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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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

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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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: 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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Category: Car Care

Should I Check My Wheel Alignment?

Your vehicle’s wheels should be positioned at specific angles in relation to the road. Correct wheel alignment allows your vehicle to travel safely, smoothly and in a straight line. Hitting a pothole or curb can throw off your car’s alignment. Improper alignment can impact fuel efficiency and cause uneven wear on your tires. Bring your […]

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Category: Auto Buying

What Does That Mean? Your Car Jargon Primer

The process of buying a car often includes confusing terminology that can add stress to your experience. Brush up on your car-buying definitions with this handy primer and purchase your next car with confidence. MPG — A certified pre-owned vehicle is a used vehicle that has been thoroughly inspected by the manufacturer to ensure it […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

Spring Break Road Trip Tips

Winter is behind us and warmer days bring the promise of spring. For teens, this often means hitting the road for a spring break trip, with many of them likely driving to their destinations.  Distracted driving is one of the biggest concerns for teens driving this spring break. Eager passengers, cell phones and navigation systems […]

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