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Hummer 'Courageous Kids' program delivers child-sized Hummers to hospitals nationwide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 24th, 2007 3:52pm

Here's a cool thing that came across my desktop this morning: Many hospitals across the United States will soon be adding child-sized, battery-operated Hummer vehicles to their pediatric units. The subcompact suvs are being donated by Hummer dealerships under a program called "Courageous Kids." The Hummers are used by young patients who may "drive" themselves into surgery or for other medical ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 23

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2007 7:00pm

It seems as if April Fools Day was just here yesterday, and now the end of the month is quickly approaching. So, before April slips away, let us take this opportunity to remind you about some not-so-foolish things. Like how important it is to wear your seatbelt and other ways you can improve your safety as well as the environment. Consumer Reports reminds us that driving can be dangerous and seatbelts are an ...


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Underneath is Often Overlooked: Check the Vehicle Chassis

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 18th, 2007 1:58pm

Courtesy of AC Delco Preventive maintenance typically implies looking under the vehicle's hood; often, though, it's the chassis underneath the vehicle that's overlooked. According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), underperformed vehicle maintenance in the American automotive aftermarket industry is more than $50 billion annually. Brakes, shocks and struts, and chassis ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 17

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 17th, 2007 7:49pm

Due to some unusual holiday on the East Coast, the deadline for your Income Taxes has been extended until today, April 17. If you're not done with them yet, don't stop now! Finish your taxes, then come back to read the AskPatty carnival. Otherwise, step right up to enjoy our collection of female friendly automotive links. The five senses - hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch - are important for learning about ...


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Fox is Driving me crazy, Episode 2

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 17th, 2007 3:29am

Does Fox cross the gender lines with its new action-adventure driving drama? I'm not sure. Last night after watching the premiere of DRIVE on Fox, I was unable to say whether I liked or disliked the show. I chalked it up to too many distractions and watching the show too late at night. But since then, I've been discussing it with a male friend of mine. He had a much different opinion. He said he ...


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DRIVE along with the new FOX action driving TV show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 16th, 2007 7:43pm

"The next time you're cut off by crazed drivers on your way to work, give them a little slack. They could be racing for their lives." (Or so says the official DRIVE text on the www.fox.com/drive/ microsite. I spent four hours watching the season premiere of DRIVE tonight... once live, and then again on video tape because I suffered so many interruptions the first time, it was impossible to follow ...


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10 Rules for New Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2007 8:37pm

by Jenny Trostel, Owner, Saab of Baltimore In 19 months and 5 days, my son will begin driving. I know this because he reminds me everyday. Since I own an automotive dealership, he repeatedly asks me what kind of car he will get when he turns 16 years old. As I cringe, I tell him whatever he can afford. But I know that is not the truth. I know that I will break down and give him a very safe car and I will make sure ...


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A Car that Achieves 6,700 Miles Per Gallon?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2007 12:50am

A Car that Achieves 6,700 Miles Per Gallon? It's Possible in Shell's Unique Student Competition Shell Eco-Marathon Americas inspires top young engineers from 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada in a challenge to take place April 13-14 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. The goal of the event is to build a vehicle which will achieve the farthest distance using the least amount of fuel. After more ...


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StorkCalling Blogs About Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 12th, 2007 12:59am

AskPatty: Automotive Advice For Women One of my favorite women-oriented sites is Ask Patty. This site is dedicated to helping women find better deals on cars, convincing dealers to be more women-friendly (in the sales process, we're not talking about adding a nail salon, although considering the time it takes to get one's nails done, and the time it takes to sit through the paperwork to purchase a car, ...


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Saturn sets the pace at The Boston Marathon on April 16 Highlighting Saturn's commitment to health and fitness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 11th, 2007 11:04pm

For the second consecutive year, the Saturn roadster will take its position at the starting line to lead 23,500 competitors on their 26.2-mile run through the historic Boston Marathon course. Also, for the first time, the Boston Marathon will host the USA Women's Marathon Championship. Featuring many of the top female marathoners in the country, the Championship will be held on April 16, 2007, within the Elite ...


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