I posted this on Facebook last Friday and figured I should share here too!!! 🙂
If you have AAA and your car battery needs to be replaced, it may be cheaper to go through AAA than doing it yourself at AutoZone or parts places like that!
Not a Great Morning
My car battery decided to call it quits on me overnight. I called AAA for a jump since I was stuck in our garage and can’t easily jump my Fit with our Prius. Plus, I was just truly hoping it was the battery and not my alternator or something.
The truck that AAA routed over arrived in about 30 minutes. My battery tested as needing to be replaced even though it started after the jump (I was so happy it was “just” the battery).
So what was the AAA price for replacing a battery that has a 3 year full warranty and an additional 3 year discounted warranty? $136.14 total with everything.
What was AutoZone’s price for a 2013 Honda Fit battery with a 3 year warranty and additional 2 year discounted warranty? $169.99 plus taxes and a disposal fee.
So I saved $40-$50 by staying at home and letting someone else do work for me! Woot!
Does it make up for the $136 a year we pay for AAA Plus membership? Nah, but we were spending that anyway because we love the peace of mind and the fact that we are covered even in someone else’s car (that lock out service and out of gas service have come in handy). 🙂
What sort of experiences have you had with AAA?
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