Yes. Nationwide Insurance offers roadside assistance. Nationwide actually has two options for 24/7 roadside assistance: Nationwide Roadside Assistance Basic and Nationwide Roadside Assistance Plus. The Basic plan costs $1.90 per month, and the Plus plan costs $3.50 per month. You can only buy one of these two plans, not both.
Nationwide’s Roadside Assistance Basic plan covers towing up to 15 miles, jump-starting, replacing flat tires, winching, delivering emergency fuel, and locksmithing. This plan covers the first $75 for jump-starting, provides 2 complimentary gallons of gas, and lets you get your flat tire replaced with your own spare. The plan also covers the first $100 in lock-out services if your ignition key or fob is lost, you lock your keys in your car or if your key breaks off in the ignition, door, or trunk. If you are subject to any overage, the dispatcher will tell you beforehand.
Nationwide’s Roadside Assistance Plus plan includes all the services of the Basic plan, plus towing up to 100 miles or $300 and trip interruption coverage of up to $500 - $600. Trip interruption coverage reimburses you for expenses related to alternate transportation, lodging, and meals when you are stranded more than 100 miles from home.
Both Nationwide roadside assistance plans cover six roadside assistance events per year, after which you can get roadside assistance on a per-event basis at a discounted price. To purchase roadside assistance from Nationwide, call the main customer service line (877- 669-6877) to speak to an agent. If you already have Nationwide insurance coverage but not roadside assistance, you can also log in online to add roadside assistance. Regardless, coverage may not take effect on the same day.
Unlike roadside assistance coverage from companies such as Allstate, Nationwide requires that you have a Nationwide auto insurance policy before buying a roadside assistance plan. Nationwide does not, however, require you to buy any other type of add-on insurance as a prerequisite for purchasing roadside assistance coverage, unlike companies such as Geico, which also require you to have collision or comprehensive coverage.
If you already have Nationwide roadside assistance, you can request service for a covered issue by dialing Nationwide’s roadside assistance phone number (800-421-3535) or using Nationwide’s online app.
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