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101 posts categorized "Female Friendly Dealer"

November 14, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for November 2014

AskPatty_CFF_carnival-thanksgiving-thinkstock-134435609November has lots of stuff going on! It's the month we raise awareness of Child Safety Protection and Drowsy Driving Prevention, and attend SEMA and AAPEX in Las Vegas early in the month, and the Connected Car Expo and Los Angeles Auto Show later in the month. It's a good time to enjoy football tailgating and prepare our cars for Winter before it gets too cold.

Let's not forget "Go for a Ride" day on November 22, and Thanksgiving on the 27th. "Movember" also brings facial hair beneath the noses of the men we know and love as they commit to growing and supporting moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health. We'll also be ushering in the holiday season and gift guides at month's end.

Please join us as we give support to these important movements during November. 

 

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October 10, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for October 2014

Breast_cancer_awareness-thinkstock-181808472-sThe biggest news of October is Breast Cancer Awareness, with a variety of awareness programs happening all month long. It's also the time of year that we promote national Car Care, Columbus Day (October 13), Boss's Day (October 16), Teen Driver Safety week (October 20-27), and don't forget about Halloween. On top of these October themes, AskPatty Certified Female Friendly partners are involved in a diverse selection of activities, and are offering a great variety of special female friendly programs for October.

 

Fall_season_driving_Safety_tips-thinkstock-188100262-sFall Season Driving Safety Tips from Cooper Tire

October has arrived, the kids are back in school, and the summer season is changing into fall. As the days get shorter and we change our focus from carefree vacations to the cooler season ahead, itÆs also important to recognize that our focus on the road must change as well.

With many travelers preparing to hit the road for fall vacations, Cooper Tire is helping to keep drivers safe and giving you up to $70 back by taking advantage of its Fall Reward Event. 

 

Chicks_Cars_Cupcakes_logoGreat Lakes Credit Union Hosts 3rd Annual "Cars, Chicks and Cupcakes"

Ladies, get ready to attend this upscale, fun-filled event to learn about all aspects of the retail automotive market, along with gourmet cupcakes, a little bit of fashion, raffles, swag bags... AND MORE! The third annual event, being hosted by Great Lakes Credit Union, will be held at the Gurnee Mills Telemundo Entertainment Stage, in Gurnee, Illinois, on Saturday October 25th, 2014, from 2pm to 4pm.

 

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-go_PINK_-leadValvoline Instant Oil Change Hosts PINK OUT Day

For the third year in a row, as a part of their month-long promotion in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores nationwide participated in a "Pink Out" day on October 2nd. In addition to selling the AutoTex PINK blades -- available in pink or black, metal, frameless, or uni-blade variants -- all month long, these select VIOC stores were decked out in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer!  "Pink Out Day is a visual event for a very visual product." The product, of course, is AutoTex PINK Wiper Blades, and they will be taking automotive retailers nationwide by storm this October. The goal of these wipers is to "Wipe Out Breast Cancer," and they're following through on that promise by donating 20% of every blade sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Brakes_for_breasts

AskPatty Partners Participate in "Brakes for Breasts"

Can you imagine a vaccine that would create a world free of breast cancer? WE CAN! Many AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly partners, including Hi-Tech Car Care; 1st Choice Automotive; AutoCraftsmen of Montpelier, Vermont;  Star Motors of San Juan Capistrano, California; Bridgetown Automotive; First Choice Automotive; Caton Auto Clinic; Star Automotive of Grant's Pass, Oregon;  Wilhelm Automotive; Hi-Tech Car Care of Phoenix, Arizona;  180 Degrees Automotive of Phoenix, Arizona; Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona and many more shops across the US are supporting #BreastCancerAwareness in October by participating in the Free Brakes for Breasts program.

Every October, the ôBrakes for Breastsö program kicks off and runs through the entire month. During that time, clients receive FREE brake pads or shoes (good quality Raybestos up to $109.00 value). Customers pay only for the labor and any other ancillary parts that are necessary to complete the job.

Participating repair shops then donate 10% of the brake job cost to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. 100% of our proceeds go directly to research. Dr. Vincent Tuohy has created a vaccine that has proven effective in laboratory animals, and has great promise for eliminating breast cancer from our world! For more information, go to BrakesForBreasts.org

To find a participating "Brakes for Breasts" location click here: http://brakesforbreasts.wordpress.com/participating-locations/

Some shops are adding to the event with their own promotion, for instance, if a customer refers a friend to participate in Brakes for Breasts at 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix, Arizona, you both get entered to win $700 raffle basket!

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners in the News:

 

Schumacher_chevroletSchumacher Chevrolet and Gearhart Chevrolet of New Jersey

During the month of October, Chevrolet has pledged to donate $10 for every test drive to "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer." Schumacher Chevrolet is inviting everyone to stop by Schumacher Chevrolet for a test drive to help support this worthy cause! 

 Schumacher is also joining forces with Gearhart Chevrolet  to contribute to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society with their walk on October 19th in Parsippany. The team name is Pink Chevy Classics and details can be found here.

 

Waynes_pink-tow-truck-DiscoverAiken_Ad

 Wayne's Automotive of Aiken, South Carolina

Wayne's Automotive & Towing Center has been a longtime supporter of women learning the basics of car care with the center's biannual "Heels on Wheels" clinic being its latest effort. Held on October 4th, the event featured Wayne's pink tow truck and participants learned how to check critical fluids including oil, coolant, and transmission fluids, how to change a tire, and what technicians look for during a typical inspection. Wayne's is also running an advertising campaign this month that states for every call our pink truck makes, we donate 1$ for every call to the "Best Chance Network" which offers low-income free mammograms. The automotive center donates $1 to the Best Chance Network, which is affiliated with The National Breast Cancer Foundation, every time a customer requests the Wayne's Pink Tow Truck for towing services and will donate $1,889 that was collected over the year.

