Yes, AAA covers flat tires for all members, including car insurance customers. Drivers who have AAA can call 1-800-222-4357 for help, and the company will change the flat tire using the driver’s spare or tow the car to a repair facility if the driver does not have a spare.
AAA Flat Tire Coverage
AAA generally offers three levels of membership: Classic, Plus, and Premier. The details of each AAA plan vary by regional club, but flat-tire changes, towing, battery services, and fuel delivery are a standard part of each plan.
For more information about purchasing a roadside assistance plan, check out WalletHub’s guide to the best roadside assistance.
AAA roadside assistance has a towing miles limit of 3-5 miles for customers with the company's classic plan. Customers with plus or premier memberships often have a towing limit of 100 or 200 miles. Specific roadside assistance coverage may vary by state, however, so drivers should check their AAA policy to learn exact limits and exclusions.… read full answer
In general, roadside assistance from a car insurance company is less expensive than purchasing a motor club membership, with the likes of Better World Club or AAA. Coverage might be more limited, though. To see how AAA roadside assistance compares to the competition, check out the table below.
AAA Roadside Assistance Compared to Popular Competitors
15 miles or the nearest qualified repair shop (basic plan)
100 miles (premier plan)
In addition to towing, AAA roadside assistance also includes flat tire changes, lockout services, winching, fuel delivery, jump starts and battery replacement. To add AAA roadside assistance to your policy, log into your online account or call AAA customer service.
Roadside assistance costs $8 to $125 annually from a car insurance company and $38 to $171 annually from a motor club such as AAA, Allstate Motor Club, or Better World Club. Some new cars also come with free roadside assistance through the manufacturer, often for 3-5 years or up to 50,000 miles. Roadside assistance generally covers towing, fuel delivery, tire changes, and jumpstarts for stranded drivers.… read full answer
$35.88 per enrolled phone line (phone must be physically present at scene)
In general, there are a few basic options for purchasing roadside assistance. Customers can choose between adding roadside assistance to their car insurance policy, buying roadside assistance through their cell phone provider, or purchasing a motor club membership. Auto club memberships are usually the most expensive option, but they often provide the most coverage.
The alternative is to pay out of pocket for any roadside assistance needs as they arise rather than purchasing a subscription service. That can be stressful and more expensive in the long run, though.
For more information on the prices of different plans, check out WalletHub’s complete guide to the best roadside assistance.
Yes, AAA does offer free towing for customers who have the company’s roadside assistance coverage. AAA roadside assistance costs range from under $50 to more than $130 per year for coverage that includes towing up to 5 miles for basic plan subscribers (may vary by region). AAA customers can request roadside assistance online, or they can call 800-222-4357.… read full answer
What AAA Roadside Assistance Covers
Towing services up to 5 miles for basic plan subscribers (may vary by region)
Flat tire services
Jump starts and battery replacement
While AAA’s roadside assistance covers towing and other services, it doesn’t cover the cost of repair parts, replacement keys, or major fixes due to things like engine failure or structural damage.
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