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Cars & Trucks & Life

Is Your Battery Zapped?

July 26, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Car batteries hate extreme temperatures. It’s one reason so many fail in the summer heat. Periodically disconnecting the car battery to clean its terminals with water and baking soda can help extend its life, said AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul. But all automotive batteries will fail eventually. Here are a few signs yours is on…

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Health & Fitness & Life

AAA Trainer: Get Your Kicks at Recess

July 15, 2017. Nick Tavares

Besides being fun, recess is a great way for schoolkids to release pent-up energy during the day. It also helps children build social skills, improve their health through physical activity, and learn through unstructured play, according to the Council on School Health. Despite all the benefits, only four states – Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia…

Cars & Trucks

From the President’s Desk: Pave the Way for Teen Driver Safety

July 14, 2017. Mark Shaw

Traffic crash statistics obscure the fact that behind every crash, behind every death, is a person. Not just that one person, but his or her family, co-workers and friends. We have watched with growing alarm the spike in traffic deaths around the country, knowing that behind those 40,000 yearly fatalities are thousands more whose lives…

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

July 01, 2017. AAA Staff

After 60 years on sale in the U.S., the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the true pioneers in the SUV world. While it may be a “senior” in the segment, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is no slow-moving, muumuu-wearing granny. It’s a hot, single grandma whose hobbies include competitive country dancing and backpacking. The Pathfinder received…

North American Tours

Memphis Pulses to a Rock ‘n’ Roll Beat

July 01, 2017. Jill Fergus

When the music started, the people who had been standing around began to tap their toes, bounce their heads and move their hips to the beat. But this wasn’t a dance hall or a dimly lit club. It was a museum. Yet people couldn’t help themselves when the distinctive sounds of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry…

Food & Dining

Impress With Recipes From AAA Diamond Rated Restaurants

July 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

Concoct expertly crafted dishes in your home with the help of AAA Diamond Rated restaurants. These recipes will ensure you three courses of fancy summer fare. 1. A fresh start Start sophisticated with the Champagne mango salad created by chef Jean Georges Vongerichten for his AAA Five Diamond Rated, self-titled restaurant in New York City….

Cars & Trucks

4 Car Repairs to Make Before It’s Too Late

July 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Paying for car repairs is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. And, like the dentist, some people will go to great lengths to avoid a trip to the shop. But drivers who skip or delay important repairs expose their vehicles to dangerous situations and costlier fixes down the road, AAA’s Car…

Hotels & Resorts

Putting a Five Diamond Shine on the Big Apple

July 01, 2017. AAA Staff

If you’re looking to experience the finer side of New York City, AAA has you covered. For more than 80 years, AAA has inspected and rated both hotels and restaurants on behalf of AAA members. The highest ranking – AAA’s Five Diamond Award – is reserved for the best of the best. Earlier in the…

Hotels & Resorts

New Massachusetts Four Diamond Hotels for 2017

July 01, 2017. AAA Staff

AAA added four Massachusetts hotels to its exclusive Four Diamond list for 2017. Boston Park Plaza: This hotel is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year after completing a multiyear, $100 million renovation in 2016. Furniture and fixtures throughout the hotel were replaced, the 1,060 guestrooms and communal areas were completely redone and a library room…

Homeowner's Insurance

How to Bypass Barbecue Hazards

June 11, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Avoid a summer shindig that’s memorable for the wrong reasons with these outdoor party safety tips, risks and remedies.