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Question about roadside assistance clubs #2657240
05/20/19 02:33 PM
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Wanting to get a roadside assistance membership for my daughter that is away on her internship. All I know of is AAA, are there any others? Any that are better than AAA? It looks like AAA will only cover towing up to 3 miles from breakdown spot, didnt like that. Any ideas?
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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: StrokerPost] #2657242
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AAA Plus is 100 miles and AAA Premier is 200 miles of towing.

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: 65pacecar] #2657266
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Originally Posted by 65pacecar
AAA Plus is 100 miles and AAA Premier is 200 miles of towing.



Unless the rules have changed, you don't qualify for that until 1 yr of "standard" AAA membership is under your belt...

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: DAYCLONA] #2657269
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If you have collector car insurance (I had Hagerty), they cover(d) any vehicle in my name, haul it home from where ever. Best to call and check with them.


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USAA handles that for me.

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: Sniper] #2657308
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Your auto insurance carrier may offer roadside assistance as well.

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: Tom_440] #2657324
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The Hagerty policy on my truck only covers a 5 or 6 mile tow. It covers any type of towing, but limits the miles unless you upgrade the policy.
You may want to check your own insurance company, the towing most offer covers a specific car and most likely has towing mileage limits.
AAA covers a person, and anything they may be riding in, as long as its not commercial. My wife and I are both covered for $78/ year. The Plus plan costs another 40, I think, for both of us. Once you buy the Plus, you can not go back to the regular coverage. We did need a tow that would have exceeded the regular coverage, and we were offered the opportunity to step up to the Plus before the tow was called in and they would have covered it. I have a business relationship with the towing company that towed our car, so there wasn't any additional cost to me, so we declined. Had we been in a different location, I would have stepped up to the Plus, the savings on that one tow would have paid the difference for a couple of years. Gene

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We have CAA. Same thing as AAA. They will tow further then the limit but charge you for the extra, which is still cheaper then calling a tow truck.
And like the last post said most insurance policies I've ever had also include roadside assistance upto a certain amount. You have to deal with calling the tow company and paying the bill and you submit it to insurance to get reimbursed. But like everything insurance wise do that too often and you risk an increase.
Hagerty usually only covers the vehicles related to the one insured by them plus you need so many years of driving experience before they will list you as a driver so your daughter might not qualify for that anyway, if you have Hagerty.

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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: 5thAve] #2657372
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AAA is the largest roadside provider.The base is 3 mile tow or free back to their shop no matter how far. Base or plus is $3 or $3.50 per mile after you reach your limit.The motor clubs through your car insurance has low priority when the provider tows for all the providers.
AAA is the best bang for the buck with better service.

Your experience may differ,I do not tow for ANY motorclub!

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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: hemi-itis] #2657390
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Originally Posted by hemi-itis
AAA is the largest roadside provider.The base is 3 mile tow or free back to their shop no matter how far. Base or plus is $3 or $3.50 per mile after you reach your limit.The motor clubs through your car insurance has low priority when the provider tows for all the providers.
AAA is the best bang for the buck with better service.

Your experience may differ,I do not tow for ANY motorclub!


BUTT i heard itis has a special rate jsta for moparts members .... 25 cents per mile !

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Added q .... how about for RVs ? ..... do you think itis would give me that rate if I broke down in Meeeeeechigan or Vegas? wink


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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2657461
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I've had AAA premium, or whatever the 100mi tow version is for several years now. It's a no brainer with a vehicle of any age on it.

I've had my vehicles towed home a few times, even newly purchased/not-running vehicles. Also given my 'Cuda can't haul it's own spare(s) [too tall of a tire and different sizes], a flat tire would put me in a pinch pretty quickly. I've also never had a problem getting a flat-bed, their app works well and, as mentioned, I bet they have more pull with local tow companies when a req comes through.


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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: GoodysGotaCuda] #2657468
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Originally Posted by GoodysGotaCuda
I've had AAA premium, or whatever the 100mi tow version is for several years now. It's a no brainer with a vehicle of any age on it.




AAA Plus, I've had it for a long time too up

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: StrokerPost] #2657570
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Biggest kudos for AAA is that they have support virtually anywhere...

Just my $0.02... wink

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: StrokerPost] #2657584
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USAA handles mine.

I believe it's no charge up to 25 miles.

I've had one car towed by them. service was fast and I was happy.

I consider it a necessity now since I don't have a spare in the vette and I got rid of the run-flats.


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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: Sinitro] #2657586
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I also have AAA. Its been great! Buy a non-running car, they come pick it up at the sellers house and bring it to my place. Done this more than a few times. Run out of gas, they bring you gas. Dead battery, they will jump or sell you a decent battery. I also have RV on my AAA so if my truck breaks, they get it and the toy hauler home (supposedly - I have not yet tried that one). I once lost my truck key while I was surfing. AAA paid to have a lock guy come and make me a new key in the parking lot.

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I have the best AAA and I get so many and I don't remember how many tows per year. Greatest thing there is. Like said it is 200 to maybe 250 miles, but the biggest thing is, NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET. I have had my Road Runner flat beaded before. Also it does not cover the car, but you, no matter what, or whose car you are in.

Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: 71birdJ68] #2657679
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I am a member of the Alliance of Business Owners and they are with National Motor Club and it has been great! I was a member of AAA for a couple dozen years and the AAA Plus, they towed my truck and trailer a few times with no out of pocket. up


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Re: Question about roadside assistance clubs [Re: 71birdJ68] #2657756
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Originally Posted by 71birdJ68
I have the best AAA and I get so many and I don't remember how many tows per year. Greatest thing there is. Like said it is 200 to maybe 250 miles, but the biggest thing is, NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET. I have had my Road Runner flat beaded before. Also it does not cover the car, but you, no matter what, or whose car you are in.



Twice I had to pay - once died in the fast lane of a highway so the tow was called by the police, once lost brakes in my Chevy on the NJ Parkway. The Parkway has its own tow contract so a truck picked me up and dropped me off in a nearby hotel parking lot then I waited for a AAA tow home. Both times I filled out the quick form and was fully reimbursed by AAA with a check. up

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Hey thanks a bunch for the good info, really appreciate it. thumbs

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