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December 19, 2014

10 Tips to Solve Foggy Lighting This Holiday Season

SYLVANIA_zXe_Fog_lifestyle_sDriving in heavy fog, even for the experienced driver can be a daunting experience. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation,  an average of 31,385 crashes, resulting in 11,812 persons injured and 511 deaths, occur each year – all due to fog.

Given the dangerous circumstances of driving in fog, it's important to keep as safe as is possible and this can be achieved by installing high-quality fog lights and using them properly.

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December 18, 2014

AskPatty’s Holiday Shopping Guide - Great Automotive Gifts for Guys

Christmas_gift_man_car-thinkstock-100118082In this installment of our holiday shopping guides, we're focusing on great gifts for the car-loving guy in your life. Father, son, brother, husband, boyfriend, or buddy: no matter whether he wants to drive them or wrench on them -- if your guy loves cars, we know you'll find something here that's perfect for him.

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December 17, 2014

AskPatty’s Holiday Gift Guides: 10 Tools Every Home Mechanic Should Have

Woman_with_tools-thinkstock-151019253Taking your car to a professional mechanic can end up costing you hundreds of dollars and eat away at your savings. Most people don’t realize that it can be easy to do simple repairs and car maintenance yourself, saving time and money -- as long as you’ve got the right tools.

With Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect time to stock the toolbox of the mechanic you love, or even your own toolbox! The tool man Chris Duke, Automotive Improvement Expert, shares advice about ten tools should be in the toolbox of every home mechanic.

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December 16, 2014

AskPatty’s Holiday Shopping Guide - Ten Great Automotive Gifts for Gals

Christmas_car_thinkstock-500409181-sIt’s that time of year again when we rack our brains trying to find the perfect gift for those special people on our list. To help you in your quest for the ultimate gifts, AskPatty will be sharing gift guides for the rest of the week to help you find the right gift for the car lovers in your world.

Today, we’re starting with ten great gifts for your special car girl. Whether you want to gift her with fun and decorative car accessories, car themed gifts, or practical items she can keep in her car, these ten suggestions make great holiday gifts for the special girls on your list.

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November 07, 2014

Drowsy Driving Week: Spotlight on Safety Features for your Car

Drowsy_driving-thinkstock-177246474-sToday's new cars are more comfortable and more entertaining than ever before, offering a slough of convenience features that help us be more efficient while we're on the road. However, they're also the most dangerous method of transportation. Did you know? Driving a car is the riskiest thing most people do in their day-to-day lives.

According to a Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study, nearly 80% of all crashes involve driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Such types of inattention that increase crash risk include talking on a cell phone (increases risk by 30%); dialing a cell phone (increases risk by 300%); applying makeup (increases risk by 300%), and reaching for moving objects, like a falling cup (increases risk by 900%). Drowsy driving alone increases accident risk by 400% and is responsible for about 23% of all crashes and near-crashes.

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October 13, 2014

OnStar Shares Camping Hacks to Enhance Your Outdoor Adventures

OnStar_Camping_hack-introA scholarly fellow once said camping is 90-percent preparation; the rest depends on how well you deal with ghost stories, bug bites, and eating beef jerky for three days in a row. I'm not much of a camper, so I expect I'd be the one complaining about being dirty and cold.

However, OnStar is all about helping you be prepared and connecting you to the right people, so they teamed up with camping expert Perry Keydel to share camping tricks and tips for your next outdoor adventure.

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October 01, 2014

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Service Centers go PINK for October

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-go_PINK_-leadValvoline Instant Oil Change’s largest franchisee, Henley Enterprises, Inc., has partnered with AutoTex PINK for the third year, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. during the month of October.

Although AutoTex Pink wipers are regularly available at all 200 participating VIOC locations in 12 states across the country, as well as other AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Retail Outlets, a select few VIOC locations will be showcasing their support in an extra special way for VIOC’s second annual “Pink Out Day” on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

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September 26, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Car Ready if Disaster Hits?

Holiday_Travel_Tips-driving_snow-TrueCar_pricing-Thinkstock_140452175Whether it’s an earthquake, flood, riots, or the proverbial “Zombie Apocalypse,” would your car be ready if you had to leave at a moment’s notice? If you were stranded in your car in a freak snowstorm, would you be prepared?  September is National Preparedness Month, and besides making sure your home is properly stocked for emergencies, AskPatty joins with The Car Care Council to remind drivers about the importance of having a well-stocked emergency kit in the car.

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September 22, 2014

“The Light Shift” Ad Campaign To Illuminate Night Workers Launches At Sylvania 300 Race Event

Sylvania-The-light-shiftYou may call it the graveyard shift, third shift, or night shift, but the folks at Sylvania Automotive Lighting call it “The Light Shift.” Because people with different professions and hobbies share the road every night, expecting to arrive safely at their destination, Sylvania Automotive Lighting has created a new advertising campaign to 'shine a light' on those travelers and the important role headlights play in their travel.

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September 15, 2014

Great Tips to Get Your Car Tailgate Ready for the Big Game

Apw_tailgating_tipsFootball season is here! Don't know what kind of football fan you are, but an estimated $35 billion is spent on tailgating annually, according to sportsbusinessdaily.com. I'm not even a huge fan, but even I recently spent an entire Saturday with the big screen TV continuously tuned to college football games. 

Football fans are serious about their tailgating fun. A recent study by The Tailgating Institute revealed that 42% of tailgaters spend more than $500 a season on food and other supplies, and the majority of that food is prepared right at the stadium.

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