Holiday Shopping Gone Wrong: The Dangers of Parking Lot Collisions

As the rush to check everyone off of your holiday shopping list begins, AAA warns motorists and shoppers alike to be mindful in busy parking lots this season.   Particularly during the holiday season, mall parking lots present unique challenges with heavy pedestrian traffic and increased congestion, not to mention the added layer of drivers […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips – How to Stay Safe on the Road

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 in adverse weather and offers these winter driving tips.   AAA […]

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Prepare your Vehicle for Cooler Weather: Car Care Checklist

As the days get shorter and the mornings get colder, you will need to prep yourself and your home for the impending winter weather. It is important to make the necessary preparations to ensure you travel safely this winter season.    As the weather changes, AAA recommends a seasonal check up to help keep your […]

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Cold Weather Car Hazards

In addition to ice and snow, driving in the winter months can be hazardous in other ways. When it comes to potential cold weather car problems, it’s important to be careful, both at home and on the road. From visibility issues and battery failure to wildlife crossings and animals seeking shelter under the hood of […]

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How Freezing Temperatures Affect Your Vehicle

When temperatures drop below freezing, be aware that certain features of your vehicle may be affected such as your battery, tires and windshield wiper fluid. In the event your battery fails, contact the AAA Mobile Battery Service that offers AAA Members the advantage of having on the spot battery testing and install. Whether you are […]

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Tips if You’re Stranded in Winter Weather

AAA Carolinas is committed to serving those in need, especially when it comes to emergency roadside assistance.  When unforseen circumstances arise, such as extended days of below freezing temperatures and winter weather conditions, it challenges our commitment to be able to perform at our normal expectations.  If you find yourself stranded during winter conditions, AAA recommends the following safety […]

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Illuminating the Dangers of Driving with Cloudy Headlights

 before v. after  New research from AAA reveals that clouded or yellowed headlights generate only 20 percent of the amount of light that new headlights do, leading to dangerous nighttime driving conditions.   Most headlights are made of plastic and exposure to sunlight breaks down the plastic coating, causing discoloration that obscures the amount of […]

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Society’s Standards: The Increase in Video Use Behind the Wheel

AAA Carolinas is dedicated to ending the distracted driving epidemic – which means continuously studying the trends and evolving to combat them. The latest trends are actually showing a decrease in texting behind the wheel, as it is moving toward a stigma in young adults. Unfortunately, this is not a win, as the decrease in […]

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