Automobile Association Philippines

The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) serves as the essential companion for every Filipino driver. Established in 1931 and evolving from the Philippine Motor Association, AAP is now a cornerstone of the national automotive landscape, affiliated with prestigious international bodies like the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Whether you’re an individual car owner, a family with multiple vehicles, or a company managing a fleet, the association has tailored membership options to suit all your automotive needs.

Members benefit from a suite of services including 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, substantial discounts on automotive services, and up to P300,000 in personal accident insurance. Additionally, the association offers the security of internationally recognized driving permits and a plethora of lifestyle benefits that enhance your driving experience.

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What is AAP?

The Automobile Association Philippines, formerly known as the Philippine Motor Association (PMA), is the country’s premier auto club, dedicated to promoting the welfare of motorists. Established in 1931, the association has grown into a significant entity in the automotive industry, affiliated with international bodies such as the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Legal Basis

AAP operates under official authorization from President Elpidio Quirino since 1953, designated as the National Auto Club. It is authorized to issue the Philippine International Driving Permit (PIDP) as per the 1968 Vienna Convention.

Membership Types

The association offers a variety of membership options to cater to different needs:

  • Regular Membership: For individuals or families, includes emergency roadside assistance and discounts.
  • Elite Membership: Premium services for up to 5 vehicles with extensive benefits.
  • Associate Membership: Basic roadside assistance and personal accident insurance.
  • Motor Sport Membership: Designed for sports enthusiasts with added benefits.
  • Corporate Membership: Tailored for companies and car clubs.
  • Motorcycle Membership Plus: Special provisions for motorcycle owners.

Member Benefits

  • Up to P300,000 in Personal Accident Insurance.
  • Discounts on fuel, hotels, restaurants, and automotive services.
  • Free glass etching and discounts on Autocare services.
  • 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance.
  • Access to international benefits through FIA-affiliated clubs.

Eligibility / Qualifications

  • Open to all vehicle owners and enthusiasts.
  • Different membership types cater to specific groups (individuals, families, companies).


  • Application form completed online or at AAP offices.
  • Vehicle registration and insurance details.
  • Membership fees (varies by membership type).

Services Provided

  • 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance.
  • LTO Registration Assistance.
  • Autocare services including maintenance and repairs.
  • Insurance products tailored to motorists.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Benefit from AAP

  1. Choose your membership type based on your needs.
  2. Complete the online application form or visit an AAP office.
  3. Submit the necessary documents and pay the membership fee.
  4. Receive your membership confirmation and enjoy your benefits.
  5. Utilize AAP services such as roadside assistance by contacting the association’s hotline when needed.

Tips and Reminders Before Applying for AAP Membership

  • Do your research: Before signing up, spend time understanding the different benefits and services offered by the AAP ( These may include:
    • 24/7 roadside assistance (towing, battery jumpstart, flat tire fix)
    • Discounts on car repair services and parts at accredited shops
    • Medical assistance in case of accidents
    • Legal assistance related to traffic violations
    • Travel and leisure discounts
    • Exclusive member events and seminars

Eligibility and Membership Types

  • Check if you qualify: Membership is generally open to licensed drivers and registered vehicle owners in the Philippines. There may be specific requirements depending on the membership type. The association offers various membership categories, each with corresponding benefits and fees. Consider factors like the number of vehicles you own, the extent of coverage you need, and any desired add-on services when choosing a membership type.

Preparing your Application

  • Gather documents: Make sure you have all the necessary documents on hand before applying. These typically include:
    • Photocopy of a valid government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport)
    • Certificate of Registration (CR) of your vehicle
    • Driver’s license
    • Completed membership application form

Submitting your Application

  • Review and submit: Carefully review your application form for any errors or missing information before submitting it to an AAP branch. You can also inquire online or by phone about online application options if available.

Maximizing your Membership

  • Stay informed: Keep yourself updated with AAP announcements and events by following their social media pages or visiting their website. This ensures you don’t miss out on promos, exclusive member privileges, or helpful seminars related to car care and road safety.
  • Contact AAP for help: The association has a dedicated hotline or online contact form for any inquiries or clarifications you may have regarding your membership or the application process. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

Recent Updates

Jun Espino Memorial Rallycross: Reviving Rally in the Philippines

The Philippine Rallycross Series (PHRX) and the Automobile Association Philippines organized a special rallycross event at the CCP Open Grounds, commemorating the late rally navigator and motorsport pillar, Jun Espino. Held during the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), the rallycross round showcased the country’s passion for rally and honored Espino’s contribution to the sport’s revival. The event attracted numerous participants, race fans, and industry figures, reaffirming the growing popularity of rally in the Philippines. (GMA News Online)

How to Beat the Heat While Driving: Tips from the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP)

As the heat index in several parts of the country reaches potentially dangerous levels, the Automobile Association of the Philippines has shared valuable tips for car owners to cope with the hot weather. According to AAP board of trustee Robby Consunji, ensuring good ventilation inside the vehicle is crucial in these prevailing weather conditions. Opening the doors and windows to let hot air escape and using the air conditioning system appropriately can help alleviate the intense heat inside cars. However, motorists should be cautious about sudden temperature changes and avoid prolonged periods of staying inside the vehicle just for air conditioning to prevent health risks. (GMA News Online)

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The association continues to serve as a pillar in the Philippine automotive scene, providing unmatched support and benefits to its members while fostering a safe and responsible driving culture. Whether it’s through roadside assistance, vehicle maintenance, or driving permits, AAP stands ready to assist its members in navigating the roads with confidence and ease.

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