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Pump Price Spike Stalls After the Holidays

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The recent surge in gas prices caused by frigid weather and robust holiday road travel may be ending. While the national average price rose daily starting on Christmas Eve, when it was $3.09, the steam may have run out as pump prices flattened and then fell by a penny over the weekend. The national average for a gallon of gas rose seven cents since last week to $3.28.

“As we head toward February, pump prices will likely dip, barring any jolt in the global oil market,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But it is likely that the national average prices we saw heading into Christmas may have been the lows for this winter.”

According to data from the Energy Information Administration, gas demand dropped from 9.33 million to 7.51 million b/d last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks fell by 300,000 bbl to 222.7 million bbl. Lower gasoline demand has contributed to limiting increases in pump prices.

Tips For Finding the Nearest Mechanic And Avoiding Scams | Virginia Auto Service

Over time, modern vehicles have become more sophisticated. With many different features integrated into today’s automobiles, the maintenance and repairs needed have also become more complicated as well.

Dealing with the process of getting your vehicle repaired can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be as long as you can find the nearest mechanic to you that’s trustworthy and reputable.

No need to feel overwhelmed about unexpected repairs or routine maintenance. All you need to do is look for a good auto shop that you can trust, and it all starts with knowing where and what to look for.

When it comes to finding the best mechanic near you, you have three main choices; independent shops, chain stores, and dealerships.

Independent auto repair shops
Independent shops are found in local areas and are operated by people who have been in the auto industry for years. They’re an excellent option if you’re looking for the nearest mechanic to you that can handle common repairs and regular maintenance. They may not be able to handle specialized services, but they can provide common auto services and repair work at a cheaper cost.

The Holidays Bring Gift of Falling Gas Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Holiday shoppers may have a little more jingle in their pockets this year thanks to plummeting gas prices. The national average pump price slid 12 cents since last week to $3.14. There are now about 20 states with averages below $3 per gallon.

“The cost of oil, gasoline’s main ingredient, has been hovering in the low-to-mid $70s per barrel, and that’s $50 less than the peak last Spring,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “Combined with low seasonal demand, gas prices could slide a bit more before leveling off.”

3 Things You Need To Know Before Purchasing A New Car Battery

You’re in your car, it’s the middle of winter, and the engine won’t start. You’ve already tried to jump your battery with a friend’s car without success. Now what?

Don’t panic! The best thing you can do is call Virginia Auto Service and let us help you find out what’s wrong with your battery before it becomes a dangerous problem. We’ll test every part of your vehicle to make sure everything is safe to drive again, including making sure that there isn’t any damage from trying to jump-start themselves or another car. If we find anything wrong after testing, then we’ll get it fixed before sending you on your way again.

#1 What can happen if you put the wrong battery into your car?
The wrong battery can cause a lot of damage to your car.

Live Remote Broadcast from WESTWORLD in Scottsdale

2022 GoodGuys Southwest Nationals Car Show | Dave Kindig Kindigit Design | Will Posey Big Oak Garage
The 2022 GOODGUYS Southwest Nationals

Saturday, November 19th

2022 GoodGuys Southwest Nationals Car Show | Dave Kindig Kindigit Design | Will Posey Big Oak Garage


Thanks to Andrew Ebel from GOODGUYS for inviting two of the world’s premier car builders:

Dave Kindig from Kindig-It-Design & ”Bitchin Rides”

Will Posey from Big Oak Garage

2022 GoodGuys Southwest Nationals Car Show | Dave Kindig Kindigit Design | Will Posey Big Oak Garage


We had a fantastic time as did all of those lucky fans who joined us at GOODGUYS!

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed excessive noise coming from the dash of her 2013 Ford F150.