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October 08, 2014

2014 October Breast Cancer Awareness: How do Ford and General Motors Show Support?

Breast_cancer_awareness-thinkstock-134127959-sLast week, we shared news about how Valvoline stores nationwide have gone pink in October to help wipe out cancer with the sales of AutoTex Pink windshield wipers. This week, we’re focusing on ways that both Ford and General Motors are showing their support of Breast Cancer Awareness programs. 

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October 06, 2014

Irwindale Speedway holds one of the Biggest ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

Irwindale-Speedway-holds-one-of-Biggest-ALS-ChallengesBy Derek Handova

In September, the Irwindale Speedway held the largest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ever seen in the Greater Los Angeles area and one of the largest ever held in the United States, according to its press release (see the YouTube video below to catch some of the highlights). Thankfully, the number of these videos plastered across social media has finally started to taper off because I just couldn’t bear to watch another one of them—all those shivering people give me the willies! However, if you're gonna go out with one last image of an ice bucket challenge, then it may as well be this one.

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October 03, 2014

Women Auto Know: October is Car Care Month

Stockfresh_1122941_woman_repairing_engine-sNot only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is also Car Care Month. As a woman having worked in the automotive industry for more than 25 years I'm aware of the importance of regular maintenance to my car's longevity, as well as my own routine health exams.

Planning ahead for October Car Care Month, I'd like to remind you of the importance of regular maintenance on your vehicle. If you want to get the most mileage out of your car, along with the best fuel-efficiency, and avoid costly repairs down the line, then you should schedule regular inspections and maintenance.

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October 01, 2014

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Service Centers go PINK for October

Valvoline_Instant_Oil_Change-go_PINK_-leadValvoline Instant Oil Change’s largest franchisee, Henley Enterprises, Inc., has partnered with AutoTex PINK for the third year, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. during the month of October.

Although AutoTex Pink wipers are regularly available at all 200 participating VIOC locations in 12 states across the country, as well as other AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Retail Outlets, a select few VIOC locations will be showcasing their support in an extra special way for VIOC’s second annual “Pink Out Day” on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

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September 29, 2014

Cupholder Counts from Toyota on National Coffee Day

Toyota_National_coffee_DayWhat comes from beans and offers an aroma more addictive than new car smell? Yes, coffee. It’s National Coffee Day, and Toyota is honoring this pleasing beverage by celebrating the king of all coffee cup holders – the car.

What’s the level of “caffeination” one can achieve?

Well, if you're driving (or shopping for) a Toyota, here are your options:

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September 26, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Car Ready if Disaster Hits?

Holiday_Travel_Tips-driving_snow-TrueCar_pricing-Thinkstock_140452175Whether it’s an earthquake, flood, riots, or the proverbial “Zombie Apocalypse,” would your car be ready if you had to leave at a moment’s notice? If you were stranded in your car in a freak snowstorm, would you be prepared?  September is National Preparedness Month, and besides making sure your home is properly stocked for emergencies, AskPatty joins with The Car Care Council to remind drivers about the importance of having a well-stocked emergency kit in the car.

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September 24, 2014

Have You Ever Participated in a Riddle Road Rally?

THE_SEXTANT_GROUP-10TH_ANNUAL_ROAD_RALLY-funcarA contest of precision, road rally participants receive a series of instructions filled with riddles and puzzles that lead drivers and navigators on a specific route. The course is planned to be completed in a set time, and the goal is to finish in as close to that precise time and mileage as possible.

The “riddle rally” is not your typical race – it involves solving clues to decipher a route, driven at legal speeds on public roads. Smart phones and GPS can be dangerous tools!  The RR is deliberately designed so that the info found on a GPS or smart phone can be extremely misleading.

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September 22, 2014

“The Light Shift” Ad Campaign To Illuminate Night Workers Launches At Sylvania 300 Race Event

Sylvania-The-light-shiftYou may call it the graveyard shift, third shift, or night shift, but the folks at Sylvania Automotive Lighting call it “The Light Shift.” Because people with different professions and hobbies share the road every night, expecting to arrive safely at their destination, Sylvania Automotive Lighting has created a new advertising campaign to 'shine a light' on those travelers and the important role headlights play in their travel.

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September 19, 2014

Nissan Celebrates ‘National Drive Electric Week’ With More Than 60,000 U.S. Leaf Owners

2014_drive_electric_week-ATL-4To 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.

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September 17, 2014

When It Is Safe For A Child To Use A Seatbelt? 9 Out Of 10 Are Doing It Wrong!

National_Child_Passenger_Safety_Week-NHTSA_photoAs 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.

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