Why Warming Your Car in the Morning is a Bad Idea

  With cold temperatures in many parts of the Carolinas right now, it’s tempting to want to go out and warm up your vehicle before you head to work or school. However AAA Carolinas advises against it. First, it’s unnecessary and a waste of gas. Secondly, warming your car and leaving it idle is a […]

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Milestone for VIP for a VIP

One of our partner programs – VIP for a VIP – is celebrating 20 years of service. “Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person” was conceived in 1998 when off-duty firefighters Steve Zimmerman and Larry Cockman came upon a vehicle crash involving two teens who skipped school for the day. Both teens were killed. […]

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Super Bowl Safety

Whether your team is playing in the Super Bowl this year or not, you’re probably still gearing up for the big show. For fans planning to watch the Super Bowl over drinks, we want to remind you to make a plan now to get home safely because nobody wins when you get behind the wheel […]

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2019 Resolutions for the Road

With the start of a new year comes the opportunity to set the bar high in being a better person. In addition to the goals you and your family have set for yourself this year, we hope you will pledge to be a safer driver.   We’ve curated a list of resolutions for motorists to […]

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Advantage Driving

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Advantage Driving, which is the longest established Driver Training School in the Irmo, Ballentine, Chapin, Lexington, SC area and the only fully certified AAA Approved Driving School in Lexington County. Advantage Driving is certified through SCDMV to teach classroom, behind-the-wheel, point reduction and defensive driving courses. Advantage Driving […]

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NYE Safety Tips

NYE Safety Tips – Avoiding DWI’s, Hospitals, or Worse

New Year’s Eve and drinking go hand in hand for many people. AAA Carolinas urges those planning to celebrate the arrival of 2019 to do so safely, especially when on the road. Follow these NYE safety tips to ensure everyone gets home safely, and if drinking is part of your New Year’s holiday plan this […]

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Holiday Travel Safety

A record breaking 4.7 million Carolinians plan to travel during the year-end holiday season this year, which is a 4.4% increase from last year and the most since AAA has been tracking holiday travel. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1.   For those traveling by car […]

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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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