What to Know About AGM Batteries

Did you know that even with all the advances in technology over the past century, a majority of vehicles still use the same standard flooded lead-acid battery that was used when cars were first invented?   So with new features like heated seats, navigation systems, and auto start/stop functionality, wouldn’t it make sense to have […]

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Pre-travel Vehicle Checklist, Part 2

In the first part of our pre-travel checklist, we listed a few things to check on your car before you head out on a road trip such as your wipers, tire pressure, and battery condition. But even if you’re leaving your car behind and traveling by plane or train, it’s still important to take a […]

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AAA Tour Guides, Part 3: Road Safety

Gary Burgess recently completed an extensive motorcycle trip halfway around the world. He faced various road and weather conditions while traveling over 13,355 miles on his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.   With miles of travel alone, often without civilization within reach, Burgess had to rely on the safety and security of his gear, his bike and […]

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Travel Safety For Your Identity

Travel safety requires much more than a luggage lock these days, as identity theft is increasingly common. While most people take proper precautions to protect their identities while at home, many neglect to employ certain key safeguards while traveling.   Here are some tips for protecting your identity while traveling:   What’s in your wallet? […]

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What Happens in Vegas …

Whether it’s a bachelor or bachelorette party or just a getaway with friends, the “City of Sin” is an obvious choice when planning a fun weekend. Let’s start with a few general recommendations: Winter is the best time to visit due to the high summer temperatures. Plan out where you’re going weeks in advance and […]

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Wedding Timeline, Part 3: Attendants

In the days of old, witnesses were required to come to weddings to confuse evil spirits. Today it’s customary to have witnesses in the form of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Here’s a quick primer on who’s who within the wedding party.   People typically choose close friends and family members as attendants. Don’t feel obligated to […]

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Avoiding the Dealerships, Part 1: Your Auto Warranty

Did you know that it’s actually illegal for the dealership to void your warranty if you go somewhere other than the dealership for auto repairs?   That’s right. Thanks to the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, the dealership is prohibited from refusing your warranty if you take your car to an outside repair shop or perform […]

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#capturingCarolinas: Charleston, Part 2

We mentioned last month that Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Charleston the best U.S. city four years running and listed just a few of the many ways to enjoy the charming city. But our love for the city doesn’t end there—AAA’s many partnership provide ample, diverse opportunities to save money while exploring all that Charleston […]

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