Allstate roadside assistance is not as good as AAA because it offers a lot less coverage. Even for customers who already have an Allstate car insurance policy, roadside assistance from Allstate is a poor alternative to AAA’s plus and premier plans.
Allstate roadside assistance has two plans and costs $79 to $149 per year. AAA, on the other hand, has three levels of memberships with prices ranging from $38 to $171 per year, depending on the state and chosen plan.
Allstate Roadside Assistance vs. AAA Roadside Assistance
Yes, Allstate does offer free towing for customers who have the company’s roadside assistance coverage. Allstate roadside assistance generally costs $25 annually per vehicle when it is added to an Allstate car insurance policy, and the coverage pays for up to $150 in towing services. Allstate customers can request roadside assistance online or call 1-877-597-3393.… read full answer
It’s also worth noting that drivers without an Allstate policy can purchase an Allstate roadside assistance membership plan, which starts at $79 annually. Plus, drivers without any pre-purchased roadside assistance can request pay-per-use roadside assistance through the Allstate website.
What Allstate Roadside Assistance Covers
Towing services up to $150
While Allstate’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.
Allstate does not have a roadside assistance towing miles limit. Instead, customers with Allstate’s standard (or "Advance") roadside assistance plan get up to $150 in roadside assistance services as many as three times per year, and customers with the “Elite” plan get up to $250 in roadside assistance as many as five times per year. Specific roadside assistance coverage may vary by state, so drivers should check their Allstate 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 Allstate roadside assistance compares to the competition, check out the table below.
Allstate Roadside Assistance Compared to Popular Competitors
15 miles or the nearest qualified repair shop (basic plan)
100 miles (premier plan)
In addition to towing, Allstate roadside assistance includes jump starts, fuel delivery, lockout services and tire changes. To add Allstate roadside assistance to your policy, log into your online account or call Allstate customer service.
Yes, Allstate covers flat tires for customers who have roadside assistance coverage. Drivers who have Allstate roadside assistance can call 1-877-597-3393 for help, and the company will pay for the cost of changing a flat tire. However, it’s important to note that Allstate will not pay for the tire itself, so drivers need to have a spare or pay out of pocket for a replacement tire.… read full answer
Allstate roadside assistance is an optional policy add-on, meaning that the coverage is not automatically included. Besides roadside assistance that can be added to an Allstate policy, the company also offers pay-per-use services and annual roadside assistance memberships, which can be requested through the Allstate website. Drivers do not need an Allstate auto policy to take advantage of the company's pay-per-use services or to purchase an Allstate roadside assistance membership, which starts at $79 per year. Adding roadside assistance to an Allstate car insurance policy is usually the cheapest way to get the company’s coverage, since it only costs an average of $25 annually per vehicle. Besides flat tire changes, roadside assistance from Allstate also covers.
For more information about purchasing a roadside assistance plan, check out WalletHub’s guide to the best roadside assistance.
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