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Roadside Assistance is Worth the Payment

Roadside Assistance is Worth the Payment


Roadside Assistance is Worth the Payment

by Amy Nutt

Roadside assistance programs are designed to provide assistance when motorists are in difficult car related situations. or when they have other emergencies or difficult situations. With all of the services that come with a roadside assistance package, drivers are definitely getting great value for the price of membership.

The following is a list highlighting the services that make roadside assistance woth the ptice of membership:

1. If your vehicle breaks down and you need the services of a tow truck company, the tow fee that is covered under the membership will just about cover the annual roadside assistance membership fee. The tow driver will drive to your location and take you and your vehicle directly to the closest mechanic shop. Depending on the location of the break down, a regular tow fee is usually about $75 - $200. Most roadside assistant packages offer 24-hour assistance and towing nearly anywhere in the U.S.

2. If your car runs out of gas or you require replacement fluid such as motor oil, brake fluid, or radiator fluid, roadside assistance will send a technician out to your location and provide you with the needed fluids.

3. If you have a break down on the way to the airport, a roadside representative can help with securing a taxi service and a tow for the vehicle.

4. Roadside assistance packages can include a number of services such as: a battery boost, flat tire change, parts and fluid delivery, unfreezing "frozen" locks, replacing broken keys, towing or wrecker service, and replacing lost keys.

5. Many roadside assistance plans will provide accident or vehicle break down reimbursement.

6. Some roadside assistance providers provide a number of additional features. Auto club companies can offer members such features as caa travel services, maps and guidebooks, trip routing, and discounts on hotels, amusement parks, national parks, and much more. Some packages offered by auto clubs will allow one to add bicycle roadside assistance coverage to an auto program. Travel assistance can be in the form of reimbursing drivers for vehicle rental and travel expenses when their vehicle is stolen or rendered inoperative. This can include car rental, hotels, and dining expenses. As well, they can provide funds for speeding or moving traffic violations.

Being stranded on the side of the road is never a pleasant experience. You could have a flat tire, dead battery, broken car part, locked yourself out of the car, or have a flat tire. Roadside assistance is there to help in any type of car emergency. Roadside assistance plans are fast becoming a popular choice for millions of drivers. When choosing a plan, it is important to take the time to research the various options. Not all companies offer the same services with their plans so check several different companies before making a final decision.

Because a car is just a mechanical means of transportation, you never know when a malfunction will occur. When traveling long distances or late at night, you will be able to rest easy knowing that you have made a wise investment.

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