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February 12, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #6


DO remain aware of what’s around you on the road,

including checking your blind spots and keeping an eye out for pedestrians or lost reindeer from Santa’s sleigh.

DON’T follow too closely.

The general rule is the vehicle ahead should pass a road marker two seconds before you. In slippery conditions, it is recommended to double the amount of space between you and the vehicle in front.

February 11, 2015

Have you Played with the Lincoln Music Selfie Experiment?

Brandy_schaffels_headshot-lincoln_Music_selfie_experimentThis week, the Lincoln Motor Company introduced a fun, technology-driven marketing campaign that adds a unique audio layer to the pop-culture phenomenon of #selfies.

Launched on Monday, Lincoln’s Music Selfie Experiment allows individuals to upload a digital self-portrait, to which Lincoln then adds an original audio track based on users’ unique facial features. Users can visit  to upload their image, or can tweet their image to @LincolnMotorCo.

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February 10, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #5


DO prepare your car for an emergency.

Essential items to keep in the trunk are a blanket to stay warm, proper attire (boots, jacket, hat and gloves) in case you have to be outside for an extended period of time, a shovel, flashlight with fresh batteries and snacks. Keep your cell phone charged to call help if necessary.

DON’T forget the kitty litter or sand, which can be used to provide added traction if your car becomes stuck in the snow.

February 09, 2015

Is Bruce Jenner Latest to Suffer from “Escalade Curse”?

2012 Escalade ESV PremiumHat tip to USAToday’s  Chris Woodyard for making the Escalade connection between celebrities Bruce Jenner, Justin Bieber, Tiger Woods, and Paris Hilton.

Aside from having fame and fortune in common, these celebrities also don’t have much luck when out and about in their Cadillac Escalades. 

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February 05, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #4


DO maintain at least half a tank of gas.
Keeping your tank half-full will help prevent stranding yourself in adverse conditions.
DON’T forget to check that all fluids are at proper levels and ensure all tires, including the spare, have the required pressure and tread.

February 03, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #3


DO wash your car regularly to remove salt and dirt from the roadways.
DON’T let road grime prematurely age the body of your vehicle by neglecting to bathe it.

February 02, 2015

50 Shades of Navigation

50-shades-of-nav-lead-IMG_8813With the launch of of the highly anticipated film “50 Shades of Grey" approaching on Valentine’s Day, we thought we would share this entertaining guest post from Eva Moon. A GPS is a seductive thing, Eva says: “At first you can't imagine why you'd need it. Then you give it a try, just for kicks. Before you know it, you can't find your way to the kitchen without a green line.”

You can read the original article at Huffington Post.

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January 29, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts -- Tip #2


DO use winterized windshield wiper fluid to make sure your wiper sprayer doesn’t freeze over or crack, preventing you from washing away dirt and salt.
DON’T try to melt ice from your windshield by pouring hot water on it. Using hot water can crack the windshield.

January 28, 2015

Tips for Tailgating Indoors for Sunday’s Big Game

Super_Bowl_Football_Food-87548709Sit back, relax, and imagine you’re at the Big Game. You can hear the screams of the crowd go wild as your team scores a touchdown, breaking a tie in the game and putting them ahead. This year, AskPatty is sharing some tips to help you forget you’re in your Lazy Boy and feel like you’re really at the game when you bring your tailgate indoors.

Whether you’re looking for a couple tasty recipes, or an alternative to the game itself, we’ve got a few ideas here to help you enjoy Super Bowl Sunday even more.


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January 27, 2015

AskPatty's Winter Driving Do's and Don'ts--Tip #1


DO allow a few minutes to brush and scrape your vehicle.

Clearing windows is crucial for visibility and removing snow or ice from the top of your car will spare cars behind you from encountering an unexpected snow assault, impairing visibility or even cracking a windshield.

 DON'T forget to clean snow and ice off your headlights and taillights as well.