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CAA Battery Service ™

Let us come to you! CAA’s Mobile Battery Service¹ will test, replace and recycle your old car battery from your home, workplace or even from the side of the road. Delivery and installation are included at no additional cost.

Battery Not Found

Battery Assist™ is available in Winnipeg Brandon only – if you live in these areas, call 1-866-740-6421 to have your battery delivered installed.

Your Battery Quote

Battery Assist™ is available in Winnipeg Brandon only – if you live in these areas, call 1-866-740-6421 to have your battery delivered installed.

We’re sorry – we do not have your required battery available for install through the CAA Battery Assist™ program.

Please contact the CAA AARS facility nearest you to inquire about battery availability and installation.

Battery Not Found

Battery Assist™ is available in Winnipeg Brandon only – if you live in these areas, call 1-866-740-6421 to have your battery delivered installed.

Your Battery Quote

Battery Assist™ is available in Winnipeg Brandon only – if you live in these areas, call 1-866-740-6421 to have your battery delivered installed.

We’re sorry – we do not have your required battery available for install through the CAA Battery Assist™ program.

Please contact the CAA AARS facility nearest you to inquire about battery availability and installation.

CAA Battery Service™ is available in Winnipeg Brandon only – if you live in these areas, call 1-866-740-6421 to have your battery delivered installed.

CAA Premium Battery.

A car battery lasts between three and five years on average, and often dies without much warning. CAA Manitoba offers FREE on-the-spot battery testing, delivery and installation to help Members avoid the inconvenience of a dead battery before it happens or to assist you when it does happen. Plus, Members can save up to 100 in testing, labour and service costs compared to a garage.

CAA Batteries are high quality and backed by a 72-month warranty including FREE replacement in the first three years. (Some exceptions apply.)

Your battery benefits include:

A 6-year warranty

CAA Premium Batteries are backed by a 6-year total warranty. If the battery fails within the first three years, you will receive a free replacement. After three years, you are protected by our prorated guarantee. For full warranty details, click here.

CAA Members save 25

CAA Members save 25 on the purchase of a new CAA Premium Battery². If your vehicle has problems starting, Members can request their battery be tested at any time using one of their Roadside Assistance² service calls.

Delivery and installation are included

After you have had your battery replaced by CAA, our mobile Battery Service will properly and responsibly dispose of your old battery at no additional cost to you 3.

Battery basics.

How do I get a battery?

CAA Battery Service is available as an emergency service.

Battery testing and installation is available for CAA Manitoba Members in Winnipeg and Brandon areas only. (Please note that during high call volume periods CAA Battery Service may be boost and go only.) For emergency service, call:

In Winnipeg: 204-262-6000 In Brandon: 1-800-222-4357

Battery boosting

Need a battery boost? Each CAA Membership level features free battery boosting or testing. Towing provision will apply if vehicle cannot be started.

Note: You must be at or near your vehicle when the driver arrives. In order to receive service, the roadside service provider will also need to see your photo ID.

Member pricing

All CAA Members are eligible for lower Member pricing on CAA Batteries.

Not a Member?

You can Join CAA Online, or call us at 1-800-JOIN-CAA (1-800-564-6222).

Get a CAA Battery quote

A quote can also be obtained by calling 204-262-6000 or toll free 1-800-222-4357.

Battery maintenance tips.

A number of factors will affect the performance of your battery including extreme heat, extreme cold, age and the number of electronic options on your vehicle powered by the battery. Here is some helpful information about batteries:

  • Repeated attempts to start your vehicle in freezing temperatures can be especially harmful. This type of discharge will cause the battery to freeze, the plates to touch, and the battery to short out.
  • Never store defective batteries or dispose with regular garbage. Batteries contain hazardous materials. Call CAA Battery Service for information about proper disposal.
  • Visually inspect the battery on a regular basis to ensure the top is clean and dry. A buildup of white powder (corrosion) on the battery can block the flow of electrical current and needs to be cleaned. Call CAA Battery Service and we will clean the battery while testing it.
  • Check your battery and charging system seasonally. CAA Battery Service can do a load test to ensure your battery is generating a sufficient charge on below–freezing days. If it fails the test, replace the battery.
  • Caution: When working with vehicle batteries, always ensure you are using protective eyewear and hand wear!
  • Poorly fitted or undersized batteries can cause serious harm to a vehicle’s electronic system and lead to costly repairs. Ensure you have the right battery for your vehicle by calling CAA Battery Service when it’s time for a replacement.
  • The average life span of most batteries is about four years, depending on weather, usage, etc. If your battery is more than four years old, have it tested.

