Roadside assistance will keep your wheels rolling no matter what goes wrong.
Pop a tyre on hot tarmac near Bondi Beach? Forget to change the oil and have your engine give up the ghost halfway to Dubbo? Invest in roadside assistance if you want to avoid being stranded on the side of the road with nobody in sight and avoid expensive, out-of-pocket towing bills. It can even cover you for problems that may be your own fault, like locking yourself out of the car.
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What does roadside assistance cover me for in NSW?
While different providers may cover some scenarios and not others, there are a number of common reasons for roadside assistance that most providers include:
- Flat batteries. It might be that your battery has run out of juice or you just need someone to jump-start the engine for you. Either way, the problem should be able to be solved at the scene.
- Out of petrol. You’re driving along but realise too late that the needle’s all the way down to zero. Usually, roadside assistance drivers will carry a small quantity of petrol or diesel with them, but otherwise they’ll get you to the nearest servo.
- Flat or punctured tyres. Maybe you ran over something or you put the pressure cap back on incorrectly. Roadside assistance providers will change it over for you if you can’t.
- Restarting your car. When all else fails and you don’t know why your car won’t start, roadside assistance will help sort it out.
- Lockouts. Staring in at your keys lying on the dashboard of your very locked car isn’t a pleasant feeling. Roadside assistance will get you inside your vehicle once more and even pay a portion of locksmith fees should they become necessary.
- Towing. When they can’t fix the issue on the spot, roadside assistance providers will tow your car somewhere it can be fixed. Many will also tow your caravan too.
What happens if I'm travelling interstate?
Regardless of your provider, if you venture out to sample the Australian countryside away from NSW you should still have access to your normal roadside assistance benefits. Even if you manage to take out insurance with a company that only operates in NSW, most insurers have partnerships with other companies that mean no matter where you go, someone will be there to help.
How do I choose a roadside assistance brand in NSW?
As always, picking an insurer depends on what you need and what you can afford. For example, insurers like AAMI or GIO include roadside assistance as an optional extra when you take out a comprehensive car insurance plan with them. So if you’re looking to bundle up with accident, third party damage and theft protection in NSW, it may end up cheaper and easier to get this kind of roadside assistance, since you’d be going through a single insurer. Youi even throws assistance in for free with its comprehensive policy.
On the other hand, some insurers and most automobile clubs provide dedicated roadside assistance plans that you can subscribe to independently of a policy. When it comes to choosing among these, one of the biggest factors to consider is response time because the services offered are largely the same across providers. It might be worth paying a little more if help arrives that much sooner, so it doesn’t ruin your road trip up to Palm Beach with your mates.
Who has the cheapest roadside assistance in NSW?
24/7 Roadservices Australia
|$69 a year or $110 for 2 years|
365 Roadside Assistance