 

MC_tireM & C Tire of Kalispell, Montana

M & C Tire is selling AutoTex Pink windshield wipers and giving a set away with each set of new tires purchased while supplies last through the month of october.  On October 3rd, the whole crew wore "save a sister" (in partnership with Kalispell Regional Med Center) pink t-shirts to participate in "turn the flathead pink" to help raise awareness about breast cancer.

 

Convoy_auto_repairConvoy Auto Repair of San Diego, California

Convoy Auto Repair is selling AutoTex Pink windshield wipers and will install them for free during the month of October. Winter is coming so get your new wiper blades now

 

 

FMC_repair_Dress_for_the_CauseFMC Repair of Stoney Creek, Ontario (Canada)

FMC Truck, Auto and Marine Repair are hosting "Dress for the Cause" event to benefit Breast Cancer Society of Canada October 24th. The event will host a barbecue, and give customers a chance to meet their staff and tour their facility.

 

 

Scheirle_automotive-goes-pink-for-breast-cancer-awarenessSchierl Tire & Service Centers of Central Wisconsin

The Team Schierl & Mada office staff went PINK to show their support of the Team Schierl & Mada PINK GAME FOR CANCER with the UWSP Pointer football team! The special football game was held Saturday, September 27th at Community Stadium at Goerke Field, Stevens Point and raised more than $50,000. The 2014 Pink Game for Cancer fundraising efforts benefit the Joanne A. Suomi Memorial Fund, the Breast Cancer Family Foundation, and the Circle of Friends Foundation. We are excited to support each of these organizations!

 

Meade-lexus-10000-facebook-fansMeade Lexus of Southfield and Utica, Michigan

Meade Lexus recently reached 10,000 fans on Facebook. Congratulations for this giant milestone!! 

Meade Lexus really knows how to use social media to raise awareness of their company, and even awarded a car to a Leap4Lexus winner in a contest that was promoted on Facebook.

 

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O'Daniel Automart of Fort Wayne, Indiana

O'Daniel Automart has gone pink for October with AutoTex Pink wiper blades, giving 20% of all sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. O'Daniel is also hosting a Jeep Jam event on Saturday, October 11, which is raising funds to donate to our Military. Held Edgewaters Park from 6am to 8pm, the event starts the day with two special off-road courses for Jeeps, and culminates in a live performance by American Idol finalist Josh Gracin complete with fireworks.

 

GLCU-FlatKirby-ContestGreat Lakes Credit Union of North Chicago, Illinois

This week, Great Lakes Credit Union was thrilled to present a check for $1,000 to the winner of our #FlatKirbyContest, AJ Katzenmaier Elementary School in North Chicago, Illinois!! They received over 400 votes, winning the contest and the $1,000 prize! Congratulations to the families, students, and staff of AJK! Thank you to everyone who voted and participated! Find out more about our Flat Kirby Contest here

 

Performance-automotive-flyvinesPerformance Automotive Services, Inc., of Winston-Salem, NC

In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month Performance Automotive has teamed up with Flyvines to offer pink bracelets, and with each sale we are giving back to Casting for Recovery! All bracelets include pink fly line with other assorted colors mixed in to keep it fun. Available now on www.mavenfly.com  #mavenfly

 

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

October 09, 2014

Great Lakes Credit Union Hosts 3rd Annual "Cars, Chicks and Cupcakes©"

Chicks_Cars_Cupcakes_logoLadies, get ready to attend this upscale, fun-filled event to learn about all aspects of the retail automotive market, along with gourmet cupcakes, a little bit of fashion, raffles, swag bags... AND MORE!

The third annual event, being hosted by Great Lakes Credit Union, will be held at the Gurnee Mills Telemundo Entertainment Stage, in Gurnee, Illinois, on Saturday October 25th, 2014, from 2pm to 4pm. GLCU will host a panel of female automotive experts, who will speak about:

• Navigating the Dealership
• How to Get the Best Financing Deal
• What to Know About Tire Care, Car Maintenance and Collision Repair, and 
• Keeping Your Car Insurance Rates Down for Yourself and your Teen Driver

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September 12, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for September 2014

So much is happening in September! The kids have gone back to school and football and tailgating season is underway. We’ll be celebrating National Drive Electric Week from September 15 to 21 and Child Passenger Safety Week from September 14 to 20, 2014. On top of these September themes, AskPatty Certified Female Friendly partners are involved in a diverse selection of activities, and are offering a great variety of special female friendly programs for September.

 

AutoTexPINK_windshield_wiper_bladesAutoTexPink Wiper Blades: Just in time to help WIPE OUT Breast Cancer in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Even though October Breast Cancer Awareness month is next month, AutoTexPink reminds everybody that breast cancer happens every day. AutoTexPink is committed to partnering with our customers to raise breast cancer awareness and increase breast cancer support for important research and education efforts.

Car Dealers, Part Warehouses, Tire Dealers, Collision Centers, Quick Lubes and auto repair shops can become an AutoTex PINK Wiper Blade Distributor. From every purchase, 10 percent goes to the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation (in USA) and to The Breast Cancer Society of Canada (in Canada).

 

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-Pink_Out_Day-BurbankValvoline Instant Oil Change Hosts PINK OUT Day
As a part of their month-long promotion in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores nationwide will be participating in a “Pink Out” day on October 2nd. “Pink Out Day is a visual event for a very visual product.” The product, of course, is AutoTex PINK Wiper Blades, and they will be taking automotive retailers nationwide by storm this October. The goal of these wipers is to “Wipe Out Breast Cancer,” and they're following through on that promise by donating 20% of every blade sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Sign up here to get started!

 


GLFCU_CCC_SaveTheDate2014Great Lakes Credit Union to host their 3rd annual "Cars, Chicks and Cupcakes."

"Ladies only" are invited to attend this upscale, fun-filled event being held at the Gurnee Mills Telemundo Entertainment Stage on Saturday October 25th from 2pm to 4pm to learn about all aspects of the retail automotive market, along with a little bit of fashion, raffles, swag bags...AND MORE!

