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April 14, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for April 2014

We’re not fooling around here: AskPatty Certified Female Friendly partners are involve in a diverse selection of activities, and are offering a great variety of special programs For April.

 

Take_the_car_care_surveyAskPatty and ASE Ask:  How Well Do You Know Your Car? Survey
AskPatty is partnering with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence to create a Customer Confidence Index, and we’d like your answers on a few simple questions.

Won’t you please take our quick and easy survey?

 

All-girls-garage-bogi-latenier-velocity-show180 Degrees Automotive, Phoenix, Arizona
Bogi Lateiner is an ASE Certified Mechanic and is also the founder and owner of 180 Degrees Automotive, a full-service auto repair shop in central Phoenix. In addition to operating and managing 180 Degrees Automotive, Bogi teaches (and her shop offers) car-care classes for women. On top of all this, she recently entered her third season as one of the three-girl crew on the Velocity Channel’s ‘All Girls Garage’.

All Girls Garage season three has begun airing on Fridays at 8pm EST/PST on the Velocity channel.

 

Community-Tire-Pros-Auto-RepairCommunity Tire Pros & Auto Repair
Congratulations to Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair for earning the top award from Arizona's Small Business Development Center for the 2014 year. Every year, the Arizona Small Business Development Center honors successful small businesses throughout Arizona for the role they play to the state’s economy. As a top award winner, Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair was invited to attend the 25th anniversary celebration of the Arizona’s Small Business Development Center success awards ceremony on March 27 at the Arizona State Capitol complex. Eleven other small Arizona businesses were honored at the ceremony. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was on hand to make to congratulate award winners at the event.

Do you know how to change a tire? This YouTube video will help safely guide you through the steps of how to change a tire if you ever come face-to-face with a flat tire.

 

Croces_transmission_specialistsCroce's Transmission Specialists of Norwalk, Connecticut
Croce's is excited to be celebrating car care month once again with Free Vehicle Inspections. Croce’s is excited to announce a partnership with Make A Wish and will be donating a portion of April's proceeds to Make A Wish of Connecticut. Maryann has been a volunteer with Make A Wish for a few years now, and says she “finds it very rewarding and the wish kids inspirational.” Make a donation to the Croce "Make-a-Wish” fundraising page.

 

Lex-BrodiesLex Brodie's with Five Locations Serving You in Honolulu, Waipahu, Kalihi, Kaneohe, & Pearlridge, Hawaii
Lex Brodie’s service doesn’t stop once you’ve bought your tires. Until you‘ve worn out your Lex Brodie’s tires (or they have just gotten too old to service), Lex Brodie's will rotate, rebalance, and repair your tires at NO CHARGE! Lex Brodie’s will also check your brakes and wheel alignment at NO CHARGE! Lex Brodie’s also has a special initiative to fix potholes and warranty your car against damage. Check it out here!  

Lex Brodie's is proud to bring the worlds first bio-based, 100% full synthetic motor oil to Hawaii! G-OIL® provides superior performance during the maximum oil change interval recommended by vehicle manufacturers while meeting the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute (API) SM and previous API gasoline engine standards.

Lex Brodie's "Green To Go" Fleet Service Program is designed to help control the time and cost of maintenance and keep your company’s fleet working at optimal efficiency and rolling clean, green and safe.

 

Marlins_Auto_Diagnostics-taxtime_specialMarlin's Auto Diagnostics in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
It’s tax time, and if you’re like most consumers, we know you’ll use your refund for much needed products and services. Marlin’s Auto Diagnostics would like to remind you that we’re here to assist you in maintaining your vehcle so it is safe, reliable, and fun. Consider investing a portion of your tax refund in vehicle car and maintenance at Marlin’s Auto Diagnostics, and until May 19, 2014, we’ll take $25 off any invoice over $250.

 

Gattos_CFF_videoGatto's Tires, Six Convenient Locations in Brevard County, Florida
When Pam Gatto’s father Mike started his business in 1971 he had a very clear goal: to provide the best products and services and give the customer the most value for their money. That’s still the Gatto family goal. Over the years Gatto’s has expanded into seven locally owned and operated locations in Merritt Island, Cocoa, Melbourne, and Palm Bay, Forida, and company generously supports local sponsorships.

