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 Can Car Drivers Do to Stay Safe Around Motorcycles?

Kip Doyle
If a motorcycle is nearby, check your mirrors carefully before changing lanes. Motorcycles may be in your blind spots or difficult to see because of their smaller size.

Day 2: Exploring France by River Boat

Elizabeth Carey

The first stop on the 2019 AAA Western and Central New York Member Appreciation Trip took travelers to Colmar in the Alsace region of France.

Day 1: All Aboard the 2019 AAA WCNY Member Appreciation Trip

Elizabeth Carey

It’s only day one and the 2019 Member Appreciation Trip is already shaping up to be a trip of a lifetime. This year’s trip is a river cruise aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Antoinette along the Rhine River in Europe.

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

Staff Writer

In 1969, the comedy If it’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium prodded fun at the American tourist, and the guided touring experience as a whole.

5 Ways to Avoid a Flat Tire

Staff Writer
As a manager of fleet operations for AAA Western and Central New York, Todd Ingraham knows all about caring for vehicles. Much of that, of course, has to do with tires, and as conditions grow warmer, it's a good time to remind yourself of tire basics - from when to inflate them to how to care for them. Ingraham answered some common tire-care questions for AAA members. A general understanding of these five tire topics can help you avoid a flat tire this spring.

You Know Your Mother. But How Well Do You Know Mother's Day?

Kip Doyle
Moms deserve the special treatment year-round, but it's good to have an annual day that recognizes just how important our moms are to us. Mother's Day (May 12) is the perfect day to show the moms in your life how much they are appreciated.

AAA Members Have a Shot at $50K This Spring Through Sprint

Kip Doyle
What would you do with an extra $50,000? That's a question AAA members can ask themselves honestly, since AAA members have exclusive access to the Sprint Works℠ AAA Sweepstakes, which will draw three $50,000 winners this spring!

How to Choose an Auto Repair Shop

Staff Writer
There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing an auto repair shop. Asking family and friends and looking up reviews online takes time and effort. It can be hard to know where to even start sometimes!

Want to Stay Behind the Wheel? Start Exercising!

Lindsay Kensy

No one wants to give up driving, even though it may be inevitable with age. So what can you do to stay behind the wheel longer? It might be as simple as weekly exercises and stretches!

Car Problems? Your AAA Membership Level Can Make All the Difference

Kip Doyle

If you frequently travel by car, you know that accidents and mistakes are bound to happen. Even responsible drivers sometimes wind up with an empty gas tank or their keys locked inside the car.