Member Connection Blog

The Member Connection Blog is here to provide advice, tips, off-the-beaten path ideas, savings, and to gab about travel and attractions that Western and Central New Yorkers love.
Summer driving season is here, and that means more drivers on the road – including more young drivers. Safety is our No. 1 priority here at AAA, so now more than ever it’s important to talk to your teens about safe driving. VIDEO: AAA Distracted Teens Crash Causation Every...
For a different kind of travel experience many people are choosing to visit Europe with an escorted tour. There are many reasons to consider this type of travel. Here are 8 common reasons: Efficiency: Europe is a big continent, and even if you plan to only visit one country, that’s a...
One of the hottest new trends in travel is multi-generational travel – think grandparents, parents, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins. With families geographically spread out across the country more than ever, multi-generational family vacations might be the one time each year (or each couple...
If you experienced a flat tire today, would you know what condition your spare tire is in? Do you know if you even have a spare tire? This is an important issue our AAA fleet drivers see every day. If a member’s spare isn’t in good condition, it’s not a safe replacement option. And...
The timing of a disaster can be difficult, if not impossible, to predict. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the possibility well ahead of time. Whether forced to evacuate because of a power outage, flood or fire, or confined at home to wait out severe weather, you’ll need emergency...
One of our most popular destinations, Italy is a perennial favorite of our clients and for good reason(s). Here are 8 of our top reasons why a trip to Italy should be on your to-do list: Food: Mangiar bene, stare bene. In other words, eat well, be well. In even other words, the...
Beware of potholes! Potholes can do serious damage to your car, and lead to costly repair bills. Check for damage on your vehicle in these five problem areas: Tires: Tires take a beating during pothole season. Check for bulges, bubbles and other signs of tire and wheel damage....
AAA Western and Central New York recognizes our associates who are celebrating milestone anniversaries of employment with our Club. Congratulations and thank you for your loyal service to our members over all these years! 45 years Debbie Ryan, senior route production specialist...
When planning your summer vacation, you don’t need to go overseas for spectacular landscapes, vibrant art and food scenes, historical monuments and museums or breathtaking outdoor experiences. All of these adventures can be found right in your own backyard: the USA. Here are some domestic...
As we (finally) start to see warmer temps in the forecast, we're also seeing more and more motorcycles out on the road. No matter how many wheels are on the vehicle you're driving, AAA suggests some ways you can help keep our roads safer for everyone this spring and summer. What can...
Depending on factors like where you live and how you drive, AAA's automotive experts say the average lifespan for a car battery is about three to four years. A few simple tips can help you extend the life of your car's battery - keeping you and your car on the go for as long as...
The National Safety Council has recognized April as Distracted Driving Awareness month. Throughout the month, AAA Western and Central New York will offer tips to avoid distracted driving and information on dangerous distractions like using cell phones when behind the wheel. Texting and...
If you’re counting down the days until your spring break vacation, your time is getting close! Here are a few products we recommend picking up at your local AAA office. They’ll help keep you organized, safe and on the go all week long. Travelon RFID Blocking Ladies Wallet (with power...
After a long, cold winter, AAA recommends these simple car maintenance steps that can help keep you on the go. Top off your fluids. We already know your wiper fluid is probably running low at this point in the season. (Don’t worry, we won’t judge!) That’s an easy fix you can do...
There’s a lot of work that goes in to planning a vacation – researching hotels, transportation, restaurants and, of course, prices. But AAA has made it easy for you to travel to top destinations. Our group trip itineraries range from quick day trips around the Western and Central New York...

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