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April 27, 2015

Distracted Driving Tips for Distracted Driving Month

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Can you think of a day that goes by during which you never get distracted because you’re deep in thought? You know what I mean; while you’re thinking about things at home, food, friends, your relationship, or anything else in your life, you either forget what you were currently doing or someone walks in on you and speaks to you but you just don’t hear them. I’m pretty sure you chuckle and move about your business. Not so easy if you were driving.

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AskPatty's Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability, Tip #9

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Check The Pressure Of All Tires

Check the pressure of all tires, including the spare, at least once a month.

Check the tread for uneven or irregular wear and cuts and bruises along the sidewalls. Have your car's alignment checked at least annually to reduce tire wear and improve fuel economy and handling.

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April 24, 2015

AskPatty's Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability, Tip #8

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Inspect The Steering And Suspension System

Inspect the steering and suspension system annually, including shock absorbers and struts, and chassis parts, such as ball joints, tie rod ends, and other related components.

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April 23, 2015

Yokohama Joins Ka-BOOM! to Build Playgrounds for Earth Day, and Beyond!

Yokohama_playground_build_earthday-Lily_on_tireswingYokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), KaBOOM! and other local community groups helped build a new playground for kids in San Juan Capistrano, California, in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2015.

The festive one-day build on Earth Day was done to ensure area children can get the balanced and active play they need, and to make it even better, all the new playground equipment installed is environmentally safe.

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April 22, 2015

AskPatty's Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability, Tip #7

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Check The Car's Heating, Ventilating, And Air Conditioning

Check the car's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system as proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons, such as defrosting.

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April 21, 2015

AskPatty Joins Industry Execs at Marketing to Women Panel (#M2W)

M2W logoAt the upcoming 11th annual M2W® – The Marketing to Women Conference, Fred Koplin, Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) senior director, marketing, will be part of a panel of marketing executives focusing on how to gain more business and brand awareness among women in the automotive marketplace.

Women hold 50.4% of driver’s licenses and 39% of car registrations. They influence or make 85% of all auto purchases which equates to $80 billion spent annually. Add in the post-purchase services and repairs, and women’s value to the auto industry rises to $300 billion a year, according to AskPatty.com CEO Jody DeVere, who will moderate the April 21 panel in Chicago.

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April 20, 2015

AskPatty's Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability, Tip #6

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Schedule A Tune-Up

A tune-up can help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy and produce the lowest level of emissions.

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April 17, 2015

AskPatty's Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability, Tip #5

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Inspect The Exhaust System

Check the exhaust system for leaks, damage, and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.

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