How Accessory Overload is Killing Your Battery

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Modern vehicles offer drivers a smorgasbord of onboard accessories and entertainment, from multimedia players and Bluetooth connectivity to backup cameras, GPS navigation and heated seats. These items draw power from the car battery, slowly depleting its strength and ability to do its most important job: start your vehicle! Here are four little known culprits that …

Winter Driving Tips: Avoiding Breakdowns

avoiding winter breakdowns

Roadside assistance calls to AAA often double, sometimes triple, during the winter months. This is due to motorists spinning out on slick roads, flat tires, dead batteries and other types of breakdowns. Stay Ahead of Trouble Motorists can help avoid winter breakdowns with preventative vehicle maintenance, including: Tires: Adequate pressure and tread depth are essential …

Emergency Roadside Service Keeps Evolving

Since 1902, AAA has rescued millions of motorists at the roadside, repaired and maintained millions of member vehicles and provided motorists and pedestrians alike with unprecedented safety, security and peace of mind. The methods by which AAA has delivered these services have certainly changed over the past 120 years, but they needed to evolve to …