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With record gas prices, Americans still determined to travel are looking for other ways to save.  

“If there is one thing that is clear, it’s that, despite record gas prices, Americans will not be deterred from traveling this summer, so, as always, it is our intention to provide support when it is needed most,” says Jim Lardear, spokesperson for AAA.

Planning a Great American Road Trip? AAA Offers 7 Tips for Savings:


  1. Work with a travel advisor – From travel planning and reservation assistance, finding a place to park that RV, renting a car, or assisting with ticket and tour options, AAA Travel Advisors can help you map out every detail - and advocate on your behalf should your travels not go as planned.
  2. Visit a trusted mechanic in advance – Before you get going, make sure your vehicle is ready to go. Visit a trusted mechanic for a bumper-to-bumper checkup, including tires. Make an appointment today at any AAA Approved Auto Repair shop or a AAA Car Care Center. In anticipation of the busy summer travel season and in order to ensure everyone’s safety, AAA is offering FREE vehicle health checks at all our AAA Car Care locations. Find a AAA Car Care location near you.
  3. Map it out – With so many people hitting the roads, planning in advance will save you time and money. Visit a AAA Retail location or use AAA’s Digital Tourbooks® and our popular TripTik® Planner to map out your travels in advance - or to make a change of plans while en route.
  4. Save on hotels, rental cars, and theme parks – AAA Members can take advantage of hundreds of travel-related discounts, including savings at AAA Preferred hotels, rental cars and theme park tickets.
  5. Make it E-Z – Travelers can purchase E-ZPass transponders at most AAA Retail locations. Save money on gas by limiting stops and starts.
  6. Save on gas – With gas prices as high as they have been in years, take advantage of opportunities to save. Travelers can use the AAA Fuel Finder or use the AAA mobile app to find the least expensive gas along any route. AAA Members can take advantage of the Shell Rewards discount partnership, a discount of 30 cents/gallon for first time users and then 5 cents/gallon discount at participating Shell stations.
  7. Ensure safe travels – Make sure your AAA Membership is active and that coverage level meets your current needs. AAA offers multiple levels of coverage and also special savings on Memberships for members of the military, first responders and teachers. Visit to learn more.

For more information about planning your Great American Road Trip, visit


For More information and local interviews:

Connecticut – Tracy Noble,

Delaware – Jana Tidwell,

Indiana – Kara Hitchens,

Kansas – Shawn Steward,

Kentucky – Lori Weaver Hawkins,

Maryland – Ragina Ali,

New Jersey – Tracy Noble,

Ohio – Kara Hitchens,

Oklahoma – Leslie Gamble,

Pennsylvania – Jana Tidwell,

South Dakota – Shawn Steward,

Virginia – Morgan Dean, Morgan

Washington, DC – Ragina Ali,

West Virginia – Lori Weaver Hawkins,


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