¹ CAA Members automatically receive Member-exclusive pricing on the purchase of a new CAA Premium Battery, compared to the retail (non-member) price. CAA mobile Battery Service Member benefit subject to availability by geographical area. Call 1-800-222-4357 for location details. CAA Battery representatives will deliver, install and recycle your battery at no extra cost, upon purchase of a new CAA Premium Battery.

² CAA Members automatically receive Member-exclusive pricing on the purchase of a new CAA Premium Battery, compared to the retail (non-member) price. Service Providers will deliver, install and recycle your battery at no extra cost, upon purchase of a new battery. Battery Services may not be available in your area. This will count as one (1) service call unless a new battery is purchased at the time of the call. However, an unsuccessful battery service that results in a towing service call, will count as a single service call.

³ If you choose to keep the old battery core, a fee will be applied to your invoice. Recycling fee is a one-time fee for Members who choose to keep the old battery core. The fee is currently 18.00, but is subject to change.

CAA Manitoba and Service Providers may refuse to provide certain battery service if it is deemed unsafe (in CAA Manitoba or Service Provider’s sole opinion), when installation cannot be performed at the roadside, or if the battery is under warranty.

quoted do not include taxes. vary based on vehicle engine size. Service operators will verify size when testing the battery. Stock is limited to conventional lead-acid batteries, with coverage available for most vehicles excluding hybrids.

The 5 Best Roadside Assistance Services Compared

Picking the right roadside assistance service is hard. We checked out some of the best to make your decision easier!

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If you’re stranded on a roadside with a flat tire or dead battery, a roadside assistance service can be a huge help. It provides you the much-needed peace of mind, knowing that you’ll safely make it to the end.

Some auto insurance firms and third-party service providers offer roadside assistance, but the hard part is deciding which service fits your needs.

Some automakers also offer free assistance coverage for a limited time or mileage, so it’s important to choose your roadside assistance membership thoughtfully.

What Is a Roadside Assistance Service?

A roadside assistance service is an emergency lifeline for you to get back on the road quickly. Whether you’re a frequent traveler covering long distances regularly or someone going on occasional business or family trips, subscribing to a roadside assistance plan helps you avoid unexpected trouble.

Roadside assistance services offer a range of repair plans and facilities to cover issues like tire replacements, fuel deliveries, and battery recharging, among other things. Possible services which a roadside assistance plan may cover include:

  • Jump start a dead battery
  • Emergency fuel delivery
  • Car lockout service
  • Tire replacement
  • Winching
  • Towing
  • Other minor car repairs

The best roadside assistance services have dedicated apps and offer subscription plans. Some services charge a flat rate for emergency roadside assistance and require no membership.

It’s prudent to consider your driving habits, traveling frequency, and the type of vehicle before choosing a roadside assistance service. Below, we provide a comparative analysis of five roadside assistance services—in terms of coverage, benefits, and fees—to help you choose the service that suits you best.

So, what are the five best roadside assistance services?

Allstate Motor Club

The Allstate Motor Club has one of the best roadside assistance plans covering a range of membership options. It provides good value for money and is cheaper than its market competitors.

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Allstate Motor’s Roadside Advantage Plan is the most economical, costing just 7 per month for the first year. The service is available 24/7 for gas, hybrid, and electric vehicles. The Advantage Plan covers a road hazard benefit of 100 and a trip interruption benefit of 1,500, respectively. However, the basic plan limits assistance to three calls per year, meaning it’s probably best for local drivers.

Allstate Motor’s Elite Plan is a premium offering ideal for families and individuals who travel far and frequently. The plan comes in at 12 per month for the first year and includes 24/7 motorcycle and RV coverage. Similar to the basic plan, the Elite plan covers trip interruption and road hazard benefits and offers up to five rescues a year.

If you aren’t ready for a membership, you can request a one-time immediate help in your moment of need. Pricing for the pay-per-use model depends on the type of requested service.

AAA

AAA offers three diverse plans and can be a go-to option for those seeking a proper membership. The plans are all-inclusive and cater to a wide range of members.

