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11 posts from February 2014

February 28, 2014

Celebrities Join Cadillac ELR at Global Green Pre-Oscar® Gala

2015_Cadillac_ELR-GlobalGreen02The all-new Cadillac ELR electric luxury coupe shared the “Green” carpet with dozens of eco-aware celebrities who attended the annual Global Green USA Pre Oscar® Party this week, and we’ve got a slideshow of dozens of those celebrities posing with Cadillac’s luxurious -- and eco-friendly -- sport coupe.

Global Green USA is an organization dedicated to fighting climate change, and each year their event is considered to be THE green event of Oscar Week! This year, General Motors continued its “Green Carpet” tradition by showcasing the Cadillac ELR  at this high-profile event which brings together a wide array of eco-celebrities (many of whom drive electric and hybrid vehicles) to raise funds and awareness for environmental issues and to inspire their fans to drive electric cars.

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February 26, 2014

What Moms Need to Know: Graco Car Seat Recall

Graco-recalls-3.8-million-car-seat_bucklesGraco is conducting a recall on the harness buckles used on all toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013.

Don’t panic: The seats themselves are not unsafe, the problem is with the harness buckles. Graco says that food and dried liquids can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position. This is a voluntary recall and no injuries have occurred.

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February 24, 2014

Ladies Will Love The 2015 Volkswagen Golf For Its Sporty Fun, And Practical Safety


2015_Volkswagen_Golf_bdgeThe seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has been redesigned from the ground up. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is slightly bigger and more spacious than the model it replaced, but is lighter and more fuel-efficient. Popular with Volkswagen fans, the 2015 Golf is one hot little hatchback offering plenty of fun, sporty performance, and practical features.

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February 19, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for February 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners Offer These Special Offers For February:

Harris_GarageHarris Garage of Hayes, Virginia
Get your oil changed at Harris Garage and $5 will be donated to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society! This full-service auto repair center in Hayes, Virginia, has been operating since the 1940s, providing customers with superior service and quality repairs to ensure their vehicle is always running smoothly. Find out more here. Offer good during the month of February.

Ricks_performance_cff_logoRick's Performance of Pleasonton, California
Get your car in shape this winter at Rick's Performance! Check out their winter special: Even though it feels like Springtime, come take advantage of our Winter Special! Offer includes an oil change, 40-point vehicle inspection, tire rotation, top off fluids, and a free tire gauge! Offer good until March 15, 2014

Schoen_place_auto-CFF_logoSchoen Place Auto of East Rochester, New York
Visit Schoen Place Auto to take advantage of their Fuel Saver Special today to get the best MPG you can! #Rochester #NewYork (expires 3/15) We've bundled these services to give you some GREAT SAVINGS and to help you get MORE MILES for your DOLLARS! Tire rotation, Motor Vac service (the ultimate air & fuel system cleaning), and replace Air Filter. Only $169.99! (Normally $240) Cannot be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person per visit, please. Offer expires 3/15/2014.

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners In The News:

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-BurbankValvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-middle_riverAutoTex PINK and Valvoline Instant Oil Change are still supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness month is October, but breast cancer doesn't go away the other 11 months of the year, so why should we pretend otherwise?  AutoTex PINK understands this, and some of our AskPatty clients sell these high-end blades – available in pink or black, metal, frameless, or uni-blade variants – that benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation year-round.

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-MidlandValvoline Instant Oil Change Centers sponsored a nationwide "Pink-Out Day" in October, with retail shops across the country going pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness. And, at the end of the month Henley Enterprises (makers of AutoTex PINK wiper blades) and Valvoline Instant Oil Change made an additional 5% donation from sales of AutoTex PINK wiper blades to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-Toledo CrewFor a list of all participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations with AutoTex PINK wiper blades, visit www.viocpink.com

Judith_Schumaker-Ally_Hero_AdAutomobile Dealer Judith Schumacher-Tilton, Owner of Gearhart Chevrolet and Schumacher Chevrolet, Featured in Ally Dealer Hero Campaign
Judith was recognized for her community outreach through Give the Kids Hope Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports Camp Hope to provide arts and recreation programs to disadvantaged children in northern New Jersey. Find out more about the award here at PRWEB.

Community_Tire_GardenCommunity Tire Garden of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona
Community Tire Garden is focused on providing a neighborhood salsa garden and educating about the love of Mother nature and all she has to offer in the "Joy of Gardening!"  We will do everything we can to meet your expectations, with education, on-site cooking Chefs, seasonal events, creative recycled Tire art, fun kid projects & to create a learning experience of planting & harvesting to benefit the community & its volunteers.... With a variety of offerings to choose from in the garden, we're sure you'll be happy working with us and watching us GROW!

