Do roadside assistance companies repair tires?

I went outside this morning, and my front left tire is flat. Will my roadside assistance plan cover a flat tire?

Pat Roache · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yes: Most roadside assistance plans include tire changes as a standard offering. 
However: You will ultimately be responsible for the permanent tire replacement, which can cost $50 to $300, depending on the tire you choose.
Here’s what you need to do if you get a
flat tire
and have a roadside assistance plan:
  • Step 1: Call your roadside assistance company or use their website or app to request a service.
  • Step 2: Give them your address or approximate location.
  • Step 3: Wait for a technician to replace your flat tire with your spare.
Keep in mind: Roadside assistance or
towing and labor coverage
will typically cover the cost of labor to change your flat tire with a spare, but not the cost of a new tire. If you don’t have a spare, your roadside assistance company may arrange for your car to be towed to a shop for
car repair
, instead.
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