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How'd they do that?

Have you ever wondered how AAA can help you anywhere in the U.S.—and Canada? Whether you're on the winding roads of California's Pacific Coast, cruising through Key West, or navigating the rolling hills of Georgia, AAA is always just a phone call away. AAA provides everything from lockouts to winching, tire changes, automotive first aid and towing.

When your call comes in, experienced call center operators will ask you a few questions to help identify your problem. The reason they do this—rather than just taking your location—is AAA's new "On the Go" philosophy. Our drivers are service technicians whose job is to help you get your vehicle going—and avoid the inconvenience of towing.

This is done through a robust database of vehicle diagnostic and troubleshooting information. Simultaneously, your location aligns with the current location of service techs in your area. Your location, situation and possible troubleshooting solution are relayed almost instantly to the individual who will be helping you.

The goal of AAA is to provide the service you require as quickly as possible. Our dispatchers will stay in touch to keep you updated on the status of your call. If your battery is the problem, AAA also provides on-the-spot battery testing and installation—saving you the headache of being towed, then purchasing and installing a battery later.

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Two new offerings by AAA this year are trailer (ATVs, boats, etc.) and motorcycle coverage.


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It's a face only a mother can love. This prehistoric-looking marine iguana exists only in the Galápagos Islands. They live on the black lava rock shores, blending in perfectly with their environment. They have external eardrums, throat pouches and toes with sharp claws for climbing. Unlike most lizards, these iguanas are vegetarians. They spend the majority of their day sunning themselves on rocks that have been warmed by the equatorial sun.

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Myth busters

Are men better drivers than women? According to a study by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, women are actually much safer drivers than men. The odds that a female driver will be involved in a crash that results in an injury in one year are 1 in 77.38, while the same odds for a male driver are 1 in 59.92.

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Member tips

For that hairdryer! Electrical outlets in Canada and the U.S. use 110 to 120 volts, compared to 220 to 240 volts in Australia, New Zealand and most European countries. Be sure to bring a downward converter with you; they can be hard to find overseas.

— I. Flinn, Bradenton, FL

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TimelineTake Note

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e-Tripping

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Birthday Candles

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Many Chuckles

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Drive By

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AAA'S newest iPhone app, AAA Triptik® Mobile, has been downloaded nearly 100,000 times since its launch in late April. It'll have to hit the gas to catch up to the AAA Discounts app, which has been downloaded more than 840,000 times!

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Happy Trails

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Stormy Weather

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Fun Discounts

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WOW Freebies

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