When I used to have AAA insurance, you HAD to buy the "membership"
That's the reason I switched to Allstate. Cheaper, by far. I found I
never used the roadside assistance. But for anyone who needs it, it
can be a big help. But it still would be cheaper to call a tow truck
once every three years than to buy a "membership" every year.
My dad has it and likes it. The only problem is during a really bad
snow storm he couldn't get a truck out to help him. They were too
busy. He ended up taking a cab home and he even tried to get AAA to
pay for it, since there was a 3 hour wait for a tow truck.
True, but if you are 2000 miles from home and have no idea who to call and
can't find a phone book, having the 800 number would be handy.
I've never had it, but I'll consider a membership for convenience as I get
older. In all my years of driving, I've only needed a hook twice so I'm
still many $$$ ahead.
Like any insurance, if its not needed, its feels like a big ripoff,
but....What does it cost to have a car towed 120 miles? betcha a pretty
piece of change. Or gas delivered, or a jump start? I have it because I
drive a lot. I also cover my wife and daughter because, well, because they
are women :>)
I've never had a house fire, but have caried the insurance for 25 years- now
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