Auto Club Opens San Marcos Branch

(SAN MARCOS, Oct. 13, 2010)-- The Automobile Club of Southern California has opened a new branch in the Grand Plaza Shopping Center in San Marcos. The 6,000-square-foot office is located at 137 S. Las Posas Blvd. and will serve 48,000 Auto Club members living and working in the San Marcos area.
 
The new office, located between Pat & Oscar’s and Fantastic Sam’s, 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 (760) 736-8425. For access to Auto Club services (except DMV) at any hour, residents can visit AAA.com.
 
“Auto Club membership in the San Marcos area continues to grow, and the new branch will provide a more convenient location for those living and working in northern San Diego County,” said David Turner, the new San Marcos branch manager. “The new addition means we will now have 11 San Diego County 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 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 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 Dale Maas. 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 www.AAA.com.