Posted by William Charles on October 9, 2017
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Published on October 9th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Handy Roadside Assistance Cards For Premium Credit Cardholders

One benefit that a lot of premium credit cards now come with is roadside assistance. The problem is that when you actually need to use the benefits the last thing you want to be doing is searching for the relevant information to find out what is covered and what number is needed to call for assistance. Awhile ago icemule1 made some handy roadside assistance cards and shared them on reddit, I asked if we could repost them here (and sent a little gift as a way of saying thankyou) and they agreed.

If anybody has any ideas for things similar to this, please let us know in the comments. I’d love to put together more ‘at hand’ resources such as this.



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Doc amazon prime membership on Amex offers.

Can’t believe you were not the first post it.

Eddy Cue
Eddy Cue

I dont want to get into a pissing match here. Yes his info may have helpful but the next sentence was completely unnecessary as it sounds condescending)

Credit
Credit

But you are already in a pissing match.

The next sentence means I almost always find stuff posted here first.

Jim
Jim

Do you guys need a room large enough to fit both of your egos in?

Credit
Credit

I figured it was the “in thing” now.

Given how so many trump supporters can’t seem to get a clue the orange man must be doing something right.

mommafrica
mommafrica

+1

Eddy Cue
Eddy Cue

He’s not a robot, mind you

AS
AS

Life lesson here, Doc: No matter what you do, there are always a few you can’t impress.

Credit
Credit

And there are always those who will make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Tyler
Tyler

Maybe you didn’t sugar coat it enough for some people… Either way I’m sure the DOC team will appreciate you bringing it to their attention if they hadn’t seen it somewhere.

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

Exactly what I was thinking. I thought you were just posting information which is good 🙂

Reg
Reg

Will,

I think a handy card would be good for the following benefits:

1) Trip medical emergency (the last thing people are thinking about in a medical emergency is to look up terms in a benefits guide).

2) Trip delay/cancellation (again, usually it’s a high stress situation and people aren’t thinking about card benefits)

3) Rental car coverage (can be stressful, similar to roadside assistance situations)

Less interest:

