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Get to Know AAA

Your journey with AAA starts here.

What does AAA stand for?

AAA stands for the American Automobile Association. The organization got its start in 1902 when nine independent motor clubs across the country banded together to create a national motoring association.

What is AAA?

Today, AAA is a federation of affiliated motor clubs with more than 1,000 offices throughout the United States and Canada, serving more than 61 million members. You probably know that AAA offers outstanding roadside assistance to AAA Members in a jam. But did you know since its start, AAA has advocated for safe, efficient highways and has offered services to make car ownership and travel more enjoyable.

Is AAA a nonprofit?

AAA is a not-for-profit, fully tax-paying, mutual benefit corporation. We have no shareholders, and our mandate is to serve our Members.

Who owns each club?

Each AAA club is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization, chartered and incorporated in its own state and controlled by its own Board of Directors.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a AAA Member and learn about our history, road safety, and career opportunities with AAA.

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AAA History

In 1900, a few automobile enthusiasts gathered at San Francisco's Cliff House to form a club dedicated to helping car owners get where they wanted to go with greater comfort, safety and convenience. Now with more than 4 million Members we continue to impact the community in new ways both on and off the road. 

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AAA Careers

At AAA, our Team Members strive to deliver amazing service. We believe everything you do outside of work adds to who you are at work. Join our team and bring your whole self to your career at AAA. 

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Road Safety

We're committed to helping everyone stay safe on the road, whether you're behind the wheel or in the passenger seat. Use our safety tips, programs and resources for all ages to practice road safety. By working together, we can make our roads safer for everyone.