Roadside assistance versus calling a friend

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following scenario dramatizes the Roadside Assistance feature offered by Toggle® Auto, which you can Toggle On℠ if you have Toggle Auto insurance.

Imagine this: It’s 2 AM, and there’s Jeremy, your go-to tech nerd, blissfully unaware as he’s lost in the glow of the Finals of his weekend e-tournament. His idea of an emergency is running out of gamer fuel. And tiny pizza snacks. So fun. Then there’s you, broken down on the side of a road, with a flat tire and a phone battery clinging to its last life. Time to call-a-friend. You’re fairly sure Jeremy is going to pick up, jump into action and save you. Surely, Jeremy will swap his virtual battleground for an actual one with lug nuts, real asphalt and real distress? Think again.

man in black jacket and black pants standing beside red car during night timePhoto by Donny Jiang on Unsplash

Enter Toggle Roadside Assistance, the unsung hero of modern misadventures​​​​​​. Let’s break it down:

Towing tales.

Your car’s not moving, and neither is your spirit. But with a call, you can go from zero to hero—Roadside Assistance can help you get towing service whether it’s a block away or across town​​.

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Flat tire blues.

Changing a tire isn’t that difficult—if you know what you’re doing, don’t mind getting filthy and can figure out where to put the jack under the car. If you’ve never done it, and it’s nighttime, it’s like trying to solve a Sudoku with your feet, blindfolded. You could call on Roadside Assistance instead. Why puzzle it out when you could be back on the road before you can say, “Excuse me, sir, can you give me a lift to the next gas station?”

If you are wondering if tire problems are common, check this out. 

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Got fuel? Apparently not.

Out of gas? It happens to the best of us. If it happens in the dead of night, it can bring out the worst in us. Walking or thumbing a ride to the next town at 3 AM is not a learning experience; it’s silly. Remember that Roadside Assistance can get fuel delivered to you*. Just use your phone. It’s like a food delivery app for your car—minus the fries on the side​​.

* We do not pay for the cost of tires, fuel, belts, keys, parts or tools associated with the service or labor being performed.

key chain with plush money laying on the streetThe key conundrum.

Yes, this still happens. You lost the keys to your mom’s trusty grocery getter? They’re probably partying in the ignition while you’re locked out. But with Roadside Assistance, you can skip the coat hanger tricks and avoid catching a case. We got you. We can get you back to cruising in no time.

Getting locked out of your car can be even worse than it sounds. Finding a locksmith in the middle of nowhere, much less one who will come quickly, is not always easy.

red tool tightening a nub for a broken carCan’t start. Won’t start.

That sinking feeling when your car won’t start is second only to stepping on a child’s plastic building brick with a rather sharp edge on it. One call, and Roadside Assistance can get someone to jump-start your battery and get your heart rate back to chill​​. Crank your playlist back up.

And you ask, do modern car batteries actually ever fail? How much anxiety should I budget for on a scale of one to ten?

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Winching whattt? The great pull.

And if your car fancies itself an off-road adventurer and gets stuck, winching services (within 100 feet of a public street or highway, of course) can pull it out of the mud, snow or whatever “off the beaten path” situation you find yourself in​​. These are some of the things you need to consider when owning a motor vehicle.

Speaking of stone-cold truth, we wrote this blog about safe driving in the winter.

woman facing her car engine, car has the hood upYes, our Roadside Assistance is 24/7 for up to three trips within six months to help. And it’s not just helping on the road; it’s saving money. And if you are like us, out there enjoying the open road you are going to want to be covered. And, of course, we always advise DIY car care to help you avoid these types of car issues in the first place. Probably because we are a car insurance company.

Now go ahead, Toggle On that Roadside Assistance add-on, call customer service on the phone when needed and keep the adventures rolling—sans the drama. 

Since you need to have Toggle Auto to qualify for the coverage, quote now to get started. If there is anything you need to know about us, you might want to read the blog about Toggle Auto first.

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