Where can I find towing coverage for my car?
Where can I get one for any future incidences? Last week I accidentally forgot to turn off my headlights before I headed into work. Needless to say, 10 hours later, the battery was dead. $150 later, I realize I wish I had bought a towing package.
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Answered on Jul 14, 2021
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“Towing and labor coverage is handy to have around and is relatively inexpensive. There are few options that you will want to consider.
- Check with your insurance carrier to see if they can add a towing and labor package to your policy. Companies like Progressive and GEICO generally have towing and labor options priced at less than $20 per year.
Standard coverage includes towing, jump starts, lockout services, and tire changes.
- You can look into a membership program like AAA or Urgently. This type of towing package is priced a little higher, around $100 per year.
Depending on your lifestyle, the benefits could outweigh the cost. A membership could cover:
- extended mileage towing
- jump starts
- lockout services
- tire changes
Additionally, you could have discounts on rental cars and hotels, vacation planning, and even trip interruption coverage.
- Lastly, check with your credit card company. Some credit cards have built-in benefits most customers aren’t aware of. Towing and rental car coverage are just a few of the options that may be available to you.”
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