Drive in anxious and cruise out confident with the best automotive information for your vehicle! Tune in to KTAR News 92.3 every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon as Matt Allen helps listeners with their car problems. The show call in number is 602-277-5827.
Did you know that around 43% of children that die from car accidents do so because they weren’t properly restrained? Sometimes, the only good thing that comes from a very unfortunate situation is the possibility that the story will help prevent it from happening to someone else. That’s exactly why we’re sharing with you today the top reasons why proper child restraints in vehicles are so important.
In 2022, a child died in Virginia after being run over by the vehicle she was seated in – unrestrained. When the door was opened by another passenger, the young child fell out of the vehicle. According to the news reports, the police said the driver “immediately got out of the vehicle while the SUV’s transmission was still in drive, causing it to roll over the child.” This is an unfortunate situation that could have clearly been prevented from the start.
WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2023) - AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend*, a 7% increase over 2022. This year, 2.7 million more people will travel for the unofficial start of summer compared to last year, a sign of what’s to come in the months ahead.
“This is expected to be the third busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000, when AAA started tracking holiday travel,” said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “More Americans are planning trips and booking them earlier, despite inflation. This summer travel season could be one for the record books, especially at airports.”
Power steering offers a level of convenience that revolutionizes the driving experience. It uses fluid pressure to make turning your vehicle easier, so you no longer have to struggle with unyielding mechanisms when navigating bends and turns in the road.
The ability to navigate around curves and corners with ease is a major perk of modern driving. However, when your car’s power steering system starts failing or needs fluid replacement, driving becomes more difficult than usual — thankfully there are several common problems that could be the cause! If you notice any of these problems, you should start looking for power steering repairs near you.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2023) — Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by a penny to $3.37, which is still two cents less than a week ago. One reason could be an increase in demand, as the cost of oil has barely budged for the past few weeks.
“Another reason is that the seasonal switch to summer blend gasoline is underway, which may account for this bounce in pump prices,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson, “This blend is designed to lower emissions during the summer and is more expensive to refine. Switching to summer blend usually adds about five to ten cents to the price of gasoline.”
According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand jumped from 8.91 million to 9.11 million b/d last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by nearly 1 million bbl to 239.2 million bbl last week. The increase in gas demand, amid tighter supplies, has contributed to rising pump prices. If demand continues to grow, drivers will likely continue to see pump prices increase.
Today’s national average of $3.37 is 12 cents less than a month ago and 28 cents less than a year ago.
Today we are taking a look under the hood of a 2006 Dodge 4x4 2500. This vehicle has suffered corrosion damage. Corrosion can occur when driving on streets that have been salted or in areas with salty air. This salt can also result in a faulty wheel bearing. When your vehicle suffers from damaged wheel bearings, your ABS light may come on because the signal is damaged due to the damaged wheel bearing. A damaged wheel bearing can break, and the entire wheel can come off the vehicle. This is a huge safety concern for the vehicle's passengers and other people on the road.
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