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Tampa Bay gas prices drop again, lowest among Florida metros

Tampa Bay gas prices drop again, lowest among Florida metros

"Gasoline is becoming less expensive to produce and sell thanks to lower crude prices and cheaper-to-produce winter blend fuel," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA, in a release. "Retail prices have not quite caught up with declines on the wholesal...
Published: 11/05/18
Driving for Uber in Tampa? The ride-share company will pay your tuition in new Uber Pro program

Driving for Uber in Tampa? The ride-share company will pay your tuition in new Uber Pro program

Tampa Bay Uber drivers have a new incentive to keep driving: The ride share company will pay their tuition.A new program called Uber Pro is being tested in Tampa Bay and seven other areas, including Orlando. It will rank drivers into different catego...
Updated one month ago
Tampa Bay gas prices decline 9 cents over the week

Tampa Bay gas prices decline 9 cents over the week

Tampa Bay gas averaged $2.59 per gallon Monday, down 9 cents over the week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Florida gas prices dropped 5 cents over the week to $2.70 per gallon. Nationally, gas was $2.82 per gallon. "From coast to coast, gas p...
Updated one month ago
Broken auto glass cases are clogging Hillsborough courtrooms, with no sign of slowing

Broken auto glass cases are clogging Hillsborough courtrooms, with no sign of slowing

It seems simple: a legal spat over how much it costs to fix a broken windshield. But that issue — which pits insurers and their lawyers against auto glass repair companies — has mushroomed in recent years into a major problem clogging Hi...
Updated one month ago
Federal consumer watchdog looking into auto lender Marlin Financial

Federal consumer watchdog looking into auto lender Marlin Financial

A federal agency is looking into online auto lender Marlin Financial. In a letter to Rep. Charlie Crist dated Tuesday, the head of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection called the findings of a Tampa Bay Timesí investigation into the lender "tr...
Updated one month ago
Federal consumer watchdog looking into auto lender Marlin Financial

Federal consumer watchdog looking into auto lender Marlin Financial

A federal agency is looking into online auto lender Marlin Financial. In a letter to Rep. Charlie Crist dated Tuesday, the head of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection called the findings of a Tampa Bay Timesí investigation into the lender "tr...
Updated one month ago
Report: Tampa drivers pay different insurance rates based on ZIP code

Report: Tampa drivers pay different insurance rates based on ZIP code

It can be tough to figure out why insurance companies charge some more than others for auto coverage. But a recent analysis by the Consumer Federation of America suggests that a driverís neighborhood could be a factor. The analysis, released Monday, ...
Updated one month ago
In Tampa Bay, larger cars hold their value the best

In Tampa Bay, larger cars hold their value the best

Looking to buy a new car that holds its value? In Tampa Bay, think big. According to an analysis by iSeeCars, the bay area vehicle with the lowest depreciation over five years is a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. They average just 26 percent depreciation ov...
Updated one month ago
Tesla report shows stronger safety record for vehicles on autopilot

Tesla report shows stronger safety record for vehicles on autopilot

Associated PressNEW YORK ó Tesla says it recorded one accident for every 3.34 million miles driven in the third quarter when the autopilot was engaged on its vehicles. That rises to 1.92 million when autopilot is not on. Itís the first quarterly auto...
Updated one month ago
General Motors and Honda team up on self-driving technology

General Motors and Honda team up on self-driving technology

By CATHY BUSSEWITZGeneral Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japanís Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the au...
Updated: 2 months ago