You’ll Thank Yourself Later: Best Reasons to Have AAA in August

It's a given that August is going to be hot in the Carolinas, and that it's also a part of hurricane season. But that's no reason to stay home in the air conditioning. Use your AAA Membership to beat the heat this month with these great perks that will keep you on the go and enjoying your summer:

Hurricane Season Travel Perks  AAA Members have added peace of mind when on trips of 100 driving miles or more from home. If you are driving or riding in a AAA-qualifying vehicle which becomes inoperable as a result of a traffic accident or if your car is stolen, causing your trip to be delayed at least 24 hours, you may receive a reimbursement covering unexpected out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the first 72 hours immediately following the incident. These costs include car rental, meals, and lodging in the vicinity of the incident or commercial transportation from the location of the event to your destination or current residence.


Travel Accident Protection for Your End of Summer Vacation  AAA’s $100,000 Travel Accident Insurance Program covers you for accidental loss of life, limbs, or sight in any licensed common carrier when the transportation is purchased through a AAA Carolinas travel agency. A common carrier may include planes, trains, ships, and buses. Coverage applies while you are riding solely as a passenger in or boarding from any licensed common carrier. Plus, Plus/RV, Premier, and Premier/RV provide an additional $200,000 (totaling $300,000 on tickets purchased through AAA Travel only) in travel accident insurance when you buy your ticket through AAA.


Give Your Student the Gift of Peace of Mind — If August finds your kid headed off to college, give them a AAA Gift Membership. You will feel better knowing they have AAA if anything happens while they are away from home. Review the benefits with them, so they are familiar with perks and discounts and how to call for roadside assistance if needed. 


Shop 'Till You Drop with End of Summer Savings August is the perfect time for savings on summer outfits. With fall styles coming in, summer styles are going to be marked down or moved to clearance. Get even bigger savings with Discounts & Rewards at Tanger and Premium Outlets, where AAA members receive a VIP coupon book with hundreds of dollars in savings. 


Discounted Services at AAA Car Care Centers — If you notice your car's AC is not cooling as well as it normally does, it may be time to have it checked at a AAA Car Care Center. The extreme August heat can cause a decline in performance and could even blow your AC during the hottest time of the year. Find your local AAA Car Care Center, and we can quickly get you cooling again at a member's discounted price.


Emergency Roadside Assistance in the Extreme Heat — When it's super hot outside, your vehicle is at a greater risk of overheating. If you are stuck in traffic or headed up a steep incline, your engine could quickly overheat, leaving you stranded. Luckily, your AAA Membership provides you with quick and reliable emergency roadside assistance and can tow your car if necessary. 

This year, don't let the August heat get you down. Stay cool and protected with the many benefits of your AAA Membership. Give us a call at 1-866-593-8626 to learn more about what a AAA Membership can do for you. 

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