Spare me! AAA Finds One-Third of New Vehicles don’t have Spare Tire

PORTLAND, Ore., – Automakers continue to eliminate spare tires from new vehicles in an effort to reduce weight and improve fuel economy. New research from AAA shows nearly one‐third (28 percent) of 2017 model year vehicles do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment. This is often a surprise to drivers when they get …

AAA: Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create More Distractions for Drivers

New research finds touch screens and voice commands take drivers’ attention away from the road PORTLAND, Ore., – If you’ve driven a newer car, chances are it has an infotainment system with a touch screen and voice commands. These infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for …