Keeping Your Car Can Save You Money

You've just made your last car payment. Should you keep the car or trade it in for a brand new vehicle? According to the Car Care Council, keeping your car rather than buying a new one is the way to go, especially if your goal is to save money.  ...more

Now Is the Time to Check Your Wiper Blades

Replacing worn windshield wipers  can be a smart idea, but surprisingly few people remember to check them....more

Car Care Tops List of Thanksgiving Preparations

As Americans get ready for Thanksgiving, car care tops the list of pre-holiday preparations, according to a survey conducted by the Car Care Council.Both men and women say they are more likely to make sure the car taking them to Thanksgiving dinner is prepared for the trip (66 percent) than they are to iron tablecloths (18 percent) or polish silver (12 percent) in advance of the holiday meal....more

Autumn Leaves Present Driving Hazards

Autumn is the picture-perfect time of year when many drivers take to the road to view the colors. The leaves are beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles, they present driving hazards unique to the season. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to prepare for fall driving conditions by having their vehicles' tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out....more

Mario Andretti Schools Chevron Employees for Global Road Safety Week

Road crashes are among the leading cause of death globally and are recognized as the Number One cause of death in the industry. The devastation the loss of life and serious injury wreaks on the families, friends, communities and victims themselves is incalculable. Yet, many road traffic crashes are preventable....more

AskPatty Attends the 2009 SEMA Show!

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is one of the biggest events of the automotive industry each year. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it is attended by more than 100,000 industry leaders from around the world who amass to participate in educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, and networking opportunities....more

Automotive Association To Honor Outstanding Women Industry Achievers

The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) will present its prestigious Professional Achievement Award to three automotive industry women during its annual awards dinner....more

Keeping your Kids Safe on the Road at Halloween

Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for children to walk....more

October is Headlight Safety Month

With the proliferation of official monthly endorsements, sometimes it's hard to keep track of what's important and relevant. For instance, most women are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but I'd be willing to bet that very few are aware of the other automotive safety campaigns taking place this month....more

I'm In Love With...

OK, imagine that there is this computer program to help you with your finances.  Imagine that you can enter in all your checks, deposits, charitable deductions, and so on.  Imagine that, with a click of a button, you can print reports of said charitable donations, how much you spent on housing, etc.  Imagine that this program also has excellent budgeting tools, including links to find more on your credit score and ways to save money by changing where you do business (banks, especially)....more