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September 15, 2016

Jody DeVere CEO AskPatty.com, Inc.Named to Crain100 Innovators, Disruptors, and Change Makers in Business 2016

Jody_DeVere-Crain100_innovators-IMG_4370Jody DeVere, CEO, Founder, and Trailblazer, has consistently and relentlessly been a voice, an advocate, and a reliable resource for women who just wanted to buy car, get its serviced, and to be treated with respect and fairness.

For this and more, Crain Communications has recognized Jody’s leadership and vision in its Tire Business magazine along with Mary Barra, GM’s CEO through Automotive News, another of Crain’s vast magazine holdings.

In a recent Tire Business Related article AskPatty.com founder Jody DeVere sees a 'great impact' on automotive scene she is quoted saying:

“I’m just smiling. I do believe AskPatty.com has led the industry into this. I was the first in, and so I’m very proud of that. And even though there are competitors out there or other people working in the women’s market, I applaud them all because it will take a village to change it. It’s still a male-dominant field but I think the guys are getting much smarter about this.”

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September 09, 2016

Women and Wheels, and the Rockstar Motocross Nationals

Rockstar_energy_drink-mxnational-website-logo-squareI was recently invited to attend the final round of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals in Barrie, Ontario. Neither my boyfriend nor I had ever been to an event like this and we were free, so we thought “What the heck, it’ll be a different way to spend the day!”

No matter whether it has two or four wheels, racing is racing in my mind, just at different levels. The Rockstar Motocross Nationals is grass roots racing and unbelievably competitive. I couldn’t believe how crazy it was to watch the start of the race with more than 30 bikes all trying to get to the front, going over bumps and catching lots of air many, many times per lap.

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September 02, 2016

Broken Down On Your Long Weekend?

Woman_with_broken_down_car-roadside_assistance-iStock_91371615-Ivanko_Brnjakovic Did you know, Labour Day used to be celebrated in the spring and was moved to the fall in 1895. Canada also inspired Labour Day events in many other countries including the United States.

Are you getting ready to go away this long weekend or getting ready to head back to school? Are you prepared if something should happen while you are driving?

Many people are not, because they never think it will happen to them. I decided to write about roadside assistance because this is something that many of us don’t think we really need and then “bam” we’re broken down on the side of the road wishing we had it.

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August 26, 2016

Are You An Annoying Lane Changer?

Changing_lanes-Kelly_Williams-iStock_39725986-StarflamediaAs drivers, it always seems like the lane beside us is moving quicker -- especially when commuting during rush hour.

A number of years ago I did a piece for a television show called The Fifth Estate. In this piece I had to drive from downtown Toronto, up around the top of the city, and then back to downtown changing lanes as often as I thought I could to gain ground. In a one-hour drive, I made 60 lane changes while the other driver made only 20 and I arrived four minutes ahead of the other driver. So obviously changing lanes doesn’t gain much, I probably annoyed every driver around me, and it increased my chances of having a crash.

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August 19, 2016

E-Harmony Connection Gone Bad…

Eharmony_gone_bad-Kelly_Williams-iStock_72275221-EpicStockMediaOnline dating, have you tried it? You’re probably wondering what this has to do with anything since I’m supposed to be writing about all things automotive. Continue reading and you’ll find out.

More and more people are trying online dating and I’m no different. Although I am in a committed relationship now, a few years ago I was using eHarmony. In fact, this is how I met my current boyfriend! However, prior to meeting him I met other people through eHarmony.

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August 10, 2016

We Welcome Kelly Williams to the AskPatty Team!

Kelly_Williams-headshot-sHi! I’m Kelly Williams from Canada and I’m excited to be joining the Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly team! You will soon be seeing blogs from me about all things automotive!

So who am I? Well I raced cars for 15 years and 10 of those were in the top stock car series in Canada, called CASCAR. I was also a pace car driver for the Champcar World Series (now Indy Car).

In addition to that I work numerous vehicle launches, am a driving coach, motivational public speaker, was a judge on Canada’s Worst Driver (season 1), and I teach women about taking care of their cars. Everything I do is automotive and I love every second of it.

I live about an hour outside of Toronto and I also ride a Honda CBR 600RR, which is unbelievably fast. In the winter months I go snowmobiling with my boyfriend and we can often do this right from my driveway.

So there’s me in a nutshell and -- oh by the way -- I’m a certified high school teacher and, no, I don’t say “eh.”  :)

 

August 04, 2016

The Chrysler Moms Behind the 2017 Pacifica

2017_Chrysler_Pacifica-_005PFvccuspi2fb73c8beg4e1rriv9d-AskPatty_Car_Buying_CenterWho knows a minivan better than a mom? Chrysler understands that. Fact is, many moms held key positions when developing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. But, it came with a tall order.

The Pacifica had to break through the criticized "soccer mom" image, had to rival the outgoing Town & Country, and it had to entice SUV customers to go minivan.

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May 22, 2016

AskPatty.com is Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary

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February 10, 2016

Mitsubishi Marketing: Looking to Bottle Passion

Francine_harsini__mitsubishiWhat is Mitsubishi's new take on automotive marketing? We talked to Francine Harsini to find out.

The launch of the all-new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is big news for the company. They have been maintaining a low profile for more than awhile, so I wanted to get the word on what the company was thinking.

Francine Harsini, director, marketing Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., was open to talking with me. Following, the interview:

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January 30, 2016

A Woman’s Perspective on Leading by Women in the Auto Care Industry

Womans-Perspective-Full-PageThe new book, “A Woman’s Perspective on Leading” is by Women in the Auto Care Industry is Raising Money for Scholarships for women in the automotive aftermarket!

Unveiled during AAPEX 2015, “A Woman’s Perspective on Leading” is an essay anthology featuring women leading the way in the automotive aftermarket, including a chapter written by our own Jody DeVere CEO of AskPatty.com.

Donations benefit the Car Care Council Women’s Board Scholarship program. Learn more.

Order your copy today!

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