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.

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What you need to know before the snow

When winter comes, and ice, snow and frigid temps become a factor for drivers across the region, AAA gets busier than usual. "Our call volume definitely increases," says Elizabeth Carey, public affairs manager for AAA Western and Central New York. "It doubles - sometimes even triples -- at some points."

Keep your battery in tip-top shape for winter

Summer heat can be hard on a car’s battery. The problem is that, quite often, a driver won’t know this until the winter.

Kalahari Resorts offers summer fun all winter long

They call themselves “America’s largest indoor waterpark,” and it’s hard to argue.

Traveling abroad? Mix it up and be safe

Traveling abroad used to mean having to carry large amounts of cash. With the advent of credit cards with no foreign transaction fees and prepaid cards, travelers now have lots of options when it comes to bringing money on their international trip.

My teen passed their road test... now what?

Done. Finished. Complete. Well, not quite. Teen drivers still need their parents' advice and support.. even after they are driving on their own with a driver's license in hand. The crash risk for teen drivers is highest now that they are driving on their own, so parents should still be coaching them, guiding their driving instruction and monitoring where, when and with whom they drive. AAA can help.

Shining Diamonds In WNY & CNY

Hotels and restaurants that earn the AAA Five Diamond Rating tend to attract a lot of attention, since the designation means they offer world-class service and the ultimate in luxury.

Helping older drivers stay safe behind the wheel

Whether you want to admit it or not, aging is inevitable. The ability to drive safely can be affected by changes in our physical, emotional and cognitive health. Although changes are a part of normal aging, they occur individually and at different rates and times. Just as one plans for retirement, it's important to plan for transportation needs. Proactive, early planning is paramount to continued independence and safety.

Back-to-school discounts for AAA members

Our favorite ways to save this fall..

AAA Western and Central New York is Adding New Bicycle Coverage

AAA Western and Central New York is expanding roadside assistance to include bicycles for its members. Effective July 1, 2017, transportation service will be provided for members when their bicycle is disabled or inoperable, with no increase in membership dues. A service vehicle will meet you at a trail head or on a publicly-traveled road and transport you and your bike to the location of your choice. Service vehicles will not be equipped to repair a member’s bicycle or change a flat tire.

All drivers can help maximize motorcycle safety

Motorcyclists can face a rough road. More than 4,500 motorcyclists died and 92,000 were injured in crashes in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but motorcyclists can celebrate safety every day with these tips: