Membership in the AAA Auto Club of Southern California includes emergency road service, DMV registration at a local office, services of an in-house travel agency, road trip planning services and the option to buy full auto insurance. AAA discounts are also available at participating hotels, attractions and businesses.
Emergency road service covers everything from dead batteries to responding to accident scenes. Service contracts with providing tow companies makes sure response times are fast, averaging about 25 minutes in most Southern California cities. Members may call for service for any vehicle they are driving or riding in.
Registering a vehicle with the DMV is often inconvenient. A local AAA office can register a car, transfer an out-of-state vehicle, replace lost plates and stickers and issue disabled placards.
AAA travel agencies help plan road trips, including creating personalized maps. They also book vacations across the globe. There is no fee for this service, and members may take advantage of special discounts on tour packages, hotels, activities and rental cars.
AAA members have the option to purchase the auto club membership on its own or have it as part of an auto insurance policy. The agency also offers home and life insurance policies, as well as a pre-negotiated pricing for clients in the market for a new or used vehicle.