Have you ever gotten a flat tire, run out of gas or had a dead battery in your car? Vehicle breakdowns are a common but unavoidable part of owning and driving a car. Not only are breakdowns a hassle to deal with, they’re also incredibly costly. That’s why many vehicle owners opt to purchase emergency road service coverage, also known as roadside assistance.
Roadside assistance provides two main types of benefits. First, policyholders receive emergency roadside service in the event that their vehicle breaks down. Services might include fuel delivery, help changing a flat tire or towing to a service center if the issue can’t be immediately resolved. Second, roadside assistance helps mitigate the cost of an unexpected breakdown. Similar to a car insurance policy, roadside assistance policyholders pay a fee, or premium, to the service provider. When a breakdown does occur, the driver won’t have to pay out of pocket for the emergency services they receive, as long as they’re within the policy limit.