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Gas Prices Nudge Down, But Further Relief Could Face Turbulence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national average for a gallon of gas dropped four cents since last week, despite growing gas demand. However, the price of oil has declined several dollars per barrel and is holding steady below $80, contributing to lower pump prices. As Labor Day approaches, gas demand and volatile oil prices, particularly during an active hurricane season, could limit how much lower prices descend in the weeks ahead.

“Although the national average did a U-turn this week, the road ahead could lead to higher prices,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “Ongoing concerns regarding potential storm activity could hinder falling pump prices this fall.”

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand jumped from 8.85 to 8.91 million b/d last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased slightly from 216.2 to 217.6 million bbl. Although demand increased, growing stock levels contributed to pushing prices lower.

Lee Weatherby’s 1-2-3-4 of Vehicles | Accurate Automotive

By Accurate Automotive in Mesa, AZ

We understand that cars can seem complicated to many people. Therefore at Accurate Automotive, we do our best to simplify your vehicle for you.

When you bring your vehicle into our full-service auto shop in Mesa, Arizona we will do an inspection on your vehicle. At Accurate Automotive we look for four primary things.

1. Safety – Anything that is safety-related with your vehicle we want to address that. We want you to address that so we make sure you have all of the information you need to know. This information includes what is wrong with your car, truck, or van, and what safety implications come with that. If you come in and we find out your vehicle has a safety-related issue we will ask you to take care of it. This will protect you and those you love and care for and everyone else you share the road with.

Put the Brakes on Car Surging and Sudden Deceleration | Virginia Auto Service

Car surging and sudden deceleration are two issues that can send shivers down the spine of any driver. These phenomena can create dangerous situations on the road and leave you feeling helpless behind the wheel. Fortunately, understanding the root causes of these issues and seeking timely auto transmission repair services can save you from potentially disastrous outcomes. This article delves into the causes of car surging and sudden deceleration and discusses how professional auto transmission repair services can provide a solution.

Whether you’re an experienced driver or a novice on the road, there’s no denying that unexpected shifts in your car’s performance can be unnerving. Car surging and sudden deceleration is often the result of underlying issues with your vehicle’s transmission system. By understanding these issues and addressing them proactively, you can maintain a smooth driving experience and ensure the safety of yourself and others on the road.

What a Difference a Year Makes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2023) —The start of summer is nearly here, and drivers are finding prices far lower than last year. Lackluster demand and low oil costs are keeping gas prices relatively stable. The national average for a gallon of gas rose two cents since last week to $3.58, that’s $1.43 less than a year ago.

“We may be in a bit of a demand lull heading into the July Fourth holiday,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “Drivers are benefitting financially, with 20 gallons of gas costing nearly $30 less than last year. And with the cost for oil low, drivers will find pump prices that are flat or drifting slightly lower for now.”

Proper Child Restraints in Vehicles Can Save Lives! | Good Works Auto Repair

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.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is having trouble passing emissions with their 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.