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July 23, 2015

MINI Put Cameras Onto Puppies! You’ll Giggle At What Happens Next!

Mini_Put_Cameras_onto_Puppies-frontseatBecause we know you need a cuteness fix, here’s a great puppy cam experience you’ll want to share with your dog-loving friends.

Mini strapped cameras to the backs of four different dogs – Cooper, Turbo, Ziggy and Zaggy -- to give prospective MINI owners a dog’s eye tour of a MINI Cooper, offering an especially cute way to explore the iconic little car. Visitors to k9showroom.miniusa.comcan watch a variety of rotating external and internal views and also follow a link to see dogs that are available for adoption. Puppy fans can also “tweet a treat” and watch as one of the adorable furballs sniffs out treats that drop from a treat booth.

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July 22, 2015

AskPatty's Car Buying Do’s and Don’ts 8: Do find a Certified Female Friendly Dealer!

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Once you have a vehicle in mind, go to the Zip Code Search on the AskPatty.Com® site for an AskPatty.Com Certified Female Friendly® dealership near you.

Once you find a location, check out their company web site. Most dealerships have a listing of their new and used vehicle inventories so you can do some searching for the car you are seeking to purchase. All new car dealerships have their own web site, so searching on the Internet by the name of the dealership or by product brand name you are researching should be easy.

 

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July 21, 2015

2015 Lincoln MKC Black Label -- a Perfect Recovery Vehicle

2015_Lincoln_MKC-exteriorWhen Lincoln offered to loan me a Black Label MKC, I wasn’t expecting its delivery to be delayed due to an emergency case of appendicitis. Thankfully, they didn’t cancel the loan, and it became one of the things I was most looking forward to upon my discharge from the hospital.

Let’s face it: I love my little Ford Fiesta, but I didn’t think it would be very easy to get in and out of its low seat, and I wasn’t sure how easily I’d be able to shift its manual transmission, with three fresh laparoscopic incisions in my abdomen. The 2015 Lincoln MKC Black Label would be a welcome treat after three days in the hospital.

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July 20, 2015

AskPatty.com Relaunches Certified Female Friendly® Program with Renewed Focus on Consulting, Support for Brands, New Dealer Division

AskPattyLogoNewColorsHiRezAskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on car purchases, preventative maintenance and repairs, and other automotive related topics, has announced a new phase in the ongoing evolution of its Certified Female Friendly® Program, aimed at assisting automotive retailers in attracting and retaining women customers.

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Industry Veteran Cherie Watters Returns to AskPatty.com as Head of Dealer Division

Cherie_Watters_headshotContinuing the overhaul of the AskPatty.com programs, Cherie Watters, former President of Sales and Marketing, returns to the company as Head of AskPatty.com's new Dealer Division.

“The kind of service that will work for the independent shop or tire dealer will not work in the dealer world. Dealers are very unique,” explains Jody DeVere. “Part of our renewed focus on giving our clients the support they need is moving our dealers into their own category, so that they're treated differently from start to finish. We really take our work in the dealer world very seriously.”

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July 19, 2015

AskPatty's Car Buying Do’s and Don’ts 7: Do Check Your Credit Rating And Financing Options In Advance!

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Don't be surprised by high rates when you reach the financing department.

Before you walk onto a dealership lot and fall in love with a shiny new car, it’s important to know your credit score; otherwise, you risk the potential heartbreak of being told you don’t quality to finance your gorgeous new ride. If you're a member of a credit union or other financial institution, you can even get pre-approved for a vehicle loan, and use that to negotiate better rates at the dealership.

 

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July 17, 2015

AskPatty's Car Buying Do’s and Don’ts 6: Do Contact Your Insurance Agent Ahead Of Time.

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Check with your agent to learn the insurance rates of the vehicles you're shopping for before you actually buy.

It might seem backwards to check with your insurance agent before you actually purchase a new car, but if you knew the premiums were going to be sky-high for a certain vehicle, would you be inclined to choose a different model or trim level? For example, would it affect your purchase if you were to discover a significant difference in the premium between the two- and four-door versions of a specific model, or that one trim level might cost less to insure than another?

 

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July 16, 2015

Women in Automotive Adds Three Speakers to August Conference in Orlando

Women_in_automotive_conference_logoThree new speakers have been added to the inaugural Women in Automotive Conference,  set for Tuesday-Thursday, August 18-20, 2015, at the Ballroom at Church Street in downtown Orlando, Florida.

The three-day conference includes speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and booth displays – all centered on the goal of educating and inspiring women in all areas of the automotive industry.

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July 15, 2015

4 Key Shopping Skills Every Woman Needs When Buying New Car

Key_shoppings_skills_for_women-istock_illustration_by_maystraWhile many women love to shop, most dread the actual process of selecting, shopping and buying a car. After all, while shopping can be fun, spending hours negotiating the price, then spending more time in financing and finalizing the new car purchase is about as enjoyable as having a tooth pulled.

  Preparing for the negotiating process can help ease the process, saving the savvy woman both her time and money. Here are my four key shopping skills for placing the keys to a new car in your hands.

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AskPatty's Car Buying Do’s and Don’ts 5: Do Bring Your Kids!

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Let your kids help with the test drive: Can they open the doors to get in and out of the back seat easily? Can they operate the controls to get in and out of the third row (if the vehicle has it)?

If you have small children, bring their car seats with you so you can make sure they attach easily and safely. Bring the stroller or other large items you normally carry to ensure it all fits into the trunk. If you're actually planning to buy at that time, be sure to also bring activities and snacks to keep them occupied while you're going through the purchase process.

 

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