Gatto’s ASE-certified auto mechanics can handle a variety of automotive repairs like brake repairs, wheel alignments, exhaust system repairs, diagnostics, steering and suspension system repairs, preventive maintenance, differential system repairs, and transmission repairs; they also service diesel engine systems and hybrid vehicles. 

 

GLCU-financingGreat Lakes Credit Union -- 12 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin
Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is a full-service financial institution offering competitive auto loans nationwide.  Whether you're interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit, buying a new car, looking for a mortgage, establishing kids accounts, exploring student loans or planning for your financial future, these educational tools can help.

 

Star-motors-light-it-up-blue-for-autismStar Motors in San Juan Capistrano, California 
Star Motors sponsors the “Autism Speaks: Light It Up Blue” Campaign by donating $1 for every new “like” they get on the Star Motors Facebook page during the month of April. Help Star Motors shine a light on Autism! If you already like Star Motors, please share this opportunity with your friends and family. Feel free to make a donation to the cause as well by going straight to their Autism Speaks donation page here. Star Motors is committed to match each NEW LIKE, up to $500

 

Wish-i-mayWaukegan Tire of Grayslake, Park City, and Waukegan, Illinois
Waukegan Tire is taking part in Bcureful by helping to support Bcureful’s efforts to focus resources on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Help Waukegan Tire contribute to this all-volunteer organization as it aids in the development of a new TSC Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital and provides a gap in the funding needed for a critical research project at NYU Langone Medical Center. Help us help them! 

Please purchase tickets to the “Wish I May”3rd Annual Gala & Wine Dinner to benefit awareness and research for a cure of TSC. The event is being held on Global TSC Awareness Day: Thursday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Waukegan Tires is excited to announce the Mrs. Alaska United States pageant has selected Bcureful as its official non-profit for 2015! The Mrs. Alaska United States pageant believes in giving back to the community through their "Pageant with a Purpose" campaign. Each year the pageant adopts a non-profit to support financially and through volunteerism. Mrs. Alaska United States 2014 Erica Chilla's son Ace has been diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and he is the reason she is passionate about raising awareness of TSC and funds for more research. Click here to make a donation to support Mrs. Alaska's platform and Bcureful's mission to accelerate research towards a cure of TSC while raising public awareness of the disease.

 

Schoen_place_autoSchoen Place Auto of East Rochester, New York
Spring has finally arrived! While you're doing your spring cleaning at home, let Schoen Place Auto inspect your car to make sure that your car is running perfectly when you need it most. Schoen Place Auto will perform a 45-point inspection on your car for free until May 15, 2014 (normally $49.99)!

 

After-hours-auto-repairAfter Hours Auto Repair of Wichita, Kansas
Since 2008, After Hours Auto Repair has provided motorists in the Wichita, KS 67213 area with a broad assortment of comprehensive auto repair services. Their goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get customers back on the road in no time. During April, After Hours Auto Repair is offering a Tax Special discounting 50% off any diagnostic charge (through April 30, 2014).

 

A-automotiveA-Automotive in Colville, Washington
A-Automotive Tire Pros started out in 1986 from the back of Dale's Pick-up truck traveling from home to home to repair customer’s vehicles. Nearly 30 years later, A-Automotive recently celebrated their grand opening and have joined the Tire Pros Franchise. Find more grand reopening specials here.

 

Crawford_buick_gmcCrawford Buick GMC of El Paso, Texas
On Female Friendly Thursdays, customers receive an additional 10% off any service or special. Schedule your appointment today for any Ask Patty Thursday! Can be combined with any other offer + 10% for Ask Patty Thursdays!

 

Active_green_rossActive Green + Ross Complete Tire & Auto Centers
Active Green + Ross is Ontario's premier chain of Complete Tire & Auto Centres from Windsor to Ottawa and from Barrie to The Greater Toronto Area, with over 70 locations in Ontario to serve you. AG+R has created a new blog to share tire helpful information with their customers.

 

Introducing AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Hybrid Repair Shops!

Your hybrid is a special car, but that doesn't mean that it should be difficult or expensive to maintain and repair your hybrid. We guarantee that your car will receive the care it needs to stay reliable and safe as the day you purchased it. These companys’ certified technicians will ensure your hybrid vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and also specialize in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.

Lloyds_Tire_Service-CFF_logoLloyd's Tire and Service of Santa Cruz, California
Lloyd’s Tire Service is now a complete and fully certified Hybrid Service Center, featuring everything from routine maintenance to diagnostics and repairs for hybrid and electric vehicles. Hybrid Care at Lloyd's is good for both your car and our planet. We proudly provide hybrid repairs to Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Los Gatos, and other surrounding Central California communities.

