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Car-Inspired Gifts Mom Will Love

May 01, 2017. AAA Staff

Another Mother’s Day is upon us and figuring out what to get mom year after year can be a daunting task. Why not get her something creative, beautiful and offbeat inspired by the automotive world? Harveys Seat Belt Bags These purses and bags made from cool-colored seat belts caught my eye many years ago. I…

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Ricky Whittle’s 2005 Dodge Ram

April 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Born in northern England, actor Ricky Whittle is a former model who has starred in hit TV shows including The CW’s “The 100” and “Mistresses” on ABC. His latest show, “American Gods,” based on the award-winning fantasy novel, premieres this month on Starz. What was your first car?  My first car was a red 2005…

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Top Teen Driving Tips from a Teen Expert

April 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Four years ago, Shelby Fix, The Car Coach 2.0, lost a friend in a car crash that involved texting while driving. “It really hit home,” said Shelby, the daughter of The Car Coach Lauren Fix, a nationally recognized automotive expert. Because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Your AAA caught up with Shelby, who has…

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4 Projects That Will Make Your Car Look and Smell Amazing

April 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Get in the spring spirit by cleaning the inside of your car. Here are four car cleaning projects that will make your vehicle look and smell amazing. For best results, try them after your next car wash. An inside job Your vehicle’s windshield takes all sorts of abuse, from bug splatter to bird droppings. Wiper…

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Test Drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

March 08, 2017. AAA Staff

When it comes to pickup trucks people think Chevrolet, Ford, Ram – and maybe even Toyota and Nissan – but most people would never think of Honda. The Honda Ridgeline, first introduced in 2005 as a four-door short cargo bed truck, has been completely redesigned for 2017. The latest Ridgeline is available as a front- or…

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s 1994 Honda Accord

March 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

With her signature catchphrases and trendsetting pouf hairstyle, Nicole Polizzi became a household name when she starred in MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore.” Recently, Polizzi has been on several television programs, including “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip” and “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” She is a proud mother of two, an entrepreneur with a fashion…

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Bounce Back From Pothole Damage

March 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

AAA estimates pothole damage costs U.S. drivers $3 billion in vehicle repairs each year. Minimize their effect on your car and learn how to bounce back after you hit one with this advice from AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul. Slow your Roll The best way to avoid a pothole is to swerve around it, but…

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Coming in 2022: Automatic Braking

March 08, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Last year, 20 automakers pledged that automatic emergency braking systems would become a standard feature on 99 percent of vehicles in the U.S. car market by 2022. Here’s a closer look at how these systems work and what it means for drivers. What is it? Also known as forward collision mitigation, automatic braking systems are…

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Score a Great Deal on Your Next Car

March 08, 2017. AAA Staff

Buying a car can be exciting, but stressful. Getting a good price will lessen the latter. John Paul, AAA’s Car Doctor, has the following advice to help you get a fair deal on your next purchase. Research the market. The internet is loaded with resources for researching vehicle prices. Websites such as www.nadaguides.com provide price…

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Kicking It Low-Key in Canada

March 08, 2017. Jill Fergus

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday throughout 2017 with special celebrations and events, so there’s never been a better time to head north of the border. While perennial favorites Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City are definitely worth visiting, here are a few lesser-known Canadian destinations to discover. Niagara-on-the-Lake This charming Victorian town in Ontario is…