When you purchase a new car, you may get a roadside assistance package included, but if you have a used car, you typically won’t have roadside assistance and the benefits it provides, such as towing services. Not to worry, there are many companies offering memberships that will give you peace of mind.
Parts do wear out over time. That’s why one of the biggest concerns a driver has is the fear of a breakdown that will require towing. As we all know, these events always occur at the most inopportune time or when we don’t have the extra cash to cover a towing bill. By becoming a member of one of the many auto clubs that offer services, you’ll have peace of mind that when disaster strikes, you’ll be covered.
AAA, or American Automobile Association, has divisions throughout all of North America. For a nominal yearly fee, you’ll be provided with all kinds of services for you and your vehicle. You’ll have full roadside assistance. Whether you run out of gas, lock your keys in the car, get a flat tire, or break down, you’ll be covered. Planning a trip? If you need maps, AAA will provide them. And if you’re thinking about taking a vacation to a sunny tropical destination, AAA has full travel services and can offer you some great prices.
Good Sam is another auto and RV club that offers excellent services to its members. It’s a camping club, motor home club, and RV club all combined into one. Under $80 a year, you get a full year of roadside assistance for your RV and all the cars, vans, and trucks in your household. You get a full year of emergency towing services, lockout services, and trip-interruption services, as well as emergency medical referral services.
Drivershield costs under $70 a year and offers a 24-hour toll-free hotline for emergency towing, roadside assistance, and locksmith. It also offers a lifetime collision repair warranty that’s good from coast to coast as well as 50% off at thousands of motels, hotels, and dining locations across the country.
If you ride a motorcycle and want the same type of protection for your bike as you have for your car, Bros Club Cycle Services is worth exploring. For less than $100, you will get a two-year membership, which will give you 24 hours a day 365 days a year emergency roadside protection, including a network of more than 40,000 flatbed service providers across the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. You’ll get towing services, flat tire assistance, dead battery assistance, and you can even purchase your motorcycle insurance at a discount. You also get some great discounts at motels, hotels, dining locations, and parts providers.
It’s a given. At some point in your travels, you are going to require towing services. So why not consider a membership in one of the many national auto club programs that will give you peace of mind?