Any members of AAA?

ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,048 Admiral
I received an offer to join for $52.00 for both my wife and myself for a year. I have never been a member but am getting of an age where I really don't want to change a tire on a 3/4 ton pick up on the side of the road. My car is a piece of cake but the truck is a pain in the ****.

Is a membership worth it and what has been your experience of response time in the event to call? I'm thinking more in a city environment rather than rural. I hate the thought of changing a tire on a crowded highway.

Thanks
Deo Vindice
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    Got the same offer from Allstate motor club and went with them. Glad I did as wife locked us out of her new mini-van the other day. Amazed at how fast the guy got in the van.
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  • johnnybjohnnyb Posts: 985 Officer
    You probably already have the coverage on your auto insurance.
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    I had towing only on mine. Canceled it when I went with Motor Club.
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,331 AG
    Been with them for probably over 20 years.

    Have not only occasionally used on my vehicles but those owned by lady friends who had a problem.

    They never questioned and always had quick competent service.

    A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time. 
  • GermGerm Posts: 1,704 Captain
    id find out what service you are getting for $52. You might be getting the silver or whatever. Which I had at one time and youre better off getting the better coverage. The base only covered a hook up for a tow and the first 5 miles
  • bullgatorbullgator Posts: 1,940 Officer
    I used to carry AAA Premier. 200 mile free towing is nice if you travel a lot.
  • MACDMACD Lee CountyPosts: 4,871 Captain
    It's only 52.00 bucks...............It's like Sea tow .........only 1 time and it pays for itself.

    Maybe just the peace of mind if you don't ever have to use it.....What's that worth?
  • IndigoIndigo Posts: 969 Officer
    The Premier is great if you travel
    I have some of the older family members piggybacked on my account
    Makes great gifts for the old folks.
    I'm covered by St Farm for 6 miles and 200 with aaa.
    Came in handy this year when the ignition on my truck croaked 25 miles from home.
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    I got it strictly for the discounts. One hotel stay paid for it.
  • DocskiffDocskiff Posts: 244 Deckhand
    I have had my wife and daughter(until she married)on it for years.Last year I decided to put my self on it also.We have the Premier plan.I also have the Towboat trailer plan with that membership.I don't want to be stuck anywhere.
    Docskiff
    You play more while I fish.
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 19,495 AG
    It's worth it. I have it for the whole family. My wife locks her keys in the car all the time or leaves the headlights on. I travel a lot and its nice to know she can get help when I'm out of town. The discounts on hotels and car rentals aren't worth it, only the emergency service.

    Response time can really vary. From 30 minutes(rarely) to 90 minutes.
  • King_MeKing_Me Delray Beach, FLPosts: 5,697 Admiral
    Flash wrote: »
    Got the same offer from Allstate motor club and went with them. Glad I did as wife locked us out of her new mini-van the other day. Amazed at how fast the guy got in the van.

    I think I get it free from Allstate.
  • Oldfox1939Oldfox1939 Posts: 521 Officer
    Booked a hotel in Key West on AAA last winter.....got a discount on the room and free breakfast for both my wife & I for 3 mornings.

    The bill for breakfast was $50.00 each day.....That was a $150.00 saving alone.
  • Our coverage is with Geico and runs us $50 a year.
    It seems like we us it at least once a year.
    It's nice to just pull out your phone and know one call and your done.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    King_Me wrote: »
    I think I get it free from Allstate.

    What the Motor Club?? Maybe you have a different policy?
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • Conchy CrackerConchy Cracker Posts: 10,454 Officer
    Oldfox1939 wrote: »
    Booked a hotel in Key West on AAA last winter.....got a discount on the room and free breakfast for both my wife & I for 3 mornings.

    The bill for breakfast was $50.00 each day.....That was a $150.00 saving alone.

    I lead a sheltered life, I have never seen a $25.00 breakfast.
  • ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,048 Admiral
    I lead a sheltered life, I have never seen a $25.00 breakfast.

    You obviously haven't gotten out much to finer establishments recently.
    Deo Vindice
  • captinmitchcaptinmitch Posts: 5,807 Admiral
    Go to the Breaker's in Palm Beach for brunch. It's been a while but last time I was there it was $108 per person.
  • Team SabatageTeam Sabatage Posts: 12,898 AG
    Worth every penny and then some.

    For $72 a year I get, free towing of the disabled vehicle and anything it is towing up to 135 miles, up to 2x a year. Free lockout, free tire change and emergency gas, not just for me, but any vehicle I am driving OR riding in.
    AAA discounts at thousands of eating and lodging places, trip planning, maps and guide books.

    Maps that you buy can be $6, the guide books list camping areas that people will ask how you found them, they are so far out there, lots of stats on cities, lots of dining options listed.

    When I drive across the country, which is about every year at about noon I decide how much farther I'm going to go that day, look up lodging with the ammenities I want, (tub for my muscles, pool to tire out the kids, place to eat), check the price, call from the mobile phone and make my res. E Z peazy.

