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Ask Patty featured at Biz941

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 7:14pm

A Sarasota company finally recognizes that women drive the car-buying market, says Bob Andelman. Research shows that women influence buying decisions on more than 85 percent of all new car purchases. So why do the dealerships selling the cars treat their biggest market with such disrespect? Sarasota's Peter Martin realized the power of the female buyer his first day on the job at a Ford dealership in Columbus, Ohio, two ...


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Ask Patty.com Partners with AWARE on Auto Financing Initiative

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 7:09pm

Ask Patty.com has partnered with AWARE (Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics) to educate consumers about the auto financing process and offer tips and resources to help consumers make financing choices that match their needs and circumstances. Ask Patty.com, which is now an AWARE education ally, gives the auto finance education organization a unique opportunity to have its materials and information featured on ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 18th 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 5:05pm

Natacha Gachnang makes history by becoming the first female driver to race an A1GP Car. “The tests in Silverstone have been a fantastic experience and I’m very grateful to Max Welti for the opportunity he gave me to drive for the A1 Team Switzerland team. It’s interesting to get to drive a single-seater like the A1 GP car, one of the top racing cars in the world. "I will do my best to help the ...


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Podcast: Ever think about a career in the automotive industry? Grace Appleton of JMsolutions Tells All!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 4:39pm

Grace Appleton of JMsolutions shares her incredible and meteoric rise to success as a woman working in the automotive industry. Grace will both inspire and surprise you with her amazing story and perhaps motivate you to investigate a career opportunity for yourself in the automotive industry. Click here to listen to the podcast now! Grace Appleton is Director/General Manager, Wholesale Solutions at JMsolutions. ...


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AskPatty.com Named as Finalist in 4th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 10:39pm

Stevie award winners to be announced in Las Vegas on November 12. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2007 -- AskPatty.com was named a Finalist in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category in The 4th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, presented by Infiniti. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run -- worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been ...


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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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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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