AAA: Think Safety as a new School Year Begins

One-Third of Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur in the Hours After School PORTLAND, Ore., – As kids begin heading back to school, AAA urges drivers to slow down and stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones, and to be on the lookout for pedestrians before, during and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous …

Color-Coded US Map Shows Regional Impacts on Gas Prices

Will tight supplies in California affect what Idahoans are paying at the pump? BOISE – (July 15, 2015) – Since just last Friday, tightening supplies of gasoline have been responsible for a 43-cent spike in pump prices in California. Idahoans already paying the country’s seventh highest prices may be wondering whether the Gem State will …

AAA: More Fireworks as 42 Million Americans Travel for 4th of July

2015 to see the most Independence Day travelers since 2007 PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA projects 41.9 million Americans (13 percent of the population) will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. The Independence Day …

AAA: Summer Heat Takes Toll on Vehicle Batteries

PORTLAND, Ore., – Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s and even into the triple digits across much of Oregon this week, and AAA Oregon/Idaho wants to remind drivers that hot weather heat can actually kill more vehicle batteries than cold winter weather.  Steve Fox, Director of Automotive Services for AAA Oregon/Idaho says, “Most …

AAA: Annual Cost to Own and Operate a Vehicle Falls to $8,698

Lower Gas Prices Help Fuel Two Percent Decline From 2014 PORTLAND, Ore., – Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly 2 percent drop from last year, according to AAA’s 2015 Your Driving Costs study. This research examines the …

Credit Card Disputes: Know Your Rights and Obligations

One of the benefits of paying for goods and services by credit card is having the ability, under certain circumstances, to dispute a charge. Consumers who are not satisfied with a product or service can contact their credit card company regarding the possibility of having the item credited back to their accounts. MasterCard and Visa have …

Extreme Heat, Overlooked Maintenance to Contribute to 7.3 Million Service Calls

AAA says more stranded motorists will call for help this summer driving season BOISE – Heat-related maladies serious enough to incapacitate a car and endanger its occupants will play a major role in an estimated 7.3 million calls to AAA this summer. The nation′s largest motor club says it will tow nearly 3.2 million vehicles …

Idaho Sets New Record Gas and Diesel Prices

BOISE – Idaho′s gas and diesel prices set record marks over the weekend, according to AAA Idaho, pushing the average price for regular grade gasoline to $3.286 and diesel to $4.08 a gallon. Based on AAA′s Daily Fuel Gauge Report (www.fuelgaugereport.com), Idaho′s average price for a gallon of regular grade gasoline is $3.286, two-tenths of …

Idaho, U.S. Pump Prices top $3.00; Diesel Sets $3.64 Record Price

BOISE – Three-dollar gasoline is back, and Idaho′s average diesel price has topped $3.64 for the first time ever, generating more questions than answers and uncertainty about where the markets will be a month from now, according to AAA Idaho. “Gas prices are rising to catch up with crude oil prices that closed above $95 …