Roadside Assistance: What Will Insurance Cover?
Until an incident six months ago, I mainly considered my car insurance to be something I would use if an accident occurred. After being stranded at work with a car that wouldn't start, I learned there was more to my plan than that. There is a whole section that has to do with roadside assistance.
The guy driving the tow truck asked if my insurance covered emergency calls and I said I didn't know. He asked me the name of the company and then called his boss. After a quick word with my provider, he found out that I was covered in full.
If you are not sure if your car insurance covers roadside assistance, let me tell you how to find out. After going over specific clauses in the contract, I'm betting you are covered for everything from a flat tire to a dead battery.
If your windshield breaks -- not just chips, but actually breaks -- you know you really can't drive the car until the windshield is replaced. But a side window might not seem like such an issue, especially with all the cars you've seen with a garbage bag duct-taped over what's clearly a broken pane, right?
It's not that simple. A broken car window poses a few problems when you drive that can affect the safety of you and your passengers.
There are many situations in life that you may not enjoy. One of these could include having your vehicle break down on the side of the road. This is never a fun thing and will require a great deal of effort on your part to fix. Relying on the expertise of a tow truck to get your vehicle to a mechanic is a great idea, and remaining safe is vital and working to reduce the chance of any damage to your car occurring.
No one wants to get a flat tire or have their car unexpectedly break down on them. However, this is a situation that hundreds of drivers find themselves facing each and every day. Paying for a roadside assistance program can help to ensure that you can get the help you need when you need it, such as help replacing a flat tire or getting your car towed to a repair shop.
No one wants to assume that they are going to end up stranded on the side of the road one day, but it could always happen. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well prepared so you know what to do. Here are a few tips for you to keep in mind should you ever find yourself broken down somewhere.
Turn On Your Emergency Flashers
Diesel tractors are designed to provide lots of power so they can plow fields, harvest crops and transport heavy loads. All of their power comes at a price, though. They fuel economies are extremely low. Diesel tractors average between 6.5 and 7 mpg. Driving one just a little ways will quickly burn through fuel. If you operate a farm, reduce how much diesel fuel you need to buy by towing your inefficient tractor to your farm's fields this spring with a truck that's more fuel efficient.