ted sweet

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  1. 2 hours ago, vermontboy said:

    Take a look at your regular insurer - I have State Farm and for something under $10 a year they provide up  to an hour of roadside assistance plus a tow if they can't fix it.  I've also turned in a towing bill I paid and they reimbursed me with no questions.

     

    I also used them when AAA took 3 hours to pick us up and I asked them to take us home from the repair shop (2.4 miles) and they said they were too busy - had the car dropped in our driveway and he said there would be no free tow from my driveway to the shop the next day. Mid winter and we are in our 70's. There is no taxi service in our town. I keep them in case we need that 200 mile tow but they have become pretty pointless otherwise. Letter writing to their corporate headquarters was useless - each club can set their own rules and they are under no obligation  to do anything but drop you with the vehicle. They sure have changed.

     

    When I called State Farm to pick up the car in my driveway and take it to the repair shop they were there in  under an hour. The driver asked what was wrong with it and I told him the power steering line blew (2008 Caravan). He apologized that it wasn't something he could fix as part of the tow. 

    when i left state farm for travelers my insurance went down over 50 percent. they also lost my home owners. they were terrible with my one claim for a deer hit. refused to pay for moer than 3 rental car  days for a vehicle thats wasnt drivable, i paid for 5 more days personally  they will never see my money again


  2. 7 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

    This other thread, just a couple of months old,

    discusses other people's experiences with AAA's

    and Hagerty's emergency service.  Hagerty offers

    different levels of service;  make sure you can use

    ANY towing company, not just one with whom they contract.

     

     

     

    7 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

    This other thread, just a couple of months old,

    discusses other people's experiences with AAA's

    and Hagerty's emergency service.  Hagerty offers

    different levels of service;  make sure you can use

    ANY towing company, not just one with whom they contract.

     2018 . hagerty only uses a list of towing companies. when called in october2018  was told a 4 hr wait. i called a  local company and they refused to reimburse me. i dropped their towing coverage