As soon as some people purchase a vehicle, they immediately secure roadside assistance coverage. However, there are others who don’t see the point of paying a monthly fee for this type of coverage. When determining whether or not this type of assistance is right for you, there are several things to consider.
For one, you have several options when it comes to roadside assistance plans. Some plans you pay for separately (like AAA), while others you may pay extra for in your auto insurance policy. These different plans have various levels of cost.
Whether you ultimately choose to have roadside assistance coverage or not, you should at least come up with a plan of action in the event that you get stranded on the side of the road. When deciding the best option for you, consider the questions below.
How far do you travel? Some people are in their car often and commute long distances to work. Others only drive around town and have many friends or family nearby whom they can call on if they break down. Your specific situation may determine if paying for roadside assistance is worth it.
How old is your vehicle? This doesn’t always make a difference; however, if you’re driving a 10 to 15-year-old car that is starting to have mechanical issues, a roadside assistance coverage plan could be a peace of mind purchase for you.
Is it in the budget? Some roadside coverage plans are pricey. Research to see what plans are out there and find out exactly what they cover. Then think about whether the price worth what they offer? Have you checked with your insurance company to see if you already have assistance in your plan that you didn’t know about? Asking questions and research is the key to determining what may be the best decision for you.
How handy are you? Do you know how to change a tire if you get a flat? Are you fairly knowledgeable about cars and know what to do if your car is running hot? If you are fairly handy with car maintenance, then perhaps roadside assistance isn’t as necessary. If not, it may be worth the extra cost.
Needing roadside assistance service is one of those unpredictable things in life – you may need to dial that number often or you may never need it. Just think of it as insurance. We pay every month for something we may rarely use, but when we need it we’re sure thankful to have it!
At Bryant Motors, we care about your safety! If we can answer any questions for you, service your car or show you some reliable new and used cars, give us a call today at (660)-826-2700 or stop by our Sedalia location today at 2901 S Limit.
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