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    Should You Have an Extra Set of Car Keys?

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

    why_to_keep_an_extra_set_of_keys_andrew_g_gordon_norwell_ma.jpgHas anything like this ever happened to you???

    We were just settling into a day on the boat when I held a pair of sneakers over the side to empty out all the sand that was in them and out fell my car keys…..down into the bottom of the lake.  It all happened so fast that I did not have a second to dive in after them. 

    However, did I let this ruin my day?  Not a chance.  The reason being that I knew that in my locked vehicle back on the shore was a set of keys inside it; all safe and sound. I knew that when we got back in at the end of the day, I could call AAA .  They came out within 50 minutes and got into my car within 3 minutes. 

    The moral of this story is to have an extra set of keys made and keep them somewhere that you can get to them, especially if you are driving out of state.  Having a spare set in the drawer at home will not do you much good if you are miles from home.    My day may have ended a little earlier if I had the set of keys in a special magnetic key holder under the chassis of my car (but I have had those fall off in the past).  What I am going to do is make a set of keys and wire tie them under my car this time as well as a set inside!!

    My ending thought is that it is better to be safe than sorry; better to have an extra than nothing at all!!!

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    Tags: AAA, auto safety, car theft

    AAA Can Be Helpful in Many Ways!

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 04:13 PM

    AAA was founded in 1902, and is a non-profit member service organization that has been helping drivers ever since.  They have initiated a new Tracker System so that members can track the progress of the service vehicle coming to help them.  This can be viewed on a smart phone, AAA mobile app, or any laptops, etc.  It can be shared with family so they can check up on the your progress of being picked up which is great for peace of mind and member safety.

    Several insurance companies (Commerce, Plymouth Rock, Travelers to name a few) give varying credits if you are an active AAA member.  Both Commerce and Plymouth Rock will increase the amount of your Substitute Transportation limit as well – for no extra charge.  Feel free to contact us to see if you are eligible for any of these benefits.  We would love to offer you more coverage at less money!!

    PS  Did you know that you can free Bicycle Service and for an additional $30 you can add service for your motorcycle.

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    Tags: AAA, Auto Insurance, benefits, should i get AAA, aaa discounts

    AAA Offers Bicyclists Breakdown Service

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

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    It's a sign of the times when AAA expands their breakdown service to bicycles.  Yes, that's right. If you have joined the growing number of commuting bicyclists or are a weekend cycle warrior or both, this is very good news. AAA Southern New England is offering the bicycling roadside service at no additional cost to all levels of membership. There is no special enrollment. If you are a member you automatically receive the benefit.

    The service will operate much like the AAA roadside assistance program for vehicles. You can call the same AAA number on your card (800-AAA-HELP). While vehicles cannot meet cyclists on bike paths, bike trails or other off road locations, service trucks will meet members on any normally traveled road within AAA Southern New England territory. Transportation for you or your bike will be provided to your home, vehicle or another location free of charge within a limited range. Regular road service guidelines apply to all bicycle calls. Members can call for service any time of day, 365 days a year.

    I am one AAA member that is happy to see this expanded service. Last summer during a bicycle commute home, I experienced a nail in my tire and 7 mile walk home. Good fortune was on my side as the local fire department assisted me. If I had been on one of the many quiet side roads in my normal travels, it may have been a long walk home lugging a very heavy bike. You can understand why I am excited about this new AAA benefit. No doubt this new service will provide many in the bicycling community peace of mind. 


    Tags: bicycle safety, AAA, bicycles, roadside assistance, breakdown service, bike

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