Friday, January 17, 2020
Community Gas Prices in Aurora Higher than Surrounding Communities

Gas Prices in Aurora Higher than Surrounding Communities

Before raising my concerns about the gas prices in Aurora, let me share this first. One of the smaller elements on our stove top range was malfunctioning for sometime now. What initially appeared to be a simple switch replacement expanded into a bigger issue, perhaps even a safety issue. One burnt electrical connector housing on the switch led to another burnt electrical connector powering the control panel module, and eventually led to the discovery of faulty soldering on the actual circuit board. It’s likely that poor electrical contact between the connections caused sparking and heat enough to burn a section of control panel module. However without proper analysis the actual root cause is unconfirmed.

Warranty on the kitchen range expired just over one year ago. This particular model doesn’t exist anymore.  Considering costs of the repair and the reduced life of high tech appliances, we made the decision to purchase a new kitchen range. It is unfortunate that robust and reliable appliances rarely exist these days.

“Now, gas prices Aurora are around $1.20 and you serve yourself.”

Nevertheless, before I continue with gas prices, one more thing to share. One of our cars had a low tire. It turned out to be punctured by a screw through the tread and sidewall – not possible to repair. Between two cars, this was our fourth nail/screw in the tire in the span of one year. What is happening? Even the mechanic stressed that there has been an unusual spike in tire damage and replacement recently. Where are these nails/screws coming from? Construction sites?

Now to gas prices. I remember the days when gas was forty five cents. That was some time ago, over 25 years. I remember the days when we had ‘full service‘ gas stations. It was a treat during cold winter days. I didn’t have to get out the car to fill up the gas, to clean windows and to pay. Now, gas prices are around $1.20 and you serve yourself.

Having said all that, did anyone notice that the gas prices in Aurora are usually on the higher end between neighbouring communities like Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill and Newmarket. Last weekend we were driving home along Yonge Street from Richmond Hill to Aurora and so we happened to see that the lowest gas price was in Oak Ridges, where we fill up most of the time. The highest was in Aurora. Next day I checked Aurora again was averaging on the higher end.

In conclusion, what can I say, living in Aurora or anywhere else isn’t getting any cheaper but there is no reason to have higher gas prices in Aurora.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

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