AAA: Most Roadside Calls Are for Vehicles 10 Years Old or Older

“Bet” on battery, engine cooling and tire damage problems as the primary culprits BOISE – (April 17, 2018) – If your vehicle is ten years old or older, some preventive care could be a wise investment to avoid a major roadside mishap this summer, says AAA. In 2017, AAA received over 32 million requests for …

National, Oregon Averages Hold near Highest Prices of the Year

Oregon Average Remains at Highest Price since August 2015 PORTLAND, Ore., – The national and Oregon averages are fairly steady this week but it’s a bumpy ride in other parts of the country as some states are seeing gas prices climb by double digits while others are enjoying declines as much as a dime. For …

AAA Updates Hotel Inspection Guidelines for Diamond Ratings

Hotels to be rated on availability of up-to-date technology PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA has updated its hotel Approval Requirements & Diamond Rating Guidelines, the criteria inspectors use to evaluate more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The new guidelines, developed with input from AAA inspectors, members …

AAA Publishes Updated Diamond Rating Guidelines

New diamond rating guidelines reflect the connectivity preferences of today’s travelers BOISE – (April 9, 2018) – AAA recently updated its hotel Approval Requirements & Diamond Rating Guidelines to reflect the increased importance placed on connective, leading-edge technologies. Based on feedback from AAA inspectors, members and industry professionals, the new guidelines replace the ratings previously …

Pump Prices Jump due to Strong Demand, Switch to Summer Gas

Oregon Average at Highest Price since August 2015 PORTLAND, Ore., – Gas prices continue to climb across the country as the market continues to purge winter-blend gasoline to make room for summer storage. For the week, the national average for regular jumps four cents to $2.66 a gallon while the Oregon average adds three cents …

AAA: Too Many Drivers Make Exceptions to Basic Safety Rules

New AAA survey shows “do as I say, not as I do” is a prevailing traffic safety attitude BOISE – (March 29, 2018) – It’s a familiar trend that AAA has observed repeatedly over the last ten years – motorists generally disapprove of unsafe driving habits, yet many engage in risky behavior anyway. AAA’s tenth …

AAA: Let’s Talk Distracted Driving Again Next Legislative Session

Legislators are encouraged to keep traffic safety discussions going after S1283 dies BOISE – (March 28, 2018) – In calling attention to National Distracted Driving Awareness month in April, AAA asks Idaho legislators to continue to work with stakeholders to improve safety. In 2016, ten people were killed every day in distracted driving crashes on …

Oregon Average Tops $3 a Gallon for First Time in Three Years

Oregon Average Tops $3 a Gallon for First Time in Three Years PORTLAND, Ore., – With the arrival of spring, gas prices are spiking across the country with some states seeing double-digit increases for the week. The national average for regular jumps six cents to $2.62 a gallon while the Oregon average spikes nine cents …

Idaho Pump Prices Spring Back into U.S. Top Ten

The Gem State’s sixteen-cent increase over the past week is the largest in the nation BOISE – (March 26, 2018) – It’s time for Idaho drivers to brace themselves. Predicted seasonal gas price increases have reached the Gem State, with higher pump prices expected to follow, according to AAA. “Over the last week, Idaho’s average …

AAA Diamond-Rated Restaurant Search Now Available for Alexa and Google

Voice-based technology helps diners choose from among 31,000 approved locations BOISE – (March 22, 2018) – Grab a fork and dig into a delicious meal at a restaurant near you, but before you go, grab your smartphone or mobile device. AAA is pleased to announce that a simple voice command to Amazon Alexa or the …