Press Release Category: Automotive

Despite High Gas Prices, Carolinians Plan to Travel in Record Numbers for Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2018) – AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,260,000 North Carolinians and 593,250 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5% from last year. “Although Carolinians will be filling up at the pumps with the highest gas prices since 2014, […]

Gas Prices Rise Following White House Announcement to Withdraw from Iranian Nuclear Deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 14, 2018) – At $2.87, the national gas price average jumped six cents on the week in part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. Motorists are seeing 19 percent of gas stations selling gas for $3.01 or more. Today’s national average is 16-cents more expensive than one […]

More Motorists Consider Going Electric in Next Vehicle Purchase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 8, 2018) – American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees […]

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun AAA Travel bookings reveal top summer vacation destinations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Thousands of Carolinians are gearing up for summer vacations both domestically and internationally. While many plan to visit sandy beaches, others are looking for adventure in National Parks and even abroad. The climb in […]

Hit-And-Run Deaths Hit Record High

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 26, 2018) – More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These crashes resulted in 2,049 deaths in 2016 – the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009. Last year in North Carolina, there […]

Week After Week, Gas Prices Tick Upward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25. 2018) – Gas prices continue to climb in the Carolinas. North Carolina’s current average is $2.67, a 4-cent increase on the week and a 19-cent increase on the month. South Carolina’s average is $2.54, a 5-cent increase on the week and a 15-cent increase on the month. The Energy Information Administration’s […]

EARTH DAY: AAA Offers Tips for Going Green Behind the Wheel

As Earth Day comes to a close, we are reminded of the importance of being environmentally conscious every day. Fortunately for motorists, taking steps to go greener on the roads will also save them money in the process. AAA offers the following tips for lessening our environmental impact when behind the wheel: Imagine Eggs Under […]

AAA Hosts Fort Mill Superstore Grand Opening

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 17, 2018) – Over 200 attended the grand opening of AAA Carolinass newest Superstore in Fort Mill, SC, on Saturday, April 14. The first 50 Members were treated to AAA prize pack bags filled with Bagallini pieces, luggage tags and other travel items. Guests had the opportunity to speak with AAA employees […]

Double Digits Means Double Trouble for Vehicle Breakdowns

AAA expects to rescue 7.7 million drivers at the roadside this summer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 17, 2018) – As 64 percent of family travelers gear up for a road trip this summer, AAA warns that the majority of U.S. vehicles are at a higher-than-average risk for a breakdown. A new analysis of AAA roadside data […]

National Gas Price Average Hits Highest Price Since Summer 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 16, 2018) – At $2.71, gas prices are at their most expensive point in nearly three years and continue to climb. On the week, the national average increased a nickel. “Expensive crude oil prices, unrest in the Middle East and strong domestic demand, are some of the factors driving spring gas prices […]