3 Reasons To Have A Roadside Assistance Plan

Posted on: 14 November 2019

If you own a vehicle, on top of making sure that you keep your vehicle registered with the state and are carrying the proper insurance on your vehicle, you should also make sure that you have a roadside assistance plan for your vehicle. Although a roadside assistance plan is not legally required like vehicle insurance and registration are, a roadside assistance plan is a smart safety investment.

Reason #1: Take Care of a Flat Tire

Even if you were taught how to change a flat tire, that doesn't mean it is an easy process. When you are broken down on the side of the freeway, figuring out how to change your tire and doing so in a timely manner can be challenging. Changing a tire is also a very physical task that you may not be capable of completing, even if you have the knowledge to do so.

With a roadside assistance plan, you can just call your roadside assistance number and they will send someone out to change your flat tire. They have the tools to quickly change your flat tire and get you on your way.

Reason #2: Get an Emergency Jump

Sometimes, you leave the lights on in your car or you leave the radio on or something else happens that drains the battery in your vehicle. When your battery is dead, you need a jump start. Instead of standing in the parking lot trying to get some random stranger to help you, you can put a call into your roadside assistance service and they will come jump start your vehicle for you. Even better, towing companies now carry portable batteries, so they can access your battery and jumpstart without having to park their vehicle near your car.

Reason #3: Get Back into Your Car

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you may occasionally lock your key in your vehicle. When that happens, your roadside assistance program will send out a towing company or locksmith service to safely break into your vehicle and get your back inside of your car.

If the battery in your key fob died and that is why you can't get into your vehicle, they can bring you a new battery for your key fob so you can get into your vehicle.

If you have a vehicle, a roadside assistance program is a must. That way, if you ever have a flat tire, need an emergency jump, lock yourself out of your vehicle, or anything similar, you can rest assured that help is just a phone call away.