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.

Summer’s On. Wheels Up!

Special promotion EXCLUSIVELY for AAA members!

Get back on the road this summer with this special offer…bring your vehicle into one of our more than 300 Approved Auto Repair facilities and get a FREE brake and multi-point safety inspection. 

What’s included?

  • Lifting car and removing wheels to inspect brake system
  • Thorough inspection of brake pad linings, flex hoses, brake calipers and rotors
  • Examination for deterioration or damage
  • Multi-point inspection of vehicle, including fluids, hoses and belts, battery, lighting, wipers and tires.

Don’t get back to travelling without making sure your car is safe and running smoothly. Find a AAR in your neighborhood today, and call and make an appointment for your FREE brake inspection.

Get the AAR Summer Information flyer here.

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

Recommendations Welcome!

Do you have a favorite shop that would be a great AAR in your neighborhood?

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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.