Last year, my grandma gave me the gift of AAA service. You know, the roadside assistance/discount plan/trip tik company. It’s a thoughtful gift and one we hoped we wouldn’t need (for the roadside part) but glad it was there if we did need it.
She wanted to know if she should renew for this year, but I thought about it and wanted to look into other options. We don’t drive a ton, and we haven’t used their discounts.
I contacted my car insurance agent and asked if we could tack on a roadside assistance package. He told me we could, for $6 per car per 6 months. So for the year for our two vehicles, it’s $24. Cheaper than AAA and the overall terms of the coverage seemed reasonable to me, so I added it.
If your car insurance doesn’t have this option, (or it isn’t budget-friendly), there’s always the option to self-insure. Save that AAA premium yourself and put it in your emergency fund.
How about you? Are roadside assistance add-ons worth it to you? Do you have another option besides AAA or your car insurance?