Are AAA Member Discounts Worth the Program's Subscription Cost?

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The American Automobile Association (AAA) is a federation of auto clubs across North America that, for over a century, has served members by offering various vehicle-related services, from towing and breakdown services to insurance policies. Although you might know it primarily for its popular roadside assistance program, AAA serves as a one-stop shop for a variety of automobile needs, with some of the company's retail locations even offering services like car registration help — without the hours-long wait times you'd experience at your local department of licensing.

But, like most similar clubs, AAA charges a membership fee. AAA also offers different tiers of membership that come with different benefits — and increasing costs. So how do you know which one — if any? — is the right level for you? Considering the services offered, discounts and different types of drivers these tiers are best suited for, let's explore whether or not AAA is right for your and your family's budget — and if it's worth the subscription costs.