In advance of busy holiday/family travel season...
AAA Reminds Motorists that Most Breakdowns Can Be Prevented
HARTFORD, CT (October 15, 2019) – With the busy holiday/family travel season fast approaching, AAA is reminding drivers that most breakdowns are preventable, encouraging everyone to make time for basic car care now… rather than risk being stranded roadside, possibly with friends or vulnerable family members, during the darker colder months ahead.
According to a previous AAA survey, drivers who ignore or forget recommended maintenance ultimately pay higher repair costs plus, for some, the cost of a tow.
“There’s a reason AAA Car Care is offering free vehicle check-ups and tire discounts this month,” says Eileen Chesney, Manager of the AAA Car Care in Southington, “Our goal is to provide the services you need now, so you won't need AAA's Emergency Roadside Service when travelling with loved ones when the weather takes a turn for the worse”.
AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle’s fall and winter maintenance needs. Many of the items on the list can be completed by a car owner in less than an hour, but others should be performed by a certified technician.
Motorists can identify reliable, high-quality repair shops with certified technicians by looking for the AAA Approved Auto Repair sign or by visiting the new AAA Car Care Insurance & Travel Center in Southington.
Tens of Thousands of Emergency Roadside Calls Expected this Winter
This past summer, AAA responded to more 80,000 Emergency Roadside calls – just in the Greater Hartford area alone and almost half of those calls required a tow. Battery and tire issues are the most common calls and both are more likely to fail in extreme weather conditions.
AAA Tips for Winter Car Care
Harsh winter conditions make your vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers.
AAA recommends that motorists:
To encourage Car Care this month, the new AAA Car Care in Southington is offering (for members and non-members):
Android and iPhone users can download AAA Mobile, AAA’s mobile smartphone app that provides AAA services for all motorists, such as mapping and gas price comparison, as well as member-exclusive benefits including roadside assistance and discounts. AAA Membership is not required to download and use AAA apps, but is necessary to take advantage of unique member benefits such as roadside assistance.
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Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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