driving in rain

Tips for Driving in Rain and Preparing Your Vehicle for Severe Weather

Wind and rain are very dangerous on the road, and even the best drivers need to be prepared for severe weather. Avoid driving in rain if possible, but that’s not always going to be an option. Before the storm hits, be sure your vehicle is ready and you’re comfortable. Here are some tips to keep […]

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Staying Safe on Winter Roads

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies as weather reports in parts of the Carolinas are calling for wintery mix conditions. AAA Carolinas reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.   AAA Carolinas recommends the following […]

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How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Car

As areas are hit by hurricanes and floods, AAA Carolinas warns Carolinians to avoid purchasing a vehicle that has suffered flood damage. Recognizing a flood damaged vehicle isn't as easy as you'd think.  In many cases, insurance companies deem flood damaged vehicles totaled, which are then sold to salvage companies. However, rather than being disassembled […]

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Stay Safe on Wet or Flooded Roads

AAA reports that nearly 1.2 million car crashes occur each year on wet pavement resulting in 5,700 deaths.  "It's important that drivers heed official warnings and avoid driving on wet and flooded roads if able,” said AAA Carolinas spokesperson Tiffany Wright. If your vehicle shuts down while in standing water, do not try to restart […]

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Staying Safe During a Hurricane

Prepare yourself, your family, and your home for an impending storm. Read our tips to stay safe when a hurricane could be headed your way. AAA Carolinas recommends following The Department of Transportation for evacuation routes and updated information.       Before a Storm: Locate all of your important records (such as passports, birth certificates […]

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How to be Prepared When a Tornado Strikes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms, devastating a neighborhood in seconds and leaving behind severe and sometime fatal injuries. Knowing how to protect you and your family is crucial in surviving these swift occurrences.   What Tornado Watch and Warnings Mean Watch: Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Warning: A tornado has been sighted […]

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Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can take its toll on you, your home, your vehicle, and your loved ones. Take the proper precautions to keep everyone, and everything, safe during these summer months.    At Home or Work Protect your home’s foundation from shifting under extreme heat by placing soaker hoses around the perimeter about six inches from […]

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Spring Fever: AAA Carolinas Predicts Gas Prices Will Rise as Spring Approaches

For the first quarter of the year, gas prices have been expensive. On average, motorists are paying a quarter more than at the same time last year. In North Carolina, prices are currently $2.39 and in South Carolina, the average is $2.25.   While pump prices have dipped in recent weeks, this is not a trend […]

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