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July 06, 2016

Ways Women Are Advancing Motoring History

4__wak__birdsall_jackie__toyotaA 32-year-old woman, Jackie Birdsall, is one of two senior engineers in the U.S. who helped develop fuel cells for Toyota's Mirai, which is on sale in California and is soon coming to the northeast.

That got me thinking about how far women have come in the world of automobiles -- not just those who work for car companies, but those who drive, buy, and love cars.

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June 27, 2016

100 Years, 100 Women to Participate in Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Sisters_centennial_rideIn 1916 the Van Buren sisters set out to prove they could ride as well as anyone. With World War I looming, they intended to show the U.S. government that women had what it took to be dispatch riders in the Army, and they set off on their transcontinental journey on a pair of motorcycles.

"This was a phenomenal accomplishment by two courageous women at a time when few roads were paved, Victorian attitudes were in full flare, and women did not yet have the right to vote," says Alisa Clickenger, founder of

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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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June 06, 2016

Toyota Prius C is the New Vehicle of Choice for Geeks

Geekmobile_April_2016_1510D48AB8E0DC1B4327D187B74F5D0A21D2FAC8A new armada of agents is rolling out in Toyota Prius c. Their mission: to help people across America get the most from their technology.

After having fleets of Volkswagen Beetles and Mitsubishi i-Mievs, Best Buy’s Geek Squad is dispatching more than 1,000 of the Toyota vehicles – fully decked out as the new Geekmobile – nationwide.

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May 27, 2016

Where Are You Driving for Memorial Day Weekend?

AAA_Memorial_Day_travel_report-driving_highway_cars-iStock_000025951140_MediumAccording to their annual Memorial Day Travel Forecast report, AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this weekend. Not only is this the most since 2005, but it's also the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume since tracking began in 2000. Nearly 34 million (89 percent) holiday travelers are expected to drive to their Memorial Day destinations, an increase of 2.1 percent over 2015.

Thanks to some of the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel over this Memorial Day Weekend, compared to the same time period last year.

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May 24, 2016

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Offers Innovative Back Seat Entertainment

2017_Chrysler_Pacifica-kids in back 2-AskPatty_Car_Buying_CenterTaking a driving vacation with your kids always seems like a fantastic idea. Until that nagging back seat refrain, "are we there yet?" begins.

A good road trip gone wrong? Well, not if you’re driving the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the company’s newest minivan designed with everything parents could think of including an app titled, “Are We There Yet?”

The app displays the distance remaining to the destination and estimated arrival times -- all presented in a fun, colorful, and child-friendly graphics.

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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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May 13, 2016

Ninth Annual Jeep “Go Topless Day” is May 14, 2016

Take-top-offFor most people around the world, the advent of spring is marked each year with the Vernal Equinox on March 20th.

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.

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May 09, 2016

Navigating the All-Women Off-Road Rebelle Rally

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“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.

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