GLCU will host a panel of female automotive experts, who will speak about:

• Navigating the Dealership
• How to Get the Best Financing Deal
• What to Know About Tire Care
• Car Maintenance and Collision Repair, and
• Keeping Your Car Insurance Rates Down for Yourself and your Teen Driver.

Don’t wait, seats are limited!

 

Auto Dealer LiveJody DeVere CEO AskPatty Featured on AutoDealerLive Radio

Auto Dealer Live is brought to you by David Villa and David Cribbs each week to bring you the most current news and information in the automotive industry. Click below to play.

 

 

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners in the News:

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A & H Automotive of Delray Beach, Florida

Routine brake inspections are essential to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle. A&H Automotive has shared an infographic sharing eight signs to help you know when you need a brake inspection; If you're experiencing  drag, puling, hard pedal action, brake light on the dash, vibration, noise, low-pedal response, or grabbing when braking you should have your brakes checked. 

 

 

 

 

Aero_auto_repairAero Auto Repair of San Diego, California

It’s always a little scary when the Check Engine Light appears on a vehicle’s dash. Most of the time, the gas cap simply needs to be tightened. But when that doesn’t make the light go out, what do you do next? Aero Auto Repair is offering a free Check Engine Light Scan to help concerned customers.

 

Hillside_AutoP_Repair_2014votedbest-mastheadHillside Auto Repair of Torrance, California

Hillside Auto Repair has been voted as the BEST Independent Auto Repair in the South Bay by the Daily Breeze for the second year in a row! "Today’s cars are built to last 200,000 miles plus and will do so if properly maintained,” said owner Dave Carney, “and finding the right shop that you can trust is part of the equation to a well maintained car.”  Hillside Auto Repair specializes in preventive maintenance on all makes and models of cars.  And now, Hillside Auto Repair specialized service for hybrid vehicles.

 

TPS Customer Appreciation Flyer

 

 

TPS Tire & Auto of Brunswick, Ohio

TPS Tire & Auto is celebrating their annual customer appreciation day on September 20th, featuring free food and great prizes, a car show with race cars and military vehicles, how to demonstrations and free vehicle inspections, a car care clinic, and much more!! Don't miss it!

 

 

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

 

 

August 13, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for August 2014

YOKOHAMA_ADVAN_SPORT_ASYokohama Tires Promises the Ultimate Drive
Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/SWhat is a tire to a driver? Is it the trusty co-pilot? The fraction of a second between a fender and a bender? The buddy who won’t change the radio station on you? In Yokohama’s new microsite, iamyokohama.com, the company takes a strong visual approach by putting all of the focus on the tire and celebrating the many things a tire is to a driver.

 


AskPatty In the News:

Womens_car_care_board_meeting-10505147_10202240339105366_1441619724734977381_oAskPatty.com attends Car Care Council Women's Board Summer Meeting
AskPatty.com's CEO Jody DeVere and several of our automotive experts attended the summer meeting in San Diego for the Car Care Council Women's Board.  Other special AskPatty affiliates included Amy Mattinat, owner AutoCraftsman and President of the Car Care Council Women's Board, Paula Lombard of AutoTexPink Wiper Blades, Bogi Latenier who stars in the Velocity cable TV show All Girls Garage and is owner of 180Auto, and Certified Female Friendly shop owner Maryann Croce of Croce's Transmission Specialists.
The Car Care Council Women’s Board is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to providing opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care industry. 

 

Jody_DeVere_Headshot_photoJody DeVere CEO AskPatty.com Featured in Automotive News Article: 
Fine-tuning the pitch to women: Cadillac, Nissan and Others Are Talking Differently to Women -- and Portraying Them Differently As Well
A study by Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team shows that three quarters of women feel misunderstood by carmakers. Jody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty.com, a Web site that provides automotive advice for women, said that while some automakers are “making wonderful progress” in reaching women, “others are still in the dark ages,” overlooking segments such as baby boomer women, a group she says has the strongest purchasing power but is nonetheless underrepresented in advertising.

 

AskPatty_and_ASE_ask_how_Well_Do_You_Know_your_carAskPatty 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?


AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners in the News:

Wade_BryantWade Bryant's Auto Repair and Service Center of Bend, Oregon
Congratulations to Wade Bryant's for celebrating 30 years in business!
Wade's is a family owned, full service, AAA approved, automotive repair and maintenance facility serving the Central Oregon area since 1984 with consistent, quality and friendly service. Visit Wade Bryant's for all of your maintenance and repair needs, for all makes and models of import and domestic cars, trucks and SUVs. We are a friendly, clean and efficient shop. We understand that sometimes car repair can be stressful and we do everything possible to make customers feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied with their service experience.

 

Westside_Tire_and_service-10373483_690079034394888_6151172970934191592_nWest Side Tire & Service of Youngstown, Ohio
West Side Tire & Service is doing a back-to-school donation event to help get supplies for the schools for the kids that can't afford them. They're collecting school supplies all month long and will be donating them to local schools.
West Side Tire and Service, Inc. (WST) was born out of a passion for the American automobile when founded in the spring of 1978 by the Rogenski brothers, Bernard, Richard and James. The combination of fast, expert service and large selection of tires and parts quickly earned the Rogenski’s a reputation for providing high quality, honest car care.
WST is an industry leading tire retailer that specializes in more than just mounting and balancing tires. Their ASE certified technicians provide services that include brakes, alignments, engine diagnostics, replacement shocks/struts, oil changes, preventative maintenance and much, much more, with three locations in the Youngstown area.

 

Campus_Automotive-Christmas_in_july-10245421_810773782288844_5400064736440401816_nCampus Automotive of Blacksburg, Virginia
Campus Automotive participated in the first annual "Christmas in July" community event with their local Chamber of Commerce. The event featured more than 30 vendors presenting activities, workshops, demonstrations, story time, wine tastings, dancing, and other fun activities.
Since 1979, Campus Automotive has been providing top quality auto repair, maintenance and towing services to our wonderful customers in Blacksburg, VA and the surrounding local communities. We are a family owned and operated full-service auto repair shop, and are completely committed to providing friendly, high quality automotive services at fair prices!
All of our auto repairs come with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, so you can be confident bringing your vehicle to Campus Automotive. In addition, we offer free Wi-Fi in our waiting area and a free shuttle service to get you where you need to go.

