The best credit card with free roadside assistance is the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard. The coverage includes towing up to 10 miles, winching, jump starts, flat tire changes, lockout service and delivery of up to 2 gallons of gas. The cardholder has to pay for towing over 10 miles, but all other services are completely free. There’s no limit to the number of free services per year. The AAdvantage Executive card’s annual fee is $0 for the first year and $99 after. Some of the additional perks helping to cover that cost include 20,000 points for spending $5,000 in the first 3 months and a complimentary Admirals Club airport lounge membership.
Another card with free service is Amex Platinum. But it only provides assistance up to 4 times per year at no cost. After that, you have to pay. The Platinum card does have a $695 annual fee. But it offers plenty more to make up for it, like an initial bonus of 100,000 points.
Visa roadside assistance covers standard towing, tire changes, jumpstarts, locksmiths, fuel delivery, and winching for any Visa credit card or debit 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.
The MasterCard roadside assistance covers jump-starts, towing, gas delivery, tire changes or any other form of roadside assistance for MasterCard cardholders.
The cardholder will be responsible for any emergency road service charges occurred and will be automatically billed to his/her World MasterCard account.
This service is only available when traveling within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Also, “off road” areas not covered.… read full answer
If your car broke down on the road, call 1-800-MasterCard and they will send someone to help you. In case you have a rental car, be sure to call the rental company first, since they can have special procedures regarding emergency road service.
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