Member Connection Blog

Member Connection Blog

Member Connection Blog

About the 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.

SUGGEST A STORY ADVERTISE WITH US

What You Need to Know About Your Car's Battery

Staff Writer

Since the inception of the AAA Mobile Battery Program, AAA clubs have tested more than 25 million batteries at the roadside, resulting in more than 8 million defective batteries being replaced on the scene.

What to Keep in Your Car Emergency Kit

Lisa Stopper

Whether you're preparing for your next road trip or the next season, it's a good idea to take inventory of the items in your car emergency kit.

Don't Be Duped By These Insurance Myths

Staff Writer
Does driving a red car raise your insurance rates? Does your landlord’s insurance cover your belongings? AAA is taking on these and other common misconceptions that may lead to risky decisions when it comes to preparing for the worst.

From Car Seat to Seat Belt: The Child Passenger Safety Journey

Kip Doyle

When it comes to transporting your kids in a vehicle, the rules are clear: Children are required to use a child safety restraint until their eighth birthday.

Study: Average Annual Cost of New Vehicle Ownership Increases 5% to $9,282

Staff Writer

Most drivers can tell you what they paid for their car and maybe even what it costs to keep the gas tank full.

Iconic Destinations with Impeccable Service

Guest Author

It’s no wonder that the legendary Canadian Rockies are on the must-see list for many travelers, with its majestic mountains, glacier-fed lakes, and fertile river valleys.

Steer Clear of Animal Collisions This Fall

Staff Writer
A collision with an animal can put a serious dent in your vehicle, if not destroy it completely. Any animal darting across the road could result in a crash, but deer are often the cause of animal collisions this time of year.

Biking Over The Border to Canada? Here's What You Should Know

Kip Doyle

It's easier than ever to cross the US-Canada border by bicycle thanks to recently completed bike lanes on the Peace Bridge.

Pittsburgh: Fun Road Trip from New York State

Elizabeth Carey

Nothing says summer like a road trip! And with baseball being a favorite American pastime, why not incorporate the two?!

Chevy Equinox is Pet Friendly and More

Elizabeth Carey

It’s not uncommon to see a Chevy Equinox when driving down the road – I spot them often across New York State and I’ve been curious about how they perform so when I was offered to test drive a 2019 Equinox, I hopped r