Point Reyes Station garage to share road services for AAA members


West Marin residents are likely seeing longer wait times for roadside assistance following the restructuring of a contract between Cheda’s Garage and the American Automobile Association—the oldest-standing contract in the country, dating to the 1920s. In February, the Point Reyes Station garage dissolved its agreement with AAA as the association’s primary provider for the majority of coastal Marin, though Cheda’s has continued to respond around the clock to calls made directly to the shop. Hilary Cheda, who co-owns the century-old garage with her mother, Lorette, told the Light that effective April 24, the garage will be an auxiliary provider for AAA, meaning AAA members will get help from Cheda’s—which has just one tow truck driver—or from another provider that serves West Marin. AAA members who call Cheda’s for service during the interim period may fill out a reimbursement form, available on the AAA website. She declined to comment on why the shop, which has been in her family since its founding, made the change.