fb
AA Vehicle Rates Calculator

Rates Calculator

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

AA Auto Centre

AA Auto Centre

AA Financial Services

AA Financial Services

AA Travel

AA Travel

AA Blogs

Read our latest news for motoring tips and insights

Call me backCALL ME BACK

I need help choosing a product

  • MOBILE NUMBER *
  • PLEASE SELECT A PRODUCT

Why do car batteries act up in winter

If there’s ever a chance a car battery would suddenly not work, it is in winter. This is because car batteries are forced to work harder to get the engine going than at any other time of the year.
Cold temperatures affect the functioning of the car battery as it is forced to work harder to get your engine going.

read more
Driving in the rain? Tips to stay in control at all times. Be safe not sorry.

Driving in the rain? Tips to stay in control at all times. Be safe not sorry.

The advent of spring has brought with it some rain in parts of the country. This means there will be a lot of wet roads out there meaning that tyres may only have half as much grip on the surface as on dry roads. Motorists need to be aware that the conditions are different and must adapt their driving accordingly. They need to brake earlier, enter corners at slower speeds, and maintain focus on...

read more
ESCAPE THE WINTER BLUES WITH THESE SHO’T LEFT GETAWAYS

ESCAPE THE WINTER BLUES WITH THESE SHO’T LEFT GETAWAYS

What’s the best way to escape the winter blues? It’s heading off for a spontaneous weekend getaway! Nothing beats the feeling of turning your back on the city to explore the roads less travelled and discover South Africa’s hidden gems. And with access to a comprehensive list of AA-approved accommodation, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best value for money during your stay.

Need inspiration? We’ve got you covered.

read more
Be sure with AAQA

Be sure with AAQA

The COVID-19 pandemic hit everyone hard, but the hospitality sector, in particular, suffered immensely because of travel and lockdown restrictions. Many hospitality establishments, sadly, had to reduce staff numbers and, worse, faced the prospects of closure.

read more
Fuel prices higher on ominous oil – AA

Fuel prices higher on ominous oil – AA

South African fuel users are set to be hit with yet more steep price hikes going into March. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The Association says although the Rand performed well against the US dollar during February, gaining around 14 cents, it was far below what was needed to...

read more

Weekend getaways: Take a mini-break this March

With its mountains, oceans, forests, vineyards, Big Five game reserves, exciting cities and more, South Africa really does have it all. And with so many options available to us within a short drive from our major cities, South Africa makes it easy to head out on weekend getaways. Did you know? Long weekend getaways are good for your health and well-being. Taking a mini-break benefits you...

read more

How to prepare your car for a road trip

The March school holidays are upon us and it’s time for a road trip. Heading to the beach? Going to the bush? Don’t be stranded. Wherever your destination, you need to make sure that your car is road-trip-ready so that your holiday isn’t ruined by a vehicle breakdown or other car trouble. Here’s our handy car maintenance checklist to prepare your car for the road: Pop the hood: Check your engine...

read more

What to do after a road accident in South Africa

Whether you’re involved in a bumper bashing or a more serious crash; whether you’re a driver, passenger or even an onlooker, a road accident is an upsetting situation in which to find yourself. As soon as you are over the initial shock, what do you do? Here’s our guide to what to do after an accident: 1. Stop your car and stay at the scene Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road...

read more

The qualities of a good driver

The qualities of a good driver Everyone thinks they are a good driver. But, knowing the clutch from the brake pedal doesn’t necessarily make you a good driver. It’s a skill that demands constant honing and polishing, and it has a lot more to do with character and personality type than one would think. Attitude If you don’t have the right attitude, it won't matter how much knowledge or skill you...

read more

Best Getaways for a Girls’ Weekend

To celebrate Women’s Month, gather your girls and hit the road for a weekend getaway to do what you do best, together: relax, catch up on gossip, sip a glass or two of wine and enjoy a well-deserved massage or mani-pedi. If you’re wondering where to escape for your girls’ weekend getaway, we have you covered! Check out these AA-approved accommodation options near you. Escape to luxury in the...

read more

Spring clean your car today

Spring has sprung, and its time to get your house in order! But instead of just focusing on spring cleaning your home, the warmer weather also presents you with the perfect excuse to give your car some attention too. Here’s how to give your car some TLC after a long winter. 1. Wash off the Winter Cleaning your car doesn’t just make it look better, it also extends the life of your paintwork (so...

read more
Tools & Calculators
What is your Emergency?
The Automobile Association of South Africa

For over 90 years, we’ve provided you with roadside rescue and security, so you know you can rely on the Automobile Association day and night.

We aim to empower you as a road user and add value to your life with our products and services.

Positive outlook for most fuel prices for July

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However, the Automobile Association (AA) remains concerned that the deaths of 1427 road users during the festive period is still too high, and that more needs to be done to effectively deal with road safety in South Africa. Transport Minister Sindisiwe...

Decrease in fatalities welcome – but more needs to be done

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However, the Automobile Association (AA) remains concerned that the deaths of 1427 road users during the festive period is still too high, and that more needs to be done to effectively deal with road safety in South Africa. Transport Minister Sindisiwe...

2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers

Despite the volatile Rand and concerns around shipping routes in the Red Sea, local fuel prices are still expected to decrease when they are adjusted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy next Wednesday. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) says the numbers are still pointing to reductions to fuel prices across the board.   According to the CEF’s figures, ULP95 petrol is expected to be lower by around 54cents a litre while...