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View Poll Results: Renew AAA membership or not ?

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  • Yes, its cheap insurance if car break down and you're stranded somewhere.

    9 90.00%
  • No, its a ripoff.

    1 10.00%
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    Senior Member Oz_TCH's Avatar
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    AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    My AAA is up for yearly renewal since 1st of July. 3 drivers, $167. Seem kind of steep.

    Been a member for more than 25 years. I've called them once for a tow.

    Used AAA discount on hotel, a handful of times. That's about it.

    I've been procastinating making a decision on this. And AAA been calling every day right when I'm in my deep sleep power nap.

    I'm a Libra, need help tipping the scale.

    So should I renew or not ? what would you do. Thx.

    I have a new car, so does the wife. 19 yr old son drives our older 2012 Camry in summer.
    They all seen unlikely to break down.

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    Gee. I pay $100 for me. You’ve got me thinking about this now too.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oz_TCH View Post
    My AAA is up for yearly renewal since 1st of July. 3 drivers, $167. Seem kind of steep.

    Been a member for more than 25 years. I've called them once for a tow.

    Used AAA discount on hotel, a handful of times. That's about it.

    I've been procastinating making a decision on this. And AAA been calling every day right when I'm in my deep sleep power nap.

    I'm a Libra, need help tipping the scale.

    So should I renew or not ? what would you do. Thx.

    I have a new car, so does the wife. 19 yr old son drives our older 2012 Camry in summer.
    They all seen unlikely to break down.
    If your wife had a flat tire on an interstate and you were out of town and your son was away could she jack the car up, loosen the lugs and change it herself? Or could she just call AAA and they would change it for her. That's why I have AAA for my wife and daughter. It's an insurance policy. $167.00 / 365 days equals .45 per day for piece of mind.
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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    If you are 50 (or older) you can join AARP ($15/yr with lots of good discounts, etc.). AARP has a roadside assistance program administered through Allstate. Their equivalent to AAA's "Plus" is called the Premier package and for 3 people it's $115 the first year and $129 thereafter. I have it and have had excellent experiences using it.

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post
    If your wife had a flat tire on an interstate and you were out of town and your son was away could she jack the car up, loosen the lugs and change it herself? Or could she just call AAA and they would change it for her. That's why I have AAA for my wife and daughter. It's an insurance policy. $167.00 / 365 days equals .45 per day for piece of mind.
    This is how to think about it.

    Here on LI, it is also a question with SeaTow. How does a novice boater feel about breaking down in the open water with no knowledge of how to get their vessel running again?

    And, the cost is just about identical to AAA.

    If you think you, or more importantly YOURS (Ladies, kids) could benefit from it, it is kind of a mute point.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    Doesn't most cell phone providers offer roadside assistance as part of your contract...if not included it may be a coupe of bucks a month.


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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    In my bid to obfuscate
    this AAA renewal debate...
    (Or as some will say:
    It’s an unethical way
    To have empathy swayed)...

    I will offer the following strategy:
    Think of the Children (and Spouses)”



    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    I have AAA for my wife and son. Wife has Lincoln coverage but if she is ever out with friends or somewhere she isn't in her car I know she will be covered. Same with my son. I'm fine as I'm a dude and can fend well for myself. That said Infiniti covers me too and I'm rarely not the one driving if I'm out with others.

    Good move to keep it for peace of mind. Especially if they don't already have coverage via new car thing.

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    Check you car insurance for roadside service. I pay about $8/vehicle/YEAR for roadside service through Geico. Does the same thing as AAA.

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    Re: AAA, renew yea or nea ?

    Luckily I have it and have for years, and I have used it on more than one occasion!
    If you are needing assistance please contact me via email or call.
    Email: Meghan@PalmBeachMotoring.net
    Phone: 800-869-3011 ext 207

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