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Top 10 Ways To Get Better Gas Mileage

Top 10 Ways To Get Better Gas Mileage

The way you drive directly affects your fuel economy. ...Read More
What To Have In Your Car Emergency Kit

What To Have In Your Car Emergency Kit

Whether you're preparing for your next road trip or the next season, it's a good idea to take inventory of the items in your car emergency kit. ...Read More
How Long Can You Drive On a Spare Tire

How Long Can You Drive On a Spare Tire

Myth: You can drive normally on a smaller-sized spare tire....Read More
Does Your Car Need An Oil Change Every 3000 Miles

Does Your Car Need An Oil Change Every 3000 Miles

You may not need to change your oil every 3,000 miles, but it’s a good practice to check it once a month. Follow these best tips from AAA to keep your car running smoothly. ...Read More
How Do You Choose The Right Auto Repair Shop

How Do You Choose The Right Auto Repair Shop

Ask your friends and family, Check for autotech certifications, Look for shop affiliations. ...Read More
How Efficient is Your Cars Engine

How Efficient is Your Cars Engine

It has become routine. You get in your car, turn the key, put the transmission in gear, hit the gas and off you go. But, have you ever stopped to think what it takes to make your car run? ...Read More
Not All Automatic Transmissions Are Created Equal

Not All Automatic Transmissions Are Created Equal

If you are in the market for a new or used car, you probably want one with an automatic transmission....Read More
4WD and AWD Tire Concerns

4WD and AWD Tire Concerns

Flat tires—not only can they throw a curveball into your day, but they can put a dent in your wallet when the problem can’t be fixed with a simple puncture repair....Read More
Avoid Over Maintenance

Avoid Over Maintenance

Every vehicle needs regular maintenance to keep it in proper working order. Following the vehicle manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for your car will preserve your investment, help ensu...Read More
Picking a Maintenance Partner

Picking a Maintenance Partner

As a responsible vehicle owner, you know regular maintenance is crucial to ensure a smooth and safe driving experience, but how do you pick the right provider to do the work?...Read More
Shift Smoothly With Quality Automatic Transmission Fluid

Shift Smoothly With Quality Automatic Transmission Fluid

Automatic transmissions are becoming more efficient every year as engineers endeavor to maximize fuel economy and reduce pollution. Some of the changes include more forward gears in conventional auto...Read More
Worn Tires Increase Wet Road Stopping Distances

Worn Tires Increase Wet Road Stopping Distances

Rain showers and storms can make for treacherous travel due to an unlikely suspect, tires. The less tread your tires have, the higher the probability they could hydroplane and completely lose contac...Read More
Filter Facts

Filter Facts

If you’re a long-time vehicle owner, you’ve likely replaced your fair share of filters, but how many of them were necessary? Thanks to advances in technology, today’s cars and trucks can go much long...Read More
Engine Coolant 101 The Right Coolant for Your Vehicle

Engine Coolant 101 The Right Coolant for Your Vehicle

Most drivers don’t give engine coolant a second thought. It’s just another item under the “check fluids” service included with an oil change. However, engine coolant performs three vital jobs...Read More
Battery Basics

Battery Basics

Today’s vehicles have more electrical demands than ever before, and batteries play an essential role in meeting those demands. The battery supplies the electrical current that the starter motor requi...Read More
Finding The Ideal Maintenance Frequency For Your Vehicle

Finding The Ideal Maintenance Frequency For Your Vehicle

There might be no worse feeling in the world than turning the key in your vehicle’s ignition switch and getting no response....Read More
The Serpentine Belt One Belt To Rule Them All

The Serpentine Belt One Belt To Rule Them All

Did you know a single drive belt powers most of your vehicle’s engine accessories? It’s called a serpentine belt because it follows a twisting path to wrap around all the accessory pulleys....Read More
The In And Outs Of Engine Oil

The In And Outs Of Engine Oil

Auto maintenance can be daunting, even when it comes to something as seemingly basic as motor oil. Based on the make and model of your vehicle, you need to consider the oil’s...Read More
How To Deice Your Cars Windshield

