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Sandra Wingate President of Concept Schools, Inc. to Join Ask Patty

Published Aug 10th 2006, 1:51pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Press Releases launches Ask Patty to benefit consumer women aand car dealerships.

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2006 -- announced today that Sandra Wingate, President of Concept Schools, Inc. will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman’s portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website located at

Sandra Wingate combines her visionary style with strong leadership skills. She provides an essential service to the automotive industry. For 28 years she excelled in this industry and realized her great success was the result of her exceptional customer service skills. In 1998 she launched Concept Schools, Inc., an innovative educational center offering training, placement, and consulting for Service Advisors and Dealerships. Over the past seven years she has assembled a remarkable team of experts to deliver her unique training programs that foster extraordinary results, both professionally and personally. Her 5-week Service Advisor training program helps people get into the industry with extensive and real-life training. Both ADP & Reynolds and Reynolds systems are trained. “We offer the automotive industry an avenue for hiring top quality trained Advisors.” The school also offers a 2-day seminar and on-site training for existing Service Advisors and Dealerships designed to create change towards a more customer service attitude. This hugely successful program is a very innovative, hands-on experience that has created a demand from Dealerships across the country. My goal has always been to provide training for the Fixed Operations end of the Dealerships.” Sandra’s curriculum reflects her philosophy that the industry should be focused on “Servicing the Customer” rather than just “Servicing the Vehicle.” She has been so successful that more than 85 percent of her business comes from referrals.

In her automotive advisory role, Wingate will respond to questions from consumer women on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006.

" I am honored to be a part of Ask Patty and the forward thinking of by launching such a bold initiative with consumer women and car dealerships”, says Wingate. “Ask Patty will be an asset to women as well as the general public, enabling them to become more informed about their automotive purchasing power at the dealerships as - Knowledge is Power”. In closing Wingate stated “I believe Ask Patty will assist the automotive industry to keep up to date on new innovative way's to increase customer retention”.

“We are very pleased to have Sandra Wingate on our advisory board of automotive experts!” says Jody DeVere, President of Ask Patty. DeVere continues, “Sandra’s expertise brings credibility to Ask Patty. Women consumers seeking advice on how to communicate better with dealership service advisors will feel comfortable posing their questions and concerns to Sandra”. According to DeVere Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and to negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle.

Peter Martin, President of added, “Wingate’s acceptance of the role as an advisory board for Ask Patty adds depth tour knowledge base in the service bay at dealerships, which continues to be a challenging experience for women and service advisors. Sandra’s experience training service advisors on ‘Best Practices’ with women consumers will provide first hand insight for visitors to Ask Patty on how to communicate more effectively”.

About Ask Patty:

Women purchase half of the vehicles sold in the United States each year, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership.

Ask Patty provides women consumers the opportunity to post questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women. Ask Patty is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty automotive advice blog by going to The Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women, headed up by Deborah Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold various leadership positions in the automotive industry.

About Cars Magazine:

Founded in 1997 in Long Island, New York, Cars Magazine quickly became one of the leading Used Vehicle Marketing Publications in the Tri State area. Cars Magazine has become an industry leader in marketing pre-owned vehicles and with the launch of they plan to take their vast experience nationwide. As part of this national expansion they have opened a satellite office in Sarasota Florida.

The executive management of has over 80 years of combined experience in automotive retail, advertising, finance and eMarketing. Our dedication to excellence in customer satisfaction sets apart and ahead of our competitors.

launched June 8, 2006 in conjunction with and provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online.

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