Wilhelm_automotive-CFF_LogoWilhelm Automotive Service Centers of Peoria, Arizona
In 1928, Joe Wilhelm and his father purchased Wilhelm Automotive Repair and made it the success that it is today. They have become the local Hybrid Shop and are now able to effectively and efficiently service hybrid vehicles and refurbish hybrid batteries. Wilhelm Automotive Repair's certified technicians will ensure your specific vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.

 

Be sure to check out all the great things our Certified Female Friendly partners accomplished in March

 

March 19, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for March 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners Offer These Special Programs For March:

Import_Auto_Maintenance-75653294-20_offImport Auto Maintenance in Nashville, Tennessee
Import Auto Maintenance is currently offering $20 off to all new customers. As doctors have specialties, so do auto shops. The advantage of specializing is that the auto technician is highly educated and experienced, becoming an expert in the field. At Import Auto Maintenance, in Nashville, Tennessee, we specialize in import auto maintenance, and our well-trained technicians are skilled in the intricacies and differences of foreign cars.

Marlins_Auto_Diagnostics-taxtime_service_specialMarlin's Auto Diagnostics in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
It’s tax time, and if you’re like most consumers, we know you’ll use your refund for much needed products and services. Marlin’s Auto Diagnostics would like to remind you that we are here to assist you in maintaining your vehcle so it is safe, reliable and fun. Consider investing a portion of your tax refund in vehicle car and maintenance at Marlin’s Auto Diagnostics, and we’ll take $25 off any invoice over $250.
Since 1995, Marlin's Auto Diagnostics has provided motorists in the Lebanon, PA 17046 area with comprehensive auto repair services. You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time. 
For a high-performing vehicle, trust Marlin's Auto Diagnostics with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 717-273-8550 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer

Shirley_and_Camelia_from_Ricks_PerformanceRick's Performance of Pleasonton, California
Looking to save some cash? The folks at Rick’s Performance know this is a taxing time, and they want you to save on sales tax! Schedule a service with Rick’s Performance on any Wednesday between now and April 15th, and they’ll pay your sales tax (on all services $1,000 and below)!
Meanwhile, Camelia and Shirley at Rick's Performance are wearing their CFF logos to raise awareness that they are AskPatty Certified Female Friendly. WOOT!

Waukegan_tire_kiss-me-im-soberWaukegan Tire of Grayslake, Park City, and Waukegan, Illinois
Once again, Waukegan Tire is adding an inexpensive item to its auto parts inventory: "Kiss Me, I'm Sober" buttons promoting sober driving for St. Patrick's Day. During the month of March, Waukegan Tire is selling the buttons for $1, and matching every dollar made through the sales in a donation to the Chicagoland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. For several years, these buttons promoting a safe message for the St. Patrick’s holiday have been a popular item at Waukegan Tire. 

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners In The News:

Waynes_Tow_Man_pink_towtruckWayne’s Tow Man of Aiken, South Carolina
Wayne’s Tow Man is a dedicated company committed to providing excellent customer service thru a team that cares and serves our customers. Total Satisfaction is our Goal!!
Wayne’s offers 24 hour towing and roadside service, including an awesome pink tow truck, and their teensy little spokesman makes celebrity appearances to support female friendly events.
As a NAPA Auto Care Center, and a AAA approved auto repair and towing center we follow a strict code of ethics so customers will know up front what to expect. As part of this code, we pledge to perform high-quality diagnostic and repair services at a fair price, using quality NAPA parts employing ASE-certified technicians in all areas of work performed. Wayne’s Tow Man is dedicated to customer satisfaction exercising reasonable care for the customer's property while it is on our property.


GLCU_Financial_Fitness-728x90Great Lakes Credit Union -- 12 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin
Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is a full-service financial institution offering competitive auto loansnationwide. GLCU can help get you behind the wheel of the new or used car, truck, van, motorcycle or RV of your dreams. Count on GLCU to give you low interest rates, affordable monthly payments, an easy application process and fast approval. Talk to one of our loan consultants today and get pre-approved for your loan giving you confidence and bargaining power at the dealer.  That is truly being a savvy consumer!  
Great Lakes Credit Uniton can help you become financially fit with tips, ideas, and financial options!  Whether you're interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit, buying a new car, looking for a mortgage, establishing kids accounts, exploring student loans or planning for your financial future, these educational tools can help.

