The American Automobile Association, more commonly known as AAA or Triple A, is a federation of North American motor clubs. Its headquarters are in Heathrow, Florida. AAA was founded in 1902 in Chicago, Illinois in response to a deficiency in highways and roads suited for vehicles to travel on. Nine motor clubs totaling 1,500 members worked together to form AAA. AAA is a member service organization that is non-profit based with around 55.6 million members in both Canada and the United States. AAA lends its services to members who need roadside assistance and other automotive related services.