Yes, The General covers flat tires for customers who have the company’s optional roadside assistance coverage. Roadside assistance from The General covers the cost of changing a flat tire, but the company will not pay for the tire itself, so drivers need to have a spare or pay out of pocket for a replacement tire.
Roadside assistance from The General is not available in every state, however. Drivers must also purchase the coverage at the same time they buy their policy. Coverage usually costs $120 annually ($125 in California). Besides flat tire changes, The General’s roadside assistance normally covers towing, battery services, fuel delivery, and lockout services.
For more information about purchasing a roadside assistance plan, check out WalletHub’s guide to the best roadside assistance.
The General roadside assistance will tow your car up to 15 miles or $50. There is no specific mileage limit for The General towing services, however. The specifics of The General roadside assistance coverage may vary by state, though, so drivers should check their policy to learn more about 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 The General roadside assistance compares to the competition, check out the table below.
The General Roadside Assistance Compared to Popular Competitors
15 miles or the nearest qualified repair shop (basic plan)
100 miles (premier plan)
In addition to towing, The General roadside assistance includes battery service, fuel delivery, lockout service. To add The General roadside assistance to your policy, log into your online account or call The General 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.
The General offers a roadside assistance plan that is administered by Nation Safe Drivers (NSD). This optional program provides 24/7 assistance for towing and other emergency services, such as battery service, fuel delivery and lock-out service. A 6-month plan costs $60 ($65 in California). A 12-month plan costs $120 ($125 in California).… read full answer
To get help on the road any time, call dispatch services at 1-844-608-4726. Service is available 24/7 in the U.S. and Canada.
The General Roadside Assistance Coverage
Your vehicle may be towed to the location of your choice. The maximum coverage is 15 miles or $50, beyond which you are responsible for the cost.
A service truck will deliver emergency supplies of gasoline, water, oil or other necessary fluids. You pay only the cost of the supplies.
Emergency battery service
A service technician will come to your car to jump-start your battery while you are on the road. This service also includes minor adjustments like tightening cables or cleaning battery connections.
Emergency road service
A service technician will make other minor adjustments to your vehicle, as needed to get you back on the road.
Roadside assistance through Nation Safe Drivers is not part of The General’s insurance policy, but it is billed with your insurance premium, as a convenience to you.
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