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October 13, 2016

Sunshine Visits AutoSkinz for Protective Window Tinting

Autoskinz_logoAfter a discussion early this summer with 3M about the value of protective automotive window films, I decided it was a good time to get the windows tinted on my Ford Fiesta, Sunshine, so the 3M representative scheduled an appointment for me to visit AutoSkinz in Santa Clarita.

Upon my arrival, I was met by Shonna Wilkinson, who owns and runs the business alongside her husband, Greg. The pair has been in the business together since 2014 -- and it truly is a family business, because their nine-year-old son Cody spends a lot of time there too! He's so familiar with the business that he sometimes even mans (boys?) the front desk to greet customers!

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September 19, 2016

Automatic Parking: New Advances from Chrysler

1_down_the_road-park_assist__chryslerParking is getting easier than ever thanks to advanced automatic parking features. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched parking features just a few years ago and is adding new features.

"Since its release Parallel/Perpendicular ParkSense has been a success. It's one of those 'surprise and delight' features where drivers are surprised when they have the feature and are totally delighted when they see how it works," said Adam Chiapetta, senior manager of driver assistance at FCA. ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist and ParkSense rear park assist with stop are available on select Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Fiat models.

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July 20, 2016

5 Great Apps to Improve Your Car IQ

5GreatAppstoImproveYourCarIQCar technology has come a long way.

Phone apps are stepping up their game, providing even more benefits for commuters. 

Whether you’re cruising in a new Maserati or your beloved beater, here are five apps that can help you drive smarter.

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June 17, 2016

AskPatty’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers_day_gift_guideDo these holidays sneak up on you the same way they sneak up on us? One day it’s Mother's Day, and it seems like the next day, it’s Father’s Day.

Don’t fret if you’ve let your Father’s Day gift-shopping lapse till the last minute! Here are a few ideas that are perfect gifts for your favorite car guy.

Whether you’re looking for something fun for his man cave, or something more personal, we’ve got a great assortment of ideas here.

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May 22, 2016 is Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary


May 19, 2016

Sears Auto Center Wants to Keep “Women on the Move”


Car Care Tips Every Woman Driver Should Know

Here at AskPatty, we receive thousands of auto-related questions from women looking for advice from our expert panel. 

Follow Sears Auto on Facebook Follow Sears Auto on Google plus Follow Sears Auto on Instagram Follow Sears Auto on Linked in Follow Sears Auto on Twitter Follow Sears Auto on You Tube Of these, about 85% are women with questions about car care – so it's clear that this is something women want to know about!

This spring we're teaming up with Sears Auto Center to present a free Car Care Clinic to keep “Women on the Move”, so we're kicking things off with some great must-know car care tips.  If you're looking for a little Car Care 101, read on – if you want to learn even more, get to a Sears Auto Center Car Care Clinic on May 21! 

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March 21, 2016

Today's Pickup Beds are the Focus of Design Innovation

Pickup_truck_bed-2015-Chevrolet-ColoradoZ71-018-cargoThe key characteristic separating a pickup from other vehicles is the cargo box, yet, in the past it typically hasn't been the focus of design innovation. Times are changing, and that giant storage bin behind the cab is being transformed into a much more useful space.

Improved storage options are among bed-improvement list-toppers. The realization that many owners use their pickups more for personal use than for heavy hauling has resulted in the advent of clever integrated bed storage areas. These bins allow the owner to stow smaller items that need to be protected from thieves and the weather.

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February 15, 2016

Nissan "Winter Warriors" Are Ready For Any Snow Adventure

If your winter adventures include fantastic romps through deep snow, Nissan would like you to take a look at three concept vehicles debuted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show made especially for navigating snowfall, ice, and deep drifts. Such conditions would challenge even the most capable all-wheel-drive vehicles, but Nissan boasts these three aggressive concepts could take you anywhere you want to go.

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February 05, 2016

The Latest Driver Safety Technologies

Car_technology-iStock_000045322586-cosmin4000Every day, we're getting closer and closer to self-driving cars. In fact, a number of models are already on the market that are more than capable of driving hundreds of miles on the Interstate with almost no input from a human being.

Currently, they're required by law to disengage if the driver doesn't touch the steering wheel every so often, but the capability is here right now.

Meanwhile, the features that enable this capability are being marketed independently as the following driver safety technologies.

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January 14, 2016

Hyundai’s New Virtual Owners Manual Means No Glovebox Fumbling

1_hyundai_virtual_guideTo get car information into the hands of drivers faster and more easily, Hyundai has reinvented the owner's manual using Augmented Reality for the Hyundai Virtual Guide app.

Augmented Reality overlays a smartphone's or tablet's camera image with words and links to learn about what is shown on the screen.

Instead of fumbling through an owner's manual book, a car owner points a camera at the dash, instrument cluster, or engine to discover its functions and how it works.

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