It's the day after Thanksgiving: the feast has been devoured, the dishes have been washed, and you’re looking forward to several more meals from the leftovers, right? Well, if you’re planning to do a little “Black Friday” shopping, then know you are just one of the millions of customers who will be taking advantage of great deals on the busiest shopping day of the year.
In the old days, men would take the car into the shop, but those roles have now changed and are constantly evolving. Here at AskPatty, part of our mission is to help female customers to become more informed and savvy about all things automotive. We want them to have a positive experience every time they take their car in for a repair, and be as well educated as possible.
Will you be traveling to visit family for a festive Thanksgiving meal? Whether stuck in Thanksgiving traffic or riding for hours with the in-laws, the “most wonderful time of the year” has serious potential to turn family fun into family feud. To help ease the stress of holiday travel, Ford Motor Company and The Emily Post Institute have compiled a collection of "Drive-by Etiquette" tips to offer you a better road trip experience. Learn more here at AskPatty
In case you didn’t know it, most automotive manufacturers offer special discounts to Veterans any time they purchase a new car (not only on Veterans Day). Rules and eligibility may vary by make and manufacturer, but most of these military programs are available to active-duty military members and Reserves of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard, and includes their spouses. Some offers are even available for retired or honorably discharged members.
On this day following the Presidential elections, AskPatty shares the following quotes to help all Americans remember that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
"We pray for all who hold positions of leadership and responsibility in our national life. Let your blessing rest upon them, and make them responsive to your will, so that our nation may be to all the world an example of justice and compassion.
"Deepen our love for our country and our desire to serve it. Strengthen our power of self-sacrifice for our nation’s welfare. Teach us to uphold its good name by our right conduct.
"Cause us to see clearly that the well being of our nation is in the hands of all its citizens; imbue us with zeal for the cause of liberty in our own land and in all lands; help us always to keep our homes safe from affliction, strife, and war.
As part of the holiday that honors veterans both dead and alive, many businesses will thank Veterans with special offers on Friday, November 11, so plan ahead to take advantage of these opportunities.
For instance, Veterans and Active-Duty Military who visit Applebee’s can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. California Pizza Kitchen is also serving free entrees from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads, and pasta, to Veterans in uniform or with military ID. From 5 a.m. to noon all active, inactive, and retired military personnel at participating Denny’s restaurants will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast. Olive Garden will offer a free entrée including unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks to all veterans and active duty military, as well as a 10 percent discount off their meal to those dining with the veteran.
These are just a few of the special offers available to Veterans on Friday, November 11, but there are lots more listed at MilitaryBenefits.info.
The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests your skills over seven days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, and distance using maps, compass, and roadbook.
How would you like to be the star of your own one-minute action-packed video car chase? That's just one of the new ways automakers are luring you into the showroom to check out their new models, or at least make you more aware of their brand.
Jaguar doesn't have the production volume or the advertising budget of the big guys from Detroit, Germany, Korea, and Japan, so it's geared up social media and virtual reality to spread the message of the brand's revitalization. It must be working. Bloomberg calls Jaguar "the hottest car company in the U.S." right now, for its hot new models including the new XE compact sport sedan and F-Pace SUV.
For the sixth consecutive year Chevrolet and General Motors employees, dealers, and customers have banded together to fight breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks during October.
The brand has raised nearly $6 million since 2011, with record support in 2015. Once again, Chevrolet plans to participate in several events and activities throughout October.
“All across Chevrolet, we are proud to be part of the fight against breast cancer,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “Last year was a record year in Chevrolet helping the American Cancer Society sponsor 84 walks and raising nearly $1.6 million for its programs. We fully expect to exceed last year’s contributions.”
My time with the Rebelle's this week was transformative, exciting, memorable, awe-inspiring and extremely motivating. Watching all these amazing women compete under such difficult challenges was awesome! More on my adventures in Dear Diary Entry #2 coming soon.
The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests your skills over 7 days of competition.
It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding precision event based on the elements of time, distance, headings, and hidden checkpoints using maps, compass, and road-book. Teams of two women, (driver/navigator), will spend seven days driving mostly off-road from Lake Tahoe to the sand dunes of Southern California. Best of all, you get to leave your cell phone, computer, GPS, & headaches behind. It’s all about YOU. And your endless abilities.