 

Walks_service_center-10489825_899187013430393_828263953416353137_nWalk's Service Center of State College, Pennsylvania
The friendly staff of Walk's Service Center participated in the 2014 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts by helping out as part of the Green grounds crew.
Walk’s has been serving the Centre County area for more than 30 years, as the premier auto repair & maintenance, auto body collision & repair, and towing service center in State College, Pennsylvania. We are locally owned and operated and truly dedicated to presenting our customers with a refreshingly convenient, reliable and pleasant auto repair experience. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic equipment to handle auto repair and maintenance services on all makes and models of cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs.
For your convenience, we offer free WI-FI in our comfortable waiting area. We conduct our business with honesty and integrity, while providing friendly and professional service.
Walk's is endorsed and certified by both AAA and NAPA Auto Care Center programs as a preferred auto repair and service facility.

 

Auto_aid_and_rescueAutoAid Repair Center of Van Nuys, California
EncinoMom Magazine created an awesome video promoting Jack Bulko and his son David, and their Female Friendly & AAA Approved car repair shop serving Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Located in Van Nuys, California, Auto Aid is a one-stop shop for car repair and maintenance, fleet service, and smog checks. AutoAid Repair Center has been family owned and operated since its inception in 1979.

 

Wilhem-Automotive-Service-CentersWilhem Automotive Service Centers of Peoria, Arizona 
In its annual ranking of top automotive repair facilities, Motor Age magazine has recognized Wilhelm Automotive as one of the top ten best shops in the country. Wilhelm Auto was the only shop in Arizona among the top ten.
Motor Age, a monthly trade journal supporting independent automotive service providers by providing professional information, made the announcement of their fourth annual Top Shop winners this week. According to Motor Age, Wilhelm ‘demonstrated strengths in marketing, technology in the repair bays, customer relations and community service, among other attributes.
“We are thrilled to be nationally recognized for the values we uphold in our business every day. For 81 years, our customers and team members have been the heart and soul of our company, and we constantly strive to be the absolute best automotive repair shop in Arizona. We are especially proud that we have accomplished this as a family business for three generations,” said Chris Garman, Wilhelm Automotive General Manager.
The Top Shop selection process included the review of a thorough application that included a company profile, visual tour and information about Wilhelm Auto’s history, mission, employee philosophy, customer service and community service, among other areas. Wilhelm ranked seventh among the other repair shops from around the nation.

 

The_Hybrid_ShopThe Hybrid Shop (THS) Welcomes Female Customers as a Newly Certified Female Friendly® Auto Repair Facility
The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), has become an AskPatty Certified Female Friendly® Auto Repair Facility. THS has made a commitment to provide an experience that is what women need from an auto repair shop. THS also launched a female-focused micro-site, http://femalefriendlydealer.askpatty.com/?d=The_Hybrid_Shop, that provides the tools and resources requested most by women.

 

 

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

July 11, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for July 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners in the News:

Cooper_tire_rebateCooper Tire Asks Is it Time To Change Your Tires?

Those round rubber shoes at each corner of your car help to keep your car safely on the road. In fact, tires are the only part of your vehicle connecting you to the road, so it's super important you know that they are at an adequate tread depth to safely stop your car when you need them to. AskPatty is partnering with Cooper Tire to create additional awareness of tire maintenance and safety, and to help promote The Cooper Tire national Summer Event, which offers a Visa prepaid card to consumers who buy select Cooper Tires before July 15.

 

Children-of-valerie-fundSchumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls, NJ
Gearhart Chevrolet of Denville, NJ
Wigder Chevrolet of Livingston, NJ
Schumacher Chevrolet, Gearhart Chevrolet, and Wigder Chevrolet have joined forces to donate money to the Children of the Valerie Fund for every car sold through August 30th. Participants can take a test drive to earn an entry into a sweepstakes for which the grand prize giveaway is a new car! The Valerie Fund provides medical care, counseling, and other services to more than 4000 children with cancer and blood disorders each year.

Ricks_Performance_street_fairRick's Performance of Pleasonton, CA
Rick's Performance recently joined the downtown Pleasonton Wednesday Night street fair, where a wide variety of businesses and community organizations who will have booths set up market their products and services as well as provide information. At his booth, Rick shared products and gave visitors an opportunity to spin for free and discounted services. 

 

Westside_Tire_and_ServiceWestside Tire & Service of Youngstown, OH
Westside Tire & Service celebrated a customer appreciation day in which they served food, played games, and gave away gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets to Indian's games, and much more.

 

 

Nedauers_fathers_dayNeubauer's Auto Repair of Ellicott City, Maryland
Neubauer's Auto Repair's sponsored a Father's Day drawing providing an opportunity for Dad's who visited the shop in June to win a $50 gift card.

 

 

Tps_tell_a_jokeTPS Tire & Service of Brunswick, OH

International Joke Day was July first, but TPS Tire and Service is running a promotion for the entire month of July giving customers a percentage off the labor on their bill if you tell them a good joke! Discounts vary based on the amount of your repair, but savings can range from 5 to 20 percent. Find out more here.

 

Waynes_automotive_centerWayne's Automotive of Aiken, SC
Earlier this month, Wayne's Automotive Services hosted a booth at the Aiken Chamber Appreciation Cookout, sharing AskPatty-branded goodies. During the remainder of July, they're also inviting customers to share their #CarRoadTrip Stories on their Facebook Page. 

 

 

Sayville_Ford_Summer_SpectacularSayville Ford of Sayville, NY
Sayville Ford is taking part in Ford's national Summer Spectacular Giveaway where people who enter could win one of 6 Ford cars!

 


Sullivans_new_signSullivan's Tire Pros of Seaside, CA

Congratulations to Sullivan's Tire Pros, who just updated their website www.sullivanstire.com and hoisted new signage.