Ricks_Performance-Girl_Scouts_Car_Care_Badge-Tire_Jack1Girl Scouts Car Care Badge Clinic at Rick's Performance of Pleasonton, California
Rick’s Performance hosted a free car care clinic for the local teenage Girl Scout troop on February 9. Throughout the clinic the Girl Scouts acquired an understanding for proper car maintenance and car safety through hands on demonstrations. The hands-on demonstrations included how to use a car jack in conjunction with replacing a flat tire, as well as assessing tire wear and Ricks_Performance-Girl_Scouts_Car_Care_Badge-Tire_pressure2checking for proper tire pressure.  More hands-on work included identifying the vital under hood fluids and checking the car’s oil level. Lastly, the Girl Scouts participated in changing worn wiper blades.
The Girl Scouts demonstrated their strength as they manually jacked up the car in need of a tire replacement. Cheers and a sense of accomplishment followed after the girls individually completed the process of changing a flat tire.  
Ricks_Performance-Girl_Scouts_Car_Care_Badge-checking_oil3The Girl Scouts then learned what is underneath the hood of the car as each of them hunched under the hood to check the oil on the dipstick. They examined the unfamiliarity of the car’s different parts, while getting their hands dirty with a little grease and oil. Near the end of the event the Rick’s Performance team enlightened the Girl Scouts of women’s influence in the automotive industry. And the dynamic career options available in the industry. Furthermore, the current Green Car movement was discussed along with gas mileage tips and alternative energy cars.
The participating Girl Scouts earned a Car Care Badge after attending the clinic. Along with this tangible badge the girls obtained a new sense of empowerment and confidence about car maintenance and safety.  

 

Introducing AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Hybrid Repair Shops!

Your hybrid is a special car, but that doesn't mean that it should be difficult or expensive to maintain and repair your hybrid. We guarantee that your car will receive the care it needs to stay reliable and safe as the day you purchased it. These companys’ certified technicians will ensure your hybrid vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.

Lloyds_Tire_Service-CFF_logoLloyd's Tire and Service of Santa Cruz, California
Lloyd’s Tire Service is now a complete and fully certified Hybrid Service Center, featuring everything from routine maintenance to diagnostics and repairs for hybrid and electric vehicles. Hybrid Care at Lloyd's is good for both your car and our planet. We proudly provide hybrid repairs to Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Los Gatos, and other surrounding Central California communities.

Wilhelm_automotive-CFF_LogoWilhelm Automotive Service Centers of Peoria, Arizona
In 1928, Joe Wilhelm and his father purchased Wilhelm Automotive Repair and made it the success that it is today. They have become the local Hybrid Shop and are now able to effectively and efficiently service hybrid vehicles and refurbish hybrid batteries. Wilhelm Automotive Repair's certified technicians will ensure your specific vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.

 

Welcome These Businesses to the AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Family:

Sayville_ford-CFF_logoSayville Ford of Sayville, New York
Sayville Ford has been family owned and operated for three generations — over 50 years! Not only are we the largest independent Ford dealership in the New York region but Sayville Ford’s focus on complete customer satisfaction has earned us the reputation as a leader in the automotive industry.

Auto_seekers_VA_CFF-logoAuto Seekers VA of Locust Grove, Virginia
Let Auto Seekers VA treat you to a friction free buying experience for your next quality auto, truck, or motorcycle. Our advisors do not work on commission and you won't be passed around to a group of managers. Our vehicles are Certified Pre-owned and we offer Guaranteed FINANCING. Each vehicle is test driven personally by Eddie Daniel, the owner, to meet his high standards. Asset protection products are available.

Yellowstone_Country-CFF_logoYellowstone Country Motors of Livingston, Montana
We've been selling vehicles for 17 years and we can truly say that Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep have the best vehicles on the market. -ith the all new Ram truck you can get the best ride, the best features, AND the best diesel in the market! They also get the best mileage, have the best towing, and are best priced!! Come see for yourself and drive one today!

Wigder_Chevrolet-CFF_logoWigder Chevrolet of Livingston, New Jersey
Our lease and financing professionals can help get you into the new or used car you need! The Chevrolet service center at Wigder Chevrolet is operated by the most trusted and experienced technicians in Livingston.

