We live an upside down hands out world
02/07/2012 6 Comments
We have been a California AAA member for 31 years, and we have been registering our vehicles for all those years. Today Ellen was charged a $4 dollar processing fee for registering our travel trailer. She discussed this fee with the lady at the desk, and was told that it had been instituted in October.
She was also told that DMV charges the AAA a $12.00 fee for those registration services, and the fee was to recover some of those costs. It seems to me that DMV should be paying AAA for this service, as it means a lesser work load for DMV employees.
The few times we have been inside of the DMV office in Grass Valley, CA, there were so many people waiting to be served that an unannounced visit from the fire marshal would have invoked a violation! It seem to me that if the AAA were to stop the registration of AAA members vehicle the lines at DMV would be even longer.
I am not sure that charging an additional fee for vehicle registration at AAA is a good idea. People are already feel nickeled and dimed everywhere now, and AAA will soon find they are in for some negative public relations.