What Is Roadside Service?

Roadside assistance refers to coverage you have the option to add to your current auto insurance policy. It can help you when you find yourself stranded due to unexpected car trouble i.e. a flat tire. Car trouble can happen at any time; when you’re at work, out running errands, or even when you’re lounging at home.

What Does Roadside Assistance Cover?

Over the course of a lifetime, there’s a good possibility that you or someone you know will be faced with some kind of car trouble. Whether it’s getting a flat tire, running out of gas, or facing a mechanical issue, none of these situations are fun and can result in you being stranded on the side of the road, hopefully not a busy highway. If you have Roadside Assistance Coverage on your auto policy, at least you can rest assured that someone will come to your rescue. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call ERIE’s roadside service at 1-800-FOR-ERIE and select Option 2 to be connected to Agero, ERIE’s partner for nationwide roadside assistance.

Roadside Service coverage through ERIE can help you in situations where you are locked out of your car, flat tires, mechanical breakdowns, dead batteries, and even if you run out of gas. If you need to pull your car out of a ditch or snow, you are covered as long as you are within 10 feet of a highway. If not, there may be an out-of-pocket expense. Coverage provides towing service to the nearest garage plus 20 additional miles. Any distance beyond this must be paid out of pocket.

What Is the Cost of Roadside Service?

Adding this coverage to your policy will cost you about $5 per vehicle per year. It is available with a purchase of either comprehensive or collision coverage. In addition, you can also purchase this type of coverage with ERIE’s Roadside & Rentals bundle, which includes rental car expense coverage.

What Types of Vehicles Are Eligible for Coverage?

Cars, light trucks, and motorcycles are eligible for this coverage. Service also includes horse, livestock and other trailers that are pulled by vehicles that ERIE insures.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at (301) 948-2010 and ask to speak with one of our experienced insurance professionals.