AAA Membership for towing

newbieABC

New member
Hello. I know it might be a stupid question. Please bear with me. I have beater car. I wonder I could use AAA road assistant when I'm on my route and need to get towing.
 

newbieABC

New member
One more question. Are they able to tow to your favorite mechanic/repair shop? or tow only their AAA contracted repair shop?
 

DB.Cooper

Well-known member
I usually have mine towed home as well... but I think they'll tow it to wherever you tell them to tow it... :unsure:

If you get the AAA plus, it's only a few more bucks per year, and that covers you for up to 100 miles of towing for free... if you have just the basic, then it's only like 15 miles for free, and then so much per mile after that... so, you should check that out as well... (y)
 

btdtret

Well-known member
newbieABC -- "One more question. Are they able to tow to your favorite mechanic/repair shop? or tow only their AAA contracted repair shop?"

-- The AAA affiliated tow truck took my vehicle to the dealership I requested.

-- In your case, be sure to call the post office to have someone come get the mail, either out on the route or where ever your vehicle gets towed to. Sanctity of the mail.

-- The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. Years of experience here at RI just waiting to respond, so ask away.
 

12345

Well-known member
When they hauled my vehicle I was given the impression response time would be quicker if they would take my vehicle to their shop as opposed to taking it to my main mechanic. I always gave them both some business so I would be considered a regular at either shop. My spouse picked me up and we delivered the rest of the route together; with approval of the PM.
 

newbieABC

New member
Thank you very so much. My poor car gave up twice on my route since I started this job last year. I think I will get their plus plan. It's definitely worth it.
 

DB.Cooper

Well-known member
I have a backup vehicle, and what I try to do in the event of a breakdown, is call to get somebody to bring me my backup... then I call AAA for the tow... and then the person who brings me the backup rides back with the broke down car to my house... has worked so far... worst case scenario, I'd have to ride back with AAA and get the backup... :unsure:
 

rhdriver

Active member
Also, if you're interested, some car insurance policies include free towing. My policy, with State Farm, includes 3 free tows a year. I am not a AAA member (they ticked off my husband about 30-some years ago, he dropped his membership and we've never picked it up again! Guess you could say he can hold a grudge!) I know it can be a great service, but since we HAVE to have insurance but we don't have to have AAA, we go with the insurance company tows. I've used it a number of times now and it has definitely come in handy!
 
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