Lilah Butler, Car Insurance Writer
Yes, in most instances you can use your roadside assistance for someone else, as long as you are in the car as a passenger and you're carrying your card with you. Most insurance companies don't attach the roadside assistance program to the vehicle listed on the policy, but rather to the policyholder themselves. However, there are companies that will not allow you to use your roadside assistance service on another vehicle unless you transfer the coverage.
Big companies like Geico and Nationwide will allow you to benefit from their roadside assistance service whether you're the driver or the passenger in a vehicle. Other small companies may not extend this same courtesy, so you'll need to discuss with your insurance agent to find out when you're covered and when you're not.
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