 

 

AskPatty welcomes the following new Female Friendly Partners:

Just_Right_Auto_RepairJust Right Auto Repair of Greenville, SC

Just Right Auto Repair is a full-service automotive repair shop serving Greenville, SC, and the Upstate. Just Right Auto exists because the automotive repair industry needs good, honest, and reliable mechanics. Owner Bill Bower went into business in order to challenge the automotive industry’s “black eye” in customer service. Just Right assures our customers we will never manipulate you or try to pressure you into a service you don’t need. Our goal is to explain what’s going on with your vehicle, and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about the next step.

McLean_Auto_RepairMcLean Auto Repair of Elgin, IL
McLean Auto Repair has been providing quality auto repair and maintenance services in Elgin, Illinois since 1970. We are family owned and operated and strive to provide honest service and complete customer care. Our dedication to providing all around quality service has earned us several awards. McLean Auto Repair is home of the prestigious Chicago NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year Award for 2007 and 2008. We were also the Amoco Golden Mechanic Runners-Up in 2007.

HappyWalletAutoRepairHappy Wallet Quality Auto Repair of Naples, FL
Our doors at Happy Wallet Quality Auto Repair first opened in 2011, and our owner is a 30-year experienced ASE Master Certified Auto Tech. Our commitment to ethics and honesty means we will provide thorough safety inspections and suggest only necessary automotive repairs and tire sales to customers from Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, and other surrounding Florida areas.

 

Welcome back to these AskPatty Partners who have renewed their contracts:

Meade_LexusMeade Lexus of Southfield and Utica, MI

Meade Lexus was one of the first Lexus dealerships in the country starting in 1989. The Meade family is dedicated to serving customer's automotive needs in the Detroit metropolitan market! We offer everything you expect from a full-service dealership including Lexus sales, leasing, service, and parts, as well as new Lexus loaner vehicles, our own coffee bar, wireless Internet, and a luxurious customer lounge.

Croces_transmission_serviceCroce's Transmission of Norwalk, CT
My name is Tony Croce. My wife Maryann and I are the owners of Croce's and we provide automotive repairs and automotive maintenance to the towns surrounding Norwalk. Your safety & satisfaction are important to us. Because I have over 35 years of technical & diagnostic transmission & auto repair experience, you'll get the correct diagnosis and the right repair. We chose to use our name, so you know with whom you are placing your trust. We treat your vehicle as if it were our own. It's that simple.


Wade_BryantWade Bryants Auto Repair

We are a family owned, full service, AAA approved, automotive repair and maintenance facility serving the Central Oregon area since 1984 with consistent, quality and friendly service. Our Professionalism sets us apart from the rest. Visit us for all of your maintenance and repair needs. For all makes and models of import and domestic cars, trucks and SUVs. We are a friendly, clean and efficient shop. We understand that sometimes car repair can be stressful and we do everything possible to make customers feel welcome, comfortable and satisfied with their service experience. 

 

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 June.

 

June 13, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for June 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners in the News:


Aspen_Auto_Clinic_CentennialAspen Auto Clinic of Centennial, Colorado
 

Congratulations to Aspen Auto Clinic! Aspen Auto Clinic has won the Colorado Independent Best Mechanic Award for the ninth year in a row, thanks to their unparalleled integrity in the automotive maintenance and repair industry.

Aspen Auto Repair now has branches in six different locations, all with a better business bureau A+ rating. As the most rapidly expanding auto repair businesses in Colorado, they have made a strong impression on both customers and the media. A spokesperson for Aspen Auto Clinic explained, “We are very grateful to the Colorado Independent for their continuing support of our work and our mission, and we thank the Colorado Gazette for their recognition as well. We understand that the automotive maintenance and repair industry has not upheld the highest standards that we both expect and deliver, and we are pleased that our commitment to these values has resulted in an unbeatable service.”

 

Community_Tire_and_Automotive_Service_SpecialistsCommunity Tire Pros & Auto Repair of Phoenix, Arizona 

Pat and Howard Fleischmann, Owners of Community Tire, received this terrific (but anonymous) letter of recommendation recently, and it's so heartfelt that we wanted to share it with all our AskPatty Certified Female Friendly partners. 

“To the family of teams at Community Tire Pros; 
What amazing accomplishments!! I'm a self employed hairstylist, When clients ask me where to go for tires or car repair, there's no other place I would send them. I overhear people talk about their bad experiences, so I hand them an AskPatty booklet. I know that my clients, even if they're strangers, are going to get the best care with Community Tire Pros. I feel they offer the Best Service in the industry.
 Thank you for taking great care of the people I send to your family of teams.”

How awesome is that?

 

NCMOndeman_LogoAskPatty.com CEO Jody DeVere to Join NCM OnDemand as Thought Leader, Expands Certified Female Friendly Training

Jody DeVere, entrepreneur, spokesperson, and CEO of AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on automotive issues, is pleased to announce that she will be joining retail automotive management training and consulting company, NCM® Associates, to make the AskPatty Certified Female Friendly training more accessible to a large segment of automotive professionals, as an NCM OnDemand Thought Leader, offering insight on female-focused marketing best practices in addition to the company's automotive management training.

Visitors to NCM OnDemand at www.ncmondemand.com will be able to purchase access to the AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly training program via NCM's easy to use virtual training marketplace, as well as get insight and advice directly from Marketing to Women leader Jody Devere in NCM OnDemand's Thought Leaders section. “We are extremely pleased that we are now able to provide NCM clients with Jody DeVere’s expertise and insight through NCM OnDemand,” said NCM President and CEO, Paul Faletti, Jr.

“We're a company that thrives on educating the automotive marketplace about the changing face of the woman consumer,” continues DeVere. “Online training is something that has always been a part of our Certified Female Friendly marketing program, but the honor of serving as a Thought Leader for NCM OnDemand has enabled us to expand the reach of our training program to an entirely new audience.”

