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Need a good roadside assistance program for my wife and I (probably dropping GM Motor Club/National General Insurance

1,424 568 March 30, 2017 at 03:52 PM
For the past 8 years or so, my wife and I have used GM Motor Club. We'd been pretty happy, because for under $80 a year we got unlimited towing miles. However, last year I used a tow and was a bit taken aback when the person on the phone answered "National General Insurance" instead of the familiar GM Motor Club. Then they mentioned something about the tow being within the "5 mile allowed at no cost". It had always been unlimited miles previously.

Our renewal came up, and I found that there is a new website. I tried to log on with no success. Then I found a detail page, showing 3 tiers of coverage:
https://www.nationalgeneralmotorc...tions.html

It sort of looks like the business has been sold to some insurance company?

To get something similar to what we used to always have is now shown at $99. I grumbled a bit, then finally went to sign up. Instead it came up to $109. I browsed around the website a bit, and noticed that now everything no longer looks professional like it once did. I also don't like seeing one price on a company's page, then having it ask for more when you sign up.

I'd like to consider alternatives, but I will not consider anything that is an add-on to auto insurance. I've heard that they can use the claims for roadside assistance against you when figuring out the annual cost for your car insurance. I personally don't believe that it is a good idea to let your car insurance have information such as when and where you call for a tow.

Can anyone recommend me a good company that offers roadside assistance for a husband and wife for $100 or under? Thanks!

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Yet another reason why I think it would be a good idea to switch - not very professional.
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AAA is sort of the standard. You need at least the Plus membership which gives 100 mile free towing. Costs something like 85-95 dollars a year depending on the area and offer and you can usually get some sort of free family member offer if you sign up at the right time. They have a Premier level which is like 120+ dollars that offers up to 200 mile tows (I believe one a year) and the rest 100 miles along with some other benefits. Unless you are traveling long distances to and from your home on a frequent basis, the Plus is usually sufficient. All these services are basically emergency only stuff.
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Check your auto insurance carrier. You can add a rider to your plan, and possibly cheaper than an auto club.
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Check out Better World. Not cheaper but good plans.
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Don't many CC's offer roadside assistance? I could be wrong, but I thought it was included there or maybe I saw it mentioned via our Costco membership.
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I have used towing from my ATT phone, my car insurance and my credit card.

You should really look into these hidden benefits
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Looking at my insurance bill that just came
we pay 12 year for each car for labor and towing up to $100 per incident.
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Yet another reason why I think it would be a good idea to switch - not very professional.
2 weeks and they still haven't secured their website.
Looks like they don't care about customer's​ safety.
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We also just found out the hard way that we no longer had unlimited mile towing. Just had an accident out of our home state and now its a nightmare to get it towed home. Will be searching for another motor club.....
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