Citi Double Cash no longer offers roadside assistance. The benefit previously provided cardholders experiencing car trouble with services such as towing, flat tire repair and jumpstarts for a pre-negotiated fee per service call. Citibank discontinued roadside assistance and other travel-related benefits for Double Cash and most of its other cards in late 2019. Citi Double Cash also used to offer travel accident insurance, trip cancellation and interruption protection, and rental car insurance.
If you want a Citi card that still provides roadside assistance, consider the co-branded Costco Anywhere Visa, issued by Citibank. Or, credit cards from other issuers that offer roadside assistance as of June 2020 include Chase Sapphire Reserve, Capital One Venture and Bank of America Premium Rewards.
The best credit card with free roadside assistance is the Chase Sapphire Reserve. The coverage includes towing, flat tires, dead batteries, lockouts, and empty gas tanks. You’re covered for up to $50 per service call, with a maximum of 4 events per year, for $200 in annual coverage.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve card’s annual fee is $550. Some of the additional perks helping to cover that cost include 60,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months and a complimentary Priority Pass Select airport lounge membership.… read full answer
Visaroadside assistance covers standard towing, tire changes, jumpstarts, locksmiths, fuel delivery, and winching for any Visa credit card customer. Visa Roadside Dispatch, as the program is officially known, costs $69.95 per service call. That amount must be charged to your Visa card. But there is no fee or registration required for access. And there’s no limit to how many times you can use this service. You simply call … read full answer(800) 847-2869 anytime you need Visa Roadside assistance, 24/7.
Visa roadside service coordinates your service request with local contractors. So, additional services may be available at a higher cost. For example, additional fees apply to tows over 5 miles and winching exceeding 100 ft.
Here is what Visa roadside assistance covers:
Jumpstarting – Battery boost
Standard Towing – Up to 5 miles included
Tire Changing – You must have usable, inflated spare
Lockout Service – No key replacement
Fuel Delivery – Up to 5 gallons, plus the cost of fuel
Standard Winching – On up to 100 ft. of paved or county-maintained road.
Visa Roadside Dispatch is not free but it may cost less than other local options. If you do not have the time to compare cost, you can at least rely on Visa roadside assistance being available 24/7.
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