August 2018

Gas prices slowly, but steadily declining for majority of motorists

(August 21, 2018) As summer slows to an end, gas prices across the country are getting less expensive. Today’s national gas price average is $2.84, which is three cents less than at the beginning of the month. With the exception of a handful of states, the majority of motorists are seeing slow, but steady pump price drops during the last few weeks.

Habitat for Humanity partners with Subaru in Camden County, N.J.

(August 20, 2018) Habitat for Humanity, known throughout the world for helping families build and improve homes, is working to positively impact the local Camden community by providing decent and affordable places to call home. Since its founding in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Camden County has partnered with approximately 60 families and nine years ago, opened the ReStore donation center and resale showroom in Pennsauken, N.J. to provide a resource for residents and businesses to donate reusable furniture, appliances, home goods and building supplies.

Large cabin, stargazing sunroof make VW Atlas great for overnight trips

(August 18, 2018) The new VW Atlas is perfect for camping. The cargo area is 7 feet-by-4 feet when both rear rows of seats are folded down. That's plenty of room for a sleeping pad and a couple of sleeping bags, and is in fact larger than many tents. As a new infographic from  shows, the VW Atlas is the perfect vehicle for car camping.

“Why camp in a tent when you can camp in a VW Atlas with a panoramic sunroof?" says Rocco Demas, director of

Atlas gives VW sales a big boost after enjoying its best month yet in July

By Paul Borden

(August 17, 2018) Volkswagen executives were expecting (hoping for?) much success when the Atlas was launched as a replacement for the Touareg in the midsize SUV segment in the U.S., and the latest sales reports seem to confirm their expectations (hopes?).

The Atlas enjoyed its best sales month yet this past July and was one of three vehicles from the German automaker’s stable that helped spur overall sales growth of nearly 13 percent for the company over the same month for the previous year.

An illustration of where the most Honda Ridgelines live In U.S.

(August 16, 2018) There’s a new infographic showing where the Honda Ridgeline is most popular in the USA. The popularity of this unique truck was determined on both a total volume basis and a per-capita basis for the graphic. looked at a two-year window — 2016 and 2017 — to collect the information.

Study: Autonomous vehicle awareness rising, acceptance declining

(August 16, 2018) ATLANTA — In the race for self-driving cars, building consumer trust when it comes to safety is just as important as building the technology. According to findings from the 2018 Cox Automotive Evolution of Mobility Study: Autonomous Vehicles, consumer awareness of driverless vehicles has skyrocketed and the desire for autonomous features is high.

Study discovers states where credit scores affect car insurance the most

By Alina Comoreanu
Senior Researcher, WalletHub

(August 15, 2018) Everyone knows you need auto insurance to drive. It’s the law, everywhere but New Hampshire. We also know that our credit scores dictate what types of credit cards and loans we can get. But most of us are in the dark about to the connection between credit scores and car insurance.

So WalletHub set out to see just how much credit data affects the cost of insurance policies in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Study — More than 80 percent of older drivers aren’t talking about driving

(August 15, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Of the small percentage of families who do have the often difficult conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred- which could be too late.

August’s national gas price average remains flat

(August 14, 2018) The national gas price average has held relatively flat for the last two weeks. Today’s national average is $2.86. The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest reports detail a drop in consumer gasoline demand and a build in gasoline inventories. In fact, this was the first increase in inventories in six-weeks with a substantial addition of 3 million barrels, AAA reported.

Autotrader lists top certified pre-owned deals for August

(August 13, 2018) ATLANTA — As new model year vehicles begin to find their way into dealerships, the back half of the year is a great time to take advantage of deals on available certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles.

"The extra cost of a certified pre-owned vehicle may seem like a lot, but it provides more peace of mind than a regular used car," said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. "You can't discount the value of a comprehensive inspection, which every CPO vehicle goes through, and the added perks of CPO are a great option for buyers to consider."