March 28, 2010

Auto Briefs

Gas prices unlikely to surge much more; local app is aimed at used car buyers

Gas prices

U.S. gas prices won't go much higher than $3 a gallon, experts predict. (Associated Press)

Gas prices unlikely to surge much more
Gasoline prices almost always rise in the spring, and this year won't be an exception. But motorists shouldn't panic just yet. Government forecasters say drivers aren't likely to pay much more than $3 a gallon, on average, during the peak summer driving season. Expectations are that gasoline prices will average $2.84 a gallon this year, up from $2.34 in 2009. It's a modest increase compared with the past few years when oil prices rose and fell sharply. If gas averages $3 a gallon nationwide on Memorial Day, that would represent an increase of about 13 percent since the start of the year. That compares with a nearly 50 percent increase in the same period a year ago and 29 percent in 2008.

--Associated Press

Local app is aimed at used car buyers
Lake City Motors, a used car dealership located in north Seattle, is the first car seller in the area to launch an app for the iPhone. The app allows users to see all of the inventory at the dealership, view photos and prices, and set up appointments for test drives. To find the app, search for "Lake City Motors" or "cars Seattle" in iTunes or in the app store.

--NWautos staff


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