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The AAA Alternative

What Sets Better World Club Apart?

Things You Should Know  |  Facts About AAA

If you’re looking for an alternative (dare we say, Better) Auto Club, you’ve come to the right place. With more than 30,000 service providers across the US and Canada, and a sustainable transportation agenda, Better World Club is the nation’s best alternative to AAA.

Better World Club provides quality roadside assistance, nationwide, 24 hours a day, and 7 Days a week. We also provide access to hotel and car rental savings, maps, trip routings, and other travel protection benefits. And we won't compromise your values.

Things You Should Know

  • We use membership fees to employ staff, contract with service providers, donate to carbon offset and environmental cleanup, and make a sustainable profit as a company. Period.
  • BWC is not part of the Highway Lobby -- the conglomerate of automobile, oil, tire, and cement interests that advocates for more and larger road building and against the development of infrastructure and safety protections for other modes of transportation, including mass transit, bicycling, and walking. AAA is part of the Highway Lobby.
  • BWC supports state efforts to regulate automobile emissions as we face the challenges of Climate Change.
  • BWC consistently supports the funding and development of bike lanes. National and Regional AAAs have fought against bike lanes and public transit funding.
  • BWC supports the use of highway tax dollars to fund mass transit. 
  • BWC supports a broad enforcement of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.   
  • BWC Donates 1% of our yearly revenue to environmental cleanup and advocacy. AAA does not.
  • BWC created the first and only nationwide, 24/7 bicycle roadside assistance program. AAA has bicycle roadside assistance only in certain cities and states.
  • BWC maintains a carbon-neutral headquarters and fleet service program. AAA does not.
  • BWC stands against Corporate Personhood. We are a company of individuals, well caffeinated from the finest, sustainably-farmed coffee grounds, roasted locally and delivered by bicycle courier.

BWC vs AAA Comparison

BWC Premium AAA Plus* BWC Basic AAA Classic*
Simple Nationwide Pricing YES NO YES NO
Cost for Primary Member*7 $97.95*
(We will match AAA prices)
$72-99*) $58.95*
(We will match AAA prices)
Additional Family Members $51.00 $20-$40 $37.00 $20-40
Signup Fee*10 $15.00
(free to switch from AAA)
$10-$20 $15.00
(free to switch from AAA)
1% to Environment? YES NO YES NO
Anti-Environmental Lobbying? NEVER YES NEVER YES
Hybrid Vehicle Owner Discount* YES NO YES NO
Gas Guzzler Surcharge?* YES NO YES NO
Auto Roadside Assistance Comparison
Towing Miles 100 Miles 100 Miles 5 Miles 3-7 Miles
Flat Tire Assistance YES YES YES YES
Fuel Delivery YES YES YES YES
Extrication/Winch Service YES YES YES YES
Usage Limit
(per covered member)
4 service calls per year 3-5 calls
per year
4 service calls per year 3-5 calls
per year
Lockout Service $100 $100 $50 $100
Member Discounts and Other Benefits
BWC Premium AAA Plus* BWC Basic AAA Classic
Car Rental Discounts YES YES YES YES
Hotel Discounts YES YES YES YES
Free Maps and Trip Routing YES YES YES YES
Travelers Insurance YES YES YES YES
Legal Fee Reimbursements* $75 $1500 $75 $1000
Trip Interruption $1500 $1000 $750 $200
  1. Household (PLUS) membership cover up to three additional members of your household.
  2. Associate members on Bicycle Only memberships are $17 per person, $37 on Basic Auto memberships, and $51 on Premium memberships.
  3. AAA is a registered trademark of the American Automobile Association.
  4. There are over 80 regional AAA clubs. Each regional AAA club sets its own rates, policies and services. If you switch to Better World Club, we will match your current AAA price.
  5. AAA rates on this page do not include promotions or other price discounts.
  6. Price ranges and services listed are representative and not necessarily complete.
  7. Check with your local AAA club for specific rates, policies and services.
  8. AAA Plus is not available in certain regions to new members
  9. Price matching applies to new membership only.
  10. Signup fee is nonrefundable.
  11. Hybrid Vehicle Owners Discount: 10% discount for owners of hybrid vehicles; offer for new members only
  12. Gas Guzzler Surcharge: 20% surcharge for owners of the TEN worst gas-guzzling cars.

Interested in learning more? Sign up for our Kicking Asphalt Newsletter. There you’ll find our AAA Watch (reporting our competitor’s lobbying practices) as well as advocacy, environmental and travel news, information for bikes and cars, reviews, and discounts. 

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