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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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Volkswagen 'Sign-Then-Drive' Lease Promotion Returns

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2008 4:00am

In a time when most vehicle manufacturers have begun shying away from leasing, Volkswagen is announcing the return of a stimulus package from earlier this year to promote the attractiveness of leasing a new Volkswagen.The popular "Sign-THEN-Drive" sales promotion has returned -- and as part of the incentive package, Volkswagen will waive the security deposit and make the first monthly payment for the customer on 13 of Volkswagen's ...


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New Questions on Booster Seat Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2008 2:32am

We've been told over and over again how important it is to have our babies safely buckled in to their child safety seats, but as they grow up a little more, it's also equally important that their growing bodies be strapped into booster seats better designed for their midsize frames. Boosters are designed for children -- typically ranging from about 4 to 9 years old -- who are too big for toddler restraints but still too small to use ...


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Chevrolet Aveo5 Livin' Large College Cab Provides Free, Interactive Rides to College Students

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 3rd, 2008 2:05pm

In a new spin on the idea of campus shuttles, Chevrolet has announced it will be dispatching a 2009 Chevy Aveo5 to six college campuses, where it will provide free rides to students. During their ride in the Chevy Aveo5 College Cab, students will knowingly be filmed en route to their destination on or near campus. They will be encouraged to showcase their personality during their time in the Aveo5 College Cab and within 24 hours, their ...


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Be Safe and Smart with Car Seat ID Kits

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 30th, 2008 8:32am

Sometimes AskPatty stumbles across something that's so smart and such a no-brainer, we're ashamed we didn't think of it ourselves! Here is one of those things, found in a product review by Real Moms Review Panel Member Sara Lilly: the Chicks and Cubs "Car Seat ID Kit." "Why is this such a good thing?" you ask? Well, here's a scary thought. When I take my grandkids to crowded places, such as theme parks or on vacation camping ...


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Live Chat on Car Seat Safety with General Motors and Safe Kids Buckle Up

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:23am

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Month, Safe Kids Buckle Up,  in partnership with Chevy and GM, scheduled nearly 900 community events all across the United States during the month of September to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep children safe in and around vehicles. This follows on the heels of the Safe Kids Buckle Up program reaching a very important milestone: one million child passenger safety seats ...


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Highway Hero Helps Thousands of Stranded Motorists

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:18am

Thomas Weller -- a kind-faced, gray-haired gentleman -- is the local hero of San Diego area highways. A mechanic by trade, he cruises the roadways playing good Samaritan in a Ghostbusters-inspired rescue vehicle, fully equipped with power tools and even an air compressor to handle practically any roadside mechanical emergency. This three-minute CBS video we found at darynkagan.com shares his inspired story of kindness. Weller ...


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