Every car, no matter the brand or model, will eventually need maintenance and repairs. There are services and roadside assistance people can rely on. Over the weekend, one of our writers found themselves in need of roadside service to change a car battery. Dead batteries can be a large inconvenience, and when many of us rely on our vehicle for daily transportation, having a membership to a service such as AAA (triple A) gets us back on track fast. Interestingly enough, the owner of AAA, or at least the South Florida department, has a deal with Chevrolet.
Spotting a Dead Battery
Over the weekend, I had some good fortune and nailed a great deal for a new laptop after my last one cracked. Five years old and not enough RAM, it was bound to hit the “backup bin” sooner or later. That same night however, without warning, my car wouldn’t start. The engine would hardly rev up and then die. No lights were left on in the car, no reason to suck the battery dry. It just died.
Luckily, I was with the family and got a jump for enough juice to get me home. The next day however, same story. This battery was dying and I needed to replace it. After looking up prices and contacting AAA, my auto assistance organization of choice, the cost of a new battery was about the same anywhere. I gave them a call, and someone was able to arrive in about half an hour – they have technicians all around the area all the time.
The technician gave me a call when nearby and was very helpful. After opening the hood and removing my car’s battery case, he ran a test on the battery to survey its diagnostics with a simple machine. Two of the cells had fried, and thus my battery was no more. While working, I noticed the driver had a Chevrolet Silverado truck with a truck cap to carry all of his equipment. Nice choice.
I also noticed the autobots decal from The Transformers on the side of his truck and made some small talk. He was very professional and courteous, and when I asked about any partnership between Chevrolet and AAA, he told me the owner does in fact have a partnership with Chevy, hence the Chevy Silverado. It’s good to know roadside assistance services like AAA not only hire great people and technicians, but they also have an auto brand they trust to get the job done. Way to go Chevrolet!
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