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November 07, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Free Food

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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.


6a00d8341c4f3653ef01b7c8ad0287970b-300wiFor 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.

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October 29, 2016

AskPatty Dear Diary Entry #2 - #RebelleRally in 3 Words

Rebelle_rally-CvvAgqyUAAEkRFkThe 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.

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October 27, 2016

Savvy Car Selling Via Social Media Sharing

1-jaguar_art_of_performance_virtual_videoHow 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.

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October 25, 2016

Chevrolet Makes Strides Against #BreastCancer Again for 2016

Making-strides_against_breast_cancerFor 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.”

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October 24, 2016

AskPatty Dear Diary Entry #1 Rebelle Rally

EmilyMiller Tim Calver Photography.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.

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October 21, 2016

Are You Getting Ready for Winter?

Woman_with_snowy_car-winter_driving-iStock_000018495162-omgimagesHave you thought about buying a new winter jacket, new winter gloves, or even new boots? If you have, then you are thinking about getting yourself ready for winter, but have you thought about getting your car ready for winter? Hmmm… probably not.

Why not, I wonder? Our cars are very important to us and we need to take care of them so they don’t let us down in the cold winter months.

Below are a number of items that you should be having checked when you take your vehicle in for service in the next month.

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October 13, 2016

Another Way to Protect Your Car's Passengers: Window Tinting

Window_tinting-iStock_47033532-RobertsGalleriesEver since I became a mother more than 20 years ago, I've recognized the value of having tinted windows. Once you start driving around with kids in the car, the importance of keeping the sun off their little faces becomes pretty much a no-brainer.

I've lived in the San Fernando Valley for 30 years now. Aside from places like Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; and Orlando, Florida; the valley ranks pretty high as a Hellhole between June and August when the summer sun blazes at its hottest. It doesn't take long for a car's interior to climb to oven-like temperatures, and when you're toting a baby around, that heat can be more than inconvenient: It can be downright dangerous, especially to small children whose little bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s.

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October 12, 2016

Inaugural 2016 Rebelle Rally Launches Thursday, October 13th in Lake Tahoe

Rebelle_Rally_logoOn Thursday, October 13th, the inaugural Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures will launch on the shores of iconic Lake Tahoe. More than 75 women from 19 states and four countries will become the first competitors to take part in the women’s 10-day off-road navigation rally raid. And our very own Jody DeVere will also be attending the event as media on behalf of AskPatty!

If you’ve ever seen our annual coverage of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, then you're already familiar with this type of racing event. The Rebelle Rally is not a race for speed but an event based on traditional compass, map, and roadbook navigation. GPS devices and cell phones will be sealed and prohibited from team use until the event concludes as navigators and drivers traverse the stunning Nevada and California terrain in stock four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. The route covers primarily land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and takes place on legal dirt roads, trails, and OHV areas. The participants will also travel through two National Parks.

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October 10, 2016

A Lesson on #CrushingIt With Lisa Copeland

Lisa_Copeland_headshotHappy birthday to Lisa Copeland! We're so thankful to call this amazing woman a friend to AskPatty. A pioneer in the field of automotive marketing and management for more 25 years, Lisa is also a sought-after speaker and a prolific writer.

Until just about six months ago, Lisa was the managing partner of Fiat of Austin, an award-winning Texas dealership that has been the all-time number one Fiat retailer in North America since the brand returned to the U.S. in 2011. But earlier this year, Lisa turned in her keys to the dealership to write a book, speak around the world, and to help businesswoman and men "FEAR.LESS" through programs she has developed at CrushingItAcademy.com.

And, as if that wasn't enough, Lisa has also taken on a new role as Chief Marketing Officer for "Empowering a Billion Women" (EBW2020.com), a financial literacy company that's working in 72 countries around the world to give women technology, education, and a powerful network to succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs.

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September 27, 2016

Safe Driving Tops List of Concerns for Parents of Teens

Teen_driver_safety-distracted_driving-iStock_000087311727-fizkesChevrolet recently commissioned a Harris Poll of parents with teenagers from 13 to 17 years old to find out how seriously they are concerned about their teens' driving. According to the survey, parents with teens worry more about their child driving (55 percent) than any other area of parental stress, including drugs and alcohol (52 percent), sexual activity (49 percent), and academic performance (53 percent).

It doesn't take a Harris Poll to know that parents always want their kids to be as safe as possible, so Chevrolet offers Teen Driver Technology on 10 of its 2017-model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to help encourage safe driving practices. Teen Driver is a non-subscription-based service currently available on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe, and Volt.

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