AAA Expects to Help Many Stranded Drivers This Wekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic To Rescue Many Maryland Motorists This Holiday Weekend

Frederick, Md (CY)- Over 8,500 motorists in Maryland were rescued by AAA Mid-Atlantic services during the 2017 Memorial Day travel period. AAA is anticipating that number to increase this year.

AAA is encouraging its members to take precautionary measures before departing on their holiday adventures. 793,000 Marylanders are estimated to take a road trip Memorial Day weekend, which will result in many car troubles, including dead batteries, lockouts, and flat tires.

“AAA is ready to help when vehicle breakdowns leave motorists stranded; however, the auto club urges drivers to minimize the risk of breakdown by planning ahead and preparing properly,” says Chris Storms, AAA’s Car Care Center Regional director.

AAA is asking members to make a good B-E-T to stay on the road this summer. B-E-T stands for having your vehicle’s Battery tested, looking for Engine coolant leaks, and checking Tire conditions. Other tips suggested by AAA to prevent common roadside problems include:

-Schedule a checkup
-Pack an emergency kit
-Prevent lockouts

AAA also reminds drivers to follow all driving laws at all times.

Fore more information, members can download the AAA mobile app, visit or call 1-800-AAA-HELP for roadside assistance.