With a fleet of over 63,000 towing and roadside service trucks, AAA can instantly dispatch help in the US and Canada. However, although the service is quick, you can only make four assistance calls per year across all plans.

  • AAA’s Classic Plan: Costing 70 per year, the AAA Classic plan offers towing up to five miles, battery jump-start, battery and tire replacement, fuel delivery, and vehicle locksmith service for up to 50. The Classic plan also offers free identity theft monitoring, weather alerts, and travel benefits.
  • AAA’s Plus Plan: The Plus plan costs 106 annually and offers greater coverage and benefits. You receive free towing for up to 100 miles, car lockout service for up to 100, and other benefits.
  • AAA’s Premier Coverage Plan: The AAA Premier plan costs 133 per year and offers the highest level of coverage and benefits. It’s ideal for international travel, longer trips, and members who want the best service. The plan includes a free 200-mile tow along with three 100-miles tows. The Premier plan also facilitates a one-day free rental car with towing option and a free car or home lockout service for members.

The fringe benefits such as identity theft protection, driving lessons, and discounts at major retailer shops and hotels give AAA a massive advantage over its competitors. The only con is that you must apply for a membership plan to enjoy these benefits.

Blink

Blink is one of the largest roadside assistance providers with extensive coverage across the US. It covers more than 99% of US zip codes and has 80 million satisfied customers across the country.

Unlike AAA, Blink has an immediate response rate with no waiting periods. It offers a straightforward pricing plan with no membership for customers. Blink charges a flat fee of 65 for each car trouble such as tire change, jump start, or lockout service. It costs 99 for towing up to five miles and 5 per mile after the first five miles.

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The company claims there are no hidden charges, but the plan still feels a little on the expensive side for beginners. Their website is oversimplified, and details of what other benefits the 65 fee covers can only be obtained by reaching out to their official contact number.

Better World Club

Better World Club is an eco-friendly roadside assistance service, as the name suggests. It offers nationwide auto insurance service, travel discounts, and extensive roadside assistance.

Better World Club is America’s only service offering bicycle roadside assistance. It utilizes green living practices and is best suited for Electric Vehicles (EVs) or Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs). It has three plans to offer.

  • Bicycle Plan: The bicycle-only plan costs 41.95 per year and covers towing up to 30 miles for foot-powered and electric bicycles. The plan also includes additional benefits like maps and discounts.
  • Basic Auto Plan: The Basic Auto plan offers services like winching, battery jump-start, flat tire change, fuel delivery, and towing range up to five miles for a total of 61.95 per year. You can also add bicycle coverage for 18 and motorcycle coverage for an additional 38.
  • Premium Auto Plan: The premium auto plan includes all the benefits of the basic plan with two free gallons of fuel delivery and an extended towing range of up to 100 miles. The plan costs 99.95 per year and goes up to 154.95 if you add RV and motorcycle coverage.

Each member gets four service calls per year with a 15 waiver for new members switching from AAA. BWC also claims to donate one percent of its annual revenue to environmental cleanup and advocacy.

Carchex Roadside Assistance Service

Carchex Roadside Assistance Service provides the best value for a basic plan. It has an unmatched starter facility with free towing up to 25 miles. However, the premium plans cover low towing distances.

Charchex’s extended vehicle plans include Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels. The basic plan covers single vehicle assistance for 59.95 annually and protects you from the most common repairs to the engine and transmission. The Titanium level includes packages that are near similar to factory coverage and excludes only a handful of items. In addition, Carchex’s response time and mechanical aid service are reasonable enough to satisfy its customers.

How to Choose the Best Roadside Assistance Plan

Roadside assistance services provide emergency auto repair aid and other mechanical assistance. Some companies provide additional benefits such as theft protection, interruption coverage, and reimbursement.

When choosing a roadside assistance plan, it’s best to consider the following factors.

  • Offered plans and benefits
  • Policy limitations
  • Pricing
  • Membership plans and coverage extension
  • Customer service support and availability
  • Nationwide support
  • Auto Insurance policy with roadside assistance facility

Most of the services provide similar benefits in their basic plans. But some providers complement it with additional benefits like rental car coverage, accidental event compensation, and hotel discounts.

Get the Best Bang for Buck

A thorough understanding of the plan features and additional benefits can help you identify services that offer the best value for your money. However, always ensure that you apply for a service that offers benefits other than what is already covered in your auto insurance policy.

