Canadian Automobile Association – CAA

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Canadian Automobile Association - CAA

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Road trip is unpredictable. Anything can happen. Whether you have run out of gas, have a flat tire, are locked out of your car, or your vehicle won’t start, CAA is here to help 24/7. You will never feel alone and helpless with CAA membership. You will not have to worry about where you can obtain assistance when mishaps requiring emergency roadside service or mechanical breakdown towing are needed. CAA will always be there to ensure you receive prompt, efficient service from one of the many facilities. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, we will be there to help. To get you going faster and to save time, CAA will come to your rescue with a light-duty vehicle and a qualified service person to repair your vehicle at the side of the road. If your vehicle cannot be repaired, CAA will ensure you and your vehicle are delivered safely to the location of your choice

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is one of the largest consumer-based organizations in Canada. We help provide freedom and peace of mind to over 5.8 million Members through 9 automobile Clubs and over 140 offices located across the country.

CAA Ontario – http://www.caasco.com/

Canadian Automobile Association head office is located in Thornhill. CAA South Central Ontario primarily provides roadside assistance, auto, property & travel insurance services, as well as leisure travel services to its members across Southern and Central Ontario, and including Sault Ste. Marie.

  • CAA North and East Ontario—Ontario: counties of Dundas, Glengarry. That portion of Leeds-Grenville formerly known as Grenville County, Lanark, Prescott, Renfrew, Russell, Stormont, the districts of Cochrane, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Kenora (including area of Patricia), Rainy River, Thunder Bay, and the cities of Ottawa and Sudbury
  • CAA South Central Ontario—Ontario: counties of Wellington, Perth, Oxford, Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk, Hastings, Prince Edward, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Peterborough, Northumberland, Haldimand, Haliburton, Essex, Lambton, Grey, Bruce, Huron, Dufferin, Brant, Simcoe, and the portion of Leeds-Grenville formerly known as Leeds, the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Peel, Halton, Waterloo and York, the cities of Kawartha Lakes, Chatham-Kent, Hamilton and Toronto, and the Districts of Algoma and Muskoka
  • CAA Niagara—Ontario: Regional Municipality of Niagara

CAA offers three types of memberships: Basic, Plus and Premier.

Members can upgrade at any time. Plus, you can protect those closest to you with Associate and gift memberships at reduced rates.

Top benefits of CAA membership

  • 24/7 roadside assistance +
  • Protection in any vehicle – your own, or someone else’s +
  • Discounts and savings opportunities +
  • Expert automotive advice +
  • Reliable travel planning services and tools +
  • Competitive insurance rates and exceptional service +
  • CAA’s strong commitment to the environment +

Included in all membership types

  • 24/7 Roadside Services
  • Flat tire service
  • Battery Service
  • Locksmith
  • Emergency fuel & delivery
  • Extrication services
  • Fuel Delivery

 

 

Basic

Plus

Premier

Vehicle Covered Cars Cars and Motorcycles Cars and Motorcycles
Towing Service Up to 10 km (for up to 4 tows) Up to 200 km (for up to 4 tows) Up to 200 km (for up to 4 tows)

Up to 320 km (for 1 tow)

Price $69/year $113/year $143/year

 

From CAA history

The Canadian Automobile Association is a non-profit federation, founded in 1913, of nine clubs across Canada, providing roadside assistance service, a range of auto touring and leisure travel services, insurance services, and member discounts.

The CAA considers itself to be an advocate for Canada’s motorists and travellers, and is affiliated with the American Automobile Association (AAA) of the United States. Many English-language TourBooks and maps about Canada distributed by CAA clubs are published by AAA, and carry both CAA and AAA branding. CAA is an active political lobby for Canadian car-owners, pursuing the interests of drivers in public consultations over urban planning and public transit.

CAA Manitoba can trace its origins to the creation of the Winnipeg Auto Club in 1904, the first club of its kind in Canada. The organization later evolved into the Manitoba Motor League, becoming an integral part of motoring history in the province – from developing the first road map, to marking highways, to implementing road safety programs. The MML was renamed CAA Manitoba in 1993. Today CAA Manitoba represents more than 190,000 members and has expanded beyond emergency road service to include a full service travel agency, home and property insurance and travel products. CAA Manitoba is actively engaged in advocacy issues, most recently with its ‘Move Over Manitoba’ campaign to convince the provincial government to extend to tow truck operators the same protective measures that cover emergency roadside personnel.

The Toronto Automobile Club was founded on May 4, 1903. By this time like-minded motorists were forming their own clubs throughout Ontario to exchange and share information about their vehicles. In 1907 the Toronto Automobile Club and clubs representing Hamilton, Ottawa and Kingston formed The Ontario Motor League (OML) with the purpose of helping automobile owners to lobby governments, as opposition to the automobile was extensive at the time. It had a paid membership from the various clubs of 170 active, and 56 associate, individual members.

The OML set up various committees such as the Legislative and Good Roads Committee and also started a Touring Bureau which informed members where they could drive without getting mired in mud, and which hotels would provide gas and water. New automobile clubs sprang up across Ontario, amalgamating in time with others, but still using the OML as a unifying organization to represent motorists to the government of Ontario. Over time, the names of both the individual clubs and the OML changed. By 1996, the old Toronto Automobile Club was known as CAA Central Ontario, and the OML as CAA Ontario which still exists as a formal organization to help represent the remaining clubs to the government at Queen’s Park.

In 2005, after mergers with CAA Eastern Ontario, CAA Peterborough, CAA Windsor, CAA Mid-western Ontario and the former CAA South Central Ontario (Hamilton and region), CAA Central Ontario took the name CAA South Central Ontario. It has over 1.8 million members and covers the entire province except for the Niagara Region (CAA Niagara) and the far north and eastern (including Ottawa) regions of the province (CAA North and East Ontario).

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