Press Release Category: Consumer Protection

Don’t Be Fueled: Premium Not Always Worth the Price

​ AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost ​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) – According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen […]

AAA Carolinas Gives Tips to Properly Transport your Christmas Tree

Drivers face damages and fines from improperly secured trees ​ ​​ ​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 28, 2017) According to a new AAA survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. Vehicle […]

Stranded Without a Spare: AAA Reveals Many Newer Vehicles Not Equipped with Spare Tire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 18, 2017) – In an effort to reduce weight and improve fuel economy, automakers continue to eliminate spare tires from new vehicles. According to new research from AAA, nearly one‐third (28 percent) of 2017 model year vehicles do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment, creating an unnecessary hassle and […]

AAA Carolinas Urges Equifax Victims to Take Action

​CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (September 29, 2017) An estimated 5 million North Carolinians and 2.4 million South Carolinians had their personal information compromised as Equifax, a major credit reporting company, was hacked. Nationwide, over 143 million Americans were affected by the breach. The large data breach included names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s […]