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. …

What’s your car trying to tell you with that dashboard light?

Demystify those dashboard lights Dashboard lights and instrument displays have been around for decades. Over the years they’ve evolved just as much as cars themselves. Your car dashboard is no longer just a barrier to protect you from road debris. It’s an information hub that can tell you everything from your current oil levels to …

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 …

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, …

Average Driver Spends an Hour Each Day Behind the Wheel

BOISE – “Rush hour” usually brings to mind thoughts of traffic congestion, but according to new research by AAA, it could also represent the average time drivers spend behind the wheel. In AAA’s new American Driving Survey, participants reported spending an hour driving each day, covering an average distance of 30 miles.  Nearly 90 percent …