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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…

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

In a crowded midsize sedan market, the Volkswagen Passat is a standout for its German engineering at an affordable price point. Starting at just $22,440, the sedan – built in Chattanooga, Tenn. – is loaded with advanced technology, including many driver assistance systems that are often found in more expensive models. And its base engine is fun…

Cars & Trucks

Rob Corddry’s 1975 Ford Pinto

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

Massachusetts-born Rob Corddry is an actor, comedian and writer who has appeared in hit films such as “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Warm Bodies” and “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” A longtime correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Corddry also created and starred in the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Childrens Hospital” on…

Cars & Trucks

Don’t Break the Bank on Unexpected Car Repairs

June 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Unless you’re rich Uncle Pennybags, spending $600 on car repairs is a tough pill to swallow. Unfortunately, that’s the going rate for the average car repair bill today, according to new AAA research. What’s more, an estimated 30 percent of Americans are unable to pay the average car repair bill without going into debt, the…

European Tours

Travel Europe by River Cruise, Train or Car

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

Backpacking is probably one of the most creative ways to see Europe, but it’s not the only way to explore the continent off-the-beaten path. Consider these modes of travel if you’re looking for a different perspective of Europe. River Cruising It’s easy to see why river cruising’s popularity is on the rise. Guests on these…

Auto Insurance

When It’s Time for Kids to Get Their Own Insurance

May 01, 2017. AAA Staff

Here are some considerations to weigh when it’s time to leave the familial coverage nest.

Cars & Trucks

Howie Mandel’s 1969 Chevy Bel Air

May 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Canadian-born Howie Mandel is an actor, comedian and television personality known for hosting the popular game show “Deal or No Deal.” After beginning his career in stand up, Mandel starred in the Emmy Award-winning medical drama “St. Elsewhere” before creating the hit animated series “Bobby’s World.” Watch him on the new season of “America’s Got…

Cars & Trucks

Keep an Eye on These 3 Car Parts As Your Car Ages

May 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Even the most reliable cars depreciate over time. Here are three parts to keep an eye on as your car ages. Water Pump This part circulates coolant throughout the engine to prevent overheating. It’s a moving part, so it’s prone to wear and tear; in this case, leaky seals, bad bearings and issues with the…

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Air Travel

The Science of Motion Sickness

May 01, 2017. Christina Elston

Travel means moving, but when we’re not moving under our own power, about 30 percent of us experience motion sickness. “Any kind of conveyance makes people sick,” said Millard Reschke, chief of neuroscience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Reschke has been studying the phenomenon for about 40 years, and with good reason: Around…

European Tours

Touring Tuscany the Italian Way

May 01, 2017. Alex Lobrano

“I’ve dreamed of visiting Tuscany for years,” wrote Sheila, one of my oldest friends, from Sydney, Australia. “I know you’re busy, but it would be wonderful if you could meet me there, because then we could have a real catch-up that goes deeper than just a dinner – and I selfishly want to take advantage…