Yes, you can use AAA if you are not yet a member by calling 800-AAA-HELP (800-222-4357) to sign up and immediately receive roadside assistance services. Basic membership benefits apply as soon as your membership payment is processed, though you will have to pay a service fee to use roadside assistance within the first 48 hours of signing up.
If you’re looking for immediate roadside assistance, you can also utilize pay-per-use services through insurance companies and third-party mobile apps. For example, Allstate’s pay-per-use roadside assistance is available to everyone, even non-customers. You can also download apps like Honk or Urgently to call for roadside assistance without paying any membership fees.
AAA roadside assistance costs between $38 and $171 per year, depending on the region and the membership level chosen. A one-time enrollment fee will also be charged at the time of purchase, when getting a AAA membership. AAA roadside assistance is included with the cost of a AAA membership, and drivers can select a classic, plus, or premier membership plan.… read full answer
AAA Roadside Assistance Cost and Benefits
5 miles of towing
$50 in locksmith service
100 miles of towing
Free fuel delivery
$100 in locksmith service
200 miles of towing
Free fuel delivery
$150 in locksmith service
The costs presented in the table are sample costs for Florida residents
Memberships of all levels also include benefits besides roadside assistance, such as identity theft insurance and trip interruption coverage.
All AAA Roadside Assistance Plans Include:
Flat tire services
AAA towing mileage limits vary depending on your state and membership level. Plus and premier memberships generally include higher towing mileage limits and more coverage overall than a classic membership. For instance, in some regions, the classic plan covers up to $50 in locksmith services, while the plus and premier plans pay up to $150.
AAA Roadside Assistance Cost Comparison
AAA - $38 to $171 per year
State Farm - $30 per year
Allstate - $79 to $149 per year
Progressive - $16 per year
Geico - $14 per year
For more information about choosing between roadside assistance options, check out WalletHub’s guide to the best roadside assistance.
You can call AAA four times each membership year for free roadside assistance, and each subsequent call will result in additional fees. This limit applies on an individual basis, so each family member on a plan can call for roadside assistance up to four times per year.
If you’ve already called for AAA roadside assistance four times within a membership year, you’ll be charged a service fee for any additional calls that involve basic membership benefits like towing under seven miles. For additional services beyond the basic membership level, including emergency fuel delivery and extensive vehicle locksmith services, you will need to pay the service provider directly on top of the basic fee charged by AAA.… read full answer
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 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.
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