Waukegan_Tire_WishIMayBannerWaukegan Tire of Grayslake, Park City, and Waukegan, Illinois
Waukegan Tire is taking part in BCureful by helping to support Bcureful’s efforts to focus resources on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Help Waukegan Tire contribute to this all-volunteer organization as it aids in the development of a new TSC Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital and provides a gap in the funding needed for a critical research project at NYU Langone Medical Center. Help us help them!

 

Welcome These Businesses to the AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Family:

O'daniel mazda automartO'Daniel Mazda/Automart of South Bend, Ft. Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana
O'Daniel Automart/Mazda is proud to be an automotive leader in our area. Since opening our doors, O'Daniel Automart/Mazda has kept a firm commitment to our customers. We offer a wide selection of vehicles and hope to make the car buying process as quick and hassle free as possible.
If you would like financing options and you are in the market to purchase a new Mazda or used car or truck, we will provide assistance to help you find financing options that fit your needs! Whether you have bad credit, no credit, or are a first time car buyer, you can trust that O'Daniel Automart/Mazda will get you into the car or truck you choose with professionalism and attention to your needs.
O'Daniel Automart/Mazda has an experienced and reliable Service and Parts departments that are open extra hours to help fit our customers' hectic schedules, and as always, O'Daniel Automart/Mazda offers competitive pricing for your automotive maintenance needs. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority, and our staff is committed to achieving this goal in every aspect of our business. Please feel free to reach us at (888) 743-2621 if you have any questions or comments.

M&C_TireM&C Tire of Kalispell, Montana 
At M&C Tire we are "Your Total Tire Dealer" and we carry tires for commercial, farm, industrial, and OTR tires all matched with affordable low prices.  We offer a great selection of tires at M&C Tire including nationally recognized brands: Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal. 
Since 1979 we have been a locally owned, hometown service. Located in Kalispell Montana with the ability to serve Flathead Valley, MT. Stop in to one of our location and see our unmatched service.  We can attend to any of your motor vehicle’s needs, even newly released HYBRID VEHICLES.  
Our TIA certified technicians can perform quality services such as, low profile installation, PAX tires, rotations, computer spin balance, and flat repairs.  Our website also features a Tire Size Finder, in case you are unsure of the tires you need. For any questions please contact us online or call (406) 752-9662.

Vermont-tire-and-serviceVermont Tire & Service of South Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont
Vermont Tire & Service of Montpelier have proudly been servicing Central and Northern Vermont for over 30 years.  Our knowledgeable staff is committed to giving our customers the best experience possible; delivering service and value that have been hallmarks of our retail stores.
We aim to educate our customers with information to make the choices about what tire is right for them, not just what the latest special or trend is.  Because we are an independent tire dealer, we have no single affiliation with one manufacturer, so we are free to make decisions based on your needs and requirements.  We know your safety and comfort depend on how well we do our job.
In addition, to help get the maximum wear and gas mileage from your tires, we offer a free front-end alignment with purchase of four all season tires and we will rotate your tires free every 5,000 miles, for as long as you own your car.  We want to make sure that your tires give you the maximum in performance and the best value for your dollar.

Be sure to check out all the great things our Certified Female Friendly partners accomplished in February!

 

February 19, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for February 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners Offer These Special Offers For February:

Harris_GarageHarris Garage of Hayes, Virginia
Get your oil changed at Harris Garage and $5 will be donated to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society! This full-service auto repair center in Hayes, Virginia, has been operating since the 1940s, providing customers with superior service and quality repairs to ensure their vehicle is always running smoothly. Find out more here. Offer good during the month of February.

Ricks_performance_cff_logoRick's Performance of Pleasonton, California
Get your car in shape this winter at Rick's Performance! Check out their winter special: Even though it feels like Springtime, come take advantage of our Winter Special! Offer includes an oil change, 40-point vehicle inspection, tire rotation, top off fluids, and a free tire gauge! Offer good until March 15, 2014

Schoen_place_auto-CFF_logoSchoen Place Auto of East Rochester, New York
Visit Schoen Place Auto to take advantage of their Fuel Saver Special today to get the best MPG you can! #Rochester #NewYork (expires 3/15) We've bundled these services to give you some GREAT SAVINGS and to help you get MORE MILES for your DOLLARS! Tire rotation, Motor Vac service (the ultimate air & fuel system cleaning), and replace Air Filter. Only $169.99! (Normally $240) Cannot be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person per visit, please. Offer expires 3/15/2014.

