Rule the Road

How AAA Members Can Save Money and Road Trip Smarter

Travel restrictions and social distancing may have put a damper on vacation plans, but when it’s safe to travel again, road-tripping will be a great option. AAA and its travel partners can help you save money (and feel safer) on your next family road trip—from the first mile to the last.

Map it Out with AAA’s Online Planning Tools
Whether it’s a drive across the country or just a trip around town, getting your family from here to there is a breeze with AAA’s TripTik Travel Planner ( Set map filters to find hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, discounts and attractions along your route. Need general inspiration? Browse pre-planned itineraries on

Score Rental Car Perks with Hertz
Instead of putting extra miles on your own vehicle, consider renting an SUV with plenty of cargo space from Hertz. AAA members get all sorts of benefits when booking with Hertz, including discounts of up to 20 percent off base rates. Other perks include free child safety seats (one per rental), waived fees for young renters ages 20-24 and no charge for up to four additional drivers (as long as they’re qualified with AAA memberships). Visit for details and current promotions.

Find a Trusted Repair Shop
If you plan to take your own vehicle, get it road trip ready with a tune-up at a AAA Approved Auto Repair shop. All AAA Approved facilities undergo an inspection process and offer fair pricing, quality of work guarantees, highly trained staff, priority service and discounted labor. Find an approved facility near you at

Brake for Fun—and Discounts
Every good road trip incorporates some stops for fun and play. Find fun things to do along your route—including national parks, state parks, museums and gardens—by using the TripTik Travel Planner or the AAA Mobile app. The AAA Mobile app helps you locate attractions offering AAA discounts, too. For even more savings, check

Fill Up with Shell Fuel Rewards
AAA members who enroll in the Fuel Rewards Program can save at least 5 cents per gallon (up to 20 gallons) at participating Shell stations. And getting the discount couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve registered online (, enter your phone number at the gas pump or in-store before filling up to automatically apply the discount.

Trust AAA Inspections at Hotels and Campgrounds
For road trips that require an overnight stay, look for hotels with a AAA Diamond designation. Because AAA Diamond designations are awarded only to properties that pass a rigorous, in-person inspection process, you can trust that every AAA Diamond property offers a clean and comfortable experience. To search Diamond hotels and hotel discounts, visit or check the AAA TourBook guides.

If you prefer camping over hotel stays, AAA also maintains a list of campgrounds; visit