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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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AAA President and CEO Retires

After 28 years at the helm of AAA Carolinas, President and CEO Dave Parsons is retiring. Under Parsons’ leadership, the club has grown from 473,000 to nearly 2.2 million members — the fastest growing affiliate in the country. In...

Recharge for Warm Weather

Cold weather months can take a toll on your battery. Your car battery has a life span of 3-5 years. Spring is a great time to make sure it’s ready for hotter temperatures. You can avoid many battery issues...

Technology ≠ Engaged Driver

Technology has the potential to make your driving safer. However, it can also breed complacency, a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study suggests. Researchers found that drivers who were more familiar with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), like adaptive...

AAA Travel Store: Style and Security

The new Travelon Addison Small Crossbody bag great for travel. It’s also ideal for staying organized every day — at home and work. The roomy main compartment has an organization panel, zippered pocket and tethered key clip with an...

70 Years with AAA

When asked how long he’s been a AAA Member, Paul Shepley is quick to reply. “I joined AAA in 1950 when my wife (Pam) and I were married — we’re both members,” Shepley shares. “To me, there’s nothing better than...

What’s the Big Deal About AAA Diamonds?

There’s no shortage of resources to offer you advice when you’re choosing a hotel or restaurant. In fact, there’s so much information out there, sometimes it’s hard to know who to trust. Clear away the clutter by looking at who...

Spring Clean Your Car!

Spring cleaning isn’t just for houses! Spring is the time to show your car some love with a good wash at one of our many Fins Car Wash locations. Dirt, mud and road grit build up in the winter and...

Insurance Myths BUSTED

There are many misconceptions when it comes to insurance. Sometimes it’s hard to separate insurance fact from fiction. To help you get the most out of your insurance policy, we’re debunking the most common insurance myths. Myth: The color of...

AAA Member Spotlight: Manny and Tracie Ohonme

AAA Members since 2002, Manny and Tracie Ohonme met while attending college in North Dakota. Manny came to the United States from Nigeria on a basketball scholarship. They married, moved to Charlotte and established their careers. “We both worked corporate...

Red Light Running on the Rise

At least two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by reckless drivers blowing through red lights, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Impatient motorists often speed up at a yellow light to beat the red...

Latest News

Essential Car Maintenance for the Essential Worker

More cities and states are issuing “stay-at-home” orders, and AAA encourages anyone who can stay off the road to...

How to Take Care of your Car When Not Driving for a Month

The current “stay-at-home” orders in the Carolinas mean that many people are rarely leaving their house. That means their vehicles are sitting idle as...

Subaru Legacy Gets a Complete Makeover for 2020 – AAA Auto Buying Review

The venerable Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan begins its seventh generation with a complete 2020 makeover. It now offers an upgraded cabin, additional safety features,...

Explore the Outdoors…Online!

NEWS Explore Asheville has curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a much-needed...

Take a Virtual Vacation!

by Kristen Griffie Covid-19 might have us homebound right now, but that doesn't mean we still can't "escape!" There’s no shortage of TV shows, movies, FaceTime...