AskPatty Attends the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show opened to the public this week, showcasing the latest new vehicles and futuristic concepts from auto manufacturers around the world. More than 900 vehicles are currently on display through Sunday, December 13, from sportscars and sedans, to crossovers, trucks, and minivans. Los Angeles is the nation's largest car market and as the first major North American auto show of the season, it will deliver a preview of how the recent changes in the industry, the environment, and the economy will ultimately affect what consumers drive. Last year's Los Angeles Auto Show practically launched the carpocalypse, so this year's event opens the auto show season with a cautiously optimistic attitude. ...more

Five Great Automotive Holiday Gifts for Him

The holidays will quickly be upon us, so we've collected an assort...more


These are great gift ideas. One thing I've thought about getting my husband for ...more

Who Should Win 2010 Green Car of the Year?

Now in its fifth year, the Green Car of the Year(R) award honors environmental leadership in the automobile field and recognizes vehicles that are readily available to consumers during the award year....more

Five Great Gifts for Car-Loving Ladies

It's that time of year again when we start to wonder how to indulge those special car-loving women in our lives. It doesn't matter whether you're shopping for your wife, mother, or daughter; sister, cousin, or aunt, why not pamper her car -- or pamper HER while she's in her car? We've gathered this collection of fun and luxurious gift ideas to help you ensure her holiday happiness. We're warning you, most of these great gifts glitter! ...more

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