The Scoop On Roadside Assistance


With most of the country finding more free moments available, it’s the perfect time to do all those things you never had time to do before. We’re not talking about cleaning out the closets or garage. We are talking about serious things! Like really understanding what your insurance coverage is getting you. You are paying for add-on insurance products like Roadside Assistance, but what does that get you. Let’s break it down and answer a few common questions.

How far can I have the vehicle towed using my Roadside Assistance plan?

It depends on your policy. Sometimes the tow truck will only take you to the nearest repair facility. Other times you can choose where you want the vehicle towed. It could be from 1 mile up to 100 miles.

Where does the Roadside plan provide coverage?

Roadside assistance plans usually provide coverage throughout the United States. Hawaii and Alaska may have restrictions and you should confirm with your insurance carrier.

How do I use the Roadside plan I purchased?

Most plans have a toll-free number that can be used 24/7. Nowadays, some carriers even offer mobile apps that can connect you to the service.

How long do I have to wait for assistance to come?

It depends on how far away you are and if the tow truck is immediately available. Most often than not, someone should meet you within the hour. However, several variables could affect the actual time you wait for assistance including weather and traffic.

Now that you see how easy it is to use your Roadside Assistance plan, you’ll be prepared when you need to put it into action. Figuring it out while you are stranded on the side of the road is never a good idea and you’ll be better off being prepared for a break-down emergency. AutoSmart Insurance offers Roadside Assistance for as low as $10 a month. Call us at 888-888-4189 or visit us online at


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