AAA Celebrates Car Care Month

  • Not just this month, but every month, AAA members can receive premium car battery replacement service.
  • Check out our Facebook page for more content all month long.
  • Want to learn more on how to care for your vehicle? AAA’s Car Doctor shares his top tips for vehicle owners. 
  • Have your own specific car care question? Go ahead and Ask the Car Doctor and he’ll email you a personalized answer.
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AAA Car Battery Replacement

Car Care Month is here, and now’s the time to test your car battery before the Northeast winter arrives. We’ll come to you, wherever you are, and test your battery with the latest equipment providing you with a simple, easy-to-understand test result. If it needs replacing, we’ll do that on the spot with a AAA premium battery. All our batteries come with a 3-year replacement warranty.


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AAA Approved Auto Repair

With days getting shorter and temperatures falling, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the winter months that are just around the corner. Members have the advantage of the AAA Approved Auto Repair program, which certifies and vets every facility, and members save 10% on labor at every visit.


NAPA celebrates October Car Care Month by offering AAA members double the discount! For the entire month of October, AAA members will save 20% on qualifying purchases in-store and online.

Shell Fuel Rewards Program

Get automatic Gold Status and save 30¢/gal on your first fill-up at Shell when you join the Fuel Rewards® program and make your first transaction within 30/-days of joining. After that, save 5¢/gal every day on each individual fill-up of up to 20 gallons from participating Shell stations. 
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Explore Electric Vehicles

AAA is your trustworthy navigator for all things automotive. As electric vehicles become more prominent in the motoring landscape, we're here to show you what's next. We created this site for you to explore everything EV – from buying to charging and so much more – all in one place.

The Car Doctor’s Top Car Care Tips

 Whether you’re a “do-it-yourselfer” or leave all your car care to the professionals, there are a few things you should ALWAYS keep an eye on, according to AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul.
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Review the vehicle owner’s manual. While this is likely one of the least-read books ever written, it provides all the info you need to maintain your vehicle, both to keep it running properly and to maintain the warranty.
Build a relationship with a trusted repair facility. Some customers want their car to be perfect all the time, while others are willing to let non-safety items wait. Whichever group you’re in, you need to trust your technician, so you know what to expect for service and charges and you feel comfortable with how they treat your vehicle. Over the long haul, a reputable repair shop will save you time and money.  (AAA members can find a local Approved Auto Repair facility at and save 10% on labor charges!)
Fluids are the life’s blood of your vehicle. If they’re allowed to become contaminated or run low, fluids – such as oil, transmission, and coolant – can cause catastrophic damage to the components they are designed to protect.
Although designed to last much longer than in years’ past, drive belts and hoses will still fail. If a radiator or heater hose leaks, the coolant will run low and the engine will overheat, possibly destroying the engine. If a drive belt breaks, the battery could become discharged, and the engine could overheat.
Some engines still use rubber timing belts that connect the camshaft and crankshaft inside the engine. Depending on the type of engine, a broken timing belt can cause a wide range of damage. If a timing belt breaks on an interference engine, the engine valves and piston will collide and destroy the engine. On a non-interference engine, the engine won’t sustain damage but will stop running at the most inopportune time, resulting in a tow. Replace the timing belt as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Brake wear is one of the few issues almost totally determined by the driver. In general, most car brakes can last 40,000 miles or more, although aggressive drivers or very cautious drivers can accelerate brake wear. Many vehicles have a warning sensor that creates a high-pitched squeal when the brake linings are almost worn out. Brake condition should be checked periodically by a qualified technician.
Tires are critical to the safe operation of a vehicle. A car with new brakes and worn tires will not stop properly. Tires that are worn below 4/32nds of an inch of tread depth can take a dangerously long time to stop in wet weather. Worn tires will affect the overall ride and handling and reduce gas mileage as well.
There are a variety of battery types in today’s vehicles: conventional FLA (flooded lead-acid batteries); EFB (enhanced flooded battery); AGM (glass-mat batteries); even hybrid traction batteries.  AGM and EFB batteries are typically used in newer vehicles with stop-start technology. All of these batteries have a recommended lifespan.  Make sure you test your car’s battery and replace it with the proper type when necessary.  
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