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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:30 pm 
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I used to be in AAA and I used their sservices for maps and stuff and enjoyed the discounts on hotels. But that was almost 20 years ago. Now you can get much better rates online so I don't think it is worth it. And google maps is better than AAA I think. Yes, the books are good but teh same information is available online now.

The roadside assistance is worthless. Most people already have that through a credit card, insurance or other membership. It does not PAY for any help you need, they simply help you get the car to a shop. Many shops will even do that for free.

If you do a lot of traveling you will probably save the money in the hotel discounts but otherwise you can get everything they offer for free without joining.

I just think they are an organization that has outlived its usefulness.


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Their roadside assistance service has bailed me out of many a breakdown or other minor auto catastrophe, so I would at least recommend them for that.

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 Post subject: Re: AAA Membership --- Is it worth it?
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AAA is best known for its roadside assistance. It provides members with a number of services, such as towing, fuel delivery and route recommendations. The cost of AAA membership varies on a region-by-region basis, and there are many levels of membership that carry different price tags. In Minnesota and Iowa, for example, Basic membership costs $59.95 annually, while Plus membership and Premier RV membership cost $101.95 and $151.95, respectively

Teenagers and parents of teenagers often turn to AAA because of its roadside assistance benefits. AAA’s roadside assistance program can be especially beneficial for teenagers considering that a 2011 study showed that two-thirds of teenagers don’t know how to jumpstart their battery or change a tire. As well as directly helping inexperienced drivers, AAA membership also provides parents with an extra sense of security and peace of mind. In Minnesota and Iowa, if a parent signs up for AAA membership, he or she can designate a child under the age of 17 as an associate member for $12.50 per year. Similar deals exist in other states as well


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 Post subject: Re: AAA Membership --- Is it worth it?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:55 am 
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cjenifer123 wrote:
a 2011 study showed that two-thirds of teenagers don’t know how to jumpstart their battery or change a tire.


Um...wouldn't it be better to teach them how to jump start a car and change a tire rather than sign them up for AAA only to wait hours in the middle of nowhere for a AAA contractor? Each of those tasks takes 5 minutes or so. Isn't that better than teaching your kids to wait around helpless for much longer?


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