Twelve jobs were added at the location, which will be open seven days a week.
The association has opened auto repair shops in its territory that extends from New Jersey to Virginia. However, the Dover shop is the first to open in Delaware, according to association spokesman Jim Lardear.
Another shop is planned in north Wilmington in 2016/17, Lardear said.
“AAA is now providing trusted auto repair for members and non-members as well as access to expert travel advice and insurance services all under one roof for one-stop shopping,” said Berni Koch, CEO of AAA Mid-Atlantic. “And, we’re offering Saturday and Sunday hours as a great convenience to families and those who prefer to have their car serviced by AAA over the weekend. You can even watch your vehicle being worked on while you wait through our large glass windows at the repair bays.”
The new Dover location, more than 8,000 square feet, is now home to 25 AAA Mid-Atlantic associates, and eight car care bays. It will be joined by another location in the Wilmington area in 2016.
AAA Members receive discounted prices on auto repair labor and a two- year/24,000 mile warranty on repairs.
“We are excited about this new enhanced location. By adding the availability of auto services to our other valuable amenities, we know we can continue to expand on our mission to provide trusted services to our Members and non-members alike,” said Dover Store Manager Donna Jackson.
The expansion of AAA services is one that club management feels is an instinctive fit for an organization that assists thousands of motorists every day and serves nearly four million Members in the Mid-Atlantic region, of which 140,000 are in Delaware.
AAA, a federation of auto clubs, has seen member associations open auto repair shops. However, AAA Mid-Atlantic has been more aggressive than its counterparts in expanding those services, Lardear said.
Further information is available at www.AAA.com/CarCare.