How to Get the Most Out of Your AAA Membership

Wedding insurance, vacation packages, travel discounts – the American Automobile Association offers its members more than free towing.


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You Will Need

  • AAA membership
  • Internet access


  1. Step 1

    Check out insurance coverage

    Take a look at AAA's insurance plans, including term and whole life, property, car, motorcycle, and RV or motor home.

  2. AAA membership benefits vary from state to state, so check for benefits in your area.

  3. Step 2

    Plan your travel

    Use AAA services to plan your travel, including maps, tourbooks, camp guides, and road condition updates.

  4. Learn about places to visit from AAA's online articles or through its bi-monthly magazine.

  5. Step 3

    Depend on roadside assistance

    Use AAA roadside assistance for towing, battery charging, mechanical first aid, auto lockout, and fuel delivery.

  6. Step 4

    Use AAA credit cards and travel money

    Earn points with AAA's rewards credit card, or put money into their CDs, IRAs, and money market accounts.

  7. Step 5

    Take advantage of discounts

    Use AAA's discounts for hotels, car rentals, restaurants, auto repairs, museums, aquariums and theme parks, movies and concerts, and driver training courses.

  8. Step 6

    Shop for your travel needs

    Shop for your travel needs at a local AAA store or at their online eTravelStore. Use your discount to buy luggage, travel accessories, auto products, or handbags and wallets.

  9. Step 7

    Support the AAA

    Know that your membership supports an organization that advocates for people's safe and successful travel experiences.

  10. In 1902, when only 23,000 cars were on the roads, nine auto clubs formed the American Automobile Association to advocate for better and safer roads.