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).
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...
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...
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
Caring for a relative can be a stressful and time-consuming responsibility and on Wednesday, the Area Agency on Aging put together a luncheon at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center for local caregivers taking on the task of taking care of their loved one.
"This luncheon is for those caregivers that aren't getting paid who are taking care of family, friends, neighbors, who are just doing it because," explained Laurel DuBeck, RN, of the Area Agency on Aging. "We...
Hunting season starts Saturday and that means drivers need to pay close attention to the roadways for deer.
AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind said there were about 21,000 collisions with deer in Ohio in 2012 alone, with 5,000 of those accidents happening in November. And there are three main reasons for the increase.
"We have the hunting season that's going to be starting. We also have the farmer's harvesting the fields which means more deer are going to be running through...