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Reasons to Have Roadside Assistance

Posted by: Felicia Dodge Jan 06, 2020
Updated Jan 16, 2020

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Why you should have roadside assitance

Winter can be a wonderland, but that wonderland can come with dangers. Roadside assistance is important all year long, but most people don’t start thinking about it until the winter months as the dangers on the road increase.

The most important reason to have roadside assistance is in case of emergency. No one plans on having an accident, but they do happen. These programs help to ensure driver and passenger safety by helping in car related situations. Whether your car slips on ice and gets stuck in a snow bank or your tire blows out, roadside assistance can probably help if you’ve made the investment. 

Everyone has been there. Locking themselves out of their cars is an absolute pain. Best case scenario, you have a spare key. Worst case scenario, you don’t. Lockout service are provided by roadside assistance to help you gain entry into your vehicle. Sometimes this isn’t enough, so a locksmith’s services are needed. Some programs will cover part of these costs and some will cover all. 

Batteries are the heart of the car. When it doesn’t work, the car doesn’t work. They can die for a variety of reasons. Jumping a car is easy as long as there is a second car to use. Roadside assistance will arrive and help you get your car started so you can get back on the road. 

Flat tires are incredibly inconvenient. Hopefully, you know how to change a tire, but if you don’t, a service member will come and help you by placing your spare on your vehicle for you. 

When something exceptionally bad happens and your vehicle needs to be towed or extricated, roadside assistance can be a lifesaver. Your program will help you take care of everything and let you know if there are any limits. 

Running out of gas is terrible. It always happens at the worst place and at the worst time. If you happen to run out of gas, a service member will bring you enough fuel for you to make it to the nearest gas station. Depending on the assistance program, the gas is paid for through the program or you will have to pay for it yourself.   

There are so many different kinds of roadside assistance. Many insurance companies offer roadside assistance programs or add ons to their insurance plans so you don’t have to go out and find a separate program or have more bills to pay. If you don’t want to bundle with your current insurance provider, you can always look into services. One of the most popular and widely recognized is AAA. Always look into the specific details of your roadside assistance program to see what is covered and what is not covered in case of emergency. When in doubt, call and ask!

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