AAA is here to help

Finding a trustworthy car repair specialist is stressful for some people, but AAA is here to help. 

Our Approved Auto Repair (AAR) network of more than 7,000 facilities across the country is used by millions of AAA members for their routine maintenance and repair work. 

Whether you treat your car like a member of the family or simply want a reliable way to get around town, you can find a friendly, highly-trained technician right here.

AAR Mechanic explaining car issues.

Why use an AAR facility? It’s MAGIC:

Member discount – all AAA members save 10% off labor costs at every visit.

Advocacy – AAA will represent you in any dispute that may arise with a repair facility.

Guaranteed work – All work performed by a AAR is guaranteed for 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Inspections – Each facility in our program undergoes regular, rigorous inspections. We make sure the shop meets our stringent standards for equipment, cleanliness, insurance coverage, customer service, and more.

Certification – Every AAR must have ASE-certified technicians (Automotive Service Excellence) for required service offerings and provide formal training systems to keep their staff up-to-date on new procedures and technologies.

Technician Top Tips

Our technicians have seen it all…and they know the best preventative car care tips that will avoid problems and keep you on the road!  We asked a few of our Approved Auto Repair facilities for their best advice for our members:

I have a customer who rotates her tires every 7,500 miles, well under the recommendation mileage. The tires on this vehicle lasted 65,000 miles and still had a decent amount of tread when we finally replaced them. By just spending $23.50 for 7 rotations (about $165 total), her tires lasted about 35,000-40,000 miles longer than our other customers. A full set of tires would have cost her about $850, so that’s a great return on her investment.  Our best advice? Rotate your tires regularly for longer tire life and significant savings.  Jason Malo, Advanced Auto, Inc., Uxbridge, MA.  
Get your cabin air filter checked and replace it if dirty or clogged. This filter stops airborne contaminants such as pollen, mold spores and dust from entering your vehicle which, in turn, helps maintain a healthy air quality inside your car. Most manufacturers recommend this should be changed every 12,000-15,000 miles, or at least once a year if you detect foul odors or experience respiratory discomfort.  Nancy Knight, Knight Automotive Repair, Ledgewood, NJ
The most common car maintenance mistake I notice is drivers failing to keep the correct fluid levels in their vehicles. At least once a day we see a vehicle with low coolant or engine oil that does not register on the dipstick. Major engine damage can occur if proper coolant and oil levels are not maintained. Mario Cipriano, Mezzio Auto Body & Repair, Naugatuck, CT

Earn rewards for your car repairs with the AAA Member Rewards Visa® card.

You can earn 1 point for every $1 dollar spent! Plus for a limited time earn a $200 dollar statement credit when you spend at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. If instantly approved, you can use your card immediately to start earning points for your repairs.

To learn more and apply now at AAA.com/CreditCard.

Recommendations Welcome!

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More AAR Information

  • To find an AAR in your neighborhood, use our Facility Finder. Simply enter your zip code to find shops near you.
  • If you have questions about car care or anything automotive related, you can also email AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul.  Let him know what’s on your mind about your vehicle and he’ll answer your question.
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