About AAA East Central


First Emergency Roadside Assistance

Early Beginnings

Almost immediately after the first horseless carriages appeared on America's roads, motorists began organizing automobile clubs.

In 1902, only 23,000 cars were in operation in this country compared with 17 million horses. Yet, some 50 small auto clubs had been formed by motoring enthusiasts across the country. Nine clubs soon joined together to create a national motoring organization and, at a March 4, 1902, Chicago meeting, founded the American Automobile Association.

On a beautiful, calm June day in 1903, 31 automobiles gathered in Highland Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a hill climb, the first sporting event sponsored by the Automobile Club of Pittsburg (no “h” in those days) which had been organized just a few months earlier. Since then, AAA East Central has over 2.5 million members serving parts of Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Nearly 100 years have passed, but from its inception, AAA has dedicated itself to the future of vehicle motor transportation through support of adequate highways and elimination of burdensome taxes and restrictions.


Online Access to Member Benefits

Our goal is to make aaa.com your one-stop, 24-hour-a-day resource for online access to your AAA member benefits. We provide travel planning, airline tickets, hotel room reservations, rental cars, package vacations, cruises, and travel publications, as well as up to the minute AAA news. All visitors to this website are welcome, although you'll notice that many of our services are exclusively for AAA members.

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AAA and the Environment

For more than 100 years, AAA has steadfastly represented the interests of its members. We recognize the need to balance environmental concerns with the public's cherished right to travel and their right to a safe, efficient and flexible transportation system.