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May 27, 2015

Five Fun Convertibles for Summer

Ladies_in_convertible-iStock_000024661208_SmallIf you're one who loves to drive with the top down, the approaching summer season is a great excuse to shop for a convertible cruiser. Finding the ideal drop-top driver can be a difficult choice, however, as the market has a broad variety of offerings, from four-place tourers to little two-seat roadsters, as well as a few desirable cars that sit right smack in the middle.

In our quest for the perfect open-top transportation, we've narrowed the range to the five entertaining convertibles, offering something for every price range and state of mind. So grab the sunscreen from the glovebox, put on your baseball cap, throw the top down, and let's go for a ride.

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May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 11


Keep Her Passengers Safe!

If you're taking the entire brood on a family road trip, make sure everyone's safely buckled up in the correct car seats or safety belts. Last year, Safe Kids Worldwide released a study that showed an alarming number of parents are allowing kids to use a seat belt alone before they are big enough. The study’s shocking results reveal nine out of ten parents move their child from booster seat to seat belt before their child is big enough to be safety protected by the belts. When is it safe for a child to move out of a car seat and use a seatbelt? Find out here at AskPatty.


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May 26, 2015

Cargazzmic Experience at Heels and Wheels 2015

1HeelsandWheels_2015What happens when you get a bunch of awesome women media, journalist, bloggers, PR Peeps, and carmakers together for a ride and drive? A Cargazzmic Experience!

The 4th annual #HeelsandWheels2015 event hosted at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, California this year was educational, entertaining, zany and OHHH what a driving experience. My driving partner Brandy Schaffels, Chief Editor here at, and I drove 13 cars (and 1 truck) totaling $667,430 and 4,293 horsepower per Mary Lowry of CarsandMe.

Big thanks to Buick's Kristin Rubi; Dodge's Kristin Starnes; GMC's Kelly Wysocki; Infiniti's Aileen Clarke; Jaguar & Land Rover's Halie Schmidt; Kia's Amy Corsinita; Lexus's Leigh Anne Sessions; Mazda's Carley Hummel; Mitsubishi's Laura Conrad; Nissan's Paige Presley; and Volkswagen's Jessica Anderson and Jeannine Ginivan for the opportunity to drive a little and dream a little!

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May 25, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 10


Road Trip Fun!

As every Mom knows, the key to backseat harmony is as simple as knowing a few silly games to help pass the time on long trips. Here's a collection of fun games you can play while traveling in the car, simple games that are perfect for kids of all ages -- even the grown-up kind. But please, don't let back-seat games -- or anything else -- distract you when you're driving!


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May 22, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 9


Road Trip Getaway!

n addition to Mother's Day weekend, May also has the three-day Memorial Day weekend, which is the official start of summer travel season. Traditionally one of the most traveled weekends of the year, more than 36.1 million travelers took a vacation farther than 50 miles from their home last year, with 31.8 million of them traveling by car for a weekend road trip. Before you hit the road, make sure Mom's car is ready for the trip by following these pre-travel tips


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May 21, 2015

BMW Dealership Careers Event June 3rd Bergen County NJ


The most innovative automotive brand in the world needs a dealer network that shares the same outlook and values and strives to be number one. How do they achieve this? Through the people they employ.

On June 3rd, BMW Recruiters w300x250_BMW_CAREERS_askpatty_v2ill be on-site to talk about the different roles in sales and service immediately open in the local New Jersey/New York area. Afterward, applicants will have the opportunity to interview face-to-face with the recruiters.

The BMW Dealership Careers Event is by invitation only and the seats are limited! Apply today for one of our open roles and if your background is the right fit, you will receive a phone call with a personal invitation to attend the Event!

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Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Reduce Teen Car Deaths

Teen_Driver_safety-iStock_000016997442_SmallGraduated Driver Licensing laws, initiated in 1996, have successfully reduced fatal crashes among teens, but more could be done, according to new estimates by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

There are at least 10 states that could sharply lower their rate of fatal crashes among teen drivers if they adopted the five strongest provisions of graduated licensing. The map below shows how much each state could reduce the fatal crash rate for teens if it adopted the strongest policies in five GDL components. The states that would improve the most are shown in red.

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May 20, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 8


Branded Apparel

Branded apparel from any of her favorite manufacturers is always a hit, especially when it serves a great purpose. Why not surprise mom with products from Ford's "Warriors in Pink" line of accessories? Since 2006, Warriors in Pink has offered a line of apparel and accessories, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of these items benefit Warriors in Pink’s charity partners.


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