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 $48, you get two basic AAA memberships (a $83 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 and free fuel delivery (pay pump price for fuel). Basic members are also entitled to coverage for up to $50 in locksmith services.
All AAA members are eligible to receive free maps. 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.
Epinions.com reviewers give AAA an average of four checkmarks.
- We have used the towing service a number of times and always been pleased by the promptness of their response time and the courteousness of the drivers. – dawnlg
- 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
AAA has helped drivers across the country get the best of their car troubles for more than a century. Membership in the club affords drivers roadside assistance, protecting trips against unforeseen delays such as a dead battery, flat tire, or empty fuel tank. Since the membership covers the driver and not the vehicle, it can be used even when a passenger in someone else’s car. Members also receive exclusive discounts at more than 175,000 locations worldwide, including hotels, restaurants, theme parks, and movie tickets. Complimentary TripTiks and other travel tools help members plan the best itinerary based on time, distance, or places of interest along the way.