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Trip Interruption Expenses

When a good trip goes bad

If a car accident interrupts your road trip, AAA will reimburse you for expenses such as car rental fees, lodging, and meals. Here's how it works:

You're on your way to visit an old friend from college (or taking the kids to visit your parents, heading to a spa with the girls, taking a fishingm trip — whatever!) and partway there...kaboom. Out of nowhere a vehicle clips your bumper. No one is hurt. But your car won't move. It needs a few parts and you're going to have to wait—overnight—far from home and far from your destination.

Even though you may lose a day of vacation, at least you'll have help with the extra expenses. As a AAA Member, you may request reimbursement for reasonable, unanticipated costs for your hotel, meals, and substitute transportation, up to $500 for Classic Members, up to $1,000 for Plus Members and Premier Members are reimbursed up to $1,500.

If you're on a planned leisure trip that included at least one overnight stay and you're involved in a car crash, call us. One of our friendly Associates will review the rules (your vehicle must be involved in an accident in the United States or Canada, 100 miles or more from home, and vehicle must be inoperable for a minimum of 8 hours) and go over what we can reimburse you for (car rental fees, lodging, and meals).

We'll also remind you that expenses must be incurred withing 72 hours (3 days) of the accident. And that your request for reimbursement must include a police report and original itemized receipts for expenses. So you know exactly what to do and what to expect. Because even when your trip takes a turn for the unexpected, you can depend on AAA.

For information on Trip Interruption Expense Reimbursement and ALL your benefits, download your Member Benefits Guide(PDF) and consult page 21.

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