VIDEO: Stress-Free Parallel Parking

by Lithium Technologies on ‎10-30-2015 10:14 AM - last edited on ‎11-13-2015 09:54 AM by Moderator (1,224 Views)

parkingAssist_com_teaser.jpgIn recent tests by AAA, park assist systems completed maneuvers faster and bet­ter than drivers parking on their own.


VIDEO: Is Your Car Winter Ready?

by Community Manager on ‎10-13-2015 09:56 AM - last edited on ‎11-03-2015 10:43 AM by Lithium Technologies (261 Views)

winterReady_com_teaser.jpgNow’s the time to prepare your car for the rigors of winter driving. Stay ahead of the weather with these tips—they may surprise you.


Do You Know What This Warning Light Means?

by Moderator on ‎09-14-2015 10:50 AM - last edited on ‎10-05-2015 10:56 AM by Lithium Technologies (3,430 Views)

TPMS_com_teaser.jpgIt means one of your tires has dropped 25% below its optimal air pressure, potentially tripling your crash risk.


Finding the Safest Car

by Lithium Technologies ‎08-24-2015 02:18 PM - edited ‎09-04-2015 09:31 AM (2,294 Views)

SafestCar_Com_Teaser.jpgBuying a new car? Learn how to find one that offers the best protection for your needs.


Your Car’s Battery Revealed

by Lithium Technologies ‎08-12-2015 04:44 PM - edited ‎10-08-2015 02:35 PM (1,327 Views)

Battery_Com_Teaser.jpgThe lead-acid battery was invented 150 years ago, and the one in your car still follows the same principles. But how does it work—and why does it inevitably die?


Technology Can Reduce Rear-End Collisions

by Community Manager on ‎07-22-2015 04:05 PM - last edited on ‎07-23-2015 03:33 PM by Lithium Technologies (1,590 Views)

anticollision_Com_Teaser.jpgCollision-avoidance systems can reduce the number of traffic fatalities from rear-end collisions.


VIDEO: Are Your Headlights Bright Enough?

by Community Manager on ‎06-29-2015 02:00 PM - last edited on ‎07-08-2015 04:19 PM by Lithium Technologies (17,756 Views)

headlight_com_Teaser.jpgAAA’s tests show that your headlights might fall short in safely illuminating a dark road; older, cloudy lenses reduce visibility even more.


How You Should Take Action When You Get A Recall Notice

by Community Manager on ‎06-22-2015 11:44 AM - last edited on ‎08-05-2015 01:56 PM by Lithium Technologies (7,686 Views)

recall_com_Teaser.jpgVehicle recalls are on the rise. Here’s what to do if a notice lands in your mailbox.


VIDEO: How to Save on Fuel for Your Car

by Community Manager on ‎06-22-2015 11:44 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 04:11 PM by Lithium Technologies (2,042 Views)

Fuel_com_teaser.jpgStop-start systems can save you money—for as little as $300 on a new car. This video shows how.


The Value of a 24-Point Vehicle Inspection

by Lithium Technologies ‎06-08-2015 12:32 PM - edited ‎06-25-2015 04:44 PM (5,073 Views)

inspection_Com_Teaser.jpgYou can’t put a price on peace of mind, especially when it comes to preventing your car from breaking down on the road, but AAA Members can get that peace of mind for free at a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility.


5 Reasons to Get Regular Checkups for Your Car

by Lithium Technologies ‎04-06-2015 11:01 AM - edited ‎04-30-2015 11:14 AM (1,142 Views)

CarCare_Com_Teaser.jpgRegular vehicle checkups can reveal hidden problems before they become serious. Here are some things that require routine maintenance that you shouldn’t ignore.


Can Your Watch Talk to Your Car?

by Lithium Technologies ‎03-26-2015 02:03 PM - edited ‎05-18-2015 10:38 AM (1,437 Views)

smtwatch_Com_Teaser.jpgWearable technology like smartwatches aren’t just convenient ways to communicate with others, they may let you communicate with your car as well.


How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

by Lithium Technologies ‎03-25-2015 11:15 AM - edited ‎04-16-2015 05:11 PM (1,118 Views)

FloodDam_com_teaser.jpgIn the market for a used car? Before you buy, check the CARFAX report and follow these tips to identify a flood-damaged vehicle.


VIDEO: Top IIHS Auto Safety Picks for 2015

by Lithium Technologies ‎03-25-2015 11:02 AM - edited ‎04-16-2015 05:06 PM (579 Views)


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranked 71 vehicles as top safety picks for 2015, thanks to new safety technologies.


Is It Time to Check Your Battery?

by Community Manager on ‎02-11-2015 01:49 PM - last edited on ‎10-13-2015 10:29 AM by Lithium Technologies (901 Views)

AAA_Battery.jpgHave your car battery checked at your local AAA Approved Auto Repair shop before it dies and stalls your plans.


