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AAA Opens First "Car Care Plus" in Florida

For the first time in Florida, AAA will maintain and repair your vehicle

B-Roll for Media

AAA is now officially in the auto maintenance and repair business, in Florida. Tuesday afternoon, AAA will host a grand opening for its new "Car Care Plus" in Tampa's Westshore District.

This facility is the first of its kind in the state - providing vehicle maintenance and repair, a branch of the Hillsborough County Tax Collector's Office, and a variety of AAA services including travel and insurance.

Media are invited to attend the event:

  • Tuesday, November 5, at 12:30 pm
  • 1701 N Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL
  • View B-Roll of the new building

"AAA is transforming the way we serve the community. We're best known for rescuing members on the roadside, but now - for the first time in Florida - we'll fix your car too," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "This will truly be a one-stop shop. Drivers can watch our experts provide trustworthy vehicle maintenance and repair. While they wait, guests can renew their vehicle registration, get an insurance quote, or plan their next family vacation. We're excited to grow our presence in the Westshore District, and plan to open more facilities like these throughout the state."

The nearly 17,000 square-foot building boasts 11 service bays, creating 13 new automotive jobs. Traditional AAA services will also be provided, including: travel, insurance, banking, and membership.

The Hillsborough County Tax Collector will also have a branch inside the AAA Car Care Plus facility. Although driver's license services are not provided at this location, Florida residents will be able to update their vehicle title or registration, file property taxes, and receive their hunting and fishing licenses.

Fast Facts:

  • This is AAA's first Car Care Plus in Florida.
  • Construction began in February.
  • The new facility will be nearly 17,000 square feet, with 11 auto service bays.
  • This will replace the existing AAA office on Westshore Blvd., which is more than 50 years old.
  • Thirteen new automotive positions were created.

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including 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. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.