5 Times You Should Call Roadside Assistance

Sep 5, 2017 1 min read

A flat tire, an engine problem, a belt … any number of things can go wrong with your car. You have roadside assistance coverage just for such an emergency, right? If you’re tempted to try and fix it yourself, see if your roadside assistance will take care of it for you. Here are five problems usually covered by roadside protection!

  1. You Need to be Towed

    If your vehicle stalls, first get somewhere safe if you can! If you can’t get your vehicle safely out of traffic, stay in your vehicle and give roadside assistance a call — don’t attempt to cross a busy highway on foot. Roadside assistance will arrange to tow you to the nearest qualified repair facility. Note that you shouldn’t call Emergency Roadside Assistance if you’re in an accident.
  2. You Need a Jump-Start

    If it’s a battery issue and you need a jump start, give roadside assistance a call. Someone can assist you any time of day or night, and you don’t have to rely on a stranger to pull over and help you out.
  3. You Have a Flat Tire

    It’s common, and if you don’t know how to change your own (it can’t hurt to learn how, just in case), it’s time to give roadside assistance a call. It can send a professional out to get you back on the road in no time flat.
  4. You’re Locked Out

    It’s a terrible feeling to realize that your car is locked and you’re not in it. Roadside assistance will save you from breaking into your own car and potentially cause additional damage. This is definitely one to leave to the pros!
  5. You Ran Out of Gas

    This is an embarrassing scenario, but life happens. If you find yourself running (or not!) on empty, give roadside assistance a call. A representative will come to help you re-fuel, potentially saving you quite a hike to the nearest gas station.

Don’t have Emergency Roadside Assistance coverage? Call your local Farm Bureau agent. He or she can help set you up so you can get on the road — or off it! — when you need to the most.

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