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February 03, 2016

7 Things Drivers Should Do to Keep Pedestrians & Cyclists Safe

Keep_Pedestrians_Cyclists_Safe_sAs good drivers, we know exactly how to interact with other cars on the road – we know who has the right of way at various types of intersections, what to do if another car has its lights off at night, and how to handle a tailgater.

But what many drivers are far less versed in is safe interaction with the pedestrians and cyclists with whom they share the road.  And given that cars are the post powerful things on the road, this lack of knowledge often causes accidents that result in serious injury or even death.

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February 02, 2016

AskPatty's Guide to the Best-Selling New Cars for 2015

Woman_car_dealership-iStock_000038020078-DeklofenakThe new car sales numbers are in for 2015, with more than 17 million vehicles sold in the United States. Six brands -- Ford, Chevy, Ram, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan -- comprise this year’s top ten best-selling models and have sold more than 4.3 million units alone. This is the sixth straight year U.S. deliveries have grown after hitting a 27-year low of 10.4 million in 2009.

The ten models have many things in common: The three most popular vehicles are actually trucks, staples for practical consumers who must combine their heavy-duty work wants with their functional family needs as well. Five of them are inexpensive sedans and coupes that offer comfort for passengers, as well as economic fuel efficiency. Seven of the top-selling models are from Japanese manufacturers. All of the cars on the list have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting below $30,000, with six of them affordably under $25,000. AskPatty Auto Buying Service. buyers who put down 20 percent and qualify with a 3 percent financing rate could have monthly payments for these six cars below $350 for 60 months*.

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February 01, 2016

Save Time and Money on Your Next New Car with the AskPatty Auto Buying Service!

AskPatty_Auto_Buying_Service-iStock_000022916440-DragonImagesIf you’re shopping for a new car, AskPatty has launched a brand-new Car Buying Service custom designed for AskPatty shoppers to help you save both time and money while enjoying a hassle-free car buying experience.

We’re hoping this free service will change the way you feel about car buying so you can enjoy the great parts and excitement when shopping for a new car.

Here are just a few of the benefits of the free AskPatty Auto Buying Service:

  • AskPatty_Auto_Buying_Service-iStock_000023891759-Ikonoklast_FotografieGuaranteed Savings — Get your Guaranteed Savings (available in most states) on new cars or view dealer-guaranteed prices on used cars before even visiting a dealer. Savings also apply to leasing and there is no obligation to buy.
  • Powerful Research Tools — Access free unlimited Price Reports, plus compare features, see pictures, and read reviews.
  • Incentives Built In — No more searching around for incentives, applicable incentives are listed for each vehicle and included on your Certificate.
  • Trusted Dealer Network — Prescreened dealers are dedicated to a high level of customer service so you can enjoy a better car buying experience.
  • Great Savings — our users have saved an average of $3,279 off MSRP (see the AskPatty Auto Buying Service for more details).

To learn more, go to the AskPatty Auto Buying Service

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 12: Take a Cold Weather Vacation

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Frolic in the snow on your winter vacation!

Maybe you live in one of those more temperate climates -- like Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, or California -- where the weather doesn't actually get cold enough for snowy fun. Whether you want to participate in the annual running of the reindeer in Anchorage, sleep in Sweden's famous Ice Hotel, or go skiing in Aspen, Weather.com has gathered up some of the best “snow-cations” you can take this winter.

Get all 12 Winter Family Escapes here at AskPatty.com

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January 30, 2016

A Woman’s Perspective on Leading by Women in the Auto Care Industry

Womans-Perspective-Full-PageThe new book, “A Woman’s Perspective on Leading” is by Women in the Auto Care Industry is Raising Money for Scholarships for women in the automotive aftermarket!

Unveiled during AAPEX 2015, “A Woman’s Perspective on Leading” is an essay anthology featuring women leading the way in the automotive aftermarket, including a chapter written by our own Jody DeVere CEO of AskPatty.com.

Donations benefit the Car Care Council Women’s Board Scholarship program. Learn more.

Order your copy today!

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January 29, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 11: Take a Warm Weather Vacation

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Consider the beaches of Florida to Puerto Rico to Hawaii -- not to mention tropical islands that stay warm all year.

Want something to keep you warm this winter? The Travel Channel has found some great places to warm up during winter. Check them out here.

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January 28, 2016

Cute Kids Review Cars at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

CarsKids_NAIAS_video_reviews-3Check out this new online video series called "Car Kids," featuring two adorable 10-year-old kids interviewing representatives from automotive manufacturers at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The pair of young reporters, with help from Cars.com's experienced editorial team, reviewed new cars and asked experts tough questions about some of the top vehicles at the show. The video series provides more than just a peek into NAIAS, cool car specs, and hilarious moments; it also reveals genuine excitement and whole-hearted wonder about one of life's biggest purchases.

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January 27, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 10: Take a Winter Cruise

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Whether you want to travel to warm or cold weather, you can find a cruise line to take you there.

Once the temperature starts dropping, some people want to escape to sun and sand in popular destinations such as the Caribbean and Bahamas. Others sail on exotic adventures to the Southern Hemisphere (including Australia, New Zealand, southern parts of Africa, and most of South America), where our winter is their summer. Find your warm weather cruise destination here at USAToday.

On the other hand, if you want to trade sand for snow, these cold-weather cruises suggested by Conde Nast Traveler can take you to places like Antarctica and Alaska, and will have you seeking out penguins, fjords, and even the Northern Lights.

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January 26, 2016

Courtney Force-Designed 2016 COPO Camaro No. 1 Auction to Benefit United Way

Courtney_Force_COPO_camaro_Auction-frontChevrolet will auction off the first, sixth-generation 2016 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for United Way. The COPO Camaro, serial number 2016COPO001, was designed by NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force, and will be sold on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.  All proceeds of the winning bid will benefit United Way.

“I was extremely honored to work with Chevrolet and help design the 2016 COPO Camaro,” said Courtney Force. “The bright red color and the signature slash marks towards the back on the car bring a part of my Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car to the COPO Camaro, which I think is really cool. The proceeds from this car go to a great cause and benefit the United Way, so it's an awesome project all around."

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January 25, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 9: Enjoy the Fireplace And A Warm Drink

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Kids and grown-ups alike love a warm beverage in front of a crackling fire.

From traditional favorites like eggnog, cocoa, cider, and spicy chai tea to adult beverages like zesty mulled wine or yummy hot toddies, there's a broad assortment of delicious drinks that will also warm your heart.

Cozy up with these delicious cold-weather beverage recipes from RealSimple.com,

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