CarsMagazine.com launches Ask Patty to benefit consumer women aand car dealerships.
FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2006 -- CarsMagazine.com 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 http://www.askpatty.com
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
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
CarsMagazine.com 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
Peter Martin, President of CarsMagazine.com 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 http://www.askpatty.com.
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 www.CarsMagazine.com
they plan to take their vast experience nationwide. As part of this
national expansion they have opened a satellite office in Sarasota
The executive management of CarsMagazine.com has over 80 years of
combined experience in automotive retail, advertising, finance and
eMarketing. Our dedication to excellence in customer satisfaction sets
CarsMagazine.com apart and ahead of our competitors.
launched June 8, 2006 in conjunction with Carsmagazine.com and provides
a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and
other automotive related topics online.