Re-posted on 6/25/18
When your car breaks down, it’s scary, stressful, and dangerous, especially if it happens when you’re far from home. There are a number of things that can go wrong when you’re out and about, such as an empty gas tank, blown out tires, engine failure, or even just discovering that you’ve locked yourself out of your car.
It’s times like these that emergency roadside assistance coverage can really come in handy. This coverage helps you handle costs like locksmith services, towing, battery service, gas delivery, and more. The policy limits for emergency roadside assistance are generally pretty low since it’s meant to be used in an emergency and not for major mechanical repairs. However, roadside assistance isn’t generally costly anyway, meaning that you may end up paying nothing out of pocket if you find yourself needing it. That low policy limit also means that this type of coverage is usually very inexpensive to carry.
Your insurance agent can help you review exactly what this type of additional coverage offers and whether or not you should add it to your policy.