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Automotive
August 23, 2017
AAA Reveals True Cost of Vehicle Ownership American drivers’ annual driving cost to own and operate a motor vehicle will cost an average of $8,469, or $706 each month according to AAA’s 2017 Your Driving Cost study.

The annual evaluation of driving costs reveals small sedans are the least expensive vehicles to drive at $6,354 annually, however small SUVs ($7,606), hybrids ($7,687) and electric vehicles ($8,439) all offer lower-than-average driving costs to U.S. drivers. Conversely, of the nine categories included in the evaluation, pickup trucks are the most expensive vehicles to drive at $10,054 annually. Read more...

Insurance Issues
August 17, 2017
Sending Students to College May Change Insurance Risks Many parents and guardians consider college to be a life-changing experience for students, but it could have an impact on insurance needs as well. It is critical that parents check their insurance policies before sending their children back to college. Read more...

Travel
August 15, 2017
AAA Launches 'Best of' Designation to Help Travelers AAA today unveiled a new “Best Of” designation for its Diamond-Rated hotels and restaurants.

The “Best Of” designation highlights hotels and restaurants at the One, Two and Three Diamond levels. Establishments at these levels are most frequently visited by travelers who book a vacation with AAA, accounting for 90 percent of hotels and 97 percent of restaurants inspected by AAA every year.

In North Dakota the establishments currently receiving the "best of" designation are: Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Grand Forks; AmericInn Hotel & Suite, Fargo South; The Chuckwagon, Medora; AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Valley City; and Lucky Duck's Deli & Catering, Peacock Alley American Grill & Bar, and The Toasted Frog, all in Bismarck. Read more...

Fuel
July 20, 2017
Volatile Gas Market Points to Higher Prices Prices at the pump are giving consumers sticker shock in the best way possible, but this “Christmas in July” may be short lived, according to AAA. This year, the highest national average gas price was the $2.42 recorded in March and the low was the $2.23 witnessed in June, a time when consumers typically see gas prices soaring. Read more...

 
Holiday Travel
June 22, 2017
AAA: Independence Day Travel to Set Record AAA forecasts more people will travel this Independence Day than ever before. A record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways, an increase of 1.3 million from last year’s holiday. Read more...

 
Car Care
June 06, 2017
AAA Spills the Truth on Oil Changes Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new research on the quality of engine oil. AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent in its independent evaluation, offering vehicles significantly better engine protection for only $5 more per month when following a factory-recommended oil change schedule. Read more...

 
News
June 02, 2017
Grand Forks Student Wins State AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award AAA is proud to recognize and award Eden Parkinson from Grand Forks’ Discovery Elementary School with the AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award. Only one deserving patrol member per state wins the annual award. Read more...

 
Teen Driving
June 01, 2017
New Teen Drivers Three Times As Likely to Be Involved in a Deadly Crash New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year. Read more...

 
News
May 17, 2017
AAA: Memorial Day Travel at Highest Level Since 2005 AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. Read more...

Insurance Issues
May 15, 2017
AAA Insurance Named Property, Casualty Brand of the Year AAA Insurance has earned “Brand of the Year” status in the property and casualty category, according to the prestigious 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. Read more...

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