Towing and Roadside Assistance
What Is Roadside Assistance Insurance?
Many of us know the gasping sound of a car running out of gas, or the sudden worry when an odd light on the car dashboard signals that something is wrong. Until recently, motorists had few options for emergency roadside assistance and had to go with one of a few known companies. Today, however, many insurance companies offer affordable roadside coverage that protects you when a roadside emergency arises.
If you want the security of being covered in case your car breaks down, runs out of gas or has other vehicle trouble, contact an independent agent in the Trusted Choice® network, which has 27,000 member agency locations nationwide. A local independent agent can give you all the information you need to select the right coverage for you. Contact a local agent today for personalized quotes.
What Does Towing and Roadside Assistance Cover?
When Will You Need Roadside Assistance Coverage?
How many times have you seen others stuck on the side of the road, waiting for help? A stranded motorist can wait indefinitely for a family member or friend to arrive, and even then the help they receive may not get the car running again. Roadside assistance coverage can make such an episode a short-lived inconvenience.
When you find yourself stuck on the side of the road with a dead or drained battery, a flat tire, or an oil light on, help will be on its way with one phone call. A tow truck will be dispatched to your location, and the service technician can help you refuel, get a jumpstart, or tow your car to a location to have the problem fixed.
While roadside assistance insurance typically won't fix the problem, it will help you get to a mechanic, if needed, so you can get behind the wheel again much more quickly. Fast, reliable service will also keep you and your vehicle safe.
Is Roadside Assistance Coverage Included in Your Auto Policy?
A full-service auto insurance plan may include emergency roadside assistance, but it may not. Many people do not take the time to see if their policy covers roadside assistance, or if their current insurance company offers such a policy.
The sheer number of ways to customize your auto coverage, including choosing limits and deductibles, can be overwhelming. However, you probably don’t need an elaborate plan. By sticking to a few of these guidelines, you can find the right policy for you and your vehicle:
- If your policy already provides roadside assistance coverage, be sure the towing allowance is generous, especially if you drive considerable distances away from home.
- Consider your need for trip interruption benefits, which reimburse you for any unused expenses you had to forfeit because your trip was cancelled, such as room or flight deposits.
- Consult an independent agent in the Trusted Choice network who can help you assess your coverage needs and make educated choices for you and your family.
How an Independent Agent Can Help
A Trusted Choice member agent can help you customize an insurance policy that meets your individual needs. Your agent will shop for the right coverage at an affordable rate by comparing policies from multiple insurance companies. Contact a member agent today to get personalized quotes and assistance.
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