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Roadside assistance SA

Roadside assistance policies in South Australia start from $9.99/month. Get quotes online.

Roadside assistance in SA can be purchased as a stand-alone option that starts from $9.99 per month or you can get a comprehensive policy that might include it.

We've put together a list of roadside assistance brands in South Australia.

So you know exactly what you're paying for, we've also broken down what roadside assistance covers and its costs. You can compare our roadside insurance brands side-by-side and get the best deal for you.

Get roadside assistance in South Australia

Name Product Call-outs (Unlimited/4 per year) Joining Fee Fuel Replacement Locksmith Cost per Month
Budget Direct Roadside Assistance
Unlimited
No joining fee
Up to $15
Up to $125
N/A
15% discount on your first year's membership when you buy online and use the code SOLVED15. T&Cs apply.
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Name Product Roadside assistance Accidental damage Choice of repairer Agreed or Market Value
Youi Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: The 2023 winner of our Best Features Car Insurance award. Plus, it's one of the only insurers to automatically include roadside assistance.

Who it might be good for: Those who want good customer service with lots of inclusions.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You need car insurance so why not get one that lets you earn Qantas Points? It's good value too (it's underwritten by the same insurer as Budget Direct).

⭐ Current offer: Earn up to 30,000 Qantas Points with every car insured by 30 September. Plus save 15% on your 1st year’s premium when you purchase online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: People who want more bang for their buck with Qantas Points.
Huddle Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Huddle's comprehensive policy will cover you if your vehicle is damaged or lost as a result of a collision, a natural event, a malicious act, theft or fire. It also includes up to $500 for essential repairs.

Who it might be good for: Someone who drives less than 15,000 km a year can opt for Pay As You Drive cover.
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*Brands may differ in benefits so always read the product disclosure statement (PDS) to see what suits you best.

What does roadside assistance cover me for in South Australia?

While cover varies from provider to provider, you will generally find that the following roadside assistance benefits apply:

  • Flat batteries. You might just need a jump start or your battery could be faulty. A roadside assistance technician should be able to help you there and then.
  • Locked out of your car. If you accidentally lock your keys in your car or lose them, your provider should send out a locksmith to you.
  • Flat tyres. Sometimes you need roadside assistance for the most common problems. If you have a flat tyre, they can help.
  • Out of fuel. Many roadside assistance technicians carry an emergency supply of petrol or diesel. Otherwise, they will arrange to tow your car to the nearest petrol station, within limits.
  • Can't get your car started. Sometimes your car just won't get going. A mechanic can come out and see what the problem is. If they can't fix it, they can arrange for it to be towed.
  • Towing. Most insurers will pay to tow your vehicle if the mechanic can't get it going again.

What happens if I'm travelling interstate?

You should still be covered. Since so many Aussies frequently travel across states, most roadside assistance providers maintain partnerships with insurers from different states. This means if you break down outside of South Australia, you should still be covered.

Depending on the provider you opt for in South Australia, there might be different breakdown towing limits. For example, in South Australia, there could be a limit of up to 50km. In a state like Victoria, this could be lower. It really depends on the provider you are with and the partner they use in the state you are travelling to. If you're concerned about this, call your insurer before you travel to find out what the towing limit is in the state you plan to visit.

How do I choose a roadside assistance brand in South Australia?

It depends on what you are looking for. Broadly speaking, you have two options:

  • Get roadside assistance with your comprehensive car insurance. When you purchase a comprehensive car insurance policy, you will usually have the option of adding roadside assistance to your cover. It usually costs less than $100 for the year and works out better value than a standalone policy in the long run. Some policies automatically include it in your cover, like Youi, but this usually comes with limitations, for example, you only get two free callouts.
  • Buy a standalone roadside assistance policy. If you are happy with third-party car insurance, then you can just purchase a standalone roadside assistance policy in South Australia. Top tip – most providers don't have a joining fee, so if you want to save, go with someone who does not have one.

How do roadside assistance policies compare in South Australia?

To give you an idea of how policies compare, we've highlighted some of the key benefits to help you make a decision. Comparing roadside assistance will not only make sure that you get the right product but will also help you get the best price. When choosing a policy, don't forget to check out the Product Disclosure Statement to make sure it suits your needs.

BrandCost per yearJoining feeCallout limitsNeed to hold a policy with them?KeysOut of fuelBreakdown towingGet quote
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Youi

Included with a comprehensive policy$0First 2 includedYes$15010 litres50km in the city, 20km in rural areasGet quote

Budget Direct

$89.95$0Unlimited within Fair Use PolicyNoUp to $125Up to $15Towing included, see T&Cs for limitations/td>Get quote
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RAA Standard

$119 a year$04 callouts per yearNo$50Yes10km in the city, 40km in the countryMore info

AAMI

$86 a year$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km in rural areasMore info
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Coles

$83$0UnlimitedYes$150Enough to reach the next petrol station20km in the city, 50km in rural areasMore info

GIO

$95$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km countryMore info
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Suncorp

$95$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km countryMore info

Apia

$84$0UnlimitedYes$250$1020km in the city, 100km countryMore info

Which companies offer roadside assistance in South Australia?

Here are some of the companies operating in South Australia:

Is roadside assistance included in car insurance in South Australia?

Ordinarily, it will be offered as an optional extra when you purchase car insurance. This is often a good value way to get roadside assistance if you're also looking for comprehensive car insurance. Youi is one of the few car insurance providers to include roadside assistance for free with its comprehensive car insurance policy. However, it only gives you two free call outs, and you will have to pay for the rest.

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