    Most response is within 1/2 hour. I've only had problems once on 40 years as a member. 1/2 way between nowhere and nowhere else in Wyoming, took them 2 hours to get to me, in there defence they had to drive 100 miles to where I was, towed me and my pop-up camper125 miles in the direction I was going (oppisite the way they had come from) to the next town that had a Dodge dealer. tipped the driver well, but all I paid for the tow was signing my name.
    Strap me in, tie me down and roll me a bone, I'm getting on an airplane and I'm flying home...
  • Team SabatageTeam Sabatage Posts: 12,898 AG
    I lead a sheltered life, I have never seen a $25.00 breakfast.
    For a really good brunch they start at $50. Maybe once a year for me at a place like that and they better have oysters on the 1/2 shell.

    I hate paying big money for something that is guaranteed to turn to **** within 24 hours.
    Strap me in, tie me down and roll me a bone, I'm getting on an airplane and I'm flying home...
  • Conchy CrackerConchy Cracker Posts: 10,454 Officer
    Go to the Breaker's in Palm Beach for brunch. It's been a while but last time I was there it was $108 per person.

    But do they give a AAA discount for brunch?
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    Worth every penny and then some.

    For $72 a year I get, free towing of the disabled vehicle and anything it is towing up to 135 miles, up to 2x a year. Free lockout, free tire change and emergency gas, not just for me, but any vehicle I am driving OR riding in.
    AAA discounts at thousands of eating and lodging places, trip planning, maps and guide books.

    Maps that you buy can be $6, the guide books list camping areas that people will ask how you found them, they are so far out there, lots of stats on cities, lots of dining options listed.

    When I drive across the country, which is about every year at about noon I decide how much farther I'm going to go that day, look up lodging with the ammenities I want, (tub for my muscles, pool to tire out the kids, place to eat), check the price, call from the mobile phone and make my res. E Z peazy.

    Most response is within 1/2 hour. I've only had problems once on 40 years as a member. 1/2 way between nowhere and nowhere else in Wyoming, took them 2 hours to get to me, in there defence they had to drive 100 miles to where I was, towed me and my pop-up camper125 miles in the direction I was going (oppisite the way they had come from) to the next town that had a Dodge dealer. tipped the driver well, but all I paid for the tow was signing my name.

    They use to have really good maps, but once they got so small to read, we dumped them. Have they gotten any better?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    I lead a sheltered life, I have never seen a $25.00 breakfast.

    And I probably never will. I have better eggs and sausage anyway. :grin
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • Team SabatageTeam Sabatage Posts: 12,898 AG
    Flash wrote: »
    They use to have really good maps, but once they got so small to read, we dumped them. Have they gotten any better?

    Not sure, it's been a while since I've gotten any from them.
    Makes sense though, with google maps available on smart phones they are not as critical as before.
    Really only needed if your going to put one up on the wall.
    Strap me in, tie me down and roll me a bone, I'm getting on an airplane and I'm flying home...
  • APEAPE Posts: 973 Officer
    I think I have the Gold package and it has paid for it's self several times over, we have had a vehicle towed 3 times, one jump start, and the hotel discounts have always more than paid for the annual fee. The average response time was less than 30 minutes in the Ocala and Gainesville area.
  • King_MeKing_Me Delray Beach, FLPosts: 5,697 Admiral
    Flash wrote: »
    What the Motor Club?? Maybe you have a different policy?

    It says Allstate Motor Club on the card.
  • ParkerboyParkerboy Posts: 7,048 Admiral
    I call today and up my coverage to the $82.00 per year coverage. In addition I got an Insurance quote for some of my vehicles. The quote with exactly same coverage I presently have with State Farm is $300.00 per year less with AAA.

    Anyone else insure vehicles with AAA? If so, what has your experience been With them?
    Deo Vindice
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    King_Me wrote: »
    It says Allstate Motor Club on the card.

    I had one of those also, but it only did Towing, that was part of policy. No one would have come out and unlocked my wife's van though.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,175 AG
    Not sure, it's been a while since I've gotten any from them.
    Makes sense though, with google maps available on smart phones they are not as critical as before.
    Really only needed if your going to put one up on the wall.

    This was long before smart phones. Really were cheap maps. Not like the old trip tiks.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • restlessnativerestlessnative Posts: 2,140 Captain
    My wife works at corporate (of our AAA group) here in Tampa, so we have premier with RV which covers anything we tow too which came in very handy not too long ago. I was on the Veterans at the county line road by Spring Hill and they showed up in 15 minutes to help with the boat trailer. We obviously get a great discount since she is an employee but I would have it anyways. They offer discounts on lots of things besides hotels, like car rentals and merchandise too.

    As a side note, Auto Club South (which covers Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and part of Tennessee) just merged with Auto Club Group out of the north, which is headquartered in Dearborn, MI. They are much more of an insurance company so they will probably start offering even more insurance products. We actually have our flood through AAA on our house, had to go with Citizens on our regular home line unfortunately but that is a whole other conversation. I didn't even know there was different AAA groups until my wife started there, just thought it was one big company. All the different groups have to go by certain national standards and are a part of "corporate" (happens to be headquartered in Heathrow just outside of Orlando), but they are all in fact separate companies.
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