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners In The News:

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-BurbankValvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-middle_riverAutoTex PINK and Valvoline Instant Oil Change are still supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness month is October, but breast cancer doesn't go away the other 11 months of the year, so why should we pretend otherwise?  AutoTex PINK understands this, and some of our AskPatty clients sell these high-end blades – available in pink or black, metal, frameless, or uni-blade variants – that benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation year-round.

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-MidlandValvoline Instant Oil Change Centers sponsored a nationwide "Pink-Out Day" in October, with retail shops across the country going pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness. And, at the end of the month Henley Enterprises (makers of AutoTex PINK wiper blades) and Valvoline Instant Oil Change made an additional 5% donation from sales of AutoTex PINK wiper blades to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-Toledo CrewFor a list of all participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations with AutoTex PINK wiper blades, visit www.viocpink.com

Judith_Schumaker-Ally_Hero_AdAutomobile Dealer Judith Schumacher-Tilton, Owner of Gearhart Chevrolet and Schumacher Chevrolet, Featured in Ally Dealer Hero Campaign
Judith was recognized for her community outreach through Give the Kids Hope Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports Camp Hope to provide arts and recreation programs to disadvantaged children in northern New Jersey. Find out more about the award here at PRWEB.

Community_Tire_GardenCommunity Tire Garden of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona
Community Tire Garden is focused on providing a neighborhood salsa garden and educating about the love of Mother nature and all she has to offer in the "Joy of Gardening!"  We will do everything we can to meet your expectations, with education, on-site cooking Chefs, seasonal events, creative recycled Tire art, fun kid projects & to create a learning experience of planting & harvesting to benefit the community & its volunteers.... With a variety of offerings to choose from in the garden, we're sure you'll be happy working with us and watching us GROW!

Ricks_Performance-Girl_Scouts_Car_Care_Badge-Tire_Jack1Girl Scouts Car Care Badge Clinic at Rick's Performance of Pleasonton, California
Rick’s Performance hosted a free car care clinic for the local teenage Girl Scout troop on February 9. Throughout the clinic the Girl Scouts acquired an understanding for proper car maintenance and car safety through hands on demonstrations. The hands-on demonstrations included how to use a car jack in conjunction with replacing a flat tire, as well as assessing tire wear and Ricks_Performance-Girl_Scouts_Car_Care_Badge-Tire_pressure2checking for proper tire pressure.  More hands-on work included identifying the vital under hood fluids and checking the car’s oil level. Lastly, the Girl Scouts participated in changing worn wiper blades.
The Girl Scouts demonstrated their strength as they manually jacked up the car in need of a tire replacement. Cheers and a sense of accomplishment followed after the girls individually completed the process of changing a flat tire.  
Ricks_Performance-Girl_Scouts_Car_Care_Badge-checking_oil3The Girl Scouts then learned what is underneath the hood of the car as each of them hunched under the hood to check the oil on the dipstick. They examined the unfamiliarity of the car’s different parts, while getting their hands dirty with a little grease and oil. Near the end of the event the Rick’s Performance team enlightened the Girl Scouts of women’s influence in the automotive industry. And the dynamic career options available in the industry. Furthermore, the current Green Car movement was discussed along with gas mileage tips and alternative energy cars.
The participating Girl Scouts earned a Car Care Badge after attending the clinic. Along with this tangible badge the girls obtained a new sense of empowerment and confidence about car maintenance and safety.  

 

Introducing AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Hybrid Repair Shops!

Your hybrid is a special car, but that doesn't mean that it should be difficult or expensive to maintain and repair your hybrid. We guarantee that your car will receive the care it needs to stay reliable and safe as the day you purchased it. These companys’ certified technicians will ensure your hybrid vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.

Lloyds_Tire_Service-CFF_logoLloyd's Tire and Service of Santa Cruz, California
Lloyd’s Tire Service is now a complete and fully certified Hybrid Service Center, featuring everything from routine maintenance to diagnostics and repairs for hybrid and electric vehicles. Hybrid Care at Lloyd's is good for both your car and our planet. We proudly provide hybrid repairs to Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Los Gatos, and other surrounding Central California communities.