Understanding New Vehicle Warning Systems

by Community Manager ‎01-22-2015 12:36 PM - edited ‎01-26-2015 03:16 PM (5,665 Views)

carcare_comm_teaser.JPGBlind-spot and lane-departure warning systems can help prevent a car crash, but drivers need to know their limits.


Rear-View Cameras Can Save Lives

by Community Manager ‎12-17-2014 02:21 PM - edited ‎12-19-2014 09:35 AM (6,357 Views)

rearviewcamera_teaser.JPGThere is danger whenever you back up your vehicle, but rear-view cameras can make it a little less risky.


VIDEO: Driving During Snowy Season

by Community Manager on ‎12-17-2014 11:22 AM - last edited on ‎12-23-2014 03:13 PM by Lithium Technologies (3,973 Views)

teaser_SnowyDriving.JPGYou can’t stop winter—but you can take steps to avoid trouble on winter’s roads.


Putting New Vehicle Safety Technology to the Test

by Community Manager ‎11-19-2014 02:32 PM - edited ‎12-08-2014 12:47 PM (2,130 Views)

CM-0022_teaser_image (1).JPGAdvanced driver assistance systems are great, but what happens if drivers rely too heavily on automation? AAA’s test-track simulations found surprising results.



6 Steps to Better Gas Mileage

by Community Manager ‎11-19-2014 02:31 PM - edited ‎12-04-2014 09:43 AM (5,160 Views)

CM-0021_carcare_COMMteaser.jpgYou can get more miles to the gallon by simply altering your driving style.


VIDEO: Car Care - Winter 101

by Community Manager ‎10-24-2014 12:09 PM - edited ‎10-30-2014 08:58 AM (11,050 Views)

carcare.JPGIs your car ready for severe weather? Act now—before winter unleashes its wrath.



Is an Automatic Stop-Start vehicle Right for You?

by Community Manager on ‎10-23-2014 10:38 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 04:06 PM by Community Manager (13,841 Views)

CM-0020_carcare_COMMteaser.JPGIf you passed on a hybrid vehicle, but you're still looking for a "greener" option, automatic stop-start technology may be the answer. The engine shuts off at stops to conserve fuel and reduce emissions. Sounds odd, but it works.


A New Era Begins

by Community Manager ‎09-24-2014 01:19 PM - edited ‎09-26-2014 09:40 AM (11,807 Views)

cm0013.jpgAAAʼs experts answer your automotive questions and provide useful information and


An Ounce of Prevention...

by Community Manager on ‎09-11-2014 02:39 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2014 04:07 PM by Community Manager (8,343 Views)

Teaser_04_183043351.jpgTaking a vehicle to the shop isn't at the top of most to-do lists, but putting it off can be costly.


Car Care: Sensing Trouble

by Community Manager on ‎08-28-2014 05:47 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2014 04:28 PM by Community Manager (2,638 Views)

auto_teaser.jpgYour car usually tells you when something is wrong—if you pay attention. Steer clear of costly repair bills by acting on these warning signs.


Auto Insurance: Tech Matters

by Community Manager ‎08-28-2014 05:42 PM - edited ‎09-03-2014 02:43 PM (8,453 Views)

dash_teaser.jpgExciting new options in vehicle safety technology are flooding the marketplace. But how will they affect what you pay for insurance?


Farewell to the Best Members in the World!

by on ‎07-22-2014 10:27 AM (6,229 Views)

Pete car.jpgSince June 2009, I have been posting blogs and answering questions for AAA Members, addressing their automotive concerns. During that time I have received countless emails and letters from members expressing their appreciation for the advice I have given or the topics I have addressed. To me, this is what my job is all about—helping people!


Don’t Ignore that Early Morning Chirping

by on ‎07-08-2014 10:46 AM (8,804 Views)

drive belt.jpgFor many automotive replacement parts, the degree of improvement over the years has increased in leaps and bounds. Years ago, when a car came into the shop for a squeaking fan belt it was pretty routine to replace the belt and the noise was gone. With the advances in overall design and the formulation of the products that make up today’s drive belts, those belts are lasting longer and squeaking less.


Why Did They Ask That?

by on ‎06-24-2014 01:54 PM - last edited on ‎06-30-2014 04:16 PM by Lithium Technologies (2,838 Views)

testing electrical system.jpgMarket research tells us that the majority of people who join AAA do so for our flagship product: Emergency Road Service. This segment of AAA’s business is designed to help stranded motorists in their hour of need, whether towing them to a place of repair or fixing the problem and getting them “On the Go.”


Is the Spare There?

by on ‎06-10-2014 11:15 AM (4,074 Views)

flat tire.jpgWith Emergency Road Service as our flagship automotive product, we have the privilege of helping hundreds of thousands of stranded members every year. Many of those members call AAA because of a flat tire, and of those calls, it is staggering to see the number of members’ vehicles that either have a spare that is unusable or, in many cases, not there at all.