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AAA Texas Celebrates Houston Grand Opening by Offering Public Free Services to Protect Vehicle, Drawing for Free Cruise

Free VIN etching event, tire safety inspections, drawing for free cruise to celebrate the opening of AAA’s new branch office in Houston Memorial

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AAA Texas will celebrate the grand opening of its Houston – Memorial branch office location on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Just in time for planning holiday travel, AAA is offering those who attend festivities the chance to enter a raffle drawing for a Royal Caribbean cruise, travel specials, and there will be free onsite activities that promote safety and protection for Houston families.

AAA Texas welcomes the media and community to join in celebrating the new location, which will enable AAA to continue to grow its Houston-area footprint; offering a full array of member services and benefits to area members and residents, including auto travel, travel agency, and AAA-branded insurance products. Guests who attend will have the chance to enter to win prizes such as a free cruise, free passport photos, and discounted travel specials. Also, guests who book and pay for travel packages will have the option to choose a free set of luggage. Free refreshments and cake will be available.

Free VIN etching (by appointment)

Get a jump start on holiday travel preparations and protect your automobile from thieves with a FREE Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching from AAA Texas. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the new AAA Texas, Houston - Memorial branch located at 1102 Silber Road, Houston, TX 77055.  

The Houston Police Department will team up with AAA Texas to provide free VIN etching to attendees, by appointment. Car window VIN etchings are small, but visible enough to deter thieves, according to law enforcement officials. Since car thieves frequently steal vehicles to sell off the automobile’s parts, a window that is VIN etched makes a vehicle less profitable for thieves and helps law enforcement recover stolen vehicles.

To Register for VIN Etching: Call 512-383-4342 or by visiting the following link:

Visuals: Ribbon cutting ceremony

  • Travel advisors assisting members with trip planning
  • Tour of new branch office
  • Tire inspections by Discount Tire
  • VIN etching by HPD


WHEN:          Tuesday, October 24, 2023,

                        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                     Travel Specials

                        9 a.m. – 10 a.m.                   Halloween safety demonstration

                        9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                   Tire Safety Inspections by Discount Tire

                      10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.              Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

                        1 p.m. – 3 p.m.                      VIN Etching by HPD (appointment only)


WHERE:        1102 Silber Road, Houston, TX 77055


About AAA’s Houston - Memorial branch office

  • Serves more than 600,000 AAA members in the Houston area
  • Services include travel planning (walk-in or online), digital passport photos, international driving permits, AAA insurance services
  • AAA first opened a branch office in the Houston – Memorial area in 1983


Holiday Travel – Plan Now Before Most Families Do

Many families are settling into a new school year and likely aren’t thinking about holiday travel plans. That’s why you should be! “Beat the rush and start planning for the holidays now! Many families with kids wait to book until later in the fall. Ideally, those planning to travel over the holidays should start getting their holiday trips on the books now to get the best selection.

Nonstop Flights Fill Up Quickly

Most travelers want to skip layovers and get right to their destination. That means nonstop flights, especially those going cross-country and internationally, will fill up fast. Sometimes travelers wait to book airline tickets to get a better deal, but prices fluctuate, and the longer they wait, the fewer options they’ll have for nonstop flights and premium seats.


About AAA Texas

AAA Texas is a not-for-profit membership organization, serving more than 2.5 million Texans with 27 local branch office locations throughout the state. To learn more about AAA Texas visit, follow us on Facebook, Twitter/X, and Instagram. You can also get the latest news about AAA Texas by signing up for alerts in our online newsroom.

Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
Public Affairs , (Dallas)

Doug Shupe
Public Affairs (Houston)

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AAA Texas is a member club affiliated with the American Automobile Association (AAA) national federation and serves members in the state of Texas (with the exception of Texarkana).