ATLANTA, Ga. (October 14, 2020) — October is Car Care Month, an ideal time to teach teens about car maintenance during National Teen Driver Safety Week.
“A teenager’s vehicle is often maintained by parents while living at home, and lessons on proper car care are seldom discussed,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA–The Auto Club Group. “Before hitting the road, it is vital that teens better understand how to responsibly take care of their vehicle.”
AAA encourages parents to sit down with their teen and discuss a plan for proper vehicle maintenance, as well as how to deal with unexpected problems when parental rescue is more than just a few minutes away. This is why AAA Georgia is providing a drive-thru event which will allow teens to receive quality services from automotive and safety experts from the comfort of their vehicle.
When: Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Register at AAA.com/TeenEvent
Where: AAA Johns Creek Car Care Plus
7150 McGinnis Ferry Road, Johns Creek, GA 30024
Highlights for Teens:
- Free under the hood performance reviews with certified automotive service technicians.
- Free new driver safety checks.
- Free safety bags for all drivers attending the event. Plus, an opportunity to enter-to-win a Best Buy Gift Card.
Interviews: Representatives from AAA-The Auto Club Group will be available for media interviews.
- Please stay inside your vehicle for the entire drive thru event.
- Follow event route as directed.
- Don’t forget your mask.
- Parent/Guardian must attend with teen.
AAA offers Teen Driver Safety Tips:
- Always remain alert. Avoid distractions and focus on the task of driving.
- PUT IT DOWN – no text or call is worth a life.
- Wear your seat belt.
- Obey speed limits.
- Slow down and move over when you see emergency vehicles, tow trucks or utility service vehicles stopped on the side of the road, it’s the law.
It is also important for parents to prepare their teens for a breakdown or other roadside emergency. Make sure the teen’s vehicle has a well-stocked roadside emergency kit with contents suitable for local weather conditions. A basic kit should include a flashlight with extra batteries, jumper cables, first-aid kit, bottled water, rags or paper towels, a tire pressure gauge, a blanket, granola or energy bars, and a selection of basic hand tools. In areas with winter ice and snow, add an ice scraper, snow brush and kitty litter or other material to increase traction if stuck in snow. AAA-What To Do When Your Vehicle Breaks Down
For added peace of mind, give them a teen membership in a motor club such as AAA that offers reliable roadside assistance through a large dedicated network of service providers with a good coverage area. Remember, AAA’s many benefits are available to members no matter which vehicle they are in, so parents don’t have to worry about their teen being stranded in a friend’s vehicle with no access to emergency road service.
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About AAA – The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 14 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.