Best Buys on Bags 

Stop by your local AAA Travel office  to see our new collection of anti-theft travel bags from Travelon.   Heritage Anti-Theft Backpack — Roomy main compartment with padded laptop sleeve, two lockable front pockets and a mesh pocket for a water bottle. Member price: $79.99 (Suggested retail: $110)               Heritage […]

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Category: Car Care

Dashboard Warning Lights and What They Mean 

Dashboard warning lights can serve as a reminder when to service your car or may indicate a bigger problem. Since not all manufacturers use universal images, it’s important to check your owner’s manual for details. These are the most common dashboard warning lights: Check Engine Light — This can light up for a few different […]

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Category: Auto Buying

Extended Warranties: Health Insurance for your Car

Just as health insurance protects you and your family when the unexpected happens, an extended warranty for your new or previously owned car covers your investment if something goes wrong. A Vehicle Extended Warranty, also called a service plan, is the health insurance your car needs. The coverage varies from plan to plan, but popular […]

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Category: Travel Tips

Cool Solutions with Travel Insurance

Cool Solutions with Travel Insurance Have you ever experienced a major inconvenience during a trip only to find out that your travel insurance policy didn’t cover it?    AAA Carolinas now offers the newest, most innovative travel insurance policies available in the U.S. Allianz Global Assistance recently launched Smart Benefits, and we’re one of only […]

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Category: Auto Buying

New To You: Used Car Buying Tips

Know your budget Before you begin looking, figure out what you can spend. If you want to finance your car, decide on an affordable monthly payment and stick to it. Figure in taxes, repairs and fuel expenses — they’ll add to your overall cost. Do your homework Research the vehicles you’re interested in purchasing, but […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

4 Savvy Insights

1. It’s less than you think! When people were asked how much a $250,000 term life insurance policy would cost a healthy 30-year-old, they estimated $500 — more than three times what it actually costs.* 2. There are downsides if you wait to get it. Act sooner and your rates will be better. When you’re older, […]

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self-driving cars, autonomous vehicle
Category: Travel safety

Self-Driving Cars: Are We Ready?

A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that 71 percent of Carolinians are not yet comfortable with self-driving cars, with only 29 percent saying they were ready for a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle. Across the country, however, drivers are beginning to embrace self-driving vehicles. The annual survey reveals that 63 percent of U.S. drivers […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

Boat Smarts

Summer in the Carolinas often means spending more time out in the water. It’s vital to understand proper water safety — especially for boat owners. Before hitting the water, here are some things to consider: Know the laws: Brush up on local water regulations and guidelines (from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources or […]

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