September Expert Guide

The Alberta Motor Association’s monthly Expert Guide connects journalists with experts on timely topics that matter to Albertans, helping create compelling and trusted news stories. We invite you to use the information below or to contact us for an interview with one of our subject matter experts. ama.newsroom@ama.ab.ca 1-888-960-6397


Winter vehicle prep: We hate to use the s-word, but snow will almost certainly make its first appearance this month – cueing long waits for tire-swaps and seasonal vehicle check-ups. Our chief mechanic can discuss best practices for getting vehicles prepped for winter now, and what’s at stake for drivers who don’t.


Sell-out relief: It’s been a summer of hotel sell-outs, with “no vacancy” as the signpost of the season. In fact, 2018 tourism has outpaced 2017’s record highs nearly every month. The good news is that respite is in store, with the coming months expected to see a dip in occupancy levels. Our travel experts can share tips on how to score the best deals as shoulder season kicks off.


Breakdown 101: With temperatures starting to dip, and winter approaching, roadside breakdowns will become more commonplace across Alberta. Our Driver Education experts can share best practices for unexpected issues on the road – everything from navigating tire blowouts to staying safe while awaiting help. We’ve even got tips to protect kids who might find themselves in a breakdown in someone else’s car, now that school is back in session and carpooling is in full force.


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