The iPhone has an app for everything – even flat tires and dead car batteries. Today, AAA announced its AAA Roadside application for iPhone users is now available to help its members quickly receive assistance during roadside emergencies.
The free app is available on the iTunes App Store. The app provides AAA members with a way to use their iPhone and its innovative location-based services. When used, the app quickly sends a member’s vehicle location, description, specific vehicle problem and other detailed information directly to AAA for roadside assistance. The user always has the option to place a voice call, and once the request is submitted, the AAA member receives a confirmation that his or her information was received by AAA Roadside Assistance.
“Dealing with a breakdown can be a stressful situation for anyone, even more so when you’re not familiar with your surroundings,” said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokesperson. “The AAA Roadside app for the iPhone is another way AAA helps members get back on the road and on to their destinations. AAA feels the Roadside app is an invaluable tool for motorists, especially for those hitting the road this summer.”
The app also includes a While You Are Waiting feature. This allows members to search for nearby AAA Approved Auto Repair shops, Hertz rental locations offering AAA discounts to members, AAA Approved accommodations, AAA offices and retail locations with various discounts. Included in the search results is key information for each of those businesses, such as the name, address, phone number, distance from the user’s location, a routing map, driving directions and a summary of the business’s discounts. For those who are not AAA members, the app also has a Join AAA feature.
AAA’s first app, AAA Discounts, launched in April 2009 and has been downloaded more than half a million times from the App Store. AAA Discounts displays Show Your Card & Save partners near the user’s location.
AAA Utah offers a wide array of automotive, travel, insurance, DMV, financial services and consumer discounts to more than 175,000 members. AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all traveler4s since it was founded more than 100 years ago.