June 2, 2010

3 Reasons To Buy Emergency Road Service Coverage

Depending on automobile transportation is a fact of life for most people. Vehicles provide transportation to work, school, shopping and sundry activities. This transportation is, for the most part, very reliable. Every once in a while, circumstances arise that render vehicles useless. They usually seem to occur at the worst possible time. A breakdown on the side of the road, the only set of keys locked in the car, and a flat tire all make travel temporarily impossible. Roadside assistance coverage provides help with these unforeseen emergencies by covering the expenses for towing, locksmith service and help with changing tires. Surprisingly, this coverage adds very little expense to the auto insurance quote.


No matter how well maintained the car; the unexpected can and does happen. There is, often, very little notice before the red warning light comes on signaling a mechanical failure is on the horizon. There is no choice but to pull off to the side of the road and call for towing. It’s a relief when this unexpected expense is covered by insurance. Roadside assistance is almost always associated with towing, but that’s not the only benefit this coverage provides.


It isn’t only space cadets who lock their keys in the car. It can happen to anyone. Perhaps, instead of being locked in the car, the key breaks off in the ignition. If this happens on the hottest day of the year and two weeks’ worth of groceries are in the car, a solution needs to be found, and quickly. A locksmith’s skill doesn’t come cheap. It can, however, be covered by roadside assistance. Quality road service encompasses towing, locksmiths and more.

Changing a Flat Tire

Almost everybody, with enough years of driving experience, has heard the dreaded bumping sound that signals a flat tire. Most people know how and are prepared to change a flat tire. If the tire blows out in a bad neighborhood, being outside the car changing a tire is a vulnerable place to be. A woman traveling alone may not feel confident enough to change it herself. It’s a relief to know that help is just a phone call away.

Automobiles rank as one of the most useful machines ever invented. Millions of people rely on them daily to get them to the important places they need to be. On those days when life throws a curve ball, and the car breaks down on the way to work or the keys are locked in the trunk, the mood can quickly turn gloomy. The added expense of remedying the situation further adds to the misery. Being prepared by having had roadside assistance included in the auto insurance quote can brighten the day.