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June 29, 2015

21 Of The Wierdest Things People Do While Driving

Nose-picking-while-drivingIf you spend any time commuting at all, you've probably seen people doing some pretty crazy things while driving.

We already know that texting while driving is a bad idea, and you've probably seen plenty of people eating or applying makeup, but here's a list of some other wacky things people do while driving.

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June 25, 2015

Waze Offers Voice Navigation from Terminator and Colonel Sanders

Waze_logoI spent a fair amount of time in the car on Tuesday, navigating Los Angeles traffic to and from Willow Springs, where I spent a little fun time on the racetrack (more on that later). My co-pilot was using Waze to keep us updated on traffic along the way, and we got to talking about the collection of celebrity voices that the service is using right now to provide humorous and helpful navigation tips.

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June 22, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 10: Why worry about warranties?

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Product warranties are a signal of the company's confidence in their product: After all, if their product doesn't last the contracted use period, the company has to pay back consumers for their losses.

Consumers should view these warranties like quality guarantees: a longer warranty should indicate a better-quality product, right?

We’ve compared the plans, and believe Nexen Tire America has the best tire warranty in the industry with the Nexen Total Coverage Warranty™. In addition to the typical workmanship and defect protection, the Nexen Total Coverage Warranty also gives consumers a generous tread wear mileage warranty, a road hazard warranty, and a convenient roadside assistance policy. As explained earlier, their generous tire warranty is designed to protect the value of your tire purchase and ensure its quality, but it also provides assurance when hazards do occur, and frees you from worry if it happens.

Find out more about the Nexen Total Coverage Warranty at www.NexenTireUSA.com/about/warranty

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

June 21, 2015

To My Dad for Father's Day

CarlMeadeNavyDear Dad,

You gave me so many gifts!

Your sturdy and reliable love.

Your sense of humor.

Your analytical problem solving mind.

Your love of cars and knowledge passed on.

Your adventurous spirit.

CarlMeadeTahoeYour love of nature.

Your dedication to family.

Your ability to keep your commitments.

Your love of Mom for 68 years.

Your love for God.

Your patriotism.

 

Thank you for all your gifts remembered and more.

Missing you this Father's Day!

Love your daughter Jody DeVere

 

 

 

June 19, 2015

Guide for Gearheads makes a Great Father's Day Gift

100_things_for_gearheads-book_coverWe know the truth: If you're reading this at AskPatty, you’re either a gearhead, or you know one. With Father's Day this weekend, we thought to share this great guide by Jason Fogelson as a terrific gift idea for the gearhead in your life.

Whether it's your dad, brother, husband, boyfriend, or son, if he's fascinated by cars, trucks, and motorcycles -- or even planes, trains, or tractors -- "100 Things For Every Gearhead To Do Before They Die" has something just for him. 

Available now from Reedy Press for $18.00 (plus shipping and handling),  this fun and easy-to-read book explores 100 experiences, journeys, and challenges that will feed and nurture your favorite gearhead. Part travel guide, part inspiration, part meditation, and part fun, this book is perfect for gearheads and those who love them. After having read the book, I'm pleased to say that I've already done more than a dozen of these activities myself, and look forward to many others!

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AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 9: Be a smooth operator!

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Slick road surfaces will exaggerate any movement. If the road is slippery with snow or ice -- or just plain water -- and you brake too hard, turn too hard, or drive too fast, you can easily go into a skid.

Accelerate, brake, and steer as if you had a full cup of hot coffee on the dashboard. Abrupt actions that would spill the coffee could also cause a loss of control. Smooth operation is also one of the best ways to improve fuel mileage. Learn more about driving in wet weather conditions here at AskPatty.com

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 17, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 8: Keep proper vehicle alignment!

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Proper alignment helps ensure that your vehicle handles correctly and will help increase the life and performance of your tires.

Alignment generally refers to the adjustment of a vehicle's front and rear suspension parts so your vehicle doesn’t pull to the left or right when you’re driving. Alignments can be done in conjunction with a tire rotation at your local oil lube stations or mechanic shop. Learn more about proper alignment here at AskPatty.com

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 16, 2015

Women in Automotive Conference Taps Industry Thought-Leaders for Inaugural Conference

WIAlogoThe first-ever Women in Automotive Convention will draw upon top female success stories as it assists the automotive community in recruiting, retaining, and developing female employees and leaders. Women make up just 17% of employees at auto dealerships according to NADA – and organizers of the conference are working diligently to raise this number, beginning with this event.

The conference is set for Tuesday through Thursday, August 18-20, 2015, at the Ballroom at Church Street in downtown Orlando, Florida. The three-day conference includes a recruiting event, speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and booth displays – all centered on the goal of educating and inspiring women in all areas of the automotive industry.

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June 15, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 7: Rotate tires regularly

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Regular rotation helps extend the life of your tires, saving time and money in the long run.

For rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position in a special crisscross pattern depending on the tire pattern. This is done because the front tires wear out quicker than the rear tires due to steering and a heavy engine. Rotating your tires will help your tires wear evenly and last longer.

Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Tire rotation also includes tire balancing with specialized machinery and should only be performed by a tire professional. Rotations can be done at your local oil lube station, mechanic shop, or dealership.

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 12, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 6: How old are your tires?

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If they are more than five years old, they should be professionally inspected and may likely need replacing.

Tire rubber expires just like anything else. The life expectancy of a tire before breakdown occurs is approximately 5 or 6 years. Check the manufacturer’s date on the sidewall to see when the tire was manufactured.  This is included in the Department of Transportation (DOT) number that is embossed on the tire. For example, in the last section of the DOT number, the very last two digits indicate the year the tire was manufactured and the preceding two digits represent the week. The DOT numbers are used by the Department of Transportation to help track the tire in case of a recall.

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 




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