VIDEO: Maximize Your Car’s Resale Value

by Moderator on ‎02-03-2016 02:37 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2016 03:40 PM by Lithium Technologies (271 Views)

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All cars lose value over time, but there are steps you can take to ensure your car’s value remains as high as possible.

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Does Your Car Have a Spare Tire?

by Moderator on ‎12-21-2015 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎12-29-2015 04:49 PM by Lithium Technologies (6,460 Views)

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More than one-third of 2015 vehicles were sold without a spare tire, a growing trend that is catching drivers by surprise when they get a flat.

 

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3 Things to Know About Connected Cars

by Community Manager ‎12-09-2015 02:50 PM - edited ‎12-16-2015 12:12 PM (3,686 Views)

Today’s cars are high-tech machines that communicate with the world around them, constantly giving and getting information. Here’s what that means for you.

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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 (1,659 Views)

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

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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 (643 Views)

Now’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.

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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 (3,769 Views)

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

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Finding the Safest Car

by Lithium Technologies ‎08-24-2015 02:18 PM - edited ‎09-04-2015 09:31 AM (2,512 Views)

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

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Your Car’s Battery Revealed

by Lithium Technologies ‎08-12-2015 04:44 PM - edited ‎10-08-2015 02:35 PM (1,511 Views)

The 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?

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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 (1,736 Views)

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

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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 (18,171 Views)

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

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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 (7,857 Views)

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

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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 (2,277 Views)

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

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The Value of a 24-Point Vehicle Inspection

by Lithium Technologies ‎06-08-2015 12:32 PM - edited ‎06-25-2015 04:44 PM (5,715 Views)

You 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.

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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 (1,360 Views)

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

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Can Your Watch Talk to Your Car?

by Lithium Technologies ‎03-26-2015 02:03 PM - edited ‎05-18-2015 10:38 AM (1,539 Views)

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

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How to Spot a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

by Lithium Technologies ‎03-25-2015 11:15 AM - edited ‎04-16-2015 05:11 PM (1,224 Views)

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

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VIDEO: Top IIHS Auto Safety Picks for 2015

by Lithium Technologies ‎03-25-2015 11:02 AM - edited ‎04-16-2015 05:06 PM (683 Views)

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

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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 (996 Views)

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

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Understanding New Vehicle Warning Systems

by ‎01-22-2015 12:36 PM - edited ‎01-26-2015 03:16 PM (5,806 Views)

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

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Rear-View Cameras Can Save Lives

by Community Manager ‎12-17-2014 02:21 PM - edited ‎12-19-2014 09:35 AM (6,747 Views)

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

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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 (4,325 Views)

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

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Putting New Vehicle Safety Technology to the Test

by Community Manager ‎11-19-2014 02:32 PM - edited ‎12-08-2014 12:47 PM (2,213 Views)

Advanced driver assistance systems are great, but what happens if drivers rely too heavily on automation? AAA’s test-track simulations found surprising results.

 

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6 Steps to Better Gas Mileage

by Community Manager ‎11-19-2014 02:31 PM - edited ‎12-04-2014 09:43 AM (5,425 Views)

You can get more miles to the gallon by simply altering your driving style.

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VIDEO: Car Care - Winter 101

by Community Manager ‎10-24-2014 12:09 PM - edited ‎10-30-2014 08:58 AM (11,144 Views)

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

 

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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 (13,917 Views)

If 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.

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A New Era Begins

by Community Manager ‎09-24-2014 01:19 PM - edited ‎09-26-2014 09:40 AM (12,215 Views)

AAAʼs experts answer your automotive questions and provide useful information and
advice.

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An Ounce of Prevention...

by Community Manager on ‎09-11-2014 02:39 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2014 04:07 PM by (8,432 Views)

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

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Car Care: Sensing Trouble

by Community Manager on ‎08-28-2014 05:47 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2014 04:28 PM by (2,735 Views)

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

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Auto Insurance: Tech Matters

by Community Manager ‎08-28-2014 05:42 PM - edited ‎09-03-2014 02:43 PM (8,720 Views)

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

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Farewell to the Best Members in the World!

by on ‎07-22-2014 10:27 AM (6,486 Views)

Since 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!

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