Best Roadside Assistance for April 2019

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Roadside Assistance

Whether on a cross-country road trip or a quick errand across town, it's never a good time for a vehicle to break down. With a Roadside Assistance plan, drivers have protection against the inconvenience and danger of being stranded by the side of the road and can trust that help will be on the way.

While motor clubs used to be the only way to access these protection plans, today there is a wide range of Roadside Assistance plans from which to choose, from credit card providers to insurance companies. Plans can include flat-tire changing, fuel or coolant delivery, help with stuck vehicles, and some even offer financial help with legal defense in the event of a speeding ticket!


Good Sam is a well-known provider of Roadside Assistance plans, particularly among RV enthusiasts. Their low price for a membership that covers the entire family, unlimited towing miles, and five-call service make them the first choice when shopping for roadside coverage of an auto, motorcycle, boat trailer, or RV.

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Allstate Motor Club offers comprehensive Roadside Assistance plans across three tiers of service, making it affordable for customers to get protection even without an Allstate insurance policy. Membership costs are the same nationwide, and a 30-minute service guarantee is attractive.

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CARCHEX is probably best known as a provider of automobile inspection and extended warranty services, garnering an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. However, they are also a solid choice for roadside assistance coverage, with pricing options that should suit nearly every prospective customer's situation.

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AAA is probably the most widely-recognized name in Roadside Assistance providers. Their nationwide network of contractors and many brick-and-mortar locations give members reassurance while on the road and access to a significant number of perks. The only significant drawbacks are the short five miles covered in towing for members at the lowest tier of service and the price variations depending on the state of residence.

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Billed as "America's only eco-friendly auto club", Better World Club will appeal to customers looking for roadside assistance with a tree-hugging twist: 1% of revenue is donated to efforts in environmental advocacy and cleanup, and discounts are given to members with hybrid vehicles. Understandably, this company may not be attractive for those who prefer their coverage without a "green" focus at the heart of its membership plans.

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For customers looking for basic roadside assistance coverage without the frills, Auto Road Service is a good place to start. While customer testimonials are elusive, the company's A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and reasonable pricing are reason enough to give them a look when shopping for coverage.

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Paragon Motor Club has been protecting drivers needing roadside assistance for many years. Their membership fees are comparable to other providers, but California residents are unable to get coverage through Paragon.

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Best Roadside Service offers one of the best towing allowances on the market at 75 miles, and service available in three languages meets a wide variety of customer needs. On the other hand, their pricing differences between covering a vehicle vs. covering a driver could quickly add up for a large family, and RV owners will be out of luck with no available coverage.

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Some plans also tie the coverage to specific vehicles, while others allow the covered member (and often the other drivers in the household) to receive roadside service regardless of the vehicle. The latter can be particularly useful if a covered member is riding in a car belonging to another driver when a breakdown occurs, as the coverage will be extended to servicing that vehicle.

If you're shopping for a reputable provider of Roadside Assistance, you should consider the following.

  • Coverage Details. While all plans will cover the cost of towing, either by covering it outright or by reimbursing you for payments made to the towing company, there are significant differences in coverage depending on the provider you choose and the comprehensiveness of the plan. Carefully review the coverage details to make sure that your most likely needs are covered.
  • Length of Coverage. What best fits your lifestyle and plans for car ownership? A manufacturer plan might be enough to protect you, but if you want to cover more than one vehicle without worrying about warranty expiration, a traditional roadside assistance plan would be more appropriate.
  • Reliability of the Provider. How long have they been in business? How satisfied are their customers? How long does it take, on average, to get a tow truck or locksmith dispatched to the customer? Is there a satisfaction guarantee if the promised services don't meet expectations? has reviewed and ranked the best Roadside Assistance providers available today. We hope this information helps you find the right roadside assistance plan for you and your family!

Roadside Assistance In The News

Careem launches roadside assistance service in Dubai

Careem, the Dubai-based ride hailing app, has launched a Roadside Assistance service in Dubai, with plans to roll it out across the UAE later this year. Roadside Assistance includes emergency services ...

Published:  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:23:00 GMT

Careem Launched Roadside Assistance in Dubai

Careem, the leading internet platform in the greater Middle East has launched its Roadside Assistance service in Dubai, the service will later expand to additional areas in the UAE. Careem, the ...

Published:  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 03:34:00 GMT

The Uber of Roadside Assistance, Mach1, Now Recruiting Service Providers

SAN ANTONIO--(Business Wire)--The first of its kind, fully automated and on-demand roadside assistance app is now recruiting service providers for a nationwide network. Mach1's app dispatches the ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 06:16:00 GMT

Getaround buys European car-sharing platform Drivy for $300M

That is the vision of car-sharing company, Getaround. The company rents cars by the hour, or the day, with insurance and roadside assistance included. The company is now expanding on that vision with ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:45:00 GMT

Mach1 Aims At On-Demand Roadside Service

A new, San Antonio-based startup, Mach1 says it is developing a "fully automated", on-demand roadside assistance app, and is looking to recruit service providers for its yet-to-be-launched, nationwide ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:43:00 GMT

Afghan Civilian Casualties Down; Coalition Forces Killed More Than Taliban

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA ... should stop deliberately targeting civilians and using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) such as roadside bombs, while pro-government forces ...

Published:  Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:20:00 GMT

Achieve Quality Time This Holy Week with Hyundai PH's Summer Motorist Roadside Assistance

For us Filipinos, Holy Week signals family time, based on the hundreds of thousands of people hitting the road just so they can spend this week with their families. Some families may choose to go on ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:58:00 GMT

Biker "leaves friend, 20, dead at roadside after crash with car'

"The man was found to be in cardiac arrest. An off-duty nurse had stopped to offer assistance and had already commenced CPR. "Ambulance staff administered advanced life support but sadly it ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:22:00 GMT

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