(ENCINO, Aug. 4, 2008) -- The Automobile Club of Southern California's Van Nuys district office is relocating to 15503 Ventura Blvd., Suite 150, Encino on Monday, Aug. 18. The office is moving to a more than 12,977-square-foot space to better serve its members.
The office serves more than 73,000 Auto Club members living and working in Encino and surrounding communities.
"This district office continues to grow and prosper. Our goal has always been to provide outstanding service and be a great asset to the community," said the Auto Club Encino Office Manager Joyce Finan. "We're excited to offer comprehensive services in a newer, larger office."
The office offers insurance, travel and automotive services, including a new Auto Club Driving School for teens and most vehicle-related DMV transactions in a spacious area appointed with new furnishings. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office phone number is (818) 997-6230. For access to Auto Club services (except DMV) at any hour, residents can visit AAA.com.
The Auto Club started offering driver programs to help parents and teens with changes that have occurred with teen driving laws and driver education. Students who successfully complete one of the Auto Club Driving School programs receive a free dependent associate Auto Club membership and may qualify for an automobile insurance discount when added to a car insurance policy through the Auto Club's affiliated insurance company. Classes are forming now and for registration information, or to enroll, call toll-free, 1-866-909-8521. Registration and advance payment are required.
Auto Club members and the public also can use AAA Travel agency services at the Encino office to plan tours and cruises, make worldwide and domestic airline reservations, book hotels and car rentals and obtain rail tickets and foreign currency. International travel services include passport, visa and customs information; low-cost passport photos; International Driver's Permits and Mexico automobile insurance. Members receive special travel benefits and discounts, including complimentary TourBooks, Trip Tiks, and maps for auto travel.
The office includes experienced insurance sales professionals who can provide auto, watercraft, homeowners, life, umbrella, collector car and renter's insurance services, according to Insurance Business Manager Jenny Wong.