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How Often Do I Need to Change My Oil?

Woman_checking_oil-iStock_46051112-kasto80Most drivers have grown up with the traditionally advertised oil change recommendation of 3,000 miles, but if you've bought a new car within the last ten years that interval may no longer be necessary.

In fact, if you’re driving a car that’s less than five years old, you may only need to change your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Some models don't require an oil change more frequently than every 15,000 miles; synthetic oil can help your engine last longer, and may even allow car owners to go up to 20,000 miles between changes. If you're changing your oil too frequently you’re simply wasting money and oil.

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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

 

December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays from AskPatty.com

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December 03, 2016

Ho Ho Go You Have Places to Be This Holiday Season Let Us Help You Get There

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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 24, 2016

Happy #Thanksgiving from the AskPatty #Family to Yours

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May this Thanksgiving fill your home with joy,
your heart with love, and your life with laughter.​

November 23, 2016

New Car Shopping Tips: Five Great Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving-thinkstock-165510571Black Friday is here, which means manufacturers are offering a cornucopia of great deals to move cars off the lots during the last days of November.

If you’re looking for a great deal on a new car this Black Friday weekend, check out one of these five great sedans currently offering savings ranging as high as 24.9 percent or $5,059 off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP).

Opportunities for savings are available nationwide and demonstrate potential pricing on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”). The Market Average pricing shown may feature manufacturer’s rebates and special cash incentives, depending on what our data shows to be the greatest opportunities for savings for new car shoppers in the current time period.

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