Archives for Anne Carney

  1. Aug 19, 2011

    The New Price of Gas

    Declining gas pricesThe automotive travel industry gets a glimpse of hope with gas prices starting to decline.  The drop in prices is bittersweet for people like you and I though, as the cause for the decrease is the United States economic volatility.  As of this past week, the cost for crude oil is now as low as $85 a barrel and the average price per gallon has dropped 9 cents and is still declining. This is great news for motorists looking to travel Labor Day Weekend because prices could be as low as $3.00 a gallon.

    What that means is a 25-cent-per-gallon price decrease saves the average driver about $4 per week, based on driving 20,000 miles per year in a car that gets 25 mpg. Depending on your car and driving habits savings could be even more.

    MapQuest has a way to find the best savings with MapQuest Gas Prices. Just enter your address and it provides a map of your area with the current gas prices listing from lowest to highest. The results stay updated to show you where to find the best pump everyday. You can also use this site to check out the highest and lowest gas price in the U.S. or take advantage of the gas price calculator.

    For more information on National Gas Trends go to AAA’s Weekend Gas Watch.

  2. 4th of July events can be a pain to plan, but don’t sweat it this year – MapQuest is here to help! By clicking the fireworks icon on the Map Toolbar on, you can easily view all of your local events including 4th of July parades, festivals, amazing light shows and more. We have gone through the trouble of bringing the events to you, just click and get directed towards exciting Independence Day fun.

    July Events on MapQuest

    Eventful supplied us with over 350 star spangled events for you to choose from; whether you want to head to a local event or plan a road trip, there is something for everyone. Once you have chosen your destination, you can get directions and send them directly to your phone, GPS or car using the ‘Send To’ option.

    The 4th of July is a time to spend with family and friends so don’t miss anything by getting lost or stuck in traffic. You can view traffic conditions using the ‘Live Traffic’ option and find the quickest route so you can be front row for the parade and not miss the fireworks display!

    We would love to here how you spend your holiday so don’t forget to share with us on Facebook and Twitter.  Hope you have an explosive 4th of July!