AAA Membership California

Why should you consider a AAA Membership in California?

Start enjoying all the benefits of a AAA Membership in California today.

AAA has been a trusted ally to drivers like you since people were first riding around in horseless carriages. In fact, AAA Membership in California can track its history back to one of the original auto clubs formed in 1900. In 1915, as the country’s first drivers started experiencing pesky breakdowns, AAA pioneered roadside service. In 1975, AAA rolled out its Approved Auto Repair program so California Members can have auto repairs and maintenance services that meet AAA’s high standards. And over the last 100 years, AAA has championed traffic safety legislation and road improvements.

Today, more than 4 million Members in California rely on AAA for peace of mind. When you join Auto Club California, you can expect to enjoy benefits and perks such as AAA’s legendary roadside assistance, price breaks on reliable auto coverage, and hotel and entertainment discounts—all from a brand you can trust.

Popular AAA Member Benefits in California

AAA provides members with friendly, top-notch service and support across Northern California. From the AAA Bay Area’s roadside service drivers who are adept at navigating hilly terrain to AAA Modesto serving one of California’s most iconic farming communities, AAA has got you covered. 

As a AAA Member in California, you have access to:

  • DMV services. Skip the long lines at the DMV and head to your local AAA branch to renew or reinstate your registration, transfer a title, order disabled person parking placards and plates, and more. Simply make an appointment online or drop by and pay no fees. Many branches are even open on Saturday.

  • Identity theft monitoring. Enroll in Identity Champion to get ongoing credit monitoring, lost wallet protection—so you can cancel and replace all of your credit, debit, and other bank cards with a single phone call—and fraud resolution support. AAA Premier Members also receive up to $10,000 in identity theft insurance.

  • Insurance savings. Depending on your membership and how long you’ve been a member, AAA Members in California can automatically save up to five percent on their auto insurance policy—and that’s just for starters. In addition to your Membership benefits, if you also insure your home with AAA, you may be eligible for an additional 15 percent discount. And if you’re an experienced driver with a clean driving record, you can save up to 20 percent on your auto coverage. AAA also rewards loyalty, so your discount grows over time.

  • Discounts and Rewards Program. AAA helps you save money on everything from electronics to clothes to flowers. With AAA’s exclusive discounts, Members save an average of $96 per year, usually offsetting the cost of Membership.

Did You Know … ? The average driver saves $376 each year by switching to AAA Auto Insurance.*

Exclusive Road Service Benefits in California

When you think of AAA, you likely picture an emergency roadside vehicle zooming to the rescue. California AAA Members get expert help on (and off) the road with:

  • AAA Roadside Assistance. It’s no fun getting stranded, but if you’re a AAA Member in California, help is just a phone call away, anytime of day or night. You’ll get towing service to the nearest gas station, AAA Approved Auto Repair shop, or your preferred mechanic. (Towing mileage is based on your Membership level.)

  • AAA Bicycle Roadside Assistance. AAA loves two-wheelers, too. If your bicycle gets damaged or has a flat tire, AAA will transport you and your bike to somewhere safe within your allotted towing mileage.

  • Car Battery Service. Car battery out of juice? AAA will come to you and check your battery. And if you need a replacement, AAA will sell and install a new battery on the spot—at a $25 savings—complete with a six-year warranty.

  • Car Safety Seat Inspections. In a car crash, child safety seats significantly reduce a child’s risk of death. Sadly, only 1 in 4 car seats are installed properly. A California AAA Membership offers free online car seat inspections by a certified child passenger safety technician so parents can breathe easy.

  • Auto Repair Savings. Get exclusive discounts at trustworthy AAA Owned Auto Repair Centers and AAA Approved Auto Repair Centers. There are 28 AAA Approved Auto Repair Centers in the San Francisco area and 11 in the Fresno region alone, and thousands of other locations around the United States and Canada. Rest assured knowing that these centers, which offer both maintenance and repair services, meet AAA’s strict quality standards.

Did You Know … ? California was the world’s first “auto civilization.” In the early twentieth century, Southern Californians began leading more automobile-centric lives, spurring the development of freeways, suburbs, and drive-in restaurants. Having a set of wheels offered a sense of personal freedom that people had never experienced before and came to symbolize California living.

3 Levels of AAA Membership for California Residents

AAA offers three levels of membership to fit everyone’s needs and budget. And you can save 50 percent on additional Members when you sign up for Automatic Renewal. (Terms and conditions apply. Visit for details.)

AAA Classic ($56 per year)
This budget-friendly option offers solid benefits so you can hit the road worry-free. Classic AAA Members in California receive:

  • AAA Roadside Assistance. Get five miles of standard towing for your car (even when you’re the passenger) or bicycle, Emergency Fuel Delivery, Car Battery Service, and locksmith reimbursement up to $50.

  • DMV, passport photos, and notary services. These three services are available at your local AAA branch.

  • AAA Travel Counselors. AAA has travel counselors who can help you plan your dream getaway. Whether you want to explore wine country, surprise the kids with a trip to a theme park, or visit an international movie set, AAA’s travel experts can help. And when you book with AAA, you’re guaranteed the best price on your vacation.

  • Discounts. Members get sweet discounts at more than 120,000 hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and more.

AAA Plus ($91 per year)
Level up to AAA Plus to get all of the AAA Classic benefits, plus:

  • Extra towing equaling up to 100 miles.

  • Free emergency fuel and delivery.

  • Locksmith reimbursement up to $100.

  • Extra travel benefits like trip interruption coverage up to $750.

  • Lost baggage coverage up to $250.

AAA Premier ($119 per year)
Our highest Membership level includes all of AAA Plus benefits, as well as:

  • Extra towing equaling up to one 200-mile standard tow per household, as well as one day of free car rental with your tow.

  • RV and motorcycle towing.

  • Locksmith reimbursement, for car or home, up to $150.

  • Windshield repair refund up to $50.

  • Extra travel benefits like trip interruption and delay coverage up to $1,500 and lost baggage coverage up to $500.

  • Travel accident insurance up to $300,000 for worldwide travel.

  • Emergency Medical Transportation up to $25,000 for worldwide travel.

There’s more to AAA Membership than you think, and all for as little as $56 a year. Join AAA today and start reaping the benefits of a California AAA Membership!

*Average savings is based upon a two-week survey conducted in March 2020 of approximately 270 customers from the states of CA, NV, UT, AZ, WY, and MT who said they saved money when switching to AAA Insurance from a different carrier.