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Will AAA tow my car if i’m not there?

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will aaa tow my car if i'm not there
will aaa tow my car if i’m not there


What does AAA roadside assistance cover?

AAA roadside assistance covers policyholders when they are stranded or in need of help on the road. From fuel delivery to flat-tire changes, a roadside assistance membership from AAA ensures you are protected in an emergency.

What AAA Roadside Assistance Covers:

  • Towing services 3 to 200 miles, depending on the plan
  • Flat tire services
  • Fuel delivery
  • Lockout services
  • Jump starts and battery replacements

AAA roadside assistance also includes discounts for things like car rentals, tours, cruises, and vehicle purchases. You are allowed four service calls per year to use on any covered needs. AAA also offers trip interruption protection for travel plans booked through participating vendors.

Roadside assistance from AAA costs an average of $38 – $171 per year and may be a simple way to protect yourself if you already have an auto insurance policy through AAA.

How much does AAA roadside assistance cost?

AAA roadside assistance costs between $38 and $171 per year, depending on the region and the membership level chosen. A one-time enrollment fee will also be charged at the time of purchase, when getting a AAA membership. AAA roadside assistance is included with the cost of a AAA membership, and drivers can select a classic, plus, or premier membership plan.

AAA Roadside Assistance Cost and Benefits

 Membership Tier           Annual Cost           Common Benefits          
AAA Classic $68 5 miles of towing

Fuel delivery

$50 in locksmith service

AAA Plus $104 100 miles of towing

Free fuel delivery

$100 in locksmith service

AAA Premier $131 200 miles of towing

Free fuel delivery

$150 in locksmith service

The costs presented in the table are sample costs for Florida residents

Memberships of all levels also include benefits besides roadside assistance, such as identity theft insurance and trip interruption coverage.

All AAA Roadside Assistance Plans Include:

  • Towing
  • Flat tire services
  • Lockout services
  • Winching/extrication
  • Fuel delivery
  • Jump starts

AAA towing mileage limits vary depending on your state and membership level. Plus and premier memberships generally include higher towing mileage limits and more coverage overall than a classic membership. For instance, in some regions, the classic plan covers up to $50 in locksmith services, while the plus and premier plans pay up to $150.

AAA Roadside Assistance Cost Comparison

  • AAA – $38 to $171 per year
  • State Farm – $30 per year
  • Allstate – $79 to $149 per year
  • Progressive – $16 per year
  • Geico – $14 per year

For more information about choosing between roadside assistance options, check out WalletHub’s guide to the best roadside assistance.


will aaa tow my car if i'm not there
will aaa tow my car if i’m not there

Do I have to be with the car for AAA to tow the car?

You usually need to be with the vehicle for AAA to provide service except in extenuating circumstances, as the membership covers the member, not a specific vehicle.
If it is not possible for you to be with the vehicle when the tow truck arrives, you should contact AAA to explain the circumstances.
If the repair shop that the car is being removed from is capable of performing the necessary repairs, the tow may not be covered.
Double-check what is covered and isn’t covered with your insurance company as AAA coverage varies on your location.
If you’re unhappy with your roadside assistance or your car insurance coverage then download the Jerry app. Jerry is a car super app and will compare 50+ top insurers to make sure you’re getting the coverage you want for the best deal and offers a roadside assistance membership.

So what are the charges after the quota of free towing is exhausted?

It depends on your location, as the towing charges are not uniform and keep changing from state to state.

One of the most generous costing is provided by Arizona, which charges $5 to $6 per mile. Whereas states like Alaska, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming charge the same cost, which is $5 to $10 per mile. Some states like California are not so generous with their charges, as California charges about $10 to $15 a mile.

State Price of Towing (After free Quota expires)
Arizona 5-6$/mile
Alaska 5-10$/mile
Montana 5-10$/mile
Utah 5-10$/mile
Wyoming 5-10$/mile
Nevada 5-10$/mile
California 10-15$/mile

Just like this, prices vary across states, and you could call 8002224357 to learn about the exact charges of the state you are in.

Can someone else with my membership card approve towing of my car

There are a lot of mixed answers about this on the internet, some say yessome say no, some say I don’t know.

Your membership card is a proof of your identity and membership to AAA. So it is obvious that they will look out for the person whose card is being used to avail AAA services.

They usually don’t allow any random person, to use someone else’s card.

Although, if you are a person whose family member has AAA membership, then you could get yourself enrolled in the card as ‘family’, this would allow you to use the membership card without the card-holder actually being present.

Even though, some users on online forums have also said that, they were allowed without even checking the card, and maybe if you are stuck, it can be worth a shot atleast

Although we wish that you never find the need of getting your car towed.

What are the alternatives of me being present for towing my car

This question is actually a derivative of the last question, and the answer to it is more or less the same. But to avoid any confusions, let’s have a quick read through for this point.

There is not much of an alternative for you being present, but sometimes when you contact them, they agree to tow if the person who is getting your car towed has your membership card and some other identification documents.

Still, if there is a family member who might get to a point of getting your car towed, then we suggest adding all of your family members in your membership details.

Can I use AAA to tow a car I just bought?

As per the data available, there doesn’t seem to be an affirmation to this question.

In its policies, AAA clearly states that it doesn’t tow unregistered vehicles, because they don’t have an identification number plate.

If you try tipping the tow-truck driver, then the driver might help you even if it means to go ‘unofficially’. AAA also says that it tows only for roadside assistance, which mainly means in emergency cases only. And as getting your car from the showroom to your house is not an emergency, we doubt that they would help you with this query of yours.

But still, it’s never too bad to confirm from AAA itself by giving them a call for same. Who knows, that the day might be your lucky day, and you get a generous affirmation from them to get your ‘new car’ towed.


will aaa tow my car if i’m not there

Can I use AAA to tow a friend’s car?

AAA says that its services are dedicated for its members only, but here comes a catch, that if you are in the car of someone else which broke down or needs help. Then without a moment of hesitation, you may contact the nearest AAA centre to get a help on your behalf.

The reason for this is AAA does not associate its membership with the car but actually they associate it with the Owner and it does not matter which car they use as long as the Person is present there, they can use AAA membership for anyone

So in such a case where you find yourself in ‘not your’ car, and the car breaks down, then don’t shy in using your AAA membership as a golden card of help for your friend.

The same thing applies for the case if you are facing a similar breakdown issue in a rental car you were using. When the property is not yours, and you get stuck in the middle of nowhere, it becomes a reason to have more worry, as someone’s property is now your liability.

After contacting AAA, you should first share all the details for identifying your membership, and later you could share that the vehicle you are stuck in is not yours, but is a rental or belongs to your friend.

AAA’s team would give you the due information you need at the time, along with the help you asked for.

Will AAA tow an Unregistered Vehicle?

Nope. As there is no veracity about the owner of the vehicle, AAA won’t be indulging in towing unregistered vehicles, as it could get AAA into a legal problem as well.

Also, unregistered vehicles cannot be towed without the authorisation of any public authority, like police or court.

So if you are riding on an unregistered vehicle, then we highly recommend you to register your automobile, as non-registration could drag you into legal proceedings or possible confiscation of the vehicle.

So apart from just answering to the question above as ‘No’, we also request you to not use or indulge into using unregistered or unauthorised vehicles to avoid problems from the authorities.

Because not just AAA, but almost no one might tow an unregistered automobile without formal interference of the authorities.

So remember it, get a licence, get a car, get a registration and AAA membership to fetch the help.



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