AAA installs, recycles car batteries

The environment is important to you, and it’s important to AAA, too. AAA’s annual Great Battery Roundup campaign, held this year from April 21–27 in commemoration of Earth Day, seeks the public’s help in corralling the millions of used lead-acid batteries that have not made their way back to their natural habitat: the recycling plant.

Lead-acid batteries can be dangerous to children and pets and can pollute soil and groundwater, so we are pleased to provide this recycling opportunity to the public. Just bring your old car, truck, boat and motorcycle batteries to any participating Approved Auto Repair facility and we will make sure that they are properly recycled. View a list of Approved Auto Repair facilities.

In addition to battery recycling, AAA offers a mobile battery testing and installation service in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, La., and Little Rock, Ark. AAA Battery Service will come to you, evaluate your battery with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and replace it, if necessary, with the battery most suited to your vehicle. AAA batteries are competitively priced and protected by a nationwide three-year free-replacement warranty.

AAA continues to pioneer better ways to provide roadside assistance services that keep our members on the go. Visit to learn more about the AAA Battery Service.

Published Mar/Apr 2007

Call 511 for travel help in Louisiana

Travelers in Louisiana are now able to access around-the-clock, real-time traffic and road condition updates by dialing 511 or visiting

The new voice-activated 511 Traveler Information Service is available to most Louisiana wireless and landline telephone users. Launched by the Louisiana Depart-ment of Transportation and Development, the service allows callers to access details about construction activities, weather-related road conditions and critical incidents simply by saying the route or region about which they are seeking information.

Louisiana is the 27th state to launch the 511 service, which is part of a national effort to offer useful travel information.

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