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April 14, 2010

Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Blog Carnival: April 14, 2010

Welcome to the's Certified Female Friendly Blog Carnival!

This week's Carnival is packed full of updates from our Certified Female Friendly Dealers and Retailers. Our Certified Female Friendly retailers and dealers are working overtime to offer special programs to their valuable customers year-round! Please support our Certified Female Friendly businesses and their efforts to create great relationships with all their customers and communities! Ask Patty(R) and Certified Female Friendly(R) are U.S. registered trademarks owned by, Inc.

Waukegan-tire Waukegan Tire of Waukegan, Illinois, recently joined with other local businesses to sponsor a benefit concert featuring Michael McDermott.  The weekend musical event at Austin's Fuel Room was "A Cure for Breast Cancer" fundraiser. Follow Waukegan Tire on Facebook for more info about future events!

Schierl In support of Earth Day, Schierl Tire and Service Centers of Schaumburg, Illinois, will be giving away sturdy reusable bags to all their customers through the month of April.  Shierl Tires, with several locations throughout Wisconsin, including Hartje Tire and Service in La Valle, will provide a free environmentally friendly bag with any purchase (while supplies last).  Come in soon to get yours!

2009-Presidents-award-small-325 Congratulations to the Service Department at Bianchi Honda of Erie, Pennsylvania, for winning the all-new Customer Service Excellence (CSE) award for 2009, from American Honda! The CSE award is earned by Honda Dealerships enrolled in the Professionals Recognition program who achieve an overall CSE score of 91.5 or better for the previous year.  Bianchi Honda ranked #1 in the District out of 20 Dealers, with their award winning score of 93.1. "We would like to thank all of our customers who helped us achieve this CSE Award," said Phil Pinzok, Bianchi Honda's Service Manager. On top of that, Bianchi Honda also was just given the 2009 President's Award presented to Honda top-ranking dealerships across the country, based on their achievement of excellence in all areas of operation, including customer service and satisfaction, sales, training, and facility operation. "Earning the Honda President's Award takes a team of dedicated professionals unwavering in their pursuit of excellence and customer care," said John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda. This is the 12th time Bianchi Honda has earned this prestigious award!

OkcarcarepicsLadies+013 Okanagan Car Care / Integra Tire Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia, recently hosted a very successful Ladies Car Care Clinic.  They hoped for 20 participants, and were pleasantly surprised when 40 female customers from the area showed up.  "We had a Great Night!  A little car education, a few snacks, vino, some laughs...and some very nice prizes," said Bruce Stranaghan. If you missed this event and want to attend the next car clinic please drop them a line at info@okanagancarcare.caWant or keep up with Okanagan Car Care on Twitter @Okanagancarcare 

Childseatrecycle Hi-Tech Car Care of Phoenix, Arizona, is working with the Phoenix Children's Hospital to support and promote the 2010 Car Seat Demolition Event.   Hi-Tech Car Care is certified in inspecting and installing child safety seats and are always striving to help people ensure their family's safety. Being one of the greenest mechanic shops in town, they also encourage being eco-friendly and strongly believe that a child's safety should be a number one concern.  Join the Second Annual "Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat" Demolition Event on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 8:00 am to noon at Tempe Marketplace.

Mothers_day_giveaway_intrepid Hi-Tech Car Care  is also working with NAPA Auto Care Centers on a 2010 Mother's Day Car Giveaway.  NAPA Auto Care Centers of Arizona are honoring local mothers this spring by giving away a refurbished and updated 1997 Dodge Intrepid! "Moms never get a day off," says Michael Conroy District Manager, NAPA Phoenix, "We wanted to give customers the opportunity to thank their moms for all the hard work they do day-in and day-out.  What a better way to do that than to give them an amazing car valued at more than $6,000!"  How to enter? Simply write a brief essay about a mother you know who deserves the car.  You may nominate as many persons as you wish, each person in a separate article/essay. Point your browser to   for complete rules and registration information.  Drawing open until April 30, 2010.

JeffreysAutomotiveSupercenter Jeffrey's Automotive Repair of Watauga, Texas, is offering a Special Discount to honor all teachers in the area.  If you're a teacher in any public or private school, during the month of April Jeffrey's wants to give you 10% off any labor charges for your automotive repair as a to thank you for investing in future generations! Please bring in your teacher ID.  You can find their shop at 5913 Denton Hwy 377, Watauga, TX 76148.

Johns_place_logo John's Place of Glenview, Illinois, is putting together a Relay for Life team to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Their team name is "Attitude is Everything"  and they will be running at the Glenview event on Friday, June 4th, 2010, at Glenbrook South High School. Their total team member goal is 10 and their donation goal is $1500 or $150 per runner. Want to help support their team? You can donate online, via facebook, go into their store, or mail your donation to the store at 2200 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025.

SchoenPlaceAuto As spring approaches, it's time to get your car ready for warmer weather with these simple steps.  Taking the time and money to perform these basic services can avoid major problems and inconveniences as you begin trips and vacations. Schoen Place Auto  of East Rochester, New York, has sent out a monthly newsletter focusing on 10 essential auto tips for Spring. Check it out here!

GLMooreMothersDay G.L. Moore Tire, Inc., of Springfield, Missouri, is offering a Mother's Day Gift Giveaway!  Ladies:  Enter to win a FREE 50-minute facial or 60-minute massage! You may enter the contest either in-store or by emailing your info to Drawing will be held May 3rd. G.L. Moore has a great waiting room was made with customers in mind: Cable television, comfortable chairs, a monitor to experience real-time wheel alignment, a wide selection of magazines, view of the shop, and Wi-Fi for your laptops. Plus, there's always fresh coffee and most mornings fresh Krispy Kreme donuts, too!

And that's it for this edition of AskPatty's Certified Female Friendly Blog Carnival! Make sure to submit your article for our next "Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival" using the online form  or by emailing Ask Patty at

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