Auto Club Opens Rancho Palos Verdes Branch

New branch opening

The Automobile Club of Southern California opened a new branch in Rancho Palos Verdes this week. The 6,500-square-foot office is located at 28901 S. Western Ave., Suite 137, and serves 51,000 Auto Club members living and working in Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro and the surrounding area.


The new branch offers insurance, travel and automotive services, including most vehicle-related DMV transactions. Branch hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the branch phone number is (310) 732-0042. For access to Auto Club services (except DMV) at any hour, residents can visit


“Local Auto Club membership continues to grow, and the new branch will provide a more convenient location for those living and working in the eastern Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro and the South Bay,” said Lue Rangitsch, the new Rancho Palos Verdes branch manager. “The new addition means we now have five South Bay/Long Beach area branches to serve our members.”


Auto Club members and the public can use AAA Travel services at the new branch to plan tours and cruises, make worldwide and domestic airline reservations, book hotels and car rentals, and obtain rail tickets and small amounts of select 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®, TripTiks®, and maps for auto travel. 


The new branch includes a staff of experienced insurance sales professionals who can provide auto, watercraft, homeowners, life, umbrella and renters insurance services, according to Insurance Business Manager Carlos Arrue. Other available insurance services include policies for rental properties, small businesses and collector cars.


The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has been serving Southern California since 1900. Today, the Auto Club’s members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club’s Web site at