Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter

Are you a wannabe do-it-yourselfer who has been afraid to try to change your own oil? While this task can seem daunting, if done carefully, it doesn't have to be messy or complicated. We've broken the process down into three simple and eco-friendly steps, so be sure to read the entire series: Changing Your Own Motor Oil (Wednesday, December 30); Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter  (Tuesday, January 5), and Recycling Your Used Oil (Wednesday, January 6)....more

Don't Let Vehicle Neglect Take the Fun Out of Your Holiday Travel

Don't let soaring gas prices gobble up your hard-earned money as you travel to visit loved ones over the holidays! Our colleagues at the Car Care Council suggest you to take some time to perform some simple care on your vehicle for better gas mileage.  ...more

What Would Santa Drive?

What would Santa drive if you were creating the ultimate toy delivery vehicle, and could rely on more than reindeer power to propel it? ...more

Holiday Gifts for Car-Loving Pets

Well, folks, here is the last in our series of automotive-themed holiday guides! Looking for a special gift for the car-crazed pet lover in your life? Are YOU the car-crazed pet lover looking for something for your traveling animal? Will you be traveling during the holidays with your pet? Then we're sure we've got something in here for you. We were given guidance the Pet Safety Lady by Christina Selter; her website is full of great safety and travel tips for those of us who take our pets along for the ride....more

Molly travels with me in a doggie car seat that is seat-belted in the rear seat.  It ...more

Things That Go Vroom: Car Gifts for Kids and Teens

We've given you guides for Him and Her,  now here's a guide to help you gift the younger drivers in your family. No matter their age or driving level, we've got something here to please all your car-loving kids! ...more

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

Life As A Car Girl – I Was Born Loving Cars

Having six older brothers definitely helped, but they really aren’t into cars that much. In fact out of six boys and one girl, guess who is the one that races cars? ...more