New iPhone App Pinpoints AAA Members' Location For Roadside Assistance

Automotive
(LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2009) – The Automobile Club of Southern California announced today that the free AAA Roadside application for iPhone users is now available on the iTunes App Store.

The free app provides AAA members with a way to use their iPhone and its innovative location-based services to quickly send their vehicle location, description, specific vehicle problem and other detailed information directly to AAA for roadside assistance. The user always has the option to place a voice call, and once the request is submitted, the AAA member receives a confirmation that his/her information was received by AAA Roadside Assistance.

“Dealing with a breakdown can be a stressful situation for anyone, even more so when you’re not familiar with your surroundings,” said Marshall L. Doney, AAA Automotive vice president. “The AAA Roadside app for iPhone is another way AAA helps members get back on the road and onto their destinations. We think the AAA Roadside app is an invaluable tool for motorists, especially for those hitting the road this summer.”

The app includes a While You Are Waiting feature, so members can search for nearby AAA Approved Auto Repair shops, Hertz rental locations offering AAA member discounts, AAA Approved accommodations, AAA offices and retail locations with discounts on auto parts and more. Each search displays key information for each location, such as the name, address, phone, distance from location, routing map, driving directions and a summary of the discount details. For those who are not AAA members, the app also has a Join AAA feature.

AAA Roadside is available for free from the iTunes App Store on iPhone or at www.itunes.com/appstore/ . Please visit AAA.com/roadside for further details. 
 
AAA's first iPhone app, AAA Discounts, launched in April 2009 and has been downloaded more than half a million times from the App Store. AAA Discounts displays Show Your Card & Save partners near the user’s location.