Meineke_Car_Care_of_Burnsville-cff_logoMeineke Car Care of Burnsville, Minnesota
Since our first Houston, Texas, location got up and running in 1972, we’ve worked to create a network of friendly, locally-owned shops led by true car care pros. Today, we’ve got a line-up of over 900 shops from coast-to-coast all working hard to accomplish the same goal: helping you drive a little smarter.

Hillside_Auto_repair-CFF_logoHillside Auto Repair of Torrance, California
At Hillside Auto Repair, we provide quality auto maintenance and repair in a clean and friendly environment. We respect our customers and treat them as if they are our friends or family. We employ state-of-the-art equipment and methods, have highly trained ASE certified technicians, and use top quality parts.

Tuffy_Tire_and_service_Center-CFF_LogoTuffy Auto Service Center of Yorkville, Illinois
We offer complete car care service from routine dealer recommended maintenance to complete diagnostics and full service auto repair. We know that our reputation is built "one customer at a time" and we appreciate your business.

 

February 17, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Sonic: Fun To Drive And Fuel Efficient = Twice The Value

2013-Chevrolet-Sonic-sedan-and-hatchbackI spent two weeks driving two Sonic models, powered by two different engines, and two different transmissions, and I was pleasantly surprised. Turns out this little car is not only affordable, but it's also both fun to drive and fuel efficient, making it twice the value for a subcompact.

The only subcompact assembled in America, Sonic has been a successful vehicle for Chevrolet: Thirty percent of Sonic buyers are under 35, and nearly half of its buyers trade in a non-GM brand.

Chevrolet is especially proud of the car's excellent safety rating: Sonic is the first and only car in its class to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the 2013 model was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day from AskPatty!

 

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Valentine’s Day weather is looking snowy and cold for much of the nation, according to the WeatherChannel’s national weather report. Be very careful on the highways, where treacherous road conditions can make travel dangerous. If you're expecting flowers from your beloved, be forewarned: flower shops in the worst-hit areas are likely to be delaying flower deliveries over the weekend.

Wherever you are, and regardless of the weather, we hope your heart is warm this Valentine’s Day.

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February 13, 2014

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show: Automakers’ Hot Bodies and Taut Muscles Warm the Windy City

Kia_Niro_Concept-leadBy Sue Mead

Let’s face it, women are buying more vehicles than ever and while many appreciate the look of hot bodies and taut muscles, we also care about what’s underneath a pretty face. There’s plenty of opportunity to experience both at the Chicago Auto Show, the largest auto show in America.

The special reveals for the motoring press have now finished and it’s show time for consumers to get up-close-and-personal with a captivating collection of all-new releases, charismatic concepts, and carry-over-but-updated production models for the upcoming year. In addition to the flashy exteriors in charming colors and under-the-hood ‘might and muscle,’ you’ll find some of the world’s latest and greatest technologies that range from audio, communication, and comfort upgrades to innovative safety features, designed to keep you and your family coddled and protected in your modern-day cocoon.

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February 12, 2014

It's a Bad Day When A Sinkhole Eats Your Corvette

National_Corvette_Museum-sinkhole-1250It becomes an automotive catastrophe when a 40-foot-wide sinkhole opens up beneath a museum and swallows eight Corvettes. Eight collectible and rare Corvettes.

According to CNN.com, the vintage Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath the Skydome section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky early this morning.

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February 11, 2014

Viva Volvo Las Vegas: Notes from Volvo's 2015 S60 Drive-E Reveal

2015_Volvo_S60_Las_Vegas-frontviewFront Page News:  The Volvo Car Group is undertaking an $11 billion strategy to boost the Swedish automaker’s position in the global marketplace.

New for 2014: The Swedish company just revealed a trio of 2015 Volvo 60-series models with the new Drive-E powertrains.  The trio consists of the V60 station wagon, S60 sedan, and XC60 crossover.

The skinny? In what's noted as the largest refresh in the company’s history, the four-cylinder lightweight, low-emission engines were developed in Sweden and will be implemented on each new model that Volvo rolls out in the near future.

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February 07, 2014

A Woman, Her Horse, and Her Truck

Maybe you’ve seen the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado commercial about a woman, her horse, and her truck?  It’s a 60-second story about the bond between the pair who are “two bodies with one mind” as they work the barrel course at the rodeo to win “a ribbon that goes on her wall, not in her hair.” And the truck that gets them to the rodeo in the first place. If you haven’t seen it yet, then click to watch it here.

What is it about the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado that would make it appeal to women, regardless of whether she’s hauling a 1200-pound passenger or has other hard-working needs, or just for everyday functionality?

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