AAA Auto Club Group Extends Agreement with Club Assist

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Efforts will enhance mobile battery service for AAA members.

Club Assist and AAA Auto Club Group announced today that they have extended their mobile battery service partnership through June 2015.

AAA Auto Club Group represents more than 8.5 million AAA members in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. The group installs more than 180,000 new batteries annually for members who want a convenient, time-saving solution to their vehicle breakdown.

“Mobile services are a priority in our strategy,” says Gerry Gutowski, Senior Vice President Automotive, AAA Auto Club Group. "Club Assist can help us differentiate the service we provide to AAA members through the provision and distribution of AAA-branded batteries, development of proprietary roadside diagnostic computers, and cutting-edge technology."

Club Assist supports AAA and CAA (Canada) battery programs, as well as providing support to auto clubs in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and the Netherlands.

“Club Assist provides support exclusively for motoring clubs around the world,” says Don Felts, President of Club Assist North America. “We see the extended agreement with AAA Auto Club Group as a vote of confidence in our ability to help the club grow on-the-go services, and we're very focused on delivering exceptional service.”

About AAA Auto Club Group: The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance, and financial services offerings to approximately 8.5 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota and Tennessee; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety

About Club Assist: In 1991, Club Assist began in Melbourne, Australia, determined to provide Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) members with the best battery replacement service available. Since then, Club Assist has enjoyed exponential growth through their relentless drive to improve the service experience for stranded members of 68 motoring clubs worldwide.

Now majority owned by Australian motoring clubs, Club Assist continues to expand through the development of new partnerships and the expansion of services with existing motoring club partners. With more than 500 staff members and 3,500 contracted service providers, Club Assist operates in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe. markets with over 3,500 contracted service providers. The organization’s core business is the supply of automotive batteries, battery testing equipment, roadside assistance, automotive glass, alternators, starter motors, marketing programs and collateral, and training to automotive clubs and their members around the globe.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
AAA Auto Club Group: Nancy Cain, (313) 336-1514
Club Assist North America: Don Felts (213) 388-4333

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