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners are Offering These Special Programs For June:

 

Schierl_Tire_and_Service_WestonSchierl Tire & Service Centers of Central Wisconsin 

Schierl Tire is participating in a golf classic for to benefit the Circle of Friends Foundation and Team Schierl Companies Charitable Giving Fund.

Circle of Friends is a non-profit foundation that is designed to increase self-esteem and self-confidence in children who have been impacted with cancer and other chronic blood diseases.  The Foundation hosts children from multiple US cities on a trip each year in conjunction with their medical support teams to interact with others with similar medical conditions. Circle of Friends was founded by former Green Bay Packer, Bill Schroeder along with Jerry Wunsch, a veteran of the Wisconsin Badgers and Seattle Seahawks. For more information visit www.billschroedercircleoffriends.com.
The Charitable Giving Fund is a donor-advised fund directed by Team Schierl Companies. The fund was created to allow TSC and the Schierl family to play a more active role in directing where the charitable funds they raise are donated. For more information, please visit www.teamschierl.com.
Last year's Golf Classic was attended by over 150 golfers who participated in the fundraising event by paying a golf entry fee and bidding on donated items in both a silent and live auction. Over $71,000 was raised.

Team Schierl is also a proud sponsor of Walk for Wags on June 22, 2014. This  family-friendly festival featuring food, frolic, and fun with our furry friends benefits the Humane Society of Portage County. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with the 1.5-mile walk starting at 11 a.m. A pet fashion and costume contest will be held at 12:30. Ask friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to pledge money to help you raise money to register for the walk and win prizes. The Walk will be held rain or shine and you can walk with or without a pet.
Sign-up is easy: visit www.hspcwi.org and print the brochure and registration/pledge form, register at the Humane Society Shelter at 3200 Iber Lane in Plover, or just show up at Pfiffner Pioneer Park on the day of the Walk. Save $5 - call 715-344-6012 to register in advance. Join us on Sunday, June 22nd for a fun day of activities for the entire family.

 

Performance_automotive_services_winston-salem_ncPerformance Automotive Services, Inc. of Winston, North Carolina 

Performance Automotive recently participated in the 8th annual Saddles & Spokes Bike Ride to Benefit Hoof and Paw Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center.

Therapeutic Riding has been used since the early 1950's in Europe as a tool for improving the lives of individuals with physical disabilities. Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical and/or emotional disability can benefit from a safe and supervised interaction with equines.

Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.

 

Harris-garage-logoHarris Garage of Hayes, Virginia 

Harris Garage is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repairs center that has been performing high quality and guaranteed automotive repairs in the Hayes area since 1940.

Harris Garage ran an Operation Homefront Fundraiser donation event that raised $490 during the month of May!

 

 

Wilhelm automotiveWilhem Automotive Service Centers of Peoria, Arizona 

Wilhelm Automotive has entered into a two-year sponsorship deal with the Arizona-based SC Del Sol soccer club to provide their practice gear. “Being involved with a big club like SC del Sol is an honor. It is a first-class soccer club with a reputation for excellence. It is the type of organization that we are excited to be associated with.”

Wilhelm Automotive is a family owned and operated award winning automotive repair and maintenance business that has been serving the Phoenix, Arizona, market since 1928.

Have you seen their June Special? Just in time for your upcoming vacation, Wilhelm Automotive is offering a $49.95 Road Trip package that includes an oil change and A/C check, as well as a 60-point Car Health Care Check to make sure your car is ready for travel.

 

Express-auto-serviceExpress Auto Service of Fredericksburg, Virginia 

Express Auto Service sponsored a Father's Day-themed cutest baby photo contest on Facebook.  The winning Dad gets a year's worth of free oil changes!!! (up to a $175 value) Express Auto Service has done several of these social contests and always has great participation! Check it out here!

 

GLCUGreat Lakes Credit Union of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is a full-service financial institution offering competitive auto loans nationwide. For June, GLCU (Great Lakes Credit Union) participated in National Safety Month with a Child Safety Fair that included fingerprinting ID Toolkits, information on cyber bullying, car seat checkups and much more. Find out more about the event here.

 

TPS_Tire_Auto_Service_Brunswick_OHTPS Tire and Service Center of Brunswick Ohio 

TPS Tire & Auto recently participated in the Strongsville Duck Race! The free community event featured food, games, face painting, animals, and TPS's very own military trucks for the kids to play on! Find out more about the event here.

 

Community_Tire_and_Automotive_Service_SpecialistsCommunity Tire Pros & Auto Repair of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona

Community Tire Pros' Pat and Howard Fleischmann honored PetSmart with the Howard/Pat Fleischmann Spirit Award at the recent Phoenix PRIDE 2014 gala! Find out more about the event here.

 

Meineke_carcare_centerMeineke Car Care Centers of Williamsburg, Virginia

Did you know that old tires are a prime breeding ground for mosquitos? On Saturday, June 14, Meineke Car Care Centers are joining with Marion County Public Health for Tire Amnesty Day to help control the local mosquito population by allowing drivers to drop off up to six used tires for free disposal. Find out more about the event here. 

 

ODaniel-Automart-FtWayne-INO'Daniel Automart of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Since opening our doors, O'Daniel Automart 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. O'Daniel Mazda recently sponsored a "Mother's in May" essay contest that featured some awesome prizes. Find out more about the event here.  

 

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Star Motors of San Juan Capistrano, California

Who loves a clean, sparkling car? Star Motors has a Spring Cleaning Detail Special for $159 that includes a thorough car wash inside and out, including exterior paint wash and protectant, wheels, tires, rubber as well as windows, ashtrays, upholstery, carpets and floormats. Learn more about the Spring Cleaning Special here.

 


Autoaid_ugly_tieAutoAid and Rescue of Van Nuys, California

AutoAid and Rescue Repair Center, family owned and operated since its inception in 1979, is hosting an ugly tie contest for Father's Day where people can win a $25 visa giftcard. View the contest at Facebook.

