Tampa, FL – The price of gasoline inched up an average of about a cent during the past week, but prices leveled off during the weekend. The national average price of $2.29 is the cheapest for this day since 2004.
“Gas prices fluctuated during the past couple of weeks, because gasoline demand is unusually high at a time when refineries are entering their maintenance season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fortunately, the slight upward pressure on prices is typically short-lived and gasoline should get cheaper through the end of the year.”
21% of gas stations are selling gasoline below $2.00 a gallon
Tampa, FL – After falling for 37 consecutive days for total savings of 39 cents per gallon, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline moved slightly higher reaching today’s price of $2.29 per gallon.
Retail averages are up one-tenth of a cent, but on the whole remain discounted with drivers paying the lowest average for this same date since 2004.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices continue falling at a rate of about a half cent a day. The average price in Tennessee fell below $2.00 a gallon last week, while motorists in Florida and Georgia are also beginning to find prices below $2.00 a gallon at various gas stations.
“Gas prices below $2.00 a gallon will become more of a common sight in the southeastern United States,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Tampa, FL – Self-parking technology is the way of the future; however, many motorists find it difficult to surrender control of their vehicle to a computer. According to a new AAA survey, nearly 80 percent of American drivers are confident in their parallel parking abilities and only one-in-four would trust this technology to park their vehicle.
Regardless of this, AAA testing found drivers who used their park assist systems during testing experienced 81 percent fewer curb strikes than drivers parking without assistance.
Tampa, FL – According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) the price of used electric vehicles (EVs) are projected to decrease by 30 percent this year.
One of the factors contributing to declining prices in the EV market is the substantial number of used EV’s coming off lease. NADA Electric Vehicle Retention Report Card suggests trade-in values of two year old EVs have dropped in recent months.
This is exciting news for motorists who have a desire to purchase an EV without the high sticker price of a new one.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices dipped another 6 cents nationwide since last week. The average price per gallon fell 5 cents in Florida, and 6 cents in both Georgia and Tennessee.
“Motorists should expect another week of discounts at the pump,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Oil prices remain especially low and gas prices are slowly catching up.”
Gas prices should reach $2.00 a gallon by Christmas
Tampa, FL – Low gas prices influenced what AAA forecasts to be the most Labor Day motorists to take a road trip in seven years. The average price for gasoline was the lowest on the holiday in 11 years.
“These low gas prices likely influenced many Americans to take a last minute road trip,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists are saving between $15.00-$25.00 every time they go to the pump, and those savings could get even bigger. Labor Day marks the end of the busy summer travel season, which means gas demand will decline as fewer people take road trips. As a result, gas prices in the autumn and winter seasons could be the cheapest of the year.”
Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend
Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.
Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4th through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 8th. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
Tampa, FL – More Americans will be traveling this weekend than they have any Labor Day weekend since 2008. Since most of those travelers will be doing so by car, a significant danger is created when you add impaired drivers celebrating the last holiday weekend of the summer.
AAA and Bud Light ask anyone celebrating with alcohol to plan ahead. That means using a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for a sober ride home such as a taxi or a ride-share program.
Tampa, FL – Motorists in the southeastern United States should find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade. The current state average prices of $2.31 in Florida and Georgia, and $2.17 in Tennessee are $1.06, $1.02, and $1.04 cheaper than the price during last year’s holiday respectively.
“Low gas prices are added incentive for Americans to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Low gasoline prices are an added boost in disposable income, giving travelers more money to spend on lodging, shopping, and dining out.”
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