AA Car Genie – The New Way To Prevent Car Breakdowns

My friend recently had to hire a Virginia car accident lawyer after she had a car crash and it made me think about my driving. I’m a good driver but I want to know how to improve it. From the moment our AA Car Genie arrived I genuinely thought ‘this is a great concept, and it’s going to make a big difference to how we feel about driving as a family’. As you might already have guessed we rely heavily on our car for lots of reasons. We use our car day to day for getting to work, taking the kids to their different activities and for family days out.

We also rely on our car for travelling further a field, whether it’s to get us to the airport at 4am or to go on one of our road trips in the UK. Our car plays a huge part in our lifestyle and feeling confident that it will get us around all the time is really important to us.

Car Genie App

We’ve had the Car Genie from The AA for a few weeks know and it’s really helped improve our peace of mind for driving as a family. The last thing you want when you have young children is to be on the side of the road with a broken car. The Car Genie is great because it can prevent up to a 1/3 of breakdowns by alerting you that your car has an issue that needs to be fixed.

Car Genie App

The Car Genie took literally a few seconds to install into the car. I popped the app on my phone and added our AA Membership and car details. The dongle in the car started talking to my phone immediately letting me know the battery was in good health and that there were no immediate faults. This was so reassuring as we were just about to travel to Birmingham Airport for our recent holiday to France.

The other feature I love about the Car Genie is the ‘Eco-Score’ which helps you to reduce your fuel consumption and ultimately save money. It looks at your driving technique and measures things like braking, acceleration and cornering.

It gives you a score across each area to show you how you are doing. It’s really easy to understand and you can quickly see if there is an area of your driving that can be modified to help you reduce fuel consumption. The app also contains some great driving tips that will help you save money. It gets you a little competitive too as you always want to beat your last score!

Features of the AA Car Genie

  • Gives control and peace of mind to drivers
  • Prevents up to 1/3 breakdowns
  • Notifies AA Members of car faults
  • Updates the Car Genie app in real time
  • Crash detection feature that notifies The AA incase you require assistance
  • Assesses driving style and provides ‘eco-score’ and tips to improve fuel efficiency
  • Records drivers routes
  • Easy to use

The Car Genie is available to Members of The AA for £29 per year and is available from The AA Shop here: https://shop.theaa.com/

Have you read the Ultimate Guide to Making Family Travel Easier yet? It’s awesome!

We were provided with the AA Car Genie and AA Membership in exchange for this post. We were also compensated for our time but all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. Rachel Butler
    June 10, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I absolutely love this!! Such an awesome gadget and super affordable too! It would definitely give you peace of mind. Xoxo

  2. Sarah Cooper
    June 11, 2017 / 11:19 am

    This sounds such a great idea! Especially for giving you peace of mind when travelling.

  3. June 11, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I have never heard of this before but how cool is it, I could probably do with the pointers to maybe save fuel and I would love the reassurance the car is in good working order as I often drive alone with the kids
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  4. Kayleigh Watkins
    July 12, 2017 / 11:40 am

    This is fantastic, I had never heard of of it before seeing your you tube review, like you we rely on our car for work, family days out and holidays, I should look into this for peace of mind when travelling xxx

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