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Amy Parmenter
Public Affairs Manager, CT
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AAA Opens First Car Care, Insurance and Travel Center in CT

New AAA Southington Location includes Driving School and DMV Express

AAA Car Care Insurance Travel Center
755 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489

Today marks the opening of the very first AAA Car Care, Insurance and Travel Center in Connecticut, which means motorists can now get their vehicles repaired and get their licenses renewed, book a trip or get an insurance quote …all under one roof. 

“Customer service is always priority one for AAA and, with so many people pressed for time these days, convenience is key. This is a one-stop shopping experience for both members and non-members alike.” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “And, because the new Car Care Center offers Saturday and Sunday hours, AAA customers can come in for service at whatever time works best for them".

In addition to Car Care, Insurance and Travel services, the Southington store will include a new AAA Driving School location as well.

An Investment in Connecticut

The new 11,000 square foot AAA in Southington is a relocation of the AAA Plainville store, previously at 17 Farmington Ave. The Southington store will employ 10 new Car Care employees in addition to the 18 AAA associates already employed by AAA in Plainville. This relocation and expansion demonstrates a significant investment in the future of AAA in Connecticut and allows the organization to maintain a strong presence in Hartford County.

The Southington location will include 8 service bays for vehicle maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs such as tires, brakes, tune-ups, air conditioning and cooling systems, battery replacements, and electrical work. 

“Many people are keeping their vehicles longer, thus making vehicle maintenance more critical than ever,” says Randy Saly, Manager of the new Car Care facility. “AAA wants to ensure that reliable, trustworthy repair services are always available to motorists.”

DMV 'Express' Location with EARLY Hours

In addition to the opening of the new Car Care facility, AAA is excited to be re-opening another DMV Express licensing center.

“DMV has a very strong, longstanding relationship with AAA Allied Group. This latest DMV Express gives customers another convenient option to renew driver’s licenses in the area,” Commissioner Michael Bzdyra said.  “This is a testament to a great partnership that offers innovation to better serve Connecticut residents.”

The new Southington AAA DMV location will open earlier than our other AAA DMV locations:

The Southington AAA DMV Hours are:

Monday thru Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm; Saturday 8am - 2pm.

(The locations and hours of all AAA DMV locations can be found at

Car Care Hours and Services

The AAA Car Care Center is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Below is a complete list of auto repair services offered by all AAA Car Care Insurance Travel Centers:

  • Diagnostics
  • Air Conditioning and Cooling
  • Electrical System Diagnosis
  • Tune-ups and Maintenance
  • Battery Service & Replacement
  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Coolant Flush
  • Transmission Flush
  • Power Steering Flush
  • Four Wheel Alignments
  • Differential Service
  • Repairs on Tires, Brakes & More
  • Purchase Tires
  • Tire Rotations & Balance
  • Standard & ABS Brake Service
  • Clean & Adjust Drum Brakes
  • Brake System Flush
  • Expert Brake Diagnosis, Service & Replacement
  • Auto Glass Replacement and Repair

For more than 110 years, AAA has been a trusted and reliable source for emergency roadside assistance for more than 59 million members nationwide.  The club also certifies trusted auto repair shops around the country through the AAA Approved Auto Repair (AAR) program.  The expansion to car care services is one that club management feels is a natural fit for an organization that serves more than half a million members in the greater Hartford region. 

AAA’s Car Care Insurance Travel (CCIT) Centers offer expert and affordable car care services to members and non-members alike, although AAA members will enjoy a lower price on car care services, with a ten percent discount on repair labor for Basic and Plus members, and a twelve percent discount for Premier members

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West Hartford, CT 06119

AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than one million members in Connecticut.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. The not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit

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