Things to Know About Roadside Assistance

While you may think you won’t use it, roadside assistance is a major benefit. There are some things in life you just can’t plan for. Running over a nail, a car that doesn’t start, or a sudden issue with the engine, breaks, or transmission. No matter how often you inspect your vehicle, there are some things that will just inevitably go wrong.

If you have roadside assistance, you’ll be able to have someone on the way to you quickly without having out of pocket expenses that you weren’t planning for.

What It Includes

Roadside assistance programs vary from one provider to another. While the most common options include tire change services, jump-starts, fuel delivery, lock outs, and towing, others offer additional services and options. You’ll want to read over what each plan provides to see what is available, as well as whether there are additional charges for certain services.

Research Is Key

Not all providers offer the same roadside assistance plans. Make sure you read what each plan offers, as well as what isn’t included. Don’t assume that every provider offers the same options, or that your insurance will cover it, as this could leave you paying out of pocket.

Towing Radius

It may seem like a small thing, but always check the towing radius. This is the number of miles that the service will tow your vehicle before charging you. Some only offer three to five miles before a fee per mile is added. If your home or favorite repair shop is further away than your coverage provides, you could be looking at some out of pocket expenses or having to take your vehicle to a closer repair shop.

But no matter what roadside assistance provider you choose, be sure to request O’Dell Towing and Roadside to be the company you want dispatched to take care of your roadside problems. We will always be there to help you when you need it most.