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Patty Says: Prevent Vehicle Theft with this info from NHTSA!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2018 8:00am

Patty Says: Prevent Vehicle Theft with this info from NHTSA! What would you do if the vehicle you count on every day to get you from point A to point B was suddenly stolen?  For more than 750,000 drivers every year, this is their reality.  This month is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, and the NHTSA has put together some great resources on simple steps you can take to prevent your car from being stolen. First of all, the NHTSA has put together an awesome infographic which ...


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April is National Car Care Month! Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2018 5:00am

April is National Car Care Month!  Tips from AskPatty.com April is the Car Care Council's National Car Care Month!  Every year in April (and again in October) CarCare.org and AskPatty.com remind all of our readers of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance. Car care month inspection lanes can be found at nearly any auto service facility, and are a part of the auto aftermarket's ongoing public awareness efforfts.  Every year during National Car Care month, volunteers ...


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How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 13th, 2018 8:00am

How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank Drivers expect to experience a few bumps in the road as their vehicles age. While certain issues, such as worn shocks or engine troubles, are best left to the professionals, drivers can address many other issues that commonly affect aging vehicles on their own. Fluid leaks are one of the more routine problems that plague older vehicles. While leaks are not necessarily a sign of doom and gloom, they tend to distress vehicle owners and ...


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What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys? My Airbag Story.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2017 8:00am

What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys?  My Airbag Story. Have you ever been in a car crash and the airbags deployed?  I asked my car insurance lady this and she absolutely shuddered and said she hoped she never experienced it. I thought I would share my own personal experience with you. I was 26 at the time, and I was driving home after having what I thought was a really great meeting regarding potential sponsorship on my racecar. I was heading north, doing the speed limit and at ...


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Shopping For A New Car? Here’s How To Save Money By Shopping Certified Pre-Owned

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2017 6:00am

Shopping For A New Car? Here’s How To Save Money By Shopping Certified Pre-Owned Buying a used car has always been an uncertain experience for car shoppers: you are essentially purchasing a vehicle with no known service or performance background, with no assurances that the car has been properly maintained, no knowledge of how the owner treated it, and no recourse if the car turns out to be a lemon.   The Joys of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles are usually leased ...


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Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car! If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution - however, once the ball drops and the fireworks are all shot, our commitment to our resolutions seems to waver a little. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of us are still holding to our promises, and after six months, that number drops to just 40 percent, according to University of Pennsylvania research.   This new year, we invite you to ...


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Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2015 2:51pm

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing CA residents to review their finances. More and more Thousand Oaks drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today have over 75,000 miles on them. And the average age of vehicles is now over eleven years. That translates to some car care issues ...


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Sub-Zero Wake-Up Call: Winterize Your Vehicle Now

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 28th, 2014 1:56pm

The recent record cold weather in most of the country should be a wake-up call to motorists who have not yet winterized their vehicles, says the Car Care Council. “Sub-zero temperatures can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The recent record low temperatures are a harsh reminder to be car care aware. During this break from the cold and snow, ...


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Chicks, Cars, & Cupcakes: How to Get the Best Vehicle Financing Deal by Great Lakes Credit Union

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2013 1:13am

Getting the best deal on automobile financing isn't as easy as accepting the first offer you are presented with. To make sure you get the lowest possible interest rate, good dealer incentives, and a monthly payment that works well for you, you will have to do a little legwork. The effort can save you thousands of dollars. Get the skinny on getting the best deal on vehicle financing from a team who knows:  Great Lakes Credit ...


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How to Get the Best Vehicle Financing Deal

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2013 1:10am

How to Get the Best Vehicle Financing Deal   Getting the best deal on automobile financing isn't as easy as accepting the first offer you are presented with. To make sure you get the lowest possible interest rate, good dealer incentives, and a monthly payment that works well for you, you will have to do a little legwork. The effort can save you thousands of dollars. Check your credit report and make necessary ...


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