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Don't Have Triple A or Emergency Roadside Plan You'll Like This (Think Uber for Tows)
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Don't Have Triple A or Emergency Roadside Plan You'll Like This (Think Uber for Tows) - March 19, 2016, 04:50 PM

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Interesting idea.Couldn't find out about cost though. Wonder what makes them stand out from calling a tow company that also provides such services


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Great application and neat idea. Subscribed...

Not too sure how they calculate the cost and what would it be?

Thanks for sharing it.


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Interesting idea.Couldn't find out about cost though. Wonder what makes them stand out from calling a tow company that also provides such services
Jumps flat rate $50
Lock out and gas is flat rate $75.
Tows are $90 and covers the first 10 miles.

I would imagine like Uber there's a surcharge multiplier during peak demand events. Snow storm, hurricanes, etc.



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You can get AMA memberships for $49 that include roadside assistance.

AMA Roadside Assistance covers all of the vehicles in your household including motorcycles, cars, trucks, RVs and trailers. All family members living in your household are covered. Services include towing, lock-out, dead battery, flat tire, fluid delivery and mobile mechanic. Towing services include up to 35 miles to the nearest qualified service facility or to any other location of equal distance at no expense.


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You can get AMA memberships for $49 that include roadside assistance.

AMA Roadside Assistance covers all of the vehicles in your household including motorcycles, cars, trucks, RVs and trailers. All family members living in your household are covered. Services include towing, lock-out, dead battery, flat tire, fluid delivery and mobile mechanic. Towing services include up to 35 miles to the nearest qualified service facility or to any other location of equal distance at no expense.
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Why do I have AAA again? Didn't know about the AMA thing... Have to look into that.


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You can get AMA memberships for $49 that include roadside assistance.

AMA Roadside Assistance covers all of the vehicles in your household including motorcycles, cars, trucks, RVs and trailers. All family members living in your household are covered. Services include towing, lock-out, dead battery, flat tire, fluid delivery and mobile mechanic. Towing services include up to 35 miles to the nearest qualified service facility or to any other location of equal distance at no expense.
Thank you for this.

Just looked up the info, link for anyone else interested: AMA Membership Sign-Up




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I think my AAA plus membership is $35 a year and includes four 100 mile tows. That's super cheap. I haven't used it in a while.
I am an AMA member as well and have never used the roadside assistance.
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I might be wrong, but for local usage- AMA is pretty good and cheapest one. I asked this question sometime ago:
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Thanks to some of the members here, for pointing me in right direction.

Though for AMA, same service(Tow, Jump, Gas etc...) can ONLY be utilized once per 7 days but there's no limit like AAA. When I was looking for roadside assistance, AAA with RV package was definitely expensive as compared to AMA


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I think my AAA plus membership is $35 a year and includes four 100 mile tows. That's super cheap. I haven't used it in a while.
I am an AMA member as well and have never used the roadside assistance.
This. Except for mine is $99 a year. This is my first year with AAA though, I suppose it will go down as time goes?

I figured I cant beat 4 tows up to 100 miles a year, I got a piece of shit Ford Escape that I cant really 100% depend my life on. This was no brainer for me even at $99.


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