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.
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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.
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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.
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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.