Yes, AAA is a no-brainer, but they’re not the only fish in the sea.
3 years ago, I had Better World Club for roadside assistance. The lack of an Android app ruined their reputation for me. I was new to this area, and didn’t know the names of all streets, so It took 3 calls, and 2 hours for them to find me on a busy street. (I needed to be wenched out of a ditch) There are apps now for roadside assistance, but my most recent request from AAA were maps of an area I am about to visit. AAA hotel discounts? Not really if you use Hotwire, or Priceline. I’ve not used AAA for a disabled car, yet. The AAA car inspection I had was simply terrible, and I’m very happy with my new mechanics, I go to them when I need work (inspection, tire mounting, oil changes)–no AAA discount, but the work is done well.
My AAA is about to expire, so I am considering all of my current choices. My car insurance offers a towing package, but I’d rather keep insurance, and assistance separate. (Besides, a call for help, may be considered a claim) My Chase credit card also offers assistance, but the reviews of it tell me to look elsewhere.
Anyone here with Good Sam, AARP, or Allstate roadside assistance; if so, how do you like it? Of course, I can always go back to Better World Club–I know the area better by now.
Sam’s Club, and Costco offer roadside assistance too, yikes! There are a lot of choices.
One thing that helps me is that I drive a Toyota. I also book discounted hotel rooms online.
Urgently, or any of the app-based clubs are not for me, due to their out of pocket costs, I pay enough out of pocket for my medical care. My neighbor swears by AAA, but he, and his wife both drive cars costing 1K, or less.
Thanks for your reply,