Tire Blowouts and Flats
Flat tires and blowouts are common occurrences that roadside assistance addresses. A driver will come out for a person who has a roadside assistance plan and replace the tire with a spare so that the driver can get to his destination.
Batteries often die because of age, poor alternators or user errors such as leaving the lights or radio on overnight. A trusted mechanic can come out and use a jump box to get the customer's car up and running again.
Embarrassing car lockouts happen all the time. The good news is that car lockouts service are available to members who lock themselves out of their cars. With roadside assistance, a vehicle owner won't have to sit outside of his car for long. Someone will come and use the least invasive method to provide car lockouts service to get that person back on the road ASAP.
A driver may run out of gas because of a broken gas gauge or another problem such as waiting too long to stop for a fill-up. No matter what the problem is, a roadside assistance plan can cover the situation. Someone can come out and fill the car up with just enough gas to get the person back on the road.
Towing and Removal
Some customers may just need to get their vehicles to the nearest service station because it's not possible for them to perform the repair in the spot where they are stuck. Roadside assistance programs can send a towing truck out to take the car to a repair shop within a certain distance.
Each of the roadside insurance companies has its own stipulations about monthly cost, the towing distance and the number of visits a person can have within one year's time. Some companies restrict the number of visits to four per year. Others may provide some additional visits. The best thing for a vehicle owner to do is to make sure that he contacts the provider and requests specific plan details so that he knows what he's getting out of the package. Many companies offer these services, so he should be able to find something reasonable quickly.