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Being a single woman who does all her own driving and mostly by myself it is important to have AAA. I do and it has been a blessing and saved me from being stranded more than once so what I pay per year is DEFINITELY worth the money.  Whether it was a flat tire along the road or a battery that needed a jumpstart both of which I have had more than once. I even needed to have it towed once.  Today I was fortunate to be home when it wouldn't start. 

I have the basic coverage but as anyone knows they also have AAA Plus. Fortunately I haven't needed the PLUS. Well today I needed a jumpstart because when I went to move the car so I could mow. NOTHING happened. I placed the call to AAA and within about 1 hr he was there. The diagnosis. I NEED a NEW BATTERY.  Since it was covered under my basic plan it was "NO CHARGE"

Now they offer to sell you one but I declined and went to a Advantage Auto here locally to get a new battery. The AAA fellow told me that is where it was purchased from. So off I went.  A new battery would have cost about $115 plus tx. Now they offer fast and free installation. I can handle fast and free. The fellow who waited on me was super polite and helpful. He wanted to put it on the tester to make sure I needed it. Now I hadn't purchased it at this branch and so naturally I didn't have the receipt and wouldn't have begun to know where it was if I by chance still had it.

Now the fellow that waited on me told me it should have been still good and it was unusual that they had one go bad early. It was STILL under warranty. Now he talked to a another fellow there and even though I didn't have the receipt they replaced the battery NO CHARGE & of course they had the free installation so this was my second NO CHARGE of the day. Gee maybe I should play the lottery since it was a LUCKY day for me. NAH!!!! I wouldn't get THAT lucky.

I am most happy with MY two NO CHARGES of the day.

 

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Debb Janes
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What a happy story and you deserve the good luck Sharon. Although, is this really good luck, or the benefits of being a wise consumer? You decide. ;) I know how I feel about it.

Jun 26, 2012 03:02 PM #1
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Raymond E. Camp
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Sometimes three is a charm!

Jun 26, 2012 03:03 PM #2
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Sharon,

We have been a member forever.  In college I supported myself by working evenings at the triple A office sending emergency road service and drawing maps for people who were going on trips...I love their service and our auto insurance is with them also. So delighted you have had a great experience. A

Jun 26, 2012 03:07 PM #3
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Sharon Lee
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Thank you Debb I appreciate that and yes I can call it lucky or a wise consumer. AAA is a must and I had no idea it was still under warranty as I wouldn't have thought about it. He could have sold me a battery and I wouldn't have known any different.  A little luck, a little wisdom and an helpful and honest fellow at Advantage Auto was what made it a NO CHARGE day for me

Raymond-That is true

Alexandra-I have too for MANY years and wouldn't be without it. I should check into what it would cost for auto insurance.  That is cool that you worked there while going to college.  I have always had a pleasant experience with their service.

 

Jun 26, 2012 03:20 PM #4
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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We need to go to Vegas SOON Sharon. You are on a roll. I'm too cheap for AAA and always fix things with the massive inconvenience myself. But I totally believe they are great.

Jun 26, 2012 03:30 PM #5
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Sharon Lee
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Gary-Who said ANYTHING about taking YOU to Vegas  you cheapskate. LOL Now I might take Jeff. Smiling Why have the inconvenience of working on your car if you don't have to. I personally don't need that headache.

Jun 26, 2012 03:35 PM #6
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
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Thank you for sharing your LUCKY stories from your day! Definitely brought a smile to my face. Who know's what tomorrow will bring.

Jun 26, 2012 04:05 PM #7
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Lou Ludwig
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Sharon

It's always nice to hear "there's not charge today."

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 26, 2012 04:37 PM #8
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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
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Good evening Sharon. Good things happen to good people. That is just fate paying you back for a kindness you forgot you did. lol

Jun 26, 2012 04:40 PM #9
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Sharon Lee
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Tamra-You are most welcome and I am glad it brought a smile to your face

Lou-It sure was.

Randy-You think so. That would be great. Good Karma I think they call it.

 

Jun 26, 2012 04:45 PM #10
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Jim Patton
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Sharon - I have had AAA forever too.  It is most definitely worth the money. 

Jun 26, 2012 05:07 PM #11
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Sharon Lee
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Jim-I totally agree.

Jun 26, 2012 06:13 PM #12
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Ok if there was ever a time to whip out the saying, YOU GO GIRL, I think now is it :-)  Way to go!

Jun 27, 2012 05:42 AM #13
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Hurt, VA

Thank you Kristin-What could have been a stressful day was turned around especially my NO CHARGE battery.

Jun 27, 2012 01:14 PM #14
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Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger - Gaithersburg, MD
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You are a lucky lady to find good service and no charge as well.

Have an outstanding week and keep cool.

Jun 27, 2012 02:37 PM #15
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Sharon Lee
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Roy-I am indeed. Thank you for the beautiful flower. I will have to be in the pool or inside to keep cool for the next week with temps in the low 100's and high 90's.

Jun 27, 2012 02:39 PM #16
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Sondra Meyer
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Horse Property Specialist

Sharon, what a positive twist on what could have been a huge headache.  My Jeep's warranty is about to expire so it sounds like AAA might be a great plan to have. 

Thank you for sharing Jon and Mary's posts earlier. 

Jun 27, 2012 02:54 PM #17
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Tammy Lankford
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sounds like an awesome day.  I have had two full weeks of breaking things are paying for repairs... I could use a "no charge"

Jun 27, 2012 07:38 PM #18
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, having AAA is important being single, and if you have a little older vehicle!    Getting stranded somewhere late at night is NOT COOL!

Jun 28, 2012 05:55 AM #19
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Sharon Lee
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Sondra-Definitely a positive twist and it most definitely is a good idea for a single lady to have AAA especially if you live in the country in CO.  Jon and Mary are great people so I glad I could point you in their direction. Anybody living there can understand how scary it is even better than anyone outside of the area that never has to deal with wildfires. Glad to know you are safe.

Tammy-Sounds like you definitely could. I have had those days and weeks. Hope things let up soon.

Joan-It truly is and my vehicle is 22 yrs old and I have been stranded late and night. Thankfully AAA got there fast and I had lock the doors and there was no problems.

Jun 28, 2012 06:23 AM #20
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