About AAA New MexicoServing Our Members Since 1908
1908 to the 1940s
The earliest forerunner of AAA New Mexico got its start in 1908 before New Mexico became a state in 1912. There were only 900 automobiles in New Mexico at that time, and the sparse population and wide open spaces made it difficult to provide motor-club services on an efficient basis. Numerous local clubs formed, but they all closed by the 1930s. AAA members in New Mexico were then served by AAA-affiliated Rocky Mountain Motorists based in Denver, Colorado.
1940s to 1990
In 1947, AAA stepped in to create an official division, briefly retaining the New Mexico Automobile Club name before changing it to the New Mexico Motor Club. By 1981, the division was widely known as AAA New Mexico. In January 1990, AAA merged the club with Texas to form AAA Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma.
Over the years, the club extended its service coverage outside the population centers of Albuquerque and Santa Fe to encompass the entire state.
1990 to the present
New Mexico has enjoyed growing popularity as a tourism and retirement destination, which is reflected in the club’s emphasis on Emergency Roadside Service (ERS) and travel-related services.
The state continues to be visited by thousands of people who seek out remnants of the original Route 66, one of the major roads that connected the Midwest to the Pacific coast.