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Top Reasons for Roadside Assistance [SLIDESHOW]

There are many situations you may find yourself in that require roadside assistance. Even if you feel prepared for any potential problems, like a flat tire or a dead battery, knowing that there’s someone you can call in the event of an emergency may give you some peace of mind. Here are some of the ways roadside assistance can help:

Roadside assistance may not be as expensive as you might think, but be sure you know exactly what is included in your plan.

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With everyone from cellular providers to auto manufacturers offering a variety of roadside assistance plans, you may not be getting what you think you signed up for. Cellphone plans typically only cover the person who has the phone at the time. If you break down, but your child has the phone at a friend’s house, you can’t call to get help. However, if you go with a motor club plan, any personal passenger vehicle a member is driving is typically covered under the membership  You may not need roadside assistance often, but as with medical insurance, you’ll be glad you invested in it when a problem arises.