We hope you never need emergency care on the side of the road. But if you do, make sure you have proper roadside assistance before you need it. There are numerous programs offered, and every program has its own idiosyncrasies. Most annual charges range from $30 to $100 or more, and often include towing, flat-tire changing, lost-key replacement, help with vehicles that are stuck and delivery of fuel (if you’re stuck on empty).
Michelin® has tried to reduce the stress surrounding emergency roadside situations by providing customers with 24/7 Flat Tire Changing Assistance for 3 years through the Michelin® Promise Plan. Click here to read more.
New/Used Car Programs
Vehicle Manufacturers often provide roadside assistance programs for free with new or certified pre-owned vehicles. Free doesn’t last forever, so know your program’s expiration date.
AAA, Better World Club, AARP and Manufacturer-Specific Auto Clubs are the most common “add-on” programs. Some tow to dealerships. Some tow to the nearest repair shop (and not your shop of choice), so make sure the program matches your specific needs.
Sam’s Club, Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club, for example, now offer their own auto club membership. Their differences are similar to auto clubs, so match the program to your needs, not theirs.
A number of insurance companies now offer their own auto club membership. Be aware that some companies will raise your premiums if you utilize emergency service, so read the fine print. Call your vehicle’s insurance company to inquire.
The Michelin Promise Plan™
Michelin wants its customers to be 100% satisfied with their tire purchase. This is why Michelin offers the following on tires purchased after March 1, 2011:
- 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
- Flat Tire Changing Assistance up to 150 miles
- Limited Mileage Warranty
To learn more about the Michelin Promise Plan, click here.