Make Sure Your Roadside Service Program Covers These 5 Things

Make-Sure-Your-Roadside-Service-Program-Covers-These-5-ThingsAlso known as roadside assistance, a roadside service program helps drivers when their car breaks down. Almost every auto insurance policy nowadays offers a roadside service program. Most auto insurance companies provide this service as a policy add-on. However, what benefits and services are offered vary from one company to another. What a roadside service program should cover depends on how much convenience you want.

Make sure your roadside service program covers these 5 things:

1. Towing Service
Towing service is extremely helpful when your vehicle is not drivable or you cannot drive it safely. That’s why you should make sure that your roadside service program covers this service. In case your vehicle is not drivable, it will be towed to a mechanic up to a limited number of miles. If you need your vehicle to be towed beyond that limit, then the help will be provided, however, it may cost you extra.

2. Battery Jumpstart Service
Battery replacement or jumpstart is another service that you should make sure that your roadside service program covers. This service is an attempt to start the vehicle by jumpstarting it’s battery. You should only ensure that this service is included if your vehicle manufacturer advises jumpstarting. For instance, if you drive an electric car, then you should refer to the owner’s manual as these vehicles operate differently than most other vehicles on the road. Hybrid vehicles also don’t require a jumpstart. So, if you have a hybrid vehicle, then you really don’t need your roadside service program to cover this service. But if you have a regular vehicle, then this service is a must-have.

3. Flat Tire Service
Flat tires are one of the most common vehicle-related problems that frequently occur on the road. If you are a member of a roadside service program, then it is likely that you already have flat tire service available. If not, then you should ask your roadside assistance company to cover this service. When you have this service, a service professional will report to your location and replace the flat tire of your car with the spare inside your car. Roadside service programs usually don’t cover a flat tire for a motorcycle. They are mostly available for four-wheel vehicles.

4. Locksmith Service
Locksmith and lockout services are both for when you cannot gain entry to your own car. However, there is a difference between these two services. A lockout service is when your roadside service professional helps you open your car. On the other hand, a locksmith service will be called when the roadside service professional cannot gain entry to your car. In any case, make sure that your roadside service program covers these services.

5. Fuel Delivery Service
Fuel delivery service is extremely helpful as it can help you when you run out of gas in the middle of nowhere. So, you should definitely make sure that your roadside service program covers this service. Some roadside service programs charge for the fuel. Those that do will determine the fee for you by using the area’s gas pump prices.

We at Jan’s Towing strongly promote and encourage safe driving. We also know that sometimes things go wrong and you may need roadside assistance in the future. When you need help with your vehicle while on the road, Jan’s Towing offers fast & reliable towing and roadside assistance – everywhere in the San Gabriel Valley, such as Azusa, Glendora, Covina, West Covina, Arcadia, Irwindale, City of Industry, Rowland Heights, and beyond. In Inland Empire, we service the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Bloomington, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, and surrounding cities. We will respond immediately on a 24/7 basis, so give us a call right now at (626) 914-1841 if you are in need of towing or any roadside assistance!

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