Sticker Shock: AAA says Owning a New Vehicle Costs nearly $10,000 a Year

PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the average annual cost of owning a new vehicle is $9,666 per year, or $805.50 per month. The average price of a new vehicle for 2021 is $32,903, according to AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs study. Find details of the study in the fact sheet and Your Driving Costs brochure. …

AAA: How Many Miles to Empty Do You Really Have?

New research finds drivers shouldn’t rely on in-dash fuel economy displays PORTLAND, Ore., – How accurate are in-dash fuel economy displays in your vehicle? New research from AAA shows these systems aren’t always accurate, especially for shorter trips, and can be impacted by speed and acceleration. This means drivers could be taking an unnecessary risk …

Daily Trips Dropped 40% at the Height of the Pandemic

BOISE – The COVID-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders had a profound effect on driving behavior.  According to AAA, the average number of daily trips taken by Americans dropped by 40% in April 2020 when compared to pre-pandemic levels, before leveling off to a 25% reduction for the remainder of last year. For AAA’s new …

AAA: Independence Day Travel Boom with Second-Highest Travel Volume on Record

47 Million Americans including 597,000 Oregonians to celebrate 4th of July with a trip PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the travel volume for the 4th of July holiday is back up to pre-pandemic levels with more than 47.7 million Americans (14.4% of the population) including 597,000 Oregonians taking a trip. This will be the second-highest …

Independence Day Travel Skyrockets, Nearly 48 Million to Take a Trip

BOISE – Summer travel is going to begin with a bang.  AAA projects that nearly 48 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for a 4th of July getaway, with 261,000 Idahoans among them.  That’s just 2.5% less than the 2019 record, and nearly 40% more than last year. AAA says that increased vaccinations, …

For a Clean Hotel Room, Diamonds are a Traveler’s Best Friend

BOISE –  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel industry put increased emphasis on cleaning programs to help protect the health and safety of guests.  But how can travelers feel more confident that these programs are being properly implemented? In response to requests from the public, AAA is launching a new “Inspected Clean” program to independently …