Stories tagged with: AAA Ohio

March 27, 2012 - 3:49pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

A new study is showing some alarming statistics involving distracted driving among Teens.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study looking at distractions among Newly licensed teen drivers.

The study found that the use of electronics such as cell phones, and music players are the leading cause of distraction for all teens.

AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind said these results should alert parents to educate their children about the dangers of...

February 15, 2012 - 6:47pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

We may have avoided excessive snowfall this winter, but we're still facing excessive potholes associated with the weather.

This time of year, potholes are popping up on roadways, causing problems for drivers and their vehicles. AAA Auto Club spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said drivers should take care of their vehicles, before hitting the roads.

"Some other things that people can do in terms of car maintenance, you really want to make sure that your tires are well...

January 25, 2012 - 5:55pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

The next time you have a flat, you may find yourself with out a spare tire...

To save on gas many car companies are no longer including the spare tire. New government fuel efficiency standards went into effect in 2010 and are set to impact vehicles made between 2012 and 2016.

"One area of focus is actually been to reduce the weight of the vehicles with out compromising the safety," said AAA Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind. "When you look at a spare tire,...

October 25, 2011 - 5:53pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

Buying a car can be a stressful experience - especially if you have to haggle over the price.

A new online tool is saving buyers time and money as they search for a vehicle.  AAA Public Relations Manager Kimberly Schwind said the first step is realizing that you may need to trade in that old jalopy.

"Earlier this year, AAA did a survey and found that more than half of people are actually keeping their cars longer to avoid the payments of a new one," said Schwind....

June 13, 2011 - 4:35pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

With the recent severe weather that has hit our nation's mid-section, many  insurance companies may have to jack up their rates.

Kimberly Schwind with AAA Auto Club says the number of auto and home insurance claims have drastically risen across the country and that means more money out of pocket for you, but there are still ways to help make your dollar go further.

"You can go for a higher deductible, you can look to bundle your insurance, you can go with an...

June 7, 2011 - 11:56am
4 years 3 weeks ago

Triple A reports that more teens die in traffic crashes during the summer than any other time of the year.

In fact seven of the top deadliest days for teens occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. But, what about summer's sun makes teen drivers not pay caution. A Triple A spokesperson said it could have to do with the unrestricted driving hours, the amount of passengers in a car or lack of attention.

"For every passenger you're putting in the car you are being distracted,...

March 24, 2011 - 9:38pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

If you're looking to ease the pain at the pump, AAA of Ohio is working for you in launching a new mobile app to find the cheapest gas prices around town.

The app helps customers find not only the cheapest gas prices, but also helps in trip planning including hotels, resturants, and GPS navigation.

"Our new app, the AAA Triptik mobile app really does incorporate everything that aaa does and really a benefit for everybody because you can get the best deal on gas prices just by...

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