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Coles roadside assistance review

Coles roadside assistance has similar benefits to other policies in the market and is competitively priced.

Our verdict


  • Coles will supply enough fuel to get you to the next service station
  • Cover applies regardless of who's driving your car – as long as they have your permission
  • Unlimited callouts and No joining fee


  • Only available if you have a Coles car insurance policy
  • Towing costs are capped at 20km in the city, 50km in other areas which could fall short in some areas
  • There are cheaper roadside assistance options on the market

Coles roadside assistance has similar benefits to other policies in the market, but has a particularly generous emergency fuel policy, offering as much as you need to reach the next petrol station, for free. However, be aware that Coles only offers roadside assistance to drivers who have a Coles car insurance policy.

CompanyCost per yearJoining feeCallout limitsNeed to hold a policy with them?Lockout/lost keyBreakdown towing
Coles logo$81No joining feeUnlimitedYes$15020km in the city, 50km in other areas
Budget Direct logo$79.95No joining feeUnlimitedNo$125Towing included, see T&Cs for limitations.
NRMA logo$110No joining feeUnlimitedNoYesUp to 25 km in metro areas and back to attending Country Service Centre in country areas
GIO logo$90$0UnlimitedYes$15020km in the city, 100km in rural areas
APIA logo$84$0UnlimitedYes$15020km in the city, 100km in rural areas

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