Stories tagged with: AAA

June 11, 2014 - 5:21pm
11 weeks 1 day ago

Proper vehicle maintenance is always important, but that's especially true following a harsh winter.

AAA offered free vehicle inspections to drivers at the Northside Pharmacy on Maysville Pike Wednesday. Kimberly Schwind with AAA said a lot of vehicle breakdowns could be prevented with proper maintenance check-ups.

"People all too often will neglect their maintenance of their vehicle because they want to save money, but what they don't realize is that could really...

May 19, 2014 - 4:03pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

 This year AAA is expecting the highest Memorial Day travel since the recession began in 2007.

With an improving economy and more families wanting to get out of town after a long and harsh winter, AAA says the travel volume in Ohio compared to last year is expected to increase.

"We're asking people if they're road trip ready," said Kimberly Schwind, AAA spokesperson. "Make sure that you are ready for that summer road trip. Whether it's getting your maps and...

April 16, 2014 - 4:19pm
19 weeks 1 day ago

In celebration of Earth Day this April 22nd, AAA and NAPA Auto Parts are gathering and recycling old batteries for the "Great Battery Round Up".

More than a million lead-acid batteries are left in garages, backyards, or dumped illegally each year. From April 20th to the 26th, any motorists who bring their old batteries to participating NAPA Auto Parts or AAA Car Care Plus Centers will receive a free $10 store credit to that location (up to $20 per customer).

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April 3, 2014 - 6:02pm
21 weeks 15 hours ago

As a part of the OUZ- Zane State Public Safety Week , students and faculty had the chance to get their vehicles checked for free.

AAA provided a free vehicle maintenance inspections for visitors to the campus. Technicians checked each vehicle for potential red flags.

"We are having technicians check their belts, their tires, their lights, their hoses, their fluid levels. All of the components of their car that could be a big safety issue," said AAA Youth Traffic Manager...

March 26, 2014 - 6:20pm
22 weeks 15 hours ago

Chances are this past winter took a toll on your car battery.

According to AAA Auto Club Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, there were a record number of vehicle breakdowns due to drained batteries last winter. Schwind says about half of those breakdowns could have been prevented with routine maintenance. With the warmer temperatures just a few months away, Schwind suggests preparing your car for the hot summer months.

"Over the winter, the biggest problem that we saw was...

March 26, 2014 - 4:57pm
22 weeks 1 day ago

AAA employees will be at the Community Health Fair next weekend offering free car seat checks. AAA Public Relations Manager, Kimberly Schwind says it's actually not that uncommon for a child's car seat to be installed wrong.

"People really don't realize car seats and booster seats, if they're properly installed, can reduce a child's risk of injury in a crash by up to 82%," Schwind explained. "But more than three-fourths of car seats are not installed correctly...

December 27, 2013 - 5:31pm
34 weeks 6 days ago

Last week gas prices in Zanesville and surrounding areas averaged around $3.24 a gallon, according to AAA. On Friday, the average price in Zanesville has increased about 20 cents to $3.42, upsetting many drivers.

Brad Tyo said, "I think the last time I got it, it was $3.10 or $3.11. I'm definitely trying to hold off as long as I can until I absolutely need gas, hopeful it goes back down here in the next few days or the next week."

"We'll I think they're...

December 13, 2013 - 6:34pm
36 weeks 6 days ago

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, in 2013, alcohol contributed to over 12,000 accidents and almost 500 deaths on Ohio's roads.

For the third year in a row and in an effort to encourage people to celebrate the holiday's responsibly, AAA held a Holiday Mocktail Competition at their Zanesville location. AAA Travel Agent, Lucy McCalister, says AAA employees brainstormed together to come up with two different mocktail recipes.

"Our recipe gets put in a...

December 9, 2013 - 5:22pm
37 weeks 2 days ago

Although their hopes of playing in the national championship game are over, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be heading to Florida in early January to play the Clemson Tigers in the Discover Orange Bowl. AAA has put together a 3 day package for Buckeye fans wanting to make the trip down to the Sunshine State. AAA Sales Manager, Rhoda Collins, says the charter air and land packages include a 3 night stay at the Boca Raton luxury resort Jan.1-4.

"If you go with the air and land package...

November 22, 2013 - 6:34pm
39 weeks 6 days ago

The AAA Auto Club is expecting 43.4 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving, including 1.68 million Ohioans. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, says that's a decrease of 1.5 percent nationally and 1.7 percent in Ohio. Although it's a small decrease from last year's numbers, Schwind says the number of travelers has been gradually climbing since the recession. If you're traveling this holiday season, Schwind says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day to travel.

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