Posts tagged: auto dealers
The price of gas continues rising and the busiest driving season is a few months away.
The Associated Press reports the average price of gas in Washington has reached $3.88 per gallon of regular gas.
Prices quoted rely on a AAA auto club survey of stations and dealers across the state. The $3.88 figure is 6 cents more than last week and 24 cents up from a month ago.
And it's 11 cents higher than the national average.
The AP reports these average prices for cities:
Gas prices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene show no sign of retreating. The price per gallon of regular jumped three cents in both cities from Monday to Tuesday.
From Tuesday to Wednesday the price jumped another three cents, on average, in Spokane.
That would be from $3.21 to $3.24 per gallon of regular, according to data found on GasBuddy.com.
Not surprising, you're going to find an increasing number of apps and tools to help find the best prices in your location.
We've found five which are either free or cost very little: GasBuddy's own smartphone app; iGasUp, which uses data from Oil Price Information Service (OPIS); something called GasBook; an app called Poynt (which does more than gas pricing); and an iPhone only app called Local Gas Prices.
Today's Spokesman Review story on the rise in gas prices indicates people are concerned enough to cut down on travel trips or use less expensive means of transport.
One follow-up received here came from LeaseTrader.com, a site to help companies finding or leasing vehicles.
Their comment on the impact of higher prices has two points to make:
—Based off 2008 modeling, LeaseTrader.com believes drivers won't take specific action (reduced gas consumption, exiting lease contracts) until gas reaches $4 per gallon.