AAA: One in three U.S. Drivers Can’t Afford Unexpected Car Repairs

PORTLAND, Ore., – A new AAA survey finds 64 million American drivers would not be able to pay for an unexpected vehicle repair without going into debt, indicating that some drivers may underestimate the full cost of owning and operating a vehicle. AAA urges drivers to save at least $50 a month for unforeseen expenses, …

AAA: Salt and Chemical De-Icers Cost Drivers $3 Billion Annually

PORTLAND, Ore., – Millions of U.S. drivers will face spendy vehicle repair bills from rust damage caused by chemicals and salt used to de-ice roadways. According to a new AAA survey, U.S. drivers paid an estimated $15.4 billion in rust repairs caused by de-icing methods over the last five years, or about $3 billion a …

AAA: Top Vacation Spots for 2017 are Beaches and International Destinations

Millions of Americans plan Vacations this Year PORTLAND, Ore., – Sunny beaches and international destinations are the top vacation spots for 2017. A new survey by AAA shows 42 percent of Americans plan to take a vacation in 2017 – with many planning trips to warm weather destinations in the U.S. and abroad. Nearly a …

AAA: National Parks Attract the Most Visitors in a Year

National Park Service Celebrates its Centennial in August PORTLAND, Ore., – The most Americans in recent years are heading to national parks in recognition of the U.S. National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Aug. 25. Visitation to the national parks reached an all-time high in 2015, with more than 307 million visitors, according to the …