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January 04, 2017

Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car!

New_Year_2017_AskPattyIf you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution - however, once the ball drops and the fireworks are all shot, our commitment to our resolutions seems to waver a little. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of us are still holding to our promises, and after six months, that number drops to just 40 percent, according to University of Pennsylvania research.  

This new year, we invite you to not become a New Year's statistic.  Make a resolution you can actually keep - and while you're at it, apply those convictions to your vehicle, too. Here's our New Year's Toast to all of you!

For More New Year 2017 Car Tips go here: http://www.askpatty.com/posts/make-a-resolution-youll-actually-keep-in-2017-and-dont-forget-your-car

 

November 30, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Co-Workers

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Here at AskPatty, we are especially #grateful for our co-workers.

We have a wonderful team of women who love to work together and who have always got each other's backs!

 

November 28, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Employees

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According to Maria Shriver's report on women in the workforce, "For the first time in our history, half of all U.S. workers are women. Mothers are the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families." (Is the Auto Industry a Woman's Nation? )

But did you know there is a shortage of women seeking education, jobs and careers opportunities in the automotive industry? 

Auto Manufacturers, service providers, independent repair shops and car dealerships want to hire more women in management positions, marketing, sales, service advisors, finance managers, parts departments and technicians.  Professional Technicians can earn $60,000 or more per year! Service Advisors can earn up to six figures in some major cities. 

Learn more about Automotive Career Opportunities for Women here at AskPatty.

 

In an effort to improve the experience for their female employees, Lexus is also offering a new designer line of clothing for its associates. Rather than dress in a cookie-cutter “button-down-and-khakis” uniform, Lexus is teaming with a high-end, classic fashion retailer to provide stylish, sophisticated separates for female sales associates to choose from as part of their work wardrobe. Lexus debuted the upcoming fall collection to a small group of women journalists, showing such pieces as classic sweater sets, a navy-blue wool blazer with white-satin-trimmed collar, and a trendy black peplum top.

Learn more about how Lexus is using new ways to improve the experience for their female employees here at AskPatty.

 

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November 25, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Customers

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It's the day after Thanksgiving: the feast has been devoured, the dishes have been washed, and you’re looking forward to several more meals from the leftovers, right? Well, if you’re planning to do a little “Black Friday” shopping, then know you are just one of the millions of customers who will be taking advantage of great deals on the busiest shopping day of the year.

In the old days, men would take the car into the shop, but those roles have now changed and are constantly evolving. Here at AskPatty, part of our mission is to help female customers to become more informed and savvy about all things automotive. We want them to have a positive experience every time they take their car in for a repair, and be as well educated as possible.

 

 

November 23, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Family

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Thanksgiving is a time to be #grateful for our family near and far! 

Will you be traveling to visit family for a festive Thanksgiving meal? Whether stuck in Thanksgiving traffic or riding for hours with the in-laws, the “most wonderful time of the year” has serious potential to turn family fun into family feud. To help ease the stress of holiday travel, Ford Motor Company and The Emily Post Institute have compiled a collection of "Drive-by Etiquette" tips to offer you a better road trip experience. Learn more here at AskPatty 

 

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November 21, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Furry Friends

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A recent survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association reveals that 37 percent of owners they take their dog in the car with them, rather than leaving him behind when they travel. Your pet is part of your family, right?  So, of course you want to take the same care to protect their pets during a car journey as you do for your children!

If you're planning a holiday road trip with your pets, please become familiar with these safety tips to help to make the trip safe and enjoyable:

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November 18, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Friends

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We just can't say enough about the importance of friendship.

What do you value the most in a friendship? Quora readers list everything from mutual trust and respect, to a sacred bond of loyalty and honesty,

A friend is one whom you treat like your second family. A friend is one with whom you are not shy. A friend is one for whom you would not hesitate to take any risk, or who would support you without any hesitation.

A friend is one will listen to your boring stories and you will listen to theirs too. A friend is one who you can call to your any need. A friend will come on your road trip with you just to make sure you are safe and can find your way.

And these things can only happen if your friendship is grounded on mutual trust, honesty, and selfless sacrifice. We are truly #grateful for our friends!

November 16, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Good Health

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Having just come out of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, and losing our dear friend Holly Reich to breast cancer, we at AskPatty are especially #grateful for our good health. Here we share a few tips about how to be healthier while behind the wheel of your car.

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November 14, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Car Discounts

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In case you didn’t know it, most automotive manufacturers offer special discounts to Veterans any time they purchase a new car (not only on Veterans Day). Rules and eligibility may vary by make and manufacturer, but most of these military programs are available to active-duty military members and Reserves of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard, and includes their spouses. Some offers are even available for retired or honorably discharged members.

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November 11, 2016

AskPatty is #Grateful in November for... Veterans

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On #VeteransDay, AskPatty is #HonoringVets with Heartfelt Gratitude

Today is the day we show our gratitude to those 22 million men and women who have served our country in defense of our rights and safety. In the United States, we pay our respects with Veterans Day; in Canada and British Commonwealth Nations, it’s called Remembrance Day; and called Armistice Day in other parts of the world.

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