Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!

Engine technology is becoming more advanced – and more complicated – all the time. Unlike the old days when a lot of people treated car repair as a hobby, modern gas engines are a complete mystery to most of us. Plus, now there are hybrids and electrics on the market, which can make it challenging for consumers to sort through the differences and find the car that makes sense for them.

CAA commissioned two of Canada’s best-known automotive journalists, Gerry Malloy and Marc Lachapelle, to write an e-book to help consumers understand today’s engines. The aim is to provide simple but complete explanations that are easy to navigate and useful to consumers.

Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are finally becoming a viable alternative to vehicles that run on fossil fuels (i.e. almost all vehicles). Energy costs for a car that operates on electricity alone is estimated to be three to five times lower than a traditional one. There are other benefits as well: no oil changes, lower overall operating costs and significant benefits to the environment.

Visit CAA’s Electric Vehicle webpage to learn more about electric vehicle homepages and to find an EV Charging Station near you!

Flying Cars

Rocket, Hover, Other

Sigh. Not yet. Someday.


Featured CAA Member Story

Worth Every Penny

Along the way in the past 10 years my wife and I realized we used CAA quite often. So we upgraded to the Premier plan. Then on renewal last spring, we signed up for the RV coverage too. In July we were travelling on the 104 in 34 degrees humidex towing the 5th wheel, when a rear tire blew damaging some of the wheel well covering. Called CAA. Within 30 minutes the service truck came and changed the tire and got us on our way. Total time on the side of the road for all that? 60 minutes. The peace of mind in these emergencies that keep popping up is worth every cent of what I am paying. Thank you CAA.

Thanks from Santa

My wife and I are Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause in the Christmas season.But on December 17, 2011 we had just finished a daycare Christmas party and when we came back to our van our keys were locked inside. We had another party in about 1/2 an hour so we called CAA. The lady put it out on the air that Santa needed help so he could get to a children's Christmas party on time. One serviceman came really fast to our aid and could not let the kids down to have Mr. & Mrs. Claus at their Christmas party. My hat goes off to our CAA Service people everywhere.

Out in the Cold

My daughter and I were on a day trip on we stopped for gas and, oh yes, locked ourselves out of the vehicle. Luckily I had my purse with me and my CAA card. The agent said we would have help within one hour. And in almost exactly one hour a very nice and polite young man arrived. I have been a CAA card holder for about 15-20 years, but this is the first time I have used the card for emergency. On a cold day, we were able to leave and get warmed up in no time. Thank you CAA.

My Story

Recently I had an incident at the New Hampshire Maine Border. I was changing a flat tire, couldn't get the tire off, called CAA and the closest reference I could give them in regards to location was that we were almost under an overpass. Well within 12 minutes a CAA vehicle pulled up an changed the tire within 5 minutes. I would estimate that I lost no more than 30 minutes of road time due to the quick response of CAA. I used the Travel Service about two years ago, and the service and my trip was second to none. A member for life. Thank you to a responsive and continually rewarding organization.