AutoAid is a AAA approved full service automotive repair garage and collision and auto body center servicing your Domestic, Import and Light Truck vehicles.

 


Wheelz_on_timeWheelz On Time of  Chicago, Illinois
 

Wheelz On Time is a unique company offering consumers the OPTION of buying or renting and takes  great pride in being the first and only rent-to-own tire dealer in Chicagoland! In addition to being the premier dealer for alternate tire financing, Wheelz On Time is “the Brand that cares” –not just about helping you get the tires you need, but more importantly, we care about your safety. Wheelz On Time is celebrating a Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 14 with snacks, goodies, and a special live broadcast from special guest WYCA -- The New Rejoice 102 with Darryll King. Wheelz on Time is also offering a chance to win a free set of four tires from among those who “like” them on Facebook.

 

 

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

 

May 16, 2014

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Carnival for May 2014

May is the month for Moms! AskPatty Certified Female Friendly partners are involved in a diverse selection of activities, and are offering a great variety of special female friendly programs for May.

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners In The News

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? 

 

Waai-logoWomen’s Automotive Association International at the New York International Auto Show
AskPatty attended the Women’s Automotive Association International (WAAI) Annual breakfast at the New York International Auto Show on April 17. Each year, the WAAI breakfast assembles an amazing assortment of women leaders of the automotive industry for networking and a panel discussion, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

The breakfast launched as Lynn Wilhelm welcomed attendees, and gave recognition to special guest Maryanne Kolb, Board Member of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. Next was the presentation by WAAI Founder Lorraine Schultz of the special International Allegiance Award to Genevieve K. LaRobardier, Esquire, for her long career as franchise lawyer in the industry and her support for women in automotive.

This year’s panel discussion focused on the topic of leadership, and lively and engaging discussion outlined the panelists’ experiences, abilities, challenges, and rewards they face as leaders in the automotive industry. The panel was moderated by Nicole Markson, owner of Auto Empowerment, a company dedicated to changing the purchasing experience women are subjected to at auto dealerships by recognizing women as a major consumer force. Panelists included:

-Elisabeth Hillman, Wholesale Portfolio Analyst at VW Credit, Inc.;
-Andrea Karsian, CEO, Wholesale Auto Supply Co., Inc.;
-Katie Laughhunn, Database Management Specialist Sales Operations, VCW Credit, Inc.;
-Myra Moreland, President, Moreland Consulting Services; and
-Jenell R. Ross, President Bob Ross Automotive Group.

 

Chicks_cars_cupcakesAskPatty’s CEO Jody DeVere Speaks at “Chicks, Cars, & Cupcakes”
Sponsored by Premier America Credit Union and Autoland on May 1, in Granada Hills, California, Jody DeVere was the keynote speaker for the fun and informative evening. Discussing the topic of “What do Women Want,” Jody shared details on the purchasing power of women, how to be a savvy car buyer, and the power of their word of mouth through social media. The panel of automotive experts included:

-Sally Smeed, General Manager of DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara on the topic of “Preparing yourself for the Dealership Experience”;
-Beth Hope, Senior Vice President of Sales for Autoland, on the topic of “Finding the Perfect Car”;
-Donna McNeely, Senior Vice President of Insurance and Investments for Premier American Credit Union on the topic of “Automotive Insurance, What Kind and How Much?”;
-Karen Valenti, owner of North Hollywood Discount Auto Repair on the topic of “The Five Fluids and Essential Automotive Care”;
-Sharon Coleman, Assistant Vice President for Premier American Credit Union on the topic of “How to Shop For and Buy Your Next New Car.” 


Moms-Opposing-Multiple-SclerosisMOMS Supporting Multiple Sclerosis during May
To help celebrate World MS Day (Wednesday, May 28, 2014), we at AskPatty are partnering with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise awareness of the disease with our MOMS (Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis) social media campaign. We have also created an official MOMS donation page where supporters can contribute directly to the MS Society to help research prevention, treatments, and a cure. Please help support our campaign during the month of May by making a secure donation here.

 

Autotex_Pink_Metal_Product_Image_smallAutoTex PINK Wiper Blades
Now that spring has sprung and rainy season is over, May is a good month to replace Mom’s wiper blades after all the wear and tear from the winter’s Polar Vortex. Each purchase of AutoTex PINK blades helps increase awareness of and contributes to the fight to “Wipe Out Breast Cancer!” through donations to either National Breast Cancer Foundation in the US or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. AutoTex PINK blades come in metal, frameless, or uni-blade variants with either a classy pink ribbon on traditional black wiper blades or in the AutoTex PINK Plus model, an all-pink windshield wiper blade that proudly shows your support with every perfectly pink swipe. AutoTex PINK blades are available at a variety of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations or by calling (800) 692-3962. Order online at AutoTex PINK and use the Code ASKPATTY10 for 10% off your first order!

 

Bcureful-logoWaukegan Tire and Bcureful
Waukegan Tire’s Julie Scroggins is a mom who started the Bcureful charity for her daughter MaryAnn who has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, and this week they held their Bcureful.org “Wish I May” 3rd Annual Gala & Wine Dinner  fundraising event! Bcureful is dedicated to accelerating research towards a cure of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex while raising public awareness of the disease within the general population and within the medical community. 

Funds raised help to establish the Tuberous Sclerosis Center at NYU, which will further research and serve as a model for other centers. Bcureful also provides funding to other universities, institutions or organizations specifically stated to support research of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Help us help them!

 

The_Hybrid_ShopThe Hybrid Shop (THS) Named as Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards
The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), is excited to announce that they have been selected as a finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services category in The 2014 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program.

 

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Partners are Offering These Special Programs For May: 


Waynes-Tow-Man-Heels-WheelsWayne’s Automotive of Aiken, South Carolina
Wayne’s Automotive 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. Wayne’s Automotive Center sponsored a special “Heels & Wheels” Ladies Car Care Clinic on April 27, where participants learned how to check critical fluids including oil, coolant, and transmission fluids, how to change a tire, and what technicians look for during a typical inspection. The event was free to all women and included lunch.

