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.
When you run out of gas or get a flat tire, many drivers turn to American Automobile Association — or AAA — for help. Now the motor club is expanding their services to bicyclists. Starting on July 1, AAA will offer roadside assistance to people on two wheels.
Want to hear some good news about gas prices for a change? It looks like gas prices in the Twin Cities have peaked.
Forecasters say temperatures in Minnesota won’t climb much above zero. The dangerous cold has some school districts canceling classes Tuesday and others delaying start times by two hours.
Every winter, police send out a warning: Don’t leave your car running with the keys inside.
Consider it a gift that’s coming in a little late: the lowest gas prices we’ve seen in nearly two years.
Winter driving in Minnesota can be a challenging and daunting task. There were 180 crashes statewide from the overnight and morning snowfall on Friday.
Before every holiday we hear the same reports: a projection of how many Americans are going to get in their cars or hop on airplanes to travel.