Even the most careful drivers can be waylaid by tire trouble, an overheated engine, or deer foraging for hamburger wrappers. Prepare for on-the-road mishaps with today's Groupon: for $26, you get a one-year basic primary membership from AAA (a $52 value).
The automotive club AAA serves more than 52 million members nationwide. Although membership offers myriad benefits, AAAers benefit most from the peace of mind provided by the comprehensive roadside assistance program. On-site mechanical services are available almost anywhere in the United States for common car troubles such as flat tires, dead or murdered batteries, and creamed-corn-related engine troubles. Benefit highlights include free installation of spare tires, free battery boosts, free towing to nearest AAA Car Care Center, and free fuel delivery (pay pump price for fuel). Basic members are also entitled to coverage for up to $50 in locksmith services, up to $500 for auto theft, and up to $50 in legal defense fees incurred from racing against horses or trying to jump stables filled with horses.
All AAA members are eligible to receive free maps, free travel books, and half-price international guides. The AAA card also functions as a shoddy paperweight and a magic pass to a bevy of savings and discounts at thousands of businesses across the country. Additionally, AAA's travel services can help you avoid a trip to the Yarn Factory Museum of Yarn.
- I'm very happy with my AAA membership and will continue to renew it. Having AAA coverage also gives me a discount on my insurance that pretty much covers the cost of having it. Plus, during the year I take advantage of the discounts offered by being a AAA member. For our household, it is definitely worth being a member! – dlstewart, Epinions.com
- I’ve found AAA’s website to be easy to navigate, helpful, and fairly un-irritating. I’ve also found that AAA’s services and peace of mind really are worth the membership fee. – Trawma, Epinions.com