Yes, The General does cover a locksmith for keys locked in a car through its roadside assistance program. In addition to locksmith services, The General’s roadside assistance also covers battery services and fuel delivery.
You can get The General’s roadside assistance as a policy add-on for $120-$125 per year.
If you do not have roadside assistance, The General won’t cover a locksmith if you get locked out of your car. In that case, you will have to contact a locksmith yourself and pay for it out of pocket.
Car insurance does not cover towing if you have a liability-only policy, but it might if you have full coverage. Many full coverage car insurance policies will reimburse drivers for towing that results from a collision, but won’t cover towing due to a mechanical issue or breakdown.
Some full coverage policies only cover towing if you pay extra for … read full answerroadside assistance, though. Sometimes called towing and labor coverage, roadside assistance is usually an easy and affordable add-on. You can add it to your policy for around $5 to $15 per car, per month.
Because towing coverage varies so much from policy to policy, it’s important to know exactly what is covered by speaking to your insurer directly. When purchased as an add-on, towing coverage typically includes:
Towing (up to a certain distance, in most cases)
Jumpstarts and battery replacements
Fuel delivery if you run out of gas
If you don’t have towing and labor coverage as part of your car insurance, you could also consider purchasing roadside assistance from a third-party, like AAA. Third-party providers offer the same roadside services you would get by adding on to your insurance policy, but some have extra perks. AAA, for example, offers free trip-planning tools, identity theft monitoring, and thousands of shopping, entertainment, and dining discounts.
No, The General does not offer extended warranties. The General does not sell anything similar to an extended warranty, such as mechanical breakdown insurance, either. ForeverCar suggests that they have discounts on extended warranties available for customers of The General, though
On the other hand, drivers can buy extended warranties from … read full answerAAA and Allstate, or mechanical breakdown insurance from insurers such as Geico and USAA. Like extended warranties, mechanical breakdown insurance covers damage to major systems in a vehicle, including the engine and transmission.
The General roadside assistance costs between $120 and $125 per year, though exact prices may vary depending on the state and the covered vehicles. The General roadside assistance is an optional endorsement that customers can add to their car insurance policy and use when they need emergency towing, fuel delivery, and more.… read full answer
The General Roadside Assistance Includes:
The General roadside assistance is meant to help drivers in need of immediate rescue, but it usually does not pay for the underlying problem, such as engine repairs or a battery that needs replacing. Additionally, the exact number of incidents covered by a The General roadside assistance plan will vary by state and policy.
Purchasing roadside assistance from your car insurance company is usually less expensive than a motor club membership from a company such as AAA. However, it might not provide as much coverage. For more information about choosing between roadside assistance options, check out WalletHub’s guide to the best roadside assistance.
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