How To Deice Your Cars Windshield

One of the more bothersome challenges of winter is removing ice from your car’s windshield on frosty mornings. Here are some tips from AAA on how to prevent and remove windshield ice...Read More
ADAS Sensor Calibration Increases Repair Costs

ADAS Sensor Calibration Increases Repair Costs

Increasing numbers of new cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Some of the more common ones include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruis...Read More
When To Replace Your Cars Battery

When To Replace Your Cars Battery

How to extend the life of your car battery, and AAA tips for selecting a replacement....Read More
Flood Damaged Cars

Flood Damaged Cars

AAA tips for auto flood damage recovery and how to avoid buying a flood damaged car....Read More
Where Does Gasoline Come From

Where Does Gasoline Come From

Gasoline was discovered nearly 160 years ago as a byproduct of refining crude oil to make kerosene for lighting. There was no use for gasoline at the time, so it was burned at the refinery, converted...Read More
The Amazing Disappearing Spare Tire

The Amazing Disappearing Spare Tire

Getting a flat tire is always an unexpected challenge, but if a current trend continues you may face another surprise the next time a flat tire strands you at the roadside....Read More
How To Maximize Fuel Economy

How To Maximize Fuel Economy

Gasoline prices rise and fall, but it is always nice to get the most for your dollar by achieving the best possible fuel economy. How many miles you can travel on a gallon of gas varies with personal...Read More
Takata Airbag Recall Notice

Takata Airbag Recall Notice

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has mandated safety recalls for Takata airbag replacement in millions of vehicles from 19 automakers including Honda and Acura. Any owner of a vehic...Read More
Changing The Cabin Air Filter In Your Car

Changing The Cabin Air Filter In Your Car

AAA approved tips to know when to replace your auto’s cabin air filter and how to do it....Read More
Dictionary Of Automotive Terms

Dictionary Of Automotive Terms

Have you ever read an article about a new car or spoken with a service advisor at a repair shop and ended up thinking to yourself, "I need a translator to understand what he/she was talking about!" Y...Read More
How Often Should You Change Engine Oil

How Often Should You Change Engine Oil

Every automobile engine needs oil, but not just any oil will do. Modern engines are designed and built to exacting standards and require oils that meet very specific industry and automaker specificat...Read More
Synthetic Oil Better Than Conventional

Synthetic Oil Better Than Conventional

Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new research on the quality of engine oil. AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50...Read More
Tread Tells When To Shop For New Tires

Tread Tells When To Shop For New Tires

The tires are the only parts on your car that have direct contact with the road, which means they have a major effect on ride, handling, braking, and safety. For optimum performance, tires must be pr...Read More
Windshield Repair And Replacement

Windshield Repair And Replacement

Did you know your car's windshield is a safety device? In addition to its primary role of protecting vehicle occupants from wind, water and debris, a windshield can help reduce crash injuries and cou...Read More
Automatic Transmission Fluid Service

Automatic Transmission Fluid Service

An automatic transmission is second only to the engine as the most complex and costly mechanical component on your car. To work properly, an automatic transmission must be filled with a specific flui...Read More
How To Talk With A Shop About Auto Repair

How To Talk With A Shop About Auto Repair

You know your car better than anyone else, so when it's performance changes, the information you hold may be the key to helping your auto mechanic identify and fix the problem in a timely and cost-ef...Read More
Planning For Auto Maintenance And Repair Costs

Planning For Auto Maintenance And Repair Costs

According to a recent survey, one in three Americans would be unable to pay for auto repair costs without going into debt. The average repair is about $500 to $600, and in many cases, goes into the t...Read More
Don't Confuse Gasoline Octane And Quality

Don't Confuse Gasoline Octane And Quality

Is there a difference between regular and premium gasoline? If you don't use the gasoline required or recommended by the manufacturer, could it cause problems? To understand the answers to these ques...Read More
Auto Repair Labor Rates Explained

