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Vehicle Maintenance & Safety in Alberta


It’s common for winter in Alberta to last for half of the year — yes, that long. This introduces a unique set of driving challenges for motorists — such as icy roads, block heaters that need plugging in, and gravel on the streets. The resources on this page can help you become a safer and more confident driver in Alberta.

If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Road Reports

Our interactive Road Reports map tells you where there are currently accidents, road closures, construction, weather conditions, and nearby AMA services. You can access it from your computer, phone, or tablet, or follow @AMARoadReports on Twitter.

Driver Education Courses

  • New Driver Course
    Our In-Class New Driver Course helps you learn local traffic laws, emergency driving procedures, and safety-focused driving habits. Trust AMA’s New Driver courses to help build your confidence, no matter where you’re driving.
  • Winter Driver Course
    Our Winter Driver Course helps you learn how to drive on icy roads, in snowstorms, and during emergency situations during the winter, and we’ll also teach you basic winter maintenance for your car. If you prefer, we also offer an Online Winter Driver Course
  • Brush-Up Driver Improvement
    Our Brush Up Lessons help you improve your overall driving skills. These lessons are customizable, based on your individual needs.

Towing & Auto Repair

  • Roadside Assistance
    AMA membership gives you Roadside Assistance, which helps in case you have a flat tire that needs to be changed, a dead car battery, or keys that are locked inside. If there’s a bigger issue with your vehicle, we’ll tow you to a service centre or back to your home.
  • Approved Auto Repair Shops
    Approved Auto Repair Shops are vehicle service centres that we’ve officially given our “stamp of approval”. We guarantee that you will be treated fairly, and that only the services you’ve requested are billed. And if there’s ever a dispute about the quality of service, the price, or any other area of concern, we will personally investigate the issue and come to a fair resolution.
  • Discounts on Fuel and Automotive Services
    AMA members receive discounts on fuel and automotive services at partnering locations across Alberta. You can save money on oil changes, windshield repairs, and car rentals, every day.

Buying, Insuring, and Registering a Vehicle in Alberta

We can also help if you’re looking to buy, insure, and register a vehicle in Alberta.