Battery replacement/Coding

I just had my 2016 A3 battery replaced by AAA; apparently the battery was at 45%.

The MMI displayed the Battery weak message (after reporting that every sensor had failed and refusing to start).

After replacement I drove it a short distance to clear the Power steering, TPMS etc faults on the dash.

I attach photos of the old and new battery.

Old: Varta, 72Ah New: AAA, 120Ah?

The old battery has a BEM code. The new battery does not (that I can see).

From what I have read on the forums so far, it appears that simply replacing the battery alone is not enough and that an update to the Energy Management system is required in order to have the battery recognised and treated as new.

If the above is true? I need to either:

1) Buy a VCDS cable 2) Take to the dealership/mechanic with appropriate equipment

Since the new AAA battery does not have a BEM code I cannot programme the exact codes into the car.

Many VCDS posts on this suggest that simply changing the serial number in the system is sufficient enough and that the entire BEM code is not important.

The Ah on the batteries is different. Would bumping the serial number by one digit be sufficient in this case? Are there other parameters that need changing in this instance?

If I purchase the VCDS cable, are there other things that I should do at the same time? should any ‘faults’ be cleared for instance?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Harvey

VAG Convert

If your new replacement battery was indeed a 120Ah it would be much larger than your existing and more a leisure sized battery. I would have hoped AAA have replaced like for like with the rated Ah. As you do not know the manufacturer of the new battery and not certain of the true Ah I would simply change the last digit of the serial number and leave the other settings as is. Any competent person with the correct coding tools will be able to assist you with this.

Anyone with further Комментарии и мнения владельцев who can add to this?

Fatbloke

Registered User

x3la

New Member

Does RC/20Ah 120 actually mean it’s a 120Ah battery though? This is the recommended battery AAA replacement for the age and model of car (see attachments).

Fatbloke

Registered User

bakedcorn

Registered User

Battery coding is somewhat in question. Plenty of discussions whereby it’s a stalemate if it requires coding vs it does not. Lots of good information however there is no confirmation that it is indeed required. It’s in the owners manual and so is a bunch of other information.

I had to replace my battery a few months ago and went AGM vs factory OEM and never coded it and it’s been trouble free thus far. knock on wood, lol.

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Morris39

Registered User

I just had my 2016 A3 battery replaced by AAA; apparently the battery was at 45%.

The MMI displayed the Battery weak message (after reporting that every sensor had failed and refusing to start).

After replacement I drove it a short distance to clear the Power steering, TPMS etc faults on the dash.

I attach photos of the old and new battery.

Old: Varta, 72Ah New: AAA, 120Ah?

The old battery has a BEM code. The new battery does not (that I can see).

From what I have read on the forums so far, it appears that simply replacing the battery alone is not enough and that an update to the Energy Management system is required in order to have the battery recognised and treated as new.

If the above is true? I need to either:

1) Buy a VCDS cable 2) Take to the dealership/mechanic with appropriate equipment

Since the new AAA battery does not have a BEM code I cannot programme the exact codes into the car.

Many VCDS posts on this suggest that simply changing the serial number in the system is sufficient enough and that the entire BEM code is not important.

The Ah on the batteries is different. Would bumping the serial number by one digit be sufficient in this case? Are there other parameters that need changing in this instance?

If I purchase the VCDS cable, are there other things that I should do at the same time? should any ‘faults’ be cleared for instance?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Audi recommends that a new battery should be coded but this applies only if the car is equiped with an energy management function. The Ross-Tech video in a post above makes clear. Your car is so equipped (per display). My car, MY15 S3 is not equipped but I can see from a VCDS Blockmap scan what the functions would be (dummies in my car) eg calculated battery capacity, internal battery resistaence, warnings and maybe others but I don’t remember. I don’t know if not coding will compromise battery life and I don’t believe posters who claim they know. How could they reliably know? As for your question about getting the scanner that depends on your outlook. An investment in s (200) and more importantly time to educate yourself may not be worth it unless you get some satisfaction from understading what is going on in you car and maybe avoiding unnecessay repairs. I have found it interesting to measure base values to compare to updates as predictors of future problems, so it’s a mini-hobby. BTW I don’t like actual repairs as it requires a large investment in equipment/tools and education time otherwise you will bimble from fail to fail.

Is AAA membership worth it?

