Category: Press Releases

Sticker Shock: Owning a New Vehicle Costs Nearly $10,000 Annually

According to the latest research from AAA, the average annual cost of new vehicle ownership is $9,666, or $805.50 per month. The biggest factor pushing the nearly $10,000 annual price tag is depreciation which accounts for 40% of all ownership expenses outpacing additional costs like fuel and maintenance.

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Fewer Washingtonians Traveling This Thanksgiving amid Pandemic

Thanksgiving travel will be on the lighter side when it comes to the number of people on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment, are influencing the decisions Americans’ make about travel for the upcoming holiday.

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AAA Washington Insurance Agency Opens Kennewick Location

The AAA Washington Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the expansion of services to the Tri-Cities through the acquisition of the Monteith Insurance Agency and its team of very experienced insurance professionals. AAA is excited to collaborate with an insurance agency who also puts customers first, finding clients the best coverage for a fair price.

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Bad Behavior: Drivers Know It’s Wrong, But Many Do It Anyway

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s latest research finds drivers who have been in at least one crash in the past two years are significantly more likely to engage in risky behaviors like speeding or texting, even when they think the police may catch them. After three months of staying at home, AAA urges drivers to keep everyone safe on the roads and warns motorists against falling back into dangerous driving habits.

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AAA Awards Everett Fifth Grader with AAA Lifesaver Award

In honor of her quick response and heroic action, AAA Washington is presenting a AAA Lifesaver Award to Morgan deLeur of Garfield Elementary in Everett. For their ongoing dedication to safety, community stewardship and leadership, patrollers Cameron Boness (Ritzville); Elana Bronsther (Shoreline); Brooke Chisolm (Spokane); Cameron Cook (Shoreline); Isabelle Crochet (Puyallup); Adelyn Etzel (Richland); Brian McGann (Spokane); Victoria Ngo (Renton); Sabine Pasinetti (Everett) and Arielle Valencia (Marysville) are AAA Washington’s 2020 School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame inductees.

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