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.
|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!
However, for Jeep owners, spring doesn't really arrive until "Go Topless Day," when they ceremoniously take the top off their Wranglers to leave winter behind and celebrate the adventure of warm sunny days ahead.
Go Topless Day was started by All Things Jeep’s founders in 2008 after a particularly brutal New England Winter. Now in its ninth year, clubs and organizations come together around the world to celebrate Go Topless Day with picnics, trail rides, convoys, trail clean-ups, beach parties, and other social events.
“If you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.” Terry Terry Pratchett, Author of Discworld.
Saying goodbye to my GPS, turn-by-turn directions, and thoughts of self driving cars for a weekend, I accepted an invitation join the Rebelle Rally for a two-day Basic Navigation Class. Yes, the old-fashioned kind with a compass and map, a skill-set I found to be quite humbling -- yet empowering to learn.
What is the Rebelle Rally?
The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States, coming together in large part by the efforts of off-road pro Emily Miller, visionary and leader. 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.
Kathy Gilbert was honored with a Spirit of Leadership Award by the Women’s Automotive Association International during the recent NADA convention, and she is on the board of the upcoming Women In Automotive Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 26th- 28th. She is very invested and involved with women's initiatives and mentoring women leaders.
As Director of Sales and Business Development for CDK Global, Inc. (formerly ADP Dealer Services), Kathy has management responsibility for CDK's Minority and Women Dealer Business(es), which includes 1,500 clients across the United States with roughly $80M in revenue.
Kathy has more than 20 years with CDK, where she has held positions in Product Marketing, Field Sales, Sales Operations and Support, and Competitive Intelligence. Kathy is an advocate for all clients, especially minority and women automotive dealers. She continues to partner with internal and external stakeholders to deliver unique, personalized experiences for her clients and to showcase their products and services.
We know there are lots of different reasons why everyone loves their Mom. I might be 50 years old, but she still buys a lot of my clothes (because she loves to shop!). And when I was younger, she always used to slip me money for gas.
What about you? In honor of the approaching Mother's Day celebration on May 8, Nissan is looking for awesome-mom stories from its fans. If you've got a great story you want to share about your mom via social media, Nissan wants to hear from you. And to sweeten the story, 50 fans will win their mom a limited-edition #BoxOfNissans chocolates, so unique they cannot be purchased in any store.
The New York International Auto Show previews, held the week leading up to Easter every year, is the last stop on the auto show circuit for carmakers before the calendar turns over for these glitzy extravaganzas in September.
Because New York is the media capital of the world, carmakers like to save something special for the hometown of the world financial markets, the Broadway stage, and the Statue of Liberty.
Because it seems every owner has a story to tell, Jeep is kicking off a year-long campaign called “#MyJeepStory” to highlight its passionate community and promote the brand's 75th anniversary celebrations.
As part of the #MyJeepStory campaign, Jeep is encouraging enthusiasts to share their own, authentic and inspiring Jeep brand stories –- enabled by Jeep vehicles and embodying the spirit of the brand through the pillars of freedom, adventure, authenticity, and passion.
The program launches this week with entertainer Ciara sharing her Jeep story about her heroes and her own Jeep Wrangler from Camp Jeep at the recent 2016 New York Auto Show.
Helene Rother (1908-1999) was a French designer of jewelry and fashion accessories who fled Nazi-occupied France with her seven-year-old daughter Ina in 1942.
She was the first woman to work as an automotive designer when she joined the interior styling staff of General Motors in Detroit in 1943, and later worked for Nash Motors where she consulted on the interior of the Nash Rambler. Eventually, she opened her own design studio in Detroit's Fisher Building, where she specialized in designs for automotive interiors, furniture, and stained glass windows.
According to Hemmings Car Collector Magazine, "She was one of the few women to succeed in a man's job during an era when the vast majority of women couldn't even see a glass ceiling because it was hidden behind steel doors."
In 1920, Luella Bates became the first woman truck driver to receive a driver's license in New York. During World War I, she worked for Four Wheel Drive Auto Company as a test driver traveling throughout the state of Wisconsin in a Model B truck.
After receiving her truck drivers license, Bates spent several years traversing the United States, demonstrating the Model B truck and newly developed fire trucks.