Winter

Elizabeth Careyrental car, thanksgiving, holiday, christmas, winter
As you’re planning your travels, AAA recommends booking your car rental well in advance to lock in a good rate and give you peace of mind.  Read more 
AAA Staffwinter, home, house, ice, snow, gutters, shovel, driveway, sidewalks
Don't be caught off guard by winter's wrath. Proactive preparation is key to mitigating the risks cold weather poses to your home.  Read more 
Elizabeth Careyroofer, roof, winter, snow, ice
AAA has tips to help make the process of finding that perfect contractor an easy one! Read more 
AAA Staffcar accident, winter, snow, ice, damage
Is your auto insurance right for you? Find out about the basic types of insurance coverage below. Read more 
AAA Staffwinter, frozen pipes, plumbing, cold
With the thermometer dropping due to cold winter weather, pipes are at risk of freezing due to sudden temperature drops, poor insulation, or incorrect thermostat settings. Read more 
Kip Doylewinter, drive, road trip, safety, snow, stuck in snow
Let's face it, winter weather can be stressful to drive through. When those drives are extended beyond the common commute, the stress and the dangers involved with driving both can rise. Follow these tips to stay safe on your next winter road trip. Read more 
Kip Doylesnow, winter, tires, chains, regulations
Winter driving in New York State comes with a unique set of laws and regulations to ensure the safety of motorists during the cold and snowy months. Understanding these regulations is important for all drivers. Read more 
Mark Grubawinter, storm, house, home, protection, insurance
There's no place like home! That sentiment is especially true during a winter storm. At home, you’re safe and warm – protected from the wind, snow, and ice. But these elements also present a danger to your home – and that’s why it’s important to make sure your home is winter storm ready. Read more 
Kip DoyleSenior, health, Medicare, winter, cold, fitness
As the crisp winter air settles in, the season brings with it a unique set of health hazards, particularly for senior citizens. The cold temperatures, reduced daylight, and increased risk of illness pose challenges to maintaining good health. Prepare yourself against common winter health hazards and follow our tips to stay safe and feel well during the colder months.  Read more 
Kip Doylesemi, bus, truck, winter, snow, safety
Each year, thousands die in accidents involving large trucks, buses and emergency vehicles. It is important for everyone to understand laws and safety issues related to large vehicles, how these drivers see road conditions and how they maneuver.  Read more 
Kip Doyleheadlights, winter, driving, visibility, high beams
You know the routine this time of year: Shorter days, less daylight and longer periods of darkness through the winter. This is also the part of the year where we rely the most on our car's headlights. But are our headlights giving us a clear enough view on dark roads?  Read more 
AAA Stafftires, winter, tire pressure, tpms, cold
In recent decades, keeping track of your tire pressure has become a more automated task through TPMS. A study by AAA found that TPMS are generally reliable, but these systems can have limitations that not everyone is aware of.  Read more 
AAA Staffdeer, winter, hunting, roadkill, insurance
Hunting season has started in most of New York State, increasing the activity of the region's deer population, which is already in its mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.  Read more 
AAA Staffbattery, charge, winter
Nobody wants to be left stranded with a car that won’t start due to a dead battery, but it’s an all-too-common occurrence. Maintaining your car battery is key to maximizing its lifespan. With winter right around the corner, you’ll want to follow these tips to stay charged up all season long. Read more 
Christine Szudzikpool, yard, property, safety, summer, fall, winter
You enjoyed your yard all summer. But as fall arrives, it’s time to switch gears and prepare for the vicious winter weather to come. Read on for some essential fall yard maintenance tips. Read more 
Kip Doylebattery, aaa, mobile battery service, fall, winter
The temperatures may be cooling, but your car’s battery may still be feeling the heat of this past summer. As AAA mechanics know, a battery that fails in the early winter months was probably weakened by summer heat. Read more 
AAA Staffhail, ice, winter, car, damage, insurance
Hailstorms often strike with little warning and typically last for about five minutes. Most hailstones are about the size of a pea or marble, but they can get as large as a softball. Hailstones—frozen pellets of rain—can cause major damage to your vehicle and windows. Read more 
Kip Doylecar idling, winter, warm up
Warming up your car in the winter: Is it still necessary? Or is it just something we do to make sure we’re nice and toasty when we get inside? Read more 
Deena Grabowskibattery, winter, charging, Roadside
Freezing temperatures are a frequent killer of car batteries, which can leave you shivering in the driver’s seat. But why is winter weather a cause for dead batteries? Let’s find out. Read more 
Kip Doylesnow, ice, winter, cold, Buffalo, syracuse, Rochester
Severe weather can be frightening and dangerous for travelers. Winter storms, bad weather, and sloppy road conditions are factors in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Read more 
Kip Doylecar, winter, snow, ice, driving
Drivers should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA urges caution while driving in adverse weather. If necessary, stay home.  Read more 
Kip Doyledion dawkins, buffalo bills, football, NFL, sports, winter, weather, Buffalo
Who shnows more about winter than the “Shnowman” himself, Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl left tackle Dion Dawkins?  An animated, charismatic fixture on the team, Dawkins recently spoke with AAA about his warm approach to the coldest time of the year. Read more 
Kip Doylesnowbird, house, home, winter, home insurance
There is a lot to consider if you are going to be away from home for weeks on end. Even a slight oversight can result in a gap in your insurance coverage, expensive damage to your house or a costly security failure that you might not discover until it’s too late. Read more 
Deena Grabowskiwinter, car care, spring, wiper blades, battery
After a long, cold winter, temperatures are rising, the air is fragrant with spring blossoms, and the open road is beckoni Read more 
AAA Staffsalt, corrosion, winter, weather, autobody
Driving is a challenge on slick snowy roads. Fortunately, de-icing and anti-icing chemicals applied to the roadway help improve traction and speed snow removal. Read more