PORTLAND, OREGON -- 1/2/18 - Broke down pulling my pop up RV trailer at 6:00pm. I have AAA Plus and AAA RV. Called at 6;00pm and was told tow truck would arrive at 7:30pm. At 8pm I called to get updated ETA and was told that they were having a problem locating a truck and driver that could handle my International 4700 and my pop up tent trailer. 9pm I called again and was told they still haven't found equipment to help me. I told them I could get someone to come get my tent trailer if that would make it easier to find equipment. I was told to go ahead and do that because it would make it easier.
At 10pm I called AAA and let them know that the trailer was gone and was told that it didn't matter because they still needed the larger truck. Then I was told that the new ETA was 2.5 to 3 hours out (12 to 12:30am). From the time of my original call I only received one call back from AAA at 8:56pm. It's 11:03 and I'm still waiting. During this process I was told by two different towing companies that my truck could be towed by pretty much any medium duty tow truck... More to follow.
LATHAM, NEW YORK -- I hit a pothole last night about 6 pm. It is not 1123 am the next day. AAA? It does not exist!! Roadside assistance? What a joke. How many hours does it take to get a response. Well, at 10 am there was finally someone available to answer the call. And 1 1/2 hours later? I am still answering questions about where the car is (5 miles away straight down Rt 7) and what type of tires I have (do I need that information, I just asked to have the tire changed to the spare.) Worthless. Do not spend your time nor any money on AAA. If you need any kind of assistance, do it yourself or hire a local garage. Do not call AAA since all that will happen is to waste your time.
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA -- So I have been with Triple A for less than a year, but when they sold me on it it was explained to me that was unlimited roadside service. I was put on a 2 year plan, I had plan for my boyfriend and a plan for me so we had them jump start our car (2) times and put gas in my car (once) and fix a flat (once) and unlock my truck (twice). They said it was the max but if you count these numbers it does not add up to 8. It added up to six. And then on top of that I asked them I have 2 different memberships one for me and one for him so breaking it down what they told me 4 times per person. That's all. Shady as **. I'm doing with Triple A and they can go ** themselves.
ELYRIA, OHIO -- Last year I paid for my membership through the mail. My car tire flattened one day driving home from work. When I called AAA with my temporary card they would not help me. They told me that my temporary card did not cover a flat tire. Apparently they did get my payment yet. So I paid in full. When it came time to get my money back, they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about. I had to jump thru hoops to finally get my money back!
NORTHVILLE, MICHIGAN -- AAA turned bad! Over 5 hours wait for a towing from AAA and customer service telling us no later than 9:45 pm when we called at 4:45 pm. 10:30 pm and no one is there to help. We are in a remote area. Got dark and scary. The only thing they kept asking by phone, “Are you safe... If not call 911.” What a joke of a service. Not worth a penny of our service. Something need to be done about their poor service and resources.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- We got stuck in the desert, we called and after 2 hours in 110 heat the tow truck driver called from Northern Ca... WTF? We are in Southern California, after calling back to get the correct tow company to come get us and waiting for 30 minutes we get a call saying we are not covered because we are more than 50 feet from the road. This would have been great to know 2 1/2 hours ago and I have the platinum package. I will be moving my insurance and roadside assistance elsewhere.
BETHEL SPRINGS, TENNESSEE -- I have AAA Premier service since 2009. I have used it for keys locked in my car 1 time and one tow in that 18 years. I keep this service for my Granddaughter, who lives in Memphis and she was informed this morning that she has used AAA four times this year and no longer qualifies for any more road services this year. Can I get more road service for her? If not I must reconsider dropping this service and adding it to her car insurance.
LOUISIANA -- Called AAA, had flat on RV out on highway in Arkansas. Transit Pro took 3 hours to send someone. They were not equipped for RV service. We specifically told AAA it was an RV. Took Transit Pro (service AAA uses) another 3 hours to get to us. Second time, same trip, AAA sent someone not equipped to work on RV. This time 4 hours. AAA service call center has the most unprofessional people. They do not know a thing about service. And Transit Pro is even worse. My advice, stay away from AAA.
SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA -- I have been AAA member for over 40 years. This time, the AAA quality service had been tremendous degraded and they enjoyed to give memberships into frustration. I live in Springfield, Virginia and drove my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and broke down in Northwestern of Washington, DC with defective starter. I had to call AAA to tow the vehicle to my friend's house because of idiot AAA restriction was placed as limited to 10 miles.
The Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep service center is in Woodbridge, Virginia which the distance was 30 miles away. I stuck here in DC for 4 days as AAA continued with idiot restrictions now increased to 15 miles limited. My membership is Premier, top of line coverage became worthless and waste of my retired money. I lost my interesting with the AAA because of this kind of service. I had to take metro and taxi to reach home meanwhile my Jeep was stuck in DC with very clear roads, no icing, no snow blockage.
The main purpose by AAA to set up the restrictions system to save their money and put memberships into suffer for their cause of breakdown. I finally had my Jeep towed by through State Farm Insurance and had to pay the difference due mileage. My advise for everyone, it is good time to abandon the AAA completely and have their director resigns because he was one cause to set up world most idiot policy. Let everyone speak up now!
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- We have been AAA Plus members for almost two decades. Rarely have we used the service. Last night my son (who is on the membership) broke down in a bad area of Boston at 4 pm. We quickly arranged for AAA to tow him and the car out of there. They first stated they would be there within 30 minutes. They did not show up. We called every half hour for FOUR hours. Each time they said the driver was "10 minutes away" or "right around the corner". These obvious lies led us to believe our son was safe when in fact, he was left on a dangerous Boston Street (Dorchester section) well into the evening, well after dark.
He witnessed drug deals and shady characters throughout the ordeal. Had we known, we would have immediately extracted him from there hours earlier. This company, when we finally did need them after all these years of paying our membership, not only failed miserably, but created an extremely dangerous environment for my child, putting his safety at extreme risk.
If you have children, or simply don't like to be lied to, find another service right away!! We have. One more note...towards the end of the ordeal, when I called for the ninth time to provide an address to the car, this AAA operator was so rude and unhelpful. She obviously hated her job and the people with whom she deals.