Auto Repair Labor Rates Explained

Auto repair rates vary widely across the country, with rates ranging from as low as $47 to as high as $215 per hour. Know what you're paying for by understanding how car repair shops establish their ...Read More
How Often Do Cars Need Service

How Often Do Cars Need Service

If you're like most vehicle owners, you may wonder how often auto repair services are really necessary. Though you want to take good care of your vehicle, you don't want to spend your hard earned mon...Read More
Insist On A Written Repair Estimate

Insist On A Written Repair Estimate

Getting a written repair estimate from your vehicle repair shop can be a pain. However, there are several reasons why it may be a good idea. AAA vigorously encourages vehicle owners getting a car rep...Read More
How To Find An Auto Mechanic You Can Trust

How To Find An Auto Mechanic You Can Trust

In order to trust a shop with your car maintenance and auto repair needs, there are certain qualifications the shop technicians should possess. Learn more about questions you can ask to help ensure t...Read More
Vehicle Warranties Offer Low Or No Cost Repairs

Vehicle Warranties Offer Low Or No Cost Repairs

This guide explains modern vehicles and diagnostics, offers tips on communicating with repair shops, explains the benefits of written estimates, explores the qualifications of technicians, and helps ...Read More
Understanding Modern Auto Repair

Understanding Modern Auto Repair

This guide explains modern vehicles and diagnostics, offers tips on communicating with repair shops, explains the benefits of written estimates, explores the qualifications of technicians, and helps ...Read More
Quick Tips For Checking Vehicle Fluids

Quick Tips For Checking Vehicle Fluids

Vehicle fluids require attention more often than the 5,000- to 10,000-mile service intervals common today. Incorrect fluid levels can cause breakdowns or even serious damage. Here’s how to...Read More
Changing Your Cars Engine Air Filter

Changing Your Cars Engine Air Filter

Do you replace your engine air filter too often? For years, service technicians and the Environmental Protection Agency encouraged motorists to change their car’s engine air filter frequently to...Read More
Not All Gasoline Is Created Equal

Not All Gasoline Is Created Equal

New testing from AAA has uncovered significant differences in the quality of gasoline sold at fuel retailers in the United States. The independent laboratory testing compared gasolines that...Read More
The Importance Of Proper Tire Inflation

The Importance Of Proper Tire Inflation

For a safer car that’s less costly to operate, keep your tires inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressures...Read More
Give Your Car A Brake

Give Your Car A Brake

The brakes are the most important safety system on your vehicle. Proper maintenance and prompt attention to suspected problems ensure that your brakes will perform as designed...Read More
Prepare Your Car For Summer Travel

Prepare Your Car For Summer Travel

Car trouble can ruin your day, or worse yet, a long-awaited vacation. Follow these maintenance tips to help keep your travels safe and trouble free...Read More
What Does It Cost To Own And Operate A Car

What Does It Cost To Own And Operate A Car

If someone asked you what it costs to drive your car, the first thing that might come to mind is the price of your last fill up at the gas pump, followed closely by car payments and insurance bills. ...Read More
What To Do About Cloudy Headlights

What To Do About Cloudy Headlights

The next time you walk up to your car, take a moment to look at its headlights. If the lenses are cloudy or opaque, you have a problem that could impact your health and welfare - and that of others. ...Read More
Finding an Auto Repair Shop You Can Trust

Finding an Auto Repair Shop You Can Trust

AAA believes the best way to maintain a vehicle is to choose a quality full-service repair shop and have the vehicle serviced by professionals trained to identify potential problems...Read More
Selecting Automobile Replacement Parts

Selecting Automobile Replacement Parts

Parts are parts, right? Well, maybe in chicken nuggets, but not when the subject is replacement auto parts. Whether you service your own car or have a facility do the work, you can sometimes be faced...Read More

AAA Car Repair Estimate

Is your car in need of service? Whether the job involves routine maintenance or more involved repairs, AAA can provide you with an estimate of the cost. Included in the estimate are breakdowns for parts, labor and the member discount available at all AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities.
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