Gas prices drop for seven consecutive days

(May 23, 2017) The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.35 per gallon, which is four cents less than one week and one month ago, and 14 cents more than the same date last year. Last week, 46 states saw prices drop — some by at least 9 cents — with prices remaining steady in other parts of the country, according to AAA statistics.

AAA predicts Memorial Day travel at highest level since 2005

(May 22, 2017) ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.

GasBuddy reveals top-rated gas station rest rooms

(May 22, 2017) BOSTON — With summer road trip season around the corner and millions of Americans hitting the road today reveals which gas station brands have the highest-rated restrooms making them the best bet when nature calls.

Tulsa-based QuikTrip secured the top seat in nine states, the most out of any other brands. Chevron came in second, leading in five states on the West Coast, followed by Sheetz and Wawa each topping the list in four states.

Dodge Durango a family friendly SUV when it comes to hauling capability

By Paul Borden

(May 21, 2017) One of the most appealing things about an SUV is its cargo hauling capability. You’ll find it listed among the top 10 attributes potential buyers give as their reason for shopping in the segment. The website lists cargo capacity as the No. 8 reason to buy an SUV right behind “dogs love SUVs” and “SUVs are better in a flood” and ahead of “SUVs have a commanding seating position.”

GasBuddy, Cuebiq conduct convenience store foot traffic study

(May 18, 2017) Cuebiq, a provider of location data in the U.S. and GasBuddy, the smartphone app connecting millions of drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, have conducted a joint study examining foot traffic of GasBuddy users to convenience stores and gas stations across the U.S. in the first quarter of  2017.

As the first footfall trend report in the fuel and convenience store space, the analysis exemplifies how location intelligence can help this massive and rapidly growing industry understand consumer habits and behaviors.

Gas prices fall for third straight week

(May 16, 2017) Today’s gasoline national average is $2.34 a gallon, a penny cheaper than one week ago, seven cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than a year ago. The latest Energy Information Association report shows that gasoline demand increased by 252,000 barrels on the week, AAA reports in its weekly summary.
Despite the jump in demand, the continued oversupply of gasoline caused prices in most parts of the country to drop or remain steady with the exception of some states in the Great Lakes and Central regions, where prices increased by a penny or more.

Kelley Blue Book lists best new-car deals for May

(May 12, 2017) IRVINE, Calif. — With many buyers on the lookout for great deals in time for Memorial Day weekend, the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book have compiled a list of their top 10 lease, financing and cash back deals for new models available this month from a variety of automakers.

AAA predicts it will rescue 7 million during summer driving season

(May 12, 2017) ORLANDO, Fla.— This summer, AAA expects to rescue 7 million American drivers, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues. This number could soar higher, with a AAA survey revealing that 4 out of 10 American drivers are unprepared for emergency breakdown situations.

With three-quarters of family travelers planning to travel by car to their favorite vacation spot, AAA reminds drivers to take the necessary precautions to ensure they are well prepared for a safe road trip. 

Ask Alexa: Edmunds launches new Skill for Amazon Alexa

(May 11, 2017) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Edmunds today announced a new Amazon Alexa Skill for voice-enabled access to Edmunds' automotive content. The new skill extends the wealth of Edmunds data beyond a computer or mobile device, creating a comprehensive source for automotive information in the Alexa Skills store and making it easier and more intuitive than ever to research and shop for a car or keep tabs on a current vehicle.

Lincoln Aero-Phaeton, Ferrari 500 Mondial win at concours

(May 10, 2017) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The eighth annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance Hills surpassed record attendance despite threatening weather reports. Possible thunderstorms did not deter thousands of automobile enthusiasts who enjoyed what turned out to be a beautiful day at the enchanted estate where a full complement of 125 vintage automobiles were on display in this year's Concours field.