Here are five great tips towards helping you plan the best and safest trip with your loving grandchildren.
The bone-chilling cold Minnesotans woke up to Monday had drivers kicking cars that wouldn’t start and parents in the metro bundling kids up for the bus stop.
With all the security breaches in the past year, many shoppers are concerned about using their credit or debit cards. But carrying large amounts of cash has its own risks. A survey by Bankrate.com in November found more than a third of American shoppers planned to use debit cards for Black Friday purchases. Many of those cards are tied to checking and credit accounts, and hold a wealth of personal information if hackers and thieves get their hands on them.
AAA is forecasting more travelers will hit the road this Thanksgiving than at any time since 2007.
Gas prices have dropped nearly 20 cents over the last two weeks, and they could keep dropping. The average price for gas is now $3.05 nationally, according to AAA.
Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.
Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend. Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa. “We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”
Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.
Drivers are in for a bit of good news. The average price for a gallon of gas has steadily dropped over the last month. The national average is now $3.52, according to AAA
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We know the driver who backed over and killed a little girl in Brooklyn Center was her dad. Fourteen-month-old Adalyn Lor died when her father, Xeng Lor, moved his SUV from the garage, where he was grilling on Monday.
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With summer airfares so high this year, many families are choosing to hit the road instead of flying to their destinations. But if you are crossing state lines, be aware that the laws dealing with driving may be different from Minnesota’s laws.
If you’re getting ready to gas up for a trip up north this weekend, be prepared to pay a little more at the pump. Gas prices have risen on average by about 15 cents per gallon in the Twin Cities during the past week.
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in Minnesota, and it also marks one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Officials with AAA said they expect a little more than 36 million people to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend.
If you’re making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.
Temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. Gas prices have gone up 12 cents in the past week to about $3.34 a gallon. Some stations are even nearing the $3.50 mark. Nationally, officials said gas prices are the highest they’ve been since October and they will likely continue to climb.
On Monday, AAA and mechanics across the Twin Cities were flooded with calls from people whose car batteries had died. So, that had Jeff from Minneapolis and Kristen from Cottage Grove wondering: How often should we start our cars when it’s this cold? Paul Hagen, owner of Hagen’s Auto Body, says cars are made very differently from twenty years ago, making them more likely to start in the cold.
If you were to listen to the headlines, “Nature threatens holiday happiness,” you wouldn’t be crazy to think no one will be getting home for the holidays.
Drivers have a little more money in the bank this week. Gas is on average $3.30 a gallon. A month ago, it was 45-cents higher, and experts predicted prices would stay high. Renae Jackson of Burnsville fills up twice a week. “On a regular basis, we drive to school, I drive him to school, daycare, dance, soccer,” Johnson said.
According to AAA, the average cost of gas has been more than $3 per gallon for 1,000 days straight. It’s the longest streak ever for gas prices at this level. Right now, the average in Minnesota is $3.50 per gallon, slightly lower than the national average of $3.54 per gallon. Bob Darbelnet, president and CEO of AAA, says kiss the days of cheaper gas prices goodbye. “Paying less than $3 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” Darbelnet said.
Just in time for our last-minute summer road trips, it appears Minnesota gas prices have started to drop. In fact, they’ve fallen more than 10 cents in the last week. Some gas stations in areas around the Twin Cities are seeing prices as low as $3.33 a gallon.
We all know AAA provides emergency services for your car if you’re having trouble on the road. But starting today they’re taking those same services to the bike trails. Starting Monday, AAA Minneapolis will be offering roadside assistance to people on bicycles.
The Twin Cities is known as a bike friendly area, and now a new service is making it even easier for cyclists on the trails. Roadside service through Triple A will soon be available for bicyclists. Today, there was a kickoff event at the AAA office in St. Louis Park. Visitors got the chance to learn bike safety tips, but more importantly they learned how this new service works.