Charlotte, NC (September 2010) – On September 18th Carolina Panthers’ mascot, Sir Purr and TopCats cheerleaders welcomed AAA members, the public and fans to two new full service AAA offices in south Charlotte. “The Ballantyne and Steele Creek AAA Superstores increase the opportunities to serve members and the public to twelve locations in the greater Charlotte area,” said Dave Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “Whether looking for automotive maintenance, insurance needs, vacation services or maps and TourBooks, AAA is never far.”

The two stores mark the fourth and fifth Charlotte area locations AAA Carolinas has opened since October 2008. For more information, call the Ballantyne AAA office at 800-263-0859; for the Steele Creek AAA office, call 800-533-7342. On the Web at

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, was founded in 1922 as a not-for-profit organization that now serves more than 1.8 million members with travel, automobile and insurance services and is an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

Brad Murr and J.Q. Freeman of Merrifield Patrick Vermillion developed both the Ballantyne and Steele Creek stores for AAA Carolinas.