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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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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Need a new car battery? AAA delivers on the spot

Need a new car battery? AAA delivers on the spot

Never get stranded again because of a dead car battery. Use AAA’s mobile service to have your car battery tested to determine its remaining power and, if needed, a new battery installed on the spot.
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Car care tips to keep your ride in tip-top shape

Car care tips to keep your ride in tip-top shape

Mechanical systems and technologies make cars very complex machines, and these four simple tips help keep them running at peak performance.
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Auto repair shop: how do I find a good one?

Auto repair shop: how do I find a good one?

When you need auto repair and maintenance, you want the best for your car at a fair price. Trust the certified professionals at the more than 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair shops nationwide.
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Average Annual Cost of New Vehicle Ownership

Average Annual Cost of New Vehicle Ownership

AAA analysis each year helps drivers better understand the true cost of car ownership. Knowing what it really costs to own, operate and maintain a vehicle helps consumers make wiser choices when buying a new ride.
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What is fact and what is fiction?

What is fact and what is fiction?

AAA’s automotive experts provide answers to the most common myths & what is fact when it comes to your car!
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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.