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2012-09-17 02:20:53

Vehicle computer diagnosis combines test results with expert knowledge to help "cure" what ails your automobile ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When your auto repair shop recommends a 'computer diagnosis' it sounds serious, and everyone knows that serious vehicle problems can lead to serious repair bills. However, AAA experts advise consumers not to be overly concerned because computer diagnosis is a common practice for identifying problems on...

2012-09-16 18:20:14

One decade after LATCH mandate, AAA finds misuse prevails WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Installing a car seat correctly is no easy task. In fact, it is estimated that nearly three out of four car seats are not properly installed. Despite technologies, such as Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), aimed at simplifying the car seat installation process, many parents are still missing the mark. AAA's recent survey of Child Passenger Safety Technicians...

2012-09-12 23:04:52

With eight out of 10 seniors taking medications, AAA suggests tool to help keep older drivers safe. Washington DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 More than 80 percent of drivers age 65 and older regularly take medications, yet only half have talked to a medical professional about possible safety issues related to driving. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, AAA today promotes Roadwise Rx to help the “silver tsunami” understand how medications may affect their ability to drive...

2012-09-06 06:23:34

Entries accepted through Nov. 30, winning pets pictured on a cover of next edition ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With so many digital cameras readily at hand, it's a snap to capture pets enjoying vacation activities in breathtaking settings. Travelers who enter their best shot in AAA's annual photo contest have an opportunity to see their pet featured on a cover of The AAA PetBook and the AAA.com/PetBook photo gallery. For the fifth consecutive year, the AAA...

2012-08-28 06:26:04

Eight cities chosen as divisional favorites surpass standard fan fare with local specialties and creative choices ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, pro football fans will spend Monday nights and Sundays rooting for their favorite teams while munching on nachos, wings and a whole lot more. Based on the long-standing tradition of pairing gridiron action with notable eats, AAA inspectors have selected this season's top contenders solely on the merits of...

2012-08-19 18:20:07

One-Third of Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur During After-School Hours WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer draws to a close and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, 55 million children across the United States will head back to school. With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before- and after-school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly...

2012-08-09 02:21:05

New technology shuts off the engine when vehicle is stopped in traffic ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The stop-start system, a technology that shuts off a vehicle's engine when stopped in traffic, is now making its way to the U.S. from overseas where such systems are already in common use. Other names for this technology include idle elimination, idle-stop-go, and micro-hybrid. Lux Research predicts that more than eight million vehicles in North America will...

2012-07-31 06:21:16

Evolving travel and hotel trends spur revisions to Approval Requirements & Diamond Rating Guidelines used by AAA hotel inspectors ORLANDO, Fla., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The voice of the consumer just got louder during the only comprehensive North American hotel inspections and ratings performed by experts. AAA has updated its Approval Requirements & Diamond Rating Guidelines for lodgings, the blueprint for assigning ratings of One to Five AAA Diamonds following...

2012-07-25 02:23:27

Staying calm and on task after an auto collision can save lives and get you back on the road quickly ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being involved in an auto collision can be an emotional and exhausting experience. Many motorists drive defensively, take driver education courses and prepare for stressful driving situations, but unfortunately vehicle collisions still occur. A driver is responsible for knowing what to do if they are involved in a collision....

2012-07-19 06:23:35

Renowned pet expert Cesar Millan offers tips on hotel pet etiquette ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many Americans, taking pets along on vacation can make the experience more fun for the whole family. A full 51 percent of travelers with pets say they would bring their pets along on every vacation if they could, according to a recent AAA/Best Western survey of individuals who traveled with their pets in the last 12 months. What hinders them from...