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AAA gives 5 Tips for Cleaning your Car after the Thaw

 

AAAKnoxville, TN - Your shiny car is probably three dirty shades of grey after driving through the snow, slush and salt during the last two weeks.  In fact, your car could be corroding in some secret places, and reversing the effects may not be as easy as a simple car wash.

“In addition to the build-up on the body of the vehicle, damage can occur to the undercarriage as well,” said Jack Wilson, field business manager, Tennessee Approved Auto Repair. “Proper cleaning can help combat corrosion to vital parts such as brake lines and fuel tanks, and time could be a factor.” «Read the rest of this article»

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The fascinating History of Popcorn

 

Clarksville, TN – Ask me what my favorite snack is and I won’t hesitate a second to tell you that it’s popcorn. The aroma of popcorn can drive me to indulge any time day or night. I recently realized that I had no idea where popcorn originated or what makes it pop. Here’s what I learned:

According to www.popcorn.org , popcorn was eaten by Native Americans before the time of Jesus. Popcorn kernels more than 1,000 years old were found in tombs on the east coast of Peru; they still popped! Popcorn is believed to have originated in Mexico, but was grown in Sumatra, China and India before Christopher Columbus came to the New World.

Popcorn kernels

Popcorn kernels

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AAA urges Motorists to use Caution while Driving in Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL - Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Caution is urged when driving on snow and sleet covered roads.

Caution is urged when driving on snow and sleet covered roads.

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AAA says Crashes affect One in Three but Drivers continue to take Risks

 

Motorists Recognize Dangers but Do Little to Alter Behaviors says AAA Foundation

AAATampa, FL - Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.

The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in ten has been seriously injured in a crash.

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AAA Survey reveals Americans still Budget-Conscious despite Lower Gas Prices

 

52% are more likely to consider driving vs. flying

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices are entering the volatile spring season, but motorists are still seeing the cheapest pump prices since May 2009. On average, Americans are saving $22.00 for a full tank of gas compared to when the national average price was at its highest last spring ($3.70). Click here to view current average gas prices in your area.

“Gas prices shot up last week, but are leveling off for now,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline typically rises 30 to 50 cents in the spring. Even if that does happen, AAA does not expect prices to reach $3.00 this year.”

AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey Summary Majority Response
More likely to take an extended road trip this year? 52% – Yes
More likely to drive vs. fly? 52% – Yes
Less concerned with fuel efficient driving habits? 65% – No
Still search for gas stations with cheapest gas? 60% – Yes
How do you spend your savings at the pump? 36% – Bills
Click here to view the full survey

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AAA Urges Motorists to Celebrate the NFL Super Bowl Safely

 

Tow to Go service available now through February 1st

AAATampa, FL - Whether you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. For those going out this weekend, that means having a Designated Driver.

You can also call a cab or stay where you are celebrating.

Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Friday through Sunday night. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

Tow to Go

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21 Tennessee Properties receive AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings for 2015

 

2,417 hotels and restaurants across the continent top the list with the travel authority’s highest ratings

AAATampa, FL – The Auto Club Group has announced the 17 hotels and four restaurants in Tennessee that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.

Among these, two lodgings received these ratings for the first time, qualifying them as new additions to the annual lists. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.

Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff enhancing an extensive array of amenities in a luxurious setting. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports that most Motorists are not prepared for Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern United States and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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AAA says to celebrate the Holidays Safely with a Designated Driver

 

Tow to Go service available December 24th – January 1st

AAATampa, FL - Tow to Go will have its busiest week of the year starting tomorrow. In 2013, AAA received two-thirds of its annual Tow to Go calls between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking.

This means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

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AAA estimates more than 98.6 Million Travelers Expected for Year-End Holidays

 

Busy year-end holidays will be marked by most travelers on record

 

AAATampa, FL – The year-end holiday season should see the highest travel volume on record (AAA travel data dates back to 2001).

AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.

The year-end holiday period is defined as Tuesday, December 23rd to Sunday, January 4th.

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