Call up your car insurer for help and it will send a crew to your rescue point in no time. Essentially all the services are free, however, in some cases you will have to bear the costs. For example, if you run out of fuel, you will have to pay for refueling.
Again, if your vehicle has to be towed, you would have to pay for it. Some companies also provide taxi assistance and hotel accommodation if need be. This facility is most useful during the monsoon season when a vehicle is more susceptible to breakdown.
What does it cover?
Roadside assistance offers a host of benefits to you, the policyholder. Here's what you can get:
- Towing service
- Battery jump start
- Spare key arrangement
- Alternate battery/jump start
- Phone assistance
- Alternate transport/accommodation
- Emergency fuel
- Minor repairing
Roadside Assistance or Breakdown Assistance is an assortment of vehicle services that primarily assist motorists who are stranded on the road. The aim of Roadside Assistance is to get the vehicle moving again after fixing the issue on the spot, either to the original destination or to the nearest service station in case of a major issue.