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April 18, 2018
Double Digits Means Double Trouble for Vehicle Breakdowns

The average age of vehicles on the road in the United States is leaving a majority of drivers at a higher-than-average risk for a breakdown. A new analysis of AAA roadside data shows that vehicles that have reached double-digits in age (10 years and older) are twice as likely to end up stranded on the side of the road compared to newer vehicles. The odds of needing a tow quadruples. Read more...

October 19, 2017
Spare Me! AAA Finds Nearly One-Third of New Vehicles are Missing Spare Tire

According to new research from AAA, nearly one-third (28 percent) of 2017 model year vehicles do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment, creating an unnecessary hassle and expense for motorists. Last year alone, AAA came to the rescue of more than 450,000 members faced with a flat tire whose vehicle did not have a spare tire. Read more...

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...

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