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Labor Day weekend travelers face highest gas prices since 2014

Labor Day weekend travelers face highest gas prices since 2014

The final travel holiday of the summer is upon us, and soon, its traffic will be, too. About 2 million Floridians are expected to travel for Labor Day Weekend according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, and motorists hitting the road for the long weekend ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tampa Bay, state gas prices down 5 cents over the week

Tampa Bay, state gas prices down 5 cents over the week

Summer is winding down, and so are gas prices. Florida pump prices averaged $2.76 per gallon Monday, down five cents over the week. That’s just ahead of Tampa Bay’s $2.72 per gallon average, which was also down five cents since last week according to...
Updated: 3 months ago
Volkswagen scam: How will Florida spend its windfall from the diesel-gate settlement

Volkswagen scam: How will Florida spend its windfall from the diesel-gate settlement

The state has a challenge: How to spend a windfall from the Volkswagen diesel-gate scandal. The German manufacturer agreed to pay $2 billion to promote zero-emission vehicles and spend billions more to buy back or modify most of the cars. Nearly $3 b...
Updated: 3 months ago
My First Car: 1969 Dodge Super Bee, Mike J. Giammarino, 62, St. Petersburg

My First Car: 1969 Dodge Super Bee, Mike J. Giammarino, 62, St. Petersburg

’69 Dodge Super BeeI was a 17-year-old junior at Lakewood High School with a license and a burning desire for a fast car. I found this car in 1973 and bought it with my after-school job money for $750. I think back and it still surprises me that my s...
Updated: 4 months ago
Wesley Chapel luxury car market to add BMW

Wesley Chapel luxury car market to add BMW

WESLEY CHAPEL — The race for luxury car buyers in Wesley Chapel has a new entrant. BMW plans to open a showroom at State Road 56 and Mansfield Boulevard in the Wiregrass Ranch development.Preliminary plans filed with Pasco County by Spring Engineerin...
Updated: 4 months ago
Gas prices jump 12 cents/gallon in a week in Tampa Bay

Gas prices jump 12 cents/gallon in a week in Tampa Bay

Gas prices in Tampa Bay are on the rise — with a double-digit jump over the past week — but averages still remain cheaper than the rest of the country.Bay area gas prices increased about twelve cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.76...
Updated: 4 months ago
Nissan recalls about 105K cars to replace Takata air bags

Nissan recalls about 105K cars to replace Takata air bags

Associated PressDETROIT — Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchbac...
Updated: 4 months ago
Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

It may not feel like it while you’re sitting in traffic each morning, but Tampa Bay has some of the fastest commute times in Florida. According to a new ranking by HomeArea.com, Tampa commuters have the second-fastest commute time, up from No. 4 last...
Updated: 4 months ago
Want a car? Ford still has them, but crossovers are the future

Want a car? Ford still has them, but crossovers are the future

Frank Walker has been selling Fords in Pinellas County for decades. He remembers the Ranger, the Bronco, the Probe and the Thunderbird — all once-popular models that went out of production.So when Ford announced earlier this year that it was going to...
Updated: 4 months ago
Falling gas prices in Tampa Bay might level out soon

Falling gas prices in Tampa Bay might level out soon

Gas prices in Florida have been declining for the past 30 days straight, but analysts say that trend might not last due to higher oil prices.Tampa Bay gas prices fell another seven cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.58 a gallon fo...
Updated: 5 months ago