Any new AAA Membership or added associates is subject to a 48 hour wait period after payment is received. The benefits of the new or upgraded Memberships and added associates, including AAA Emergency Roadside Assistance, become available to Members only after the wait period is complete. However, you can pay a $75 fee to waive the waiting period and get help right away. Safety situations will always be handled with the highest attention. In these exceptional situations we may waive the waiting period policy.

Any Membership account change regarding upgraded AAA Memberships or added associates is subject to a 10 day wait period after payment is received for additional AAA Emergency Road service benefits at the Plus and Premier level. Members will still retain their Classic-level benefits during this period.

Although AAA emergency road service has a wait period, there are other benefits that members can use immediately. Don't forget to check out AAA travel planning, savings and discounts, and registering for our identity theft monitoring program.