Wilhelm_automotive-CFF_LogoWilhelm Automotive Service Centers of Peoria, Arizona
In 1928, Joe Wilhelm and his father purchased Wilhelm Automotive Repair and made it the success that it is today. They have become the local Hybrid Shop and are now able to effectively and efficiently service hybrid vehicles and refurbish hybrid batteries. Wilhelm Automotive Repair's certified technicians will ensure your specific vehicle receives the best maintenance. They have the most current training and are also specialized in hybrid diagnostic and service tools.

 

Welcome These Businesses to the AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Family:

Sayville_ford-CFF_logoSayville Ford of Sayville, New York
Sayville Ford has been family owned and operated for three generations — over 50 years! Not only are we the largest independent Ford dealership in the New York region but Sayville Ford’s focus on complete customer satisfaction has earned us the reputation as a leader in the automotive industry.

Auto_seekers_VA_CFF-logoAuto Seekers VA of Locust Grove, Virginia
Let Auto Seekers VA treat you to a friction free buying experience for your next quality auto, truck, or motorcycle. Our advisors do not work on commission and you won't be passed around to a group of managers. Our vehicles are Certified Pre-owned and we offer Guaranteed FINANCING. Each vehicle is test driven personally by Eddie Daniel, the owner, to meet his high standards. Asset protection products are available.

Yellowstone_Country-CFF_logoYellowstone Country Motors of Livingston, Montana
We've been selling vehicles for 17 years and we can truly say that Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep have the best vehicles on the market. -ith the all new Ram truck you can get the best ride, the best features, AND the best diesel in the market! They also get the best mileage, have the best towing, and are best priced!! Come see for yourself and drive one today!

Wigder_Chevrolet-CFF_logoWigder Chevrolet of Livingston, New Jersey
Our lease and financing professionals can help get you into the new or used car you need! The Chevrolet service center at Wigder Chevrolet is operated by the most trusted and experienced technicians in Livingston.

Meineke_Car_Care_of_Burnsville-cff_logoMeineke Car Care of Burnsville, Minnesota
Since our first Houston, Texas, location got up and running in 1972, we’ve worked to create a network of friendly, locally-owned shops led by true car care pros. Today, we’ve got a line-up of over 900 shops from coast-to-coast all working hard to accomplish the same goal: helping you drive a little smarter.

Hillside_Auto_repair-CFF_logoHillside Auto Repair of Torrance, California
At Hillside Auto Repair, we provide quality auto maintenance and repair in a clean and friendly environment. We respect our customers and treat them as if they are our friends or family. We employ state-of-the-art equipment and methods, have highly trained ASE certified technicians, and use top quality parts.

Tuffy_Tire_and_service_Center-CFF_LogoTuffy Auto Service Center of Yorkville, Illinois
We offer complete car care service from routine dealer recommended maintenance to complete diagnostics and full service auto repair. We know that our reputation is built "one customer at a time" and we appreciate your business.

 

January 14, 2014

Congratulations to Certified Female Friendly Fiat of Austin for Being the Number-One FIAT Retailer of all time!

2014-Fiat-500LxThe final sales numbers from 2013 are in, and Fiat of Austin is the Number One FIAT retailer of all time, selling more than 2100 cars since the brand’s return to North America in 2011. The number-two dealer (out of 210 dealerships nationwide) was almost 600 units behind! Lead by General Manager Lisa Copeland, FIAT of Austin has been the Top Selling dealership in the United States in both 2012 and 2011 as well. Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne recently praised the dealership for its accomplishment, saying “In the life of every major organization and its people, there are defining moments that go down in the history books.”

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November 15, 2013

AskPatty Affiliates Receive Kudos at SEMA!

Sema-logoCongratulations to these AskPatty partners and affiliates who received a variety of awesome recognitions at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last week. AskPatty is proud to be associated with these excellent people!

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October 30, 2012

Community Tire Salsa Garden Breaks Ground

Last week, Community Tire Pros broke ground on their new Community Salsa Garden project.   According to their website, Community Tire Garden is focused on providing a neighborhood salsa garden and educating about the love of Mother nature and all she has to offer in the "Joy of Gardening!"  The site will also feature education, on-site cooking Chefs, seasonal events, creative recycled Tire art, fun kid projects and more.  Check out the video of the groundbreaking, and be sure to visit if you're in the area.  Congrats, Community Tire team!

