Being an AAS member entitles motorists to more than just roadside assistance.
Autoventures have taken participants to Thailand and even China.
JOINING a car club is a great way to meet people who drive the same automobile make and model. It’s also one of the best ways to make friends with people who share your passion. While your fellow car club members may be cool, but you can’t expect them to drop everything and come to your aid if your car breaks down. In this regard, one of the most practical clubs to join is the Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS). The organisation, which was formed in 1907, started with 56 members. Today, it has over 80,000. The biggest benefit that AAS membership off ers is peace of mind. It’s easy to become flustered when your car breaks down, especially if it’s during a thunderstorm. But because AAS provides roadside assistance, it’s reassuring to know that you can count on someone if you suff er a flat tyre or flat battery.
Roadside assistance is even more appreciated by motorists who love taking road trips on their overseas holidays. Apart from Malaysia, AAS members are also covered by reciprocal services from Automobile Associations in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Speaking of road trips, AAS caters to driving enthusiasts with their Autoventure driving holidays, which are held several times a year. Exploring new cities is not only fun but also hassle-free when you’re part of an AAS convoy. To keep from getting lost, members can borrow walkie-talkies and GPS devices free of charge. Although Autoventures are open to all, AAS members enjoy discounted rates. Driving overseas is easier when you have an International Driving Permit (IDP), which states – in a variety of languages – that its holder is licensed to drive.
Recognised in over 160 countries, this handy document helps overcome language barriers – especially if you happen to get stopped by the police. AAS is the only body in Singapore that’s authorised to issue IDPs. Other AAS perks include discounts with AAS Insurance and AA-approved workshops for your maintenance and repair needs. Car clubs are undoubtedly cool. But whether you’re a regular motorist or die-hard driving enthusiast, this membership is the more complete complement to your car ownership experience.