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TOLEDO, OH - When the mercury in the thermometer goes up, so does the call volume for AAA roadside service so AAA is urging motorists to take every precaution in an effort to avoid a true emergency.
Because of the COVID-19 related shut down, many vehicles have been sitting idle for a prolonged period of time which, in itself, can lead to car trouble. Now, the heat of the summer is upon us, when all drivers - and their passengers - are at greater risk.
“When temperatures soar, what should just be an inconvenience can quickly escalate to an emergency if motorists are not prepared,” says Mike Brown, AAA Spokesperson. “AAA has seen calls for membership spike over the past few weeks and, while we are more than happy to rescue our members roadside, we’d prefer that everyone get where you are going without incident.”
AAA is encouraging all motorists to make sure their vehicles are road ready, whether taking a trip to the store or planning a trip out of state.
With other travel options limited by COVID concerns, AAA expects Americans to return to the ‘Great American Road Trip’ this summer. It is critical that they include car care prep in their planning.
“Too often, those who join AAA for our hotel and travel discounts find themselves in need of our roadside services too,” Brown added.
Last year during the 4th of July holiday, AAA responded to nearly 5,000 emergency roadside calls in Ohio and more than half of those calls required a tow.
AAA Tips for Preparing your Vehicle for the Heat
2. Tire Check - Driving on under-inflated tires can cause tires to overheat and increase the likelihood of a blowout. This problem becomes even more of a concern when road temperatures are extremely high.
AAA say Summer Emergency Kit should include:
Supporting Our First Responders and Health Care Workers
First responders and health care workers, stressed for several months now responding to the COVID-19 crisis, may not have had time to take care of their vehicles while taking care of us - and yet they can ill afford a break down in the heat of summer. With that in mind, and as a thank you for their efforts, AAA is providing a discounted Membership program for First Responders and Health Care workers. More information available at any AAA location in Northwest Ohio.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working 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 (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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