Will AAA tow my car if I have a dead battery?
"I'm trading in a car to a dealer; however, the battery is dead and I don't want to pay for a replacement right before trading the car in.
Will AAA tow my car if I have a dead battery?"
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Answered on Jun 21, 2021
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“AAA will not tow your car simply because you have a dead battery. They’ll either offer to give you a jump or sell you a new battery rather than tow you.
AAA technicians have a set of rules to follow, including going through a diagnosis–albeit a simple diagnosis–of what’s wrong with the vehicle.
You might be able to get it towed if you tell them that something else is wrong with the car–essentially anything but the battery. If you say the battery is dead, they’ll just come out and give you a jump, which may give you enough juice to get to the dealership.”
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