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Improve Teen Driver Safety with 'Rookie Driver' Symbol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2007 7:00pm

Many parents feel defenseless in safeguarding their teenagers when they begin driving. There is one simple, yet important component often overlooked in improving teen driving safety: Identify the new driver's car. Parents can increase awareness of their teen driver by identifying their vehicle with a standardized 'rookie driver' symbol, advises Corinne Fortenbacher, president of Rookie DriverNet. The car ...


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10 Tips For New Drivers - AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 4th, 2007 1:42am

by Amy Mattinat You have learned how to drive a car, you have passed your Driver's Education course, and passed your State Motor Vehicle Test. You finally have your drivers license. Now you can legally drive a car on the road, by yourself. You have passed a rite of passage and you're one big step closer to being independent and doing what you want to do, whenever you want to do it! But, and this is a big but, this whole new ...


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Ask Patty and McCafferty Ford Featured in The Patriot News

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2007 4:12pm

Ask Patty program aims to make car shopping comfortable for women Sunday, April 01, 2007 BY DAN MILLER Of The Patriot-News Brenda Webber will never forget when, while shopping for a new car, a salesman asked if she had her husband's permission. Webber bought the car, a 1993 Subaru, but she swore she'd never go back to that dealer. Now, as the general sales manager at McCafferty ...


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Clarion Ledger in Mississippi Features Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2006 5:45pm

Salesmen learn how to talk to women Dealerships certified as female-friendly By Sarah A. Webster Detroit Free Press Women flat-out decide, or in some way, influence most of the car and truck purchases in the United States - more than 80 percent, according to some estimates. But talk to women candidly about their auto-buying experience, and you'll find that many aren't thrilled with the ...


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My Baby Blue

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 9:51pm

by Betty Dirosse Once upon a time, when cars were truly affordable, I received my first new car. It was a 1971 robin's egg blue Volkswagen. Little did either I or the car know, we would have many adventures by moving from suburban Long Island, NY, to Wilmington, Vermont. Over the course of those next nine years and 350,000 miles (yep, although salt on the roads made a transplant of the engine to a second body ...


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Lipsticking Blog Features Ask Patty and Women's Needs!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2006 12:01am

Calling All Moms: We Want To Know... This just in...well, when you read it, it won't be breaking news, but it was when I got it in an email. MOMS: GM wants to know - What are YOUR priorities when shopping for a vehicle? What would be the perfect choice for YOU? They're inviting you to tell them what you want in a family car. For instance, check out Motherproof, where you can get the latest car reviews from a ...


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