Press Release Category: Weather

AAA CAROLINAS WARNS MOTORISTS OF THE POTENTIAL FOR BLACK ICE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 18, 2018) Snow, cold temperatures and wintery weather can create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on most roads. Following severe conditions, black ice is often prevalent on the roads, which can pose a serious threat for drivers. What to do if you Encounter Black Ice While Driving: Be aware of and […]

BE WINTER PREPARED: AAA URGES MOTORISTS TO STOCK EMERGENCY KITS IN VEHICLES

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 17, 2018) – ​ When motorists have a mechanical breakdown and are waiting for AAA or other emergency roadside assistance to arrive, it is important that they are equipped with a fully stocked emergency kit in their vehicles. A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that three out of four Carolinians do not […]

Drive to Survive During Wintery Conditions

AAA says being cautious and prepared can help motorists stay safe on slippery roads CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 16, 2018) – Winter can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road […]

AAA Offers Winter Driving Tips

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 8, 2017) Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies as weather reports in parts of the Carolinas are calling for wintery mix conditions. AAA Carolinas reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. AAA […]

AAA Offers Tips on Caribbean Travel Following Recent Hurricanes

​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 13, 2017) For Carolinians who had planned to take tropical trips this fall and winter, many Caribbean islands remain viable destinations. Despite the severe damage to some places in the area, most fortunately missed the sweeping hurricanes – making the region a top AAA recommended destination for fall and winter getaways. “We […]

AAA Carolinas Warns Car Buyers of Flooded Cars in Wake of Hurricane

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (September 27, 2017) As the areas hit hardest by this past month’s devastating hurricanes, including Harvey, Irma and Maria continue to move forward in the rebuilding phase, AAA Carolinas warns Carolinians to avoid purchasing a vehicle that suffered flood damage. In many cases, insurance companies deem flood damaged vehicles totaled, which are […]

AAA Carolinas Raises Money to Aid Victims of Harvey and Irma

​ CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 21, 2017) – The employees of AAA Carolinas came together in an effort to raise money to give back to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. AAA Carolinas President and CEO Dave Parsons encouraged employees to donate what they could, promising that the organization would match its employees’ donations dollar […]

AAA CAROLINAS URGES CAUTION FOR MOTORISTS DURING TROPICAL STORM IRMA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 11, 2017) -With several areas facing flooding and high winds throughout the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to heed official warnings and avoid driving during the storm if possible. “Heavy rain and wind could lead to downed trees and power outages throughout the Carolinas,” said Dave Parsons, CEO and president of AAA […]

Hurricane Irma Travel Update

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 8, 2017) – Early Friday morning the National Hurricane Center downgraded Hurricane Irma to a Category 4 storm, but warned that the storm remains “extremely dangerous” as it approaches the U.S. mainland. With both North and South Carolina issuing state of emergencies, AAA Carolinas is monitoring Irma to keep travelers informed. “We […]

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: AAA CAROLINAS URGES MOTORISTS TO MOVE VEHICLES TO HIGH GROUND

TIPS TO HELP AVOID CAR FLOOD DAMAGE FROM IRMA ​ CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 7, 2017) With the threat of Hurricane Irma impacting the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid flood damage. Approximately 57 percent of Carolinians have auto insurance policies that don’t cover flood damage. “We want […]