NJ Press Releases

AAA: New Jersey gas price holds steady from last week, despite national average increase

Florham Park, N.J., October 1, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.85 today, the same as one week ago, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is one cent cheaper than a month ago ($2.86), but 27 cents higher than it was on October 1, 2018 ($2.58). AAA’s October 1st survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.87, two cents higher than last week ($2.85). The national average price today is four cents higher than a month ...Read More

Drivers rely too heavily on new vehicle safety technologies

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., September 26, 2018 — Advanced safety technologies in new vehicles have the potential to save lives, but drivers who purchase these systems generally are unaware of their safety limitation, fail to use them properly or place too much trust in their capabilities, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These technologies include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping a...Read More

AAA: Average gas price drops three cents in NJ; holds steady Nationally

Florham Park, N.J., September 24, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey today is $2.85, down three cents from last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is one cent cheaper than one month ago ($2.86), but 20 cents higher than one year ago ($2.65). New Jersey’s average gas price is the same as the national average and remains the cheapest state in the tri-state area to buy gas. AAA’s September 24th survey of fuel prices found the current nat...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices drop one cent

Florham Park, N.J., September 17, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey today is $2.88, down one cent from last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is the same as one month ago, but 15 cents higher than one year ago ($2.73). New Jersey’s average gas price is three cents higher than the national average but continues to be the lowest average gas price in the tri-state area. AAA’s September 17th survey of fuel prices found the current natio...Read More

New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually from One Single Expense

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., September 13, 2018 — AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs study finds the average cost to own and operate a new vehicle in 2018 is $8,849 per year, or just under 59 cents per mile, for vehicles averaging 15,000 miles of annual driving. And while fuel, maintenance, repairs, and insurance get most of the attention, the largest expense associated with buying a new car is something many drivers fail to consider – depreciation. “Depreciation accounts for almost 40 percent of the cost of owning ...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices spike three cents from last week

Florham Park, N.J., September 10, 2018 — The average price at the pump today in New Jersey is $2.89, up three cents from last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is one cent lower than a month ago ($2.90), but 11 cents higher than one year ago ($2.78). New Jersey’s average gas price is five cents higher than the national average but remains the lowest area average gas price. AAA’s September 10th survey of fuel prices found the current national averag...Read More

AAA: NJ, National average gas prices hold steady on the week

Florham Park, N.J., September 4, 2018 — The average price at the pump today in New Jersey is $2.86, unchanged from a week ago, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is four cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.90), but nine cents higher than September 4, 2017. New Jersey’s average gas price is three cents higher than the national average but remains the lowest in the tri-state region. AAA’s September 4th survey of fuel prices found the current national average...Read More

AAA: NJ average gas price declines by a penny

Florham Park, N.J., August 27, 2018 — The average price at the pump today in New Jersey is down a modest one cent to $2.86 from last week ($2.87), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is two cents lower than a month ago ($2.88), but still 49 cents higher than August 27, 2017 ($2.37). New Jersey’s average price is three cents higher than the national average but continues to be the lowest among neighboring states. AAA’s August 27th survey of fuel prices foun...Read More

AAA: Ride-Hailing Twice the Cost of Car Ownership

Florham Park, N.J., August 21, 2018 — Ride-hailing services are a popular and convenient transportation option, but a new AAA analysis shows they may not be a cost-effective replacement for vehicle ownership, depending on a person’s driving habits and modes of transportation they use. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the average driver in an urban area – the only setting in which using these services are a practical full-time transportation option – drives 10,841 miles per year. Whil...Read More

AAA: National, New Jersey average gas prices drop two cents

Florham Park, N.J., August 20, 2018 — The average price at the pump today in New Jersey is down two cents to $2.87 from last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is three cents lower than a month ago ($2.90), but still 49 cents higher than last year ($2.38). New Jersey’s average price is four cents higher than the national average but continues to be the lowest among neighboring states. AAA’s August 20th survey of fuel prices found the current...Read More