 

Meade_LexusMeade Lexus Group of Southfield, Michigan
DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review website, announced the winners of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards Program. Congratulations to Certified Female Friendly Meade Lexus of Southfield for being honored as Michigan's 2014 Lexus Dealer of the Year for outstanding customer service based on reviews about the dealership shared on DealerRater’s website! According to DealerRater, Meade Lexus of Southfield has demonstrated consistently high PowerScoreTM ratings for customer satisfaction, placing them in the top of their class. The PowerScore is determined using an algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2013 calendar year. This Metro Detroit Michigan Lexus dealer has received more than 550 reviews, with an impressive 4.9 out of 5 overall stars. “We couldn’t achieve such a humbling distinction without our incredibly supportive customer base,” said Meade Lexus of Southfield CEO Ken Meade. “Our customers are more than just customers—they become part of our family. We take great pride in not only exceeding their expectations in previous calendar years, but also in making it a goal to continue doing so every single day now and in the future.”

 

Schumacher_chevySchumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls, New Jersey
Schumacher Chevrolet participated in the "Give the Kids Hope" event at the Fifth Annual David Harris Golf Invitational at Green Brook Country Club on May 15th. The event benefits underprivileged kids in New Jersey and attracting celebrity participation and corporate sponsors. Participants enjoyed a great day of golf with David Harris of the NY Jets and other celebrity guests at a world-class course, compete for prizes, along with a fabulous cocktail party and dinner -- all while feeling good about the charity they are supporting.

 

High-tech-car-careHi-Tech Car Care of Phoenix, Arizona
Hi Tech Auto Repair is proud of their high quality, dedicated customer service – customer service that sets it apart from other car repair shops. As a family, we believe that earning a living in a community also means giving back to it. The Valley residents have supported our auto repair business with loyal patronage over the past 60 years, and we want to give our thanks to the community. Hi-Tech Car Care recently participated in a local event for Helping Hands for Single Moms where they gave away free oil changes to all of the participants. Helping Hands for Single Moms is a community-based nonprofit that assists impoverished single mom families while the moms are pursuing a college education and financial independence.

 

TGK_AutomotiveTGK Automotive Specialists of Hugo and Maplewood, Minnesota
TGK Automotive Specialists is a family run business with over 18 years of automotive repair experience and is celebrating eight years in business in the Twin Cities area with an 8 percent discount on services. Hurry and schedule your appointment before May 17th to receive 8% off any service before it’s too late! There will be free food, free drinks, goody bags, and more! We will be doing a drawing for a free iPad, Twins tickets, and a Visa gift card. Also, every day we will be giving out two free oil changes per shop!  Make sure to invite your friends and family!

 

Wheels_on_Time-grand_openingWheelz On Time of  Chicago, Illinois
Wheelz On Time is a unique company offering consumers the OPTION of buying or renting and takes  great pride in being the first and only rent-to-own tire dealer in Chicagoland! In addition to being the premier dealer for alternate tire financing, Wheelz On Time is “the Brand that cares” –not just about helping you get the tires you need, but more importantly, we care about your safety. Wheelz On Time is celebrating a Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 14 with snacks, goodies, and a special live broadcast from special guest WYCA -- The New Rejoice 102 with Darryll King. Wheelz on Time is also offering a chance to win a free set of four tires from among those who “like” them on Facebook.

 

Harris_garageHarris Garage of Hayes, Virginia
Harris Garage is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repairs center that has been performing high quality and guaranteed automotive repairs in the Hayes area since 1940. During the month of May, Harris Garage is donating $5 from every oil change to Operation Homefront. Plus, military personnel and their families get 10 percent off their total bill all month long.

 


TPS_Tire_Service-Brakes_for_Kids 

TPS Tire & Auto Service of Brunswick, Ohio
Need your brakes done???? During the entire month of May TPS Tire and Service Center of Brunswick, Ohio, is helping raise money for Brakes For Kids!! Come in during the entire month of May and receive FREE BRAKE PADS--all you have to do is pay for labor! 10% of proceeds with benefit the Berea Children's Home. Click to enlarge out the flyer on the right for more details!

  

 

Welcome These Businesses to the AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Family:

 

TPS-tire-service-center

TPS Tire & Auto Service of Brunswick, Ohio
Owner, Scott Beard brings over 30yrs experience and as a "Master Technician" with hands on experience you can rest assured your vehicle is in good hands. Scott was also voted best mechanic in Medina County in newspaper polls. Scott credits his work ethic, discipline, and quality of work to his Grandfather who instilled those values in raising him after his mother passed away at the age of 9 years old. Values like “do it right or don't do it at all,” and "Quality is first" are the business focus that has gotten TPS Tire & Service where it is today!

Taylor-transmission-and-auto-care

Taylor Transmission & Auto Care of Memphis, Tennessee
Taylor Transmission & Auto Care has been a family owned business since 1973! We are a full service automotive repair and maintenance facility serving the Mid-South area with consistent, honest, reliable and friendly service. Taylor Transmission and Auto Care is here to service and repair your vehicle. We are proud to specialize in all facets of Auto Repair. 

Parrish-mcintyre-tire-coParrish-McIntyre Tire Company of Akron, Ohio
Parrish-McIntyre Tire has been serving the Greater Akron, Ohio, community for over 40 years with a commitment to customer service and quality products. Beginning in 1972 as a small tireshop, we now have two full service tire and automotive repair facilities in Akron and Medina, Ohio. At Parrish McIntyre, we also understand that in today’s busy world your time is valuable and convenience is key. Both of our stores, centrally located between Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, offer free shuttle service to work or home. If you choose to wait for your vehicle, we help keep you connected in our business center with free WiFi, or relax in our comfortable, newly remodeled showrooms. We offer a wide selection of leading national tire brands and a variety of automotive repair and maintenance services, so please call, click or stop by today to get a quote or schedule an appointment. At Parrish-McIntyre the customer comes first, and we strive for your complete satisfaction!

 

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

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!