Car Buying

Car Buying and Selling

More Than 57 Million Members Depend on AAA to Help with Their Automotive Needs

Family with a new car at the car dealershipMembers trust that AAA road service professionals and service centers will treat them fairly and professionally. AAA has a strong commitment to educating our members and the general public and providing materials and resources to meet their automotive needs.

Buying a car?

We rank “family friendly vehicles and provide free guides that include crash-test ratings and safety features on most new cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans.

Need maintenance and repairs?

There are more than 7,700 authorized AAA repair centers.

AAA is also protecting consumers by discouraging moves by manufacturers to monopolize key vehicle data and thereby take away consumer’s choice to have their vehicles repaired where they want.

During National Car Care Month in October, AAA distributes information on vehicle maintenance practices, hosts free diagnostic clinics and offers special promotions in cooperation with local business partners. For more information, contact your local AAA club.

Want to save on gas?

AAA monitors national daily fuel prices and provides fuel-efficient driving tips and tools to help you determine how much it costs to drive your car.

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What to Do When Your Vehicle Breaks Down

Handy tips and advice from AAA on what to do should your vehicle break down roadside. Download »

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AAA Guide to Auto Repair

This guide will add to your understanding of modern vehicles, offer tips on communicating with repair shops, explain the benefits of written estimates, explore the qualifications of technicians, and help you choose an auto repair facility you can trust. Download »

Car Buying Tips

With the average price of a new car around $30,000, vehicles clearly are a huge investment. Want to get the best deal while still getting the vehicle you want? Research is key—and proceed slowly. Research different makes and models, investigate dealers, take a close look at financing options and allow time for inspections and test drives. The more informed your decision, the less vulnerable you are to impulse buying or pressure tactics. Read More »

Car Driving on Highway
Vehicle Recalls

To date, a record 56 million vehicles had been the subject of a recall this year for everything from faulty ignition switches to issues with hood latches. Read more about the vehicle recall process below. Read More »

Car Resale Value
Car Resale Value

Resale value is fluid; as consumer demand changes, so do used-car prices. Low fuel costs, for example, give consumers the comfort to choose larger vehicles and trucks. When fuel prices jump, consumer demand for fuel-efficient models raises their value. While you can’t predict market fluctuations, there are steps you can take to make the most of your resale opportunity. Read More »