Roadside Assistance and Rental Coverage
When the unexpected occurs
How you may be at risk
Vehicle breakdown or damage from a car accident is unpleasant and stressful. Depending on the circumstances, it can also be expensive, even before accounting for vehicle repairs. Imagine if:
- Your son carpools with his teammate to a soccer tournament, and the car breaks down. They are stranded 50 miles from the tournament location.
- Your daughter is away at college and gets a flat tire in the middle of rush hour.
- While on vacation, you are involved in a car accident in your rental car. The rental car agency requires you pay for time the car is out of service during repair.
- Your wife is in a car accident in your full-size SUV. The auto body shop estimates it will take at least two weeks to repair. You need to rent a comparable vehicle that can accommodate your large family.
Roadside assistance and rental expense are two auto insurance coverages that may help alleviate some of your stress when unfortunate events occur.
How Randall Responds
Covered roadside assistance services include:
- Extraction if stuck on or immediately next to a public road
- Delivery of supplies, including oil, water, other fluids and fuel
- Service to battery
- Changing or inflating flat tires
- Lockout service up to $100
Rental coverage includes:
On average, there are six million auto accidents in the U.S. each year. Life doesn’t stop when you have an accident. You still need to get from point A to point B. Rental expense coverage helps you pay for the costs to rent a car if yours is in the shop for repairs from a covered loss. It’s important that you have enough rental expense coverage for a comparable replacement vehicle that will allow you to do the same things you would have done with your damaged vehicle, such as carpool. If your luxury SUV is damaged, you may not be happy with a car as a replacement.