Rising Gas Prices – Here We Go Again

Newspaper headlines, local and national television and radio news broadcasts and the Internet are once again warning of record high gas prices with dire predictions of the impact on everyday life and the overall economy. So what are consumers to do? What is the aftermarket industry to do?

One option is for consumers to drive less, which is not a viable option for most folks and clearly not an option the aftermarket industry favors.

The fact is that neither consumers, nor our industry, have any control over the cost of gas at the pump.

However consumers do have control over how much gas they use and our industry does have some influence over how we can help consumers achieve this savings.

Every day the Car Care Council, through its “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign, reminds motorists via the media about how simple vehicle maintenance can improve fuel efficiency. Every aftermarket business should take advantage of the gas-saving information available from the council. Help the council and our industry inform consumers how they can weather the higher gas prices by making their vehicle more fuel efficient without curtailing their driving.

Driving less – not good. Driving smarter – good.

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One Response to Rising Gas Prices – Here We Go Again

  1. Nan Comes says:

    You can expect gas prices to rise every spring. It seems to get earlier and earlier each year. That’s because oil futures traders know demand for gas rises in the summer. They therefore start buying oil futures contracts in the spring in anticipation of that price rise.^

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