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Pump Prices Rise Slightly, But Still Lower Than a Month Ago

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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ASE Education Foundation Partners with Goodguys to Promote Industry Education, Careers

Fort Worth, TX (March 6, 2023) – The ASE Education Foundation and Goodguys Rod and Custom Association are joining forces to showcase the wide array of career paths available in the world of hot rodding and automotive service.

Through this new program, the ASE Education Foundation, along with Goodguys and their partners, will work as a community to enlighten students from across the country about automotive careers with a focus on design and engineering, manufacturing, mechanical, fabrication, paint, marketing, media and sales disciplines.

“Goodguys events are ideal to bring together future professionals and the companies that drive the industry. Goodguys events are not only fun, but they give students the chance to learn about available educational, scholarship and career opportunities and interact with automotive professionals from diverse industry backgrounds.” said Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation president. “The automotive service industry needs qualified talent more than ever and our new partnership with Goodguys will help publicize the industry’s need for a well-trained, better-prepared future workforce.”

Goodguys 13th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals presented by Grundy Insurance | March 17-19, 2023 | WestWorld of Scottsdale

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!

Attention Grabbing: Helping Motorists Spot Roadside Workers

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.”

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