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July 04, 2015

Happy Fourth of July from AskPatty

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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

Celebrate safely this Independence Day! Please don't drink and drive.

 

January 19, 2015

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. #Kingday2015

Lorraine_MotelA media ride and drive event in Memphis in 2008 left me with some free time in the afternoon before heading to the airport to return home. My colleague and I were wondering how to pass a few hours, when he suggested we visit the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Martin Luther King, Jr. which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum.

It was an eye-opening afternoon for me: I was raised in Hawthorne, California, in the 1970s, and grew up with the understanding that all us kids were the same -- even though I was a white girl and I was the minority among my own diverse peer group. 

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January 01, 2015

Happy New Year from AskPatty!

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Father Time has booted out 2014 and we celebrate the arrival of Baby New Year. Raise a glass of bubbly to 2015 and make some resolutions: Eat healthier? Go to the gym? Spend less, save more? Speed less and drive more carefully?  Whatever you do, do it with gusto!

And one more thought: "Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?" We don't know! According to Grammarly.com, “Auld Lang Syne” was originally written as a Scottish poem and was later set to music. The phrase “auld lang syne” translates in English as “old long since” or something akin to “times gone by.”

"Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?" I still don't get it.

Regardless, we at AskPatty wish you all a happy new year filled with health and happiness -- and no speeding tickets!

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas From Everyone At AskPatty

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We Hope Your Holidays Will Be Filled With Joy And Laughter Through The New Year.

December 22, 2014

Follow Santa’s Christmas Adventures with OnStar and NORAD

Santa_in_car-onstar-norad-santa_trackerAs kids across the country anxiously await Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve, OnStar can keep your family aware of jolly Ol’ St. Nick’s whereabouts with a simple press of the “blue button.” If your kids are especially anxious to know what Kris Kringle is up to, OnStar Advisors can provide specific location-based updates on Santa Claus’ annual trek around the world based on data received in partnership with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

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December 12, 2014

5 Tips to Bring Home a Fresh Holiday Tree

Cars-to-Bring-Home-A-Christmas-Tree-Thinkstock_87795586No matter which winter celebration you enjoy -- or what you call that conifer that so often adorns homes during this time of year -- the lots are open on every corner, which means you’re likely to be bringing one of them home for the holidays.

According to Wikipedia, the American origins of the Christmas Tree vary, but ever since German settlers first introduced them to the U.S. in the early 1800s, the evergreen spruce, pine, or fir (three of the most popular holiday choices) have come to symbolize the spirit of the season. 

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November 27, 2014

Warm Thanksgiving Wishes from AskPatty

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Thanksgiving is a time to share and spread happiness with those near and dear to us. We hope this day is a reminder of all the wonderful things in your life, today and always.

At this time of Thanksgiving, we would like to take a moment to express our deep gratitude for our freedoms, families, and friends, the influence of which touches every aspect of our lives.

The entire AskPatty family wishes you and yours a happy Thanksgiving, and reminds you to buckle up and drive safely during your travels on this holiday.

November 10, 2014

What Do You Want to Know About The Takata AirBag Recall?

Airbag-thinkstock-92398905-sThe Takata airbag recall has been a high-profile item in the news lately, because it is said to affect more than 7.8 million vehicles in the United States, and as many as 12 million vehicles globally. And that number changes daily as manufacturers continue to add additional vehicles to the list.

Several Takata airbag defects are linked to injuries and deaths, including a faulty inflator that can explode too forcefully and hurl shards of shrapnel into the passenger compartment toward drivers and passengers.

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October 08, 2014

2014 October Breast Cancer Awareness: How do Ford and General Motors Show Support?

Breast_cancer_awareness-thinkstock-134127959-sLast week, we shared news about how Valvoline stores nationwide have gone pink in October to help wipe out cancer with the sales of AutoTex Pink windshield wipers. This week, we’re focusing on ways that both Ford and General Motors are showing their support of Breast Cancer Awareness programs. 

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July 03, 2014

AskPatty Offers Tips to Help You to Celebrate a Safe Fourth of July

Happy_fourth_of_july_from_askpattyAccording to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association, drunk driving crashes have accounted for about 40% of the traffic fatalities during the July 4th holiday over the last five years, making it one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roadways.

Unfortunately, according to NHTSA, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes.

Want to better educate yourself on how your blood alcohol concentration is determined? B4UDrink is an interactive program developed by The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) that educates the user about how alcohol consumption affects an individual's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). You can find out about your more here at their “virtual bar.”

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