If you're going on a summer trip, there will probably be plenty of highlights along the way, but the last highlight you and your family need is the unexpected happening to your vehicle. From tire punctures and dead batteries to lost keys and a bone-dry radiator, unexpected breakdowns can be time consuming and rather expensive to take care of. Fortunately, your auto insurance provider has an ace up its sleeve when it comes to keeping your summer road trip worry-free, and that ace is roadside assistance.
Why Purchase Roadside Assistance?
Emergency roadside assistance offers a comprehensive set of services to help motorists who’ve been left stranded by mechanical failures or other problems involving their vehicles. Most auto insurance providers offer roadside assistance as a part of their optional service add-ons. The cost of adding roadside assistance is often negligible, but the astonishing number of benefits it offers makes this coverage a must-have for those who travel frequently.
Once emergency roadside assistance is added to your current auto insurance policy, all you have to do is call a designated toll-free number whenever you're in need of emergency service. A field representative is then dispatched to your location. In situations where emergency, police or fire services are needed, a service representative will send these services to your confirmed location as quickly as possible. Having this service on hand can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a vacation-ending setback.
What Does it Offer?
Emergency roadside assistance covers a wide variety of essential services that help you get back on the road and onward to your destination:
- Lockout services – covers key cutting, replacement and vehicle entry if you find yourself locked out of your vehicle
- Tire repairs – replaces your damaged tire with an inflated spare, so you can drive safely to a tire shop for repairs or replacement
- Jump-start service – provides your vehicle with a jump-start in the event of a dead battery
- Towing – covers towing expenses for a distance determined by your insurer
- Fluid delivery – provides engine coolant, gas and other fluids in an emergency
Many emergency roadside assistance plans will reimburse you the cost of a rental vehicle while your car is being repaired. If you're left stranded far away from home, this coverage also allows you to reimburse the cost of hotel expenses.
Before you set off on your summer road trip, make sure your Austin car insurance plan includes emergency roadside assistance. Give CapCity Insurance a call at 512-222-8805 to learn more about this and other optional insurance benefits that help make owning a vehicle much easier.