Triple A, or AAA, roadside assistance is a service offered by the American Automobile Association for members stranded with car problems. The service is available 24 hours a day. Technicians can work on getting a car back into running condition rather than having it towed.
The AAA has offered roadside assistance for more than a century. Trained technicians are available to members any time their cars break down on the road. AAA roadside assistance is also available if members are driving a car that is not their own. As of 2014, members can ask for assistance by calling (800) AAA-HELP, by sending an online request or through the AAA Mobile smartphone application.