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America’s Favorite Car Show returns to Scottsdale for its 40th anniversary season of Cool Cars, Cool People and Good Times! Grab your family and friends and head on out to WestWorld of Scottsdale the weekend of March 17th thru 19th for the Goodguys 13th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals presented by Grundy Insurance!
March 17-19, 2023
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
See over 2,500 of the southwest’s finest 1998 & older hot rods, trucks, customs, muscle cars and classics! Don’t miss Goodguys’ Classic Performance Products AutoCross racing series action featuring the G-Comp by Speedway Motors “Spring Shootout” on Saturday! Experience a tire smokin’ burnout competition and earth-shakin’ Nitro Thunderfest vintage dragster exhibition!
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2023) - The Big Picture – Helping stranded motorists on the side of the road should not be one of America’s most lethal jobs, but it is. On average, two emergency responders, including tow workers, are struck and killed every month by a driver who fails to obey the law by moving over to an adjacent lane and allowing the roadside rescuers the space to operate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Roadside crashes are notably deadly for tow workers. Government data shows that tow operators are killed at a rate of almost 43 deaths per 100,000 workers, compared to just three for all other industries.
“We examined this safety challenge because these crashes are avoidable if drivers slow down and move over to allow roadside workers the space to carry out their duties safely,” said Dr. David Yang, president and executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “We must help motorists see and react appropriately whenever an emergency responder is on the side of the road.”
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.
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.
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.”