How to Get Roadside Assistance in Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation may be able to help if your car breaks down, but purchasing roadside assistance coverage is still recommended.
Written by Melanie Johnson
Reviewed by Brenna Swanston
Department of Transportation’s Incident Management Team can help you if your car breaks down, but it’s a good idea to purchase roadside assistance by adding
towing and labor coverage
to your
car insurance

How to get roadside assistance in Utah

There are many roadside assistance coverage options in Utah. Whether you purchase it through a club like AAA, through your car insurance provider, car manufacturer, or credit card company, the coverage is typically fairly inexpensive. 

Roadside assistance clubs in Utah

You’ve probably heard of
—it’s the most recognizable name in roadside assistance. AAA has been around since 1902 and has built a solid reputation for getting motorists back on the road. 
AAA is usually the most expensive roadside assistance option at $65 to $125 per year. That said, you get what you pay for, and the higher price
may be worth it for all the benefits
you receive. 
A Classic AAA membership (priced at $64.99 per year) includes:
Each member can use up to four total emergency road services per membership year.
Upgrading to a Plus membership (priced at $99.99 per year) unlocks 100 miles of towing. Premier ($124.99 per year) unlocks up to 200. Some plans may include trip disruption coverage and even free car rentals.
If you have an older or less reliable vehicle, opting for a roadside assistance club membership may be a great option for you.
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Insurance companies that offer roadside assistance

If you’re looking for the cheapest roadside assistance option, look no further than your car insurance provider. 
Most popular car insurance companies like
, and
allow drivers with full coverage car insurance to purchase roadside assistance as an add-on for only about $10 to $20 per year. It’s often referred to as “towing and labor coverage,” but it’s the same thing. You’ll receive towing, lockout, and emergency fuel delivery support, as well as tire changes, jump starts, and more.
Check with your insurance agent to see if roadside assistance is available as a policy add-on. 

Manufacturers that offer roadside assistance

You may have roadside assistance coverage and not even know it! When you buy a new car, you may be entitled to roadside assistance benefits through the car manufacturer’s warranty for a specified period. 
Auto manufacturers with roadside assistance benefits included in their warranties include: 
  • Ford:
    for five years or 60,000 miles
  • Honda
    : for three years or 36,000 miles 
  • Hyundai
    : for five years with unlimited mileage
  • Kia
    : for five years or 60,000 miles 
  • Nissan
    : for three years or 36,000 miles
  • Tesla:
    for four years of 50,000 miles 
  • Toyota
    : for two years with unlimited mileage 

Credit card companies that offer roadside assistance

Check the terms of your credit card—you could also qualify for roadside assistance benefits through your credit card company! Credit card companies that provide roadside assistance benefits to their members include:
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citi
  • Wells Fargo 
  • U.S. Bank 
  • Visa
That said, these services are rarely free. You will likely pay a fee for use. Roadside assistance options vary significantly depending on your credit card company, so it’s important to check the terms of your credit card to be sure of what each service will cost.

How to find free roadside assistance in Utah

Utah Department of Transportation’s Incident Management Team
(UDOT IMT) provides free assistance to stranded motorists. Twenty-five full-time incident management trucks cover the Wasatch Front, along with one truck in St. George.
UDOT IMT provides the following services:
  • Flat tire assistance
  • Emergency fuel delivery (restrictions apply—UDOT IMT only carries regular fuel, not premium or diesel)
  • Towing (restrictions apply—AWD vehicles cannot be towed)
  • Minor vehicle repair
For emergency assistance, motorists who are involved in an accident, or experience a
flat tire
or mechanical failure should dial 9-1-1 immediately. They should remain in the car with their seat belt on and wait for assistance.
UDOT IMT’s main mission is to keep traffic moving in Utah. The team is focused on public safety, not individual drivers, and does not provide the same level of benefits as other Utah roadside assistance options. 
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AAA’s roadside assistance number is (800) 222-4357. You can call AAA for assistance 24/7, even if you’re not a member!
Utah Department of Transportation’s Incident Management Team
(UDOT IMT) provides free roadside assistance to stranded motorists in certain circumstances. It won’t include every service and is limited to the Wasatch Front and St. George areas.
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