Estimate Car Repair Costs

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. To generate an estimate, simply provide the information below and select the desired service from the list on the next page.
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EV Consumer Survey and Green Car Guide

EV Consumer Survey and Green Car Guide

Electric vehicles are already on the road today and with the advancements in style and range that have been made over the last few years, they could be a viable option for you.
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Watch the episode of "Car Battery Facts"

Watch the episode of "Car Battery Facts"

Automotive experts, David Bennett & Todd Milner discuss on Facebook Live facts about car batteries, AAA’s battery recycling efforts, mobile battery service and other helpful hints!
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Headlight Technology For Safer Night Driving

Headlight Technology For Safer Night Driving

Driving at night is one of the most dangerous activities for not only those behind the wheel but for those on foot or on bike as well.
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Top 5 Things To Know About An Extended Car Warranty

Top 5 Things To Know About An Extended Car Warranty

Want help deciding whether or not to purchase an extended warranty for your car?
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Changing Windshield Wipers Seasonally

Changing Windshield Wipers Seasonally

Myth: Regular windshield wipers can be used year-round.
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Many Americans Remain Afraid of Fully Self Driving Vehicles

Many Americans Remain Afraid of Fully Self Driving Vehicles

A number of high-profile incidents involving self-driving test vehicles last year seems to have left an impression on many Americans.
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Watch the episode of "Pothole Palooza"

Watch the episode of "Pothole Palooza"

AAA automotive experts David Bennett and Michael Calkins discuss on Facebook Live the best ways to avoid costly pothole damage to your car’s tires, wheels and suspension.
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Auto Parts Prices Explained

Auto Parts Prices Explained

Do you know why auto parts cost more at a repair shop than they do at your local auto parts store, or why most repair shops refuse to install customer-supplied products?
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Your Car is a Big Investment...
and maintenance is key to keeping it running well and on the road for many miles to come. AAA recommends timely service checkups to ensure that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently, all systems perform optimally and that all parts, from spark plugs to windshield wipers, work effectively.

To know more about the services your car needs and when they should be completed, refer to your vehicle owner’s manual. It will include a routine maintenance checklist and the time points for completing recommended services. Note that maintenance schedules do differ depending on the make and model of the car, so it is important to follow the manual specific to your vehicle.

While timely maintenance is important and a way to avert unnecessary auto repairs down the road, as an informed vehicle owner, you should also be aware of over maintenance. See the Avoid over Maintenance article.
An auto repair facility recommending additional non-scheduled maintenance services without completing a professional diagnostic inspection and validating why the work should be done may be selling you something your car does not necessarily need.

AAA recommends taking your vehicle to a reliable auto repair shop with skilled technicians qualified to perform all the needed services your owner’s manual recommends. For trusted service, use the search feature to find a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility near you. Each of the more than 7,000 auto repair shops in the AAA network undergoes a comprehensive investigation and meets AAA’s stringent standards. Skilled mechanics will evaluate and service your vehicle with quality auto parts and products, and AAA members receive money-saving benefits.

Even when the unexpected happens on the road and you need a tow truck, do not go to just any garage. Direct the driver to tow your vehicle to a nearby AAA Approved Auto Repair shop.

For more tips about car maintenance and care, read the articles available on this site and view the videos posted to the AAA YouTube channel.