Press Release Category: Automotive

Gas Prices on the Decline for the First Time in 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 13, 2018) Gas prices in the Carolinas have decreased for the first time week-over-week this year. Prices have gone down four cents in North Carolina in the past week, with today’s average hitting $2.45. Prices have dropped three cents in South Carolina over the last seven days, with today’s average hitting $2.33. […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 29, 2018) – Prices at the pump continue to climb across the nation and in the Carolinas. At $2.46, North Carolina’s average is up two cents from last week and 27 cents from this time last year. At $2.33, South Carolina’s average is also up two cents with a 29 cent increase […]

Despite Nationwide Survey, Most Carolinians Leary of Self-Driving Cars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 24, 2018) – A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that 71% of Carolinians are not yet comfortable with self-driving cars, with 29% saying they were ready for a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle. Across the country, however, drivers are beginning to embrace self-driving vehicles. The annual survey reveals that 63 percent […]

Stay Calm and Drive On: Don’t Let Road Rage Ruin your Holidays

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 21, 2017) – The holidays bring joy and cheer, but can also lead to increased stress and aggression behind the wheel. As a record 2.8 million North Carolinians and 1.3 million South Carolinians prepare to hit the road for the year-end holiday period – Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan.1, – AAA […]

Consumer Appetite for Electric Vehicles Rivals Pickups

AAA unveils top electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles ​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (APRIL 18, 2017) – A new AAA study reveals that consumer interest in electric vehicles remains high, with the survey showing that more than 30 million Americans are likely to buy an electric vehicle for their next car. With rising sales, longer ranges and lower […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (MARCH 8, 2017) AAA Carolinas is pleased to announce that Rob Williams has recently joined the team as Vice President of Car Care. Williams comes to AAA Carolinas with a wealth of automotive and leadership experience and expertise across multiple channels and divisions. “Rob’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made […]

Driving Costs Hit Six-Year Low, Finds AAA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 7, 2016) – Due to falling gas prices, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle in the United States has fallen to a six-year low of $8,558 according to AAA’s 2016 Your Driving Costs study. This year, a driver can expect to spend 57 cents for each mile driven, approximately […]