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I’ve been a AAA member for more than 15 years, and I can confidently say that the perks and benefits have come in handy — especially the well-known roadside assistance benefit.

Over the years, AAA has opened up its network to provide vast options and money-saving discounts for travelers beyond roadside assistance.

I’m also partial to the regional magazine AAA produces six times a year; Arizona’s is called Via and California’s is called Westways. Each issue is full of travel inspiration and valuable tips. AAA even has a travel service you can use to book vacations.

How I’ve used AAA benefits

Living in Arizona, you can expect that your car battery will not survive more than two years due to the heat. In my case, the two-year timing always seemed to happen in August — the hottest month of the year. I have called AAA on more than one occasion to take advantage of its mobile battery service, and workers have come to my location with a new car battery.

Usually, they will test your current battery power and sell you a new one on the spot if needed. Members receive a 25 discount on batteries purchased during the on-the-spot installation. They even offer a battery warranty, so there’s a chance if you purchased your last battery from AAA, your replacement might be free.

It has been a fantastic time saver and more convenient than getting jumper cables and making it to the nearest auto shop. Additionally, AAA membership covers the individual, not just the vehicle. So, you can use your membership for a service call even if you’re a passenger in a stalled car.

To request 24/7 roadside assistance, use the AAA online assistance tool, call 800-AAA-HELP (800-222-4357) or you can text HELP to that same phone number and follow the prompts from there.

According to the AAA website, response time varies depending on several factors including time of day, breakdown location, and severity of the issue, and that AAA strives to provide the fastest and most efficient service possible. If you make your request online, you can track the progress of your request and the location of your technician.

What does AAA membership cost?

Membership rates are determined by the local club and may vary, a AAA spokesperson confirmed. The pricing below is provided as an example and is based on Arizona’s current club pricing.

There are three AAA membership levels based on the types of services included.

The entry-level “Classic” membership starts at just 59.99 per year. This basic option allows for 5 miles of towing, fuel delivery and up to a 50 reimbursement for locksmith fees.

The next membership level is called “Plus” and is 94.99 annually. This level will more than pay for itself if you had to use just the locksmith option which is up to 100 reimbursement. This option also includes 100 miles of towing, fuel and delivery, 750 trip interruption, 250 lost baggage coverage and an option to include RV or motorcycle coverage.

The third option, called “Premier” costs 119.99 annually and has upgraded levels of everything in the Plus membership, but also adds 25,000 of emergency medical transportation coverage and 300,000 of travel accident insurance.

Does AAA offer discounts and perks?

AAA can help you save on everything from theme park tickets to car insurance and car repair. AAA membership offers a vast network of discounts and perks when you show your card or make online reservations with certain companies that provide AAA member discounts.

A quick look at the AAA merchant list for attractions, zoos, museums and tours reveals discounts for CityPass for some major U.S. cities, Legoland Discovery Centers, Busch Gardens, Six Flags Theme Parks, AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas, to name a few. You can search by city on the website to narrow down your results.

As I navigated to the AAA website, my Rakuten browser extension popped up and offered me 8% back, so there are ways to stack offers while using your AAA membership.

AAA is a trusted name in the auto industry and not just for its roadside assistance. Auto repair shops can be AAA trust-certified which means as a consumer which means you can access this network and receive discounts on regular automotive service or repairs; the work carries a warranty for 24 months/24,000 miles. You will also get access to priority service and a minimum of 10% off labor costs.

Through AAA Smart Home you can save money on items for your home such as a home security system, Smart door locks, energy-efficient thermostats and even home automation.

Many hotel companies offer AAA discounted rates which usually hover around 10% off the best available rate. If you click for rate options, you’ll see a AAA rate option on many hotel booking websites.

Another way to utilize AAA perks is for car rentals — many rental companies offer AAA corporate rates which you can find using the AAA travel portal. If you are a renter under 25, you can rent through Hertz, which specifically honors the AAA discount for younger drivers.

Can I gift AAA membership to a friend or family member?

According to the AAA website, gift memberships are available for purchase in some regions of the country: Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. If the person you want to gift membership to lives in another region, you can search by zip code to find the local AAA club where they live.

Is AAA worth it?

If you enjoy saving money and getting additional home and travel perks, I recommend checking out AAA to see if it is a program you can benefit from. If you are a T-Mobile customer, see if your plan includes the Coverage Beyond program — this includes AAA membership free for customers (a 60 value).

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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