Does Nationwide tow cars that aren't on their car insurance policy?

Would my roadside assistance company tow my sister's car even if she isn't on the policy? My sister needs her car towed and I have Nationwide roadside assistance.

Answer provided by
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jun 24, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“To take advantage of your Nationwide roadside assistance benefits, your sister would need to be on your policy.
Even though you may be with your sister, your roadside assistance only covers the vehicles that are listed on your policy. The price you pay for roadside assistance is built into your policy’s premium, so the coverage isn’t able to extend past the insured vehicles.
If you’re looking for broader coverage, a general roadside assistance program apart from your insurance may be better for you. Services like AAA or National General Motor Club allow you to add additional family members and vehicles.
You may be able to save money in the long run with a separate membership, but you’ll need to compare pricing to be sure.”

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