questionsdo you use aaa, aaa plus, or something else for…

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I love having AAA. It gives me peace of mind as I'm driving my '96 Ford Explorer across Michigan. I've only had to use it once or twice but it's definitely worth having.

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AAA#.

(Nerdy joke, sorry. I love AAA.)

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AAA Plus, have had for 10 years, and never used it. I swear it's the only thing that keeps my truck running.

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I have AAA and usually end up using it at least once a year without fail (flat tire, lock the keys in my car, etc.). Even if you don't have car trouble, you still get decent discounts on hotels, motels, etc. around the country.

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@packman711: I don't get it - and I'm pretty nerdy. What's the joke?

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AAA Plus is great! I have been a member for 11 years, starting with regular AAA, then upgrading to AAA Plus. One super nice thing they do when you call is they ask if you are in a bad area of town, or in a possibly dangerous situation. They will call the police to get someone there if they can't get to you quickly enough. Most of the time AAA is there in 15 to 30 minutes, depending on location.

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I'd vote for AAA Plus, too. I used to drive across Florida frequently, so I really wanted to be able to get my car home and not merely to the nearest AAA mechanic. Only needed to use it twice in several years, fortunately, and both experiences were just great. And the AAA discounts were an added bennie.

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I have to vote for AAA as well.

But I still don't get that joke I think it has something to do with computer coding but not sure.

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AAA is awesome. Did you know, as a + member, if they have to bring you fuel, you won't get charged for the gas? As a reg member, you get charged for the 2 gallons. (I used to work dispatch for a local AAA contract towing company)

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Nobody has mentioned the "something else" a friend of mines uses for roadside assistance when she can't drive, AA.

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AAA+ for over 20 years..
I have to drive at all hours and in all kinds of weather... When the sticky brown stuff hits the fan I know I will either get towed home or to work, which ever works best...

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Sadly, I use AAA, which has left me stranded - awaiting assistance - until my dad treks in from who knows where... on numerous occasions. I only keep getting it because I'm on the account with my parents, who keep renewing it. Serious dislike.

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At least AA, instead of AAA. Sometimes even C or D.

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Both of my sons have used AAA when they were passengers in a friend's car. My oldest son had his friends car towed 105 miles to her parents driveway in time for Thanksgiving dinner. AAA paid for the first 100 miles. He had to pay for the last 5 (at something like $5/mile.)

I think AAA is invaluable - even if you don't have your own car.

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AAA will come out all times of day or night and crappy weather or not. That could be important when you've been screwing around on that unplowed back country road and now you're stuck in the ditch in the snow. :)

They are fairly flexible but have the power to be jerks if you call them up acting like a jerk.

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I went 3 years driving an '86 Vanagon without AAA. It would have paid for itself and then some. I now have AAA Plus and have only used it for the discounts so far, but as I have an '87 Jetta now I'm sure it'll come into play before long. I'd recommend it.

Also, what @bethmbg said is true - it covers you in any car you're travelling in, not just your own.

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We have Better World Club. (Like AAA but without the lobbying for more fumes.)

We've had to use them a couple of times and never had any problems. They seem to have a nationwide presence and service was prompt.

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Fan/member of AAA+ too. Only issue I ever have is calling for road assistance during busy times (rush hour, event in town, etc.). Even with their vast network of tow trucks, I've been waiting on the side of the road for up to 1 hour (I'm in Raleigh so it's not like this is a one-tow truck town!). This is definitely more the exception than the rule, though.

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I've had AAA (regular) for my wife and I, along with our two driving-aged children (the reason we got it) for a few years now. While I'll continue to renew and have found it incredibly convenient a few times with the various cars, they have also left us hanging once - not because they didn't try, but because the local AAA affiliates were unavailable (bad weather and busy). I ended up having to arrange my own tow (took me 15 minutes to find someone not busy) and they did reimburse me after-the-fact.

One of the great things about AAA that most don't realize until they have it is that it covers the member - not the car - so when you have that AAA card in your wallet, whether it's your car or not (i.e., a rental or a passenger in a friend's car), they'll come to your rescue (provided they're subcontractor isn't "busy").

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Where did my comment go? Was it removed? If so, why?

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I use GM Motor Club. It includes unlimited towing to the nearest authorized service station or if you want to go to your own mechanic it is limited to a 20 mile radius. It also gives you access to Entertainment.com (the coupon book)
https://www.gmmotorclub.com/index.jsp
https://www.gmmotorclub.com/mic/gmmc/template/GMMCMmbrBnftGuide.pdf

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AAA reg is no good for my driving - I LOVE roadtrips - AAA reg only tows ~5 miles.
AAA PLUS RV is what I get - good for towing up to 100 miles AND good for towing my motorcycle - if necessary!!!
AND I get the GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) Roadside Assistance - this and AAA Plus RV makes sure I have no out of pocket towing expenses!!!

yahoo - motorcycle season is COMING!!!

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AAA plus, it has never failed me.

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My Mom buys us all AAA membership, and it's saved me numerous times. They give free jump starts, 15 miles of towing if you have the basic membership, and tire change. The free maps, tour books, and hotel discounts are great too. It's very helpful and will pay for itself when going on a road trip. I'm half interested in their Mystery Tour at the moment. You pay them and where you go and what you do vacation each day is a complete surprise. My only complaint is that when you call them for a jump start, they might try to sell you an over priced replacement battery.