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What's the Deal with Lindsay Lohan?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:55am

Headlines lately have been full of tales of celebrity drivers gone bad. First it was Paris, and now it's Lindsay Lohan making the news. Apparently Lohan has reached a plea on her misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges. Her arrangement requires her to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service, and complete a drug-treatment program. In addition to hundreds of dollars of fines, she was also ...


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Deborah Renshaw: Wide Open for NASCAR Checkered Flag

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:23am

Deborah Renshaw has the distinction of being one of the few women to have competed in any of NASCAR's top series. Since her full-time ride in the Craftsman Truck Series ended in 2005, Renshaw has showcasing her talents in the NASCAR All American Whelen series, UARA Late Model Traveling Series and the ARCA Re/Max Series in hopes of securing a new opportunity and major sponsorship back in the Craftsman Truck or Busch ...


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Don't Break Down on Labor Day Weekend: Things to Try Before Calling AAA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 2nd, 2007 8:32am

Ask Patty prez Jody DeVere recently did a podcast with Greg Grimer of Voices in Business. Greg mentioned he had some tips for the long weekend - and how to avoid hefty tow charges over Labor Day. by Greg Grimer Flat Battery – Your car battery can become flat in several ways. The charging mechanism, called an alternator, can become worn over time and stop charging the battery, (though normally a battery ...


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Cars are Dangerous

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 1st, 2007 5:41pm

I started my professional career more than 20 years ago as a typesetter working for Guns & Ammo Magazine. Quite frequently, when people heard where I worked, the group would divide into a pro-firearms/anti-gun debate, in which I was often accusingly asked "Would you have a gun in your house with children?!" My response was, "Well, I have car keys, bleach, and kitchen knives." My opinion on ...


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Ask Patty Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival: August 30th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2007 6:15pm

AskPatty.com takes its weekly jaunt around the motorsports world to see what some of our favorite ladies are up to this last holiday weekend of the summer. Turns out ABC really wanted a female race car driver for Dancing with the Stars, but had to settle for Helio Castroneves. Danica Patrick couldn't fit it in her schedule and Sarah Fisher is too busy planning her wedding. Congratulations to IRL driver Sarah ...


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Flexible Car Sharing Now Available to College Students Across the U.S.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2007 6:08pm

Did you know that, even if you don't own a car, you can still obtain reliable transportation on an hourly or daily basis, without the hassle of actually having to deal with a rental car company? Thanks to a service called "Flexcar" members can reserve and drive any of these cars whenever and wherever they need to, without filling out complicated paperwork or paying for insurance, gas, or repairs. ...


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Tips for Back-to-School Bus Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2007 10:59pm

School is finally back in session. My older boy begins high school on Friday, though the younger one doesn’t begin until after Labor day. I drive my kids to school, but, according to the Michigan State Police, for 23 million other students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. If your kids ride a school bus, it’s important to know that the greatest risk for them is not riding ...


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Hey, It's Brake Safety Awareness Week!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 27th, 2007 11:31pm

In case you didn't already know, the Motorist Assurance Program has declared this (MAP) Brake Safety Awareness Week. "Taking care of your brakes is a critical part of keeping your vehicle safe," remarked Joe Cirelli, senior vice president of service at Pep Boys. "As we head into the fall season, now is an ideal time to seek a thorough brake inspection." The Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & Jack -- ...


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8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2007 1:28pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases. As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide. Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you ...


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Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: August 21st

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 21st, 2007 4:02pm

Welcome back to our blog carnival. Last week we took a drive around the doggie world as far as automotive was concerned and this week we are taking a trip with women and their cars! Jump on in for the ride! Vauxhall just launched the new Agila, a trendy new sub-compact vehicle targeted at women. Vauxhall says the new model, due to go sale in March, is aimed specifically at women car buyers looking for a practical, ...


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