, GM executives and celebrities attending the event. A ...


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AskPatty in Second Life and Jody DeVere Featured in American Express Small Business Machinima Video

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 9:21pm

In just the past 24 months, there has been a significant increase in the number of small business owners starting new business ventures in virtual worlds. Virtual worlds offer a unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with customers and learn more about their preferences and needs. The way you market your goods and services in the virtual world can change the way consumers view your goods and services in the real world. Click ...


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WANTED: Women and Minority Non-General Motors Dealers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 2:06pm

General Motors is planning to host its second non-GM dealer recruiting event to meet experienced women and minority dealers who are interested in owning a GM dealership. As the first manufacturer in the automotive industry to launch a Women's Retail Initiative and a Minority Dealer Development program, GM continues its commitment to build a strong diverse dealer network. This December 11 and 12, the Marriott ...


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Teen Drivers: Track Them or Trust Them?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 1:30pm

Auto insurance companies have started offering devices for parents to monitor teen driving habits. Services include in-car cameras or global positioning devices. The intent? Reducing teen accidents. We all know that insurance is higher for teens because they tend to get in more accidents. But is looking over their shoulder the right solution? Teen fatality rates are four times higher than most drivers over 25. And with ...


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Airbags: Are They Enough To Save Your Life? Lexus Says NO

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2007 5:50pm

A lot of people believe that the typical seat belts and airbags are enough to save their lives, but is that really true? With all the technology available today, car makers are coming up with better ways to develop safety. Ever heard of back-up cameras? Or how about surrounding sensors? Many of the manufacturers are creating all kinds of devices or added features that have safety in mind. According to the ...


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If It Looks Like A Flat, Feels Like A Flat, And Sounds Like A Flat, Guess What…!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2007 8:36am

A flat tire shouldn’t be reason for panic. “In schools where drivers’ education isn’t available,” observes one educator, “tire changing ought to be included in home economics.” The Car Care Council suggests that motorists who are unprepared to deal with a flat tire are faced not only with added expense and inconvenience; they also are more vulnerable to foul weather and ...


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Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2007 3:47am

Statistics say there are between 220,000 and 285,000 people with Spinal Cord Injury in the US . The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accident. Car accidents happen each and every day and holidays like Halloween have higher car accident rates. This is very personal for me as my son Joseph is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident 1n 2005. Education and training on safe driving habits is an important part ...


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AskPatty at 'Women in the Driver's Seat: An Automotive Career Forum for Women'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2007 3:29am

Join City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and AskPatty.com's Jody DeVere for a Discussion on Careers in the Auto Industry; Plus Enjoy a Morning of Informative Safety Workshops and Special Events Saturday, November 3, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM To break down stereotype and encourage women entering, or re-entering, the workforce to look at careers in the retail automotive industry, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 30, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 10:51pm

It's almost time for Halloween trick or treating! This week's carnival treat is an assortment of news from SEMA. What the heck is the SEMA Show? Produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the SEMA Show is the world's premier automotive aftermarket accessories event. This trade-only event serves the $36.7 billion automotive aftermarket industry, which allows drivers to personalize and enhance ...


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The Eyes of Your Automobile

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 9:01am

Are your headlights aimed correctly? According to the National Safety Council, the number of traffic deaths is three times greater at night than during the day. Since 90 percent of a driver's reaction depends on visibility, it is extremely important that your headlights are aimed correctly, are clean and are working. If other drivers are flashing their lights at you, it could be a sign that your headlights are ...


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