Triple A – the American Automobile Association (AAA) – is not just good for roadside assistance or a tow if your car won’t start or you end up with a flat on the highway or freeway. While majority of Americans most definitely pull that AAA card out of the wallet and dial the number on the back, mostly in the case of an accident or breakdown, your Triple A card will come in use even when your car is in the shop, or if you’re traveling out of town, or even country. Renting a car to get around is the easiest and best option, and when you’re a Triple A member, you get additional perks from certain car rental companies. What’s more, you’ll find that some car rental locations at airports have special AAA member-only lines too!
At present, Thrifty and Hertz are officially tied up with AAA and this means that members get a discount on car rental services.
The promotions run by the car rental agencies change and can also differ from location to location. But for sure, you will get a certain amount or percentage discount when you flash your AAA membership card! In addition to a flat percentage off (at least 10% and up to 20% on domestic car rentals), free use of a car seat or booster seat, discounted rental of GPS systems, and no extra charge for additional drivers with AAA membership, and free unlimited mileage are some of the perks one can look forward to.
In addition, special offers like a $20 discount on a week-long rental, or waiving of certain requirements like Saturday night rental to quality for lower weekly rates are offered to AAA members. Are you moving home and need to rent a moving van? Or taking a road trip with the family and want an RV for the week? Well, AAA members can get discounts on these larger vehicles too!
So, how does one go about getting the most out of their Triple A membership when it comes to car rentals? Well, for starters, doing research online and also booking with the car rental agency online are great ways to optimize the benefits. When you book online, you can lock in your additional discounts and services, just by entering your AAA membership card number in the relevant space.