To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held this year from September 15 to 21, Nissan is the exclusive automotive sponsor for more than 130 grassroots events scheduled for markets across the U.S. and abroad.
National Drive Electric Week, formerly National Plug In Day, started in 2011 as a series of local events aimed at spreading the word about plug-in vehicles. The annual event, which is organized by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, attracted more than 35,000 participants at nearly 100 local gatherings in 2013.
As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide has released a new study that finds an alarming number of parents are allowing kids to use a seat belt alone before they are big enough.
The study’s shocking results reveal nine out of ten parents move their child from booster seat to seat belt before their child is big enough to be safety protected by the belts.
The report, “Buckle Up: Booster Seats,” funded in part by a $2 million grant from the General Motors Foundation, is based on a national online survey of 1,000 parents of children ages 4 to 10. The study found seven in ten parents don’t know that a child should be at least 57-inches tall (4-feet 9-inches) to ride in a car without a booster seat.
Football season is here! Don't know what kind of football fan you are, but an estimated $35 billion is spent on tailgating annually, according to sportsbusinessdaily.com. I'm not even a huge fan, but even I recently spent an entire Saturday with the big screen TV continuously tuned to college football games.
Football fans are serious about their tailgating fun. A recent study by The Tailgating Institute revealed that 42% of tailgaters spend more than $500 a season on food and other supplies, and the majority of that food is prepared right at the stadium.
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 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.
Valvoline 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!
"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.
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.
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 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 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!
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Shea Holbrook will make history when she races this weekend. Currently second in the TCA championship, just 36 points behind point’s leader Jason Wolf; if she wins, she will be the first woman to win the Pirelli World Challenge Championship.
That's right—the raciest ride around now has manicures to match! Beauty innovator OPI and Ford have teamed up to give Mustang fans a collection of colors and nail designs worthy of your favorite automotive performance icon.
And now Ford’s ponycar is also a fashion icon thanks to pony-inspired pigments, with six hot shades that will have Mustang lovers revved up.
Announcing the 13th Annual Honda Civic Tour! This year the tour will have not just one, but THREE epic tours featuring: Grouplove and Portugal. The Man; American Authors; and 3BallMTY.
In staying true to an annual tradition, the Honda Civic Tour has once again launched a sweepstakes featuring customized vehicle designs from all of this year’s tour headliners, including a collaboration between co-headliners Grouplove and Portugal. The Man as well as distinct individual designs from American Authors and 3BallMTY.
And who wouldn’t? Lincoln says the Academy Award™ winning McConaughey captures the essence of their new "Live in Your Moment” advertising campaign. He’s great to look at, and his soothing voice provides relaxing narration as he navigates the open road, enjoying his time behind the wheel of Lincoln’s luxurious new MKC crossover.
Lincoln says its campaign showcases the new MKC’s athletic design, engaging driving dynamics, and an elegant, quiet interior while McConaughey showcases a sumptuous environment where drivers can reflect, organize their thoughts, and “live in the moment.”