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Buying a car? Let us help you.

If you haven’t bought a car in a while, you’re probably in for a little sticker shock. Just five years ago, the national average price of a new car was about $28,000. But with today’s state-of-the-art safety features, infotainment systems, and creature comforts, that average is now about $32,000.

When making a significant purchase, we all want value. You already trust AAA for Roadside Assistance, insurance, and travel planning services, but did you know we can help you buy a new or used vehicle? The AAA Car Buying Service is a free member benefit that can save you time, money, and stress.

If you’re still deciding which car to buy, the wealth of research tools available at can save you precious time in gathering data. For example, you can get side-by-side comparisons of vehicle features, government safety ratings, and pricing for competing models.

Once you’ve settled on a vehicle, the AAA Car Buying Service can provide online estimated member pricing for most new cars–based on the car’s year, make, model, trim, and options–at a Certified Dealer. This means you can have a car’s estimated price before you even visit a dealer. It’s an easier way of buying a car that can result in savings. For many people, including myself, this is one of the service’s best features. You can learn more at

Finally, with the AAA Car Buying Service, if you have a problem with a sales transaction at a Certified Dealer, we will work to resolve it. Helping to make the difficult task of buying a car easier and more affordable is just one more way we’re always with you.

Jim McGrath

March/April 2015 Issue

Jim McGrath

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