 

August 28, 2012

Lone Star Chevrolet and Paula Dean Metro Houston Cooking Show

PaulaDeanIn two weeks, foodies will descend on Houston to rub elbows with some of the finest names in cooking - names like Paula, Pepin, Giada, and Chevy. 
 
...Chevy?
 
That's right - MetroCooking Houstin this year will be sponsored by none other than Lone Star Chevrolet, not only the top Chevy dealer in Houston, but one of the top Chevy dealers nationwide.  They also happen to be AskPatty Certified Female Friendly®.
 
When we heard that Lone Star was sponsoring a cooking show, we responded with applause and enthusiasm!  You may think it sounds a little odd for a car dealership to be connected to a cooking event, but when you consider Chevy's green initiatives like the new Volt, positioning themselves to talk vehicle (and planet) nutrition alongside personal nutrition doesn't seem like such a stretch at all.  Members of the Lone Star Chevy team will be at the event all weekend cooking up sizzling conversation and providing some great additions to the already impressive roster of guests.
 
The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is a two-day food-lover’s event featuring hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings and appearances by Food Network celebrities. MetroCooking Houston presented by Lone Star Chevrolet & The Houston Chronicle will take place September 15-16 at Reliant Center. Highlights include appearances from Paula Deen, Jacques Pepin and Giada De Laurentiis; a Regional Cooking Stage honoring The James Beard Foundation with local chefs including Hugo Ortega, Kiran Verma, Jamie Zelko, Ronnie Killen, Michael Cordúa and Rebecca Masson; and a shopping marketplace featuring hundreds of purveyors of specialty foods and entertainment necessities plus cooking demonstrations, tastings and hands-on workshops.
 
 
 
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July 07, 2012

Jody DeVere and AskPatty.com Talk Diversity at AutoCon 2012

AskPatty.com and the Certified Female Friendly® program are sponsoring the first ever Diversity Women's Issues track at a large automotive industry event during the 2012 AutoConnections Conference & Expo September 5- 8th at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas.

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June 01, 2012

Reaching Beyond Traditional Advertising to Engage Your Customers

 

White_blank_billboard_and_a_blue_sky_hiWe know that customers only use a body shop once every seven years on average. For this reason, marketing to the end user is tougher than most other industries. To make matters worse, the insurance company is engaged in almost constant dialog with your customers. This relationship allows them to direct (steer) customers towards body shops that succumb to their demands and play by their rules. What commercials do your customers see on TV? Insurance companies dominate the airwaves but they aren’t the ones fixing your car and they don’t necessarily have the shop owners’ best interest in mind. If they did, they would always use the specifications and recommendations of the car manufacturer to use original parts when necessary, and not using aftermarket or used parts that are not recommended and take much more to install.
So how do we create our own relationships with the customers? Traditional advertising can miss the mark, and the message may be lost by the time they need your services. There are other sources of information for traditional marketing and advertising techniques, such as radio, tv and print media. I want to to discuss other ways you can make a lasting impression when reaching potential customers that may only need your services once or twice a decade.

We’re fighting an uphill battle. How do we connect with new customers when most of them let the insurance company tell them where to take their car? There are several methods for making an impression and getting your message out, here a few that I’ve used successfully.

 

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May 30, 2012

M2W Case Study: FIAT of Austin - 63.7% of Vehicles Sold to Women

Lisa-copeland-in-fiatMarketing to Women Case Study: FIAT of Austin Lisa Copeland, General Manager

FIAT of Austin sales numbers are still steadily rising with a startling 63.7% of vehicles sold to women car buyers.

FIAT of Austin sales numbers are still steadily rising with a startling 63.7% of vehicles sold to women car buyers. The FIAT of Austin studio experience is currently the #1 FIAT dealer in the US and opened their doors just last year in March of 2011. Lisa Copeland is the innovative GM who heads up this success, her passion is focused on improving the dealership experience for women, and gaining market-share by focusing on the women car buyer.

Half her dealers — and half her managers — are women, in a business where women often don’t like car shopping. One is not overwhelmed with choices. There are two models: A hatchback and a convertible. They come in six trims. Copeland’s store has sold more than 850 in just over a year.

“In all my years in the car business, I’ve never been so energized,” Lisa Copeland, GM says. “The No. 1 thing people say is they like the experience. No pressure. I don’t want someone to take a FIAT out of here if they don’t love it.”

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