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Due to COVID-19, repair facilities in some areas may have adjusted their hours of operation and procedure for accepting appointments. Please make sure to contact your service facility ahead of time to confirm business hours and to understand any new procedures for dropping off your vehicle for service.

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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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What To Expect On Your Next Visit To The Mechanic

What To Expect On Your Next Visit To The Mechanic

As the summer heats up so is the desire to travel. Especially since most of us have been under some sort of lockdown or quarantine for the last several months.
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Tire Pressure 101

Tire Pressure 101

AAA shows you where to find the right tire pressure for your car, how to check it and how to add air if needed.
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Windshield Wipers 101

Windshield Wipers 101

AAA shows you how to remove and install new windshield wiper blades plus how to add windshield washer fluid.
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So Your Car is Under Lockdown Too – Now What?

So Your Car is Under Lockdown Too – Now What?

Americans aren’t the only ones parked at home in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. So are their cars. To make sure your car will be ready to get moving again when the time comes, follow these tips. Please note this advice pertains to cars that are sitting idle less than 45 days.
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True Cost of Electric Vehicles

True Cost of Electric Vehicles

Previous research from AAA has found that 40 million Americans have expressed interested in going electric for their next vehicle … yet the roads are still mostly filled with gas-powered cars.
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Auto Repairs That Scare

Auto Repairs That Scare

AAA’s automotive experts - David Bennett and Michael Calkins – tell scary stories about DIY car repairs you won’t believe! They also discuss ways to take the scare of getting your vehicle repaired.
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How to Find a Trusted Repair Shop

How to Find a Trusted Repair Shop

Trying to pick a repair shop can be stressful. David Bennett – AAA’s automotive expert – and Dennis McLaughlin of Honest-1 Auto Care give tips on how to pick a shop that’s right for you!
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Pedestrian Detection Systems - How well do they really work?

Pedestrian Detection Systems - How well do they really work?

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise, and a AAA study shows that pedestrian detection systems and automatic braking features in cars may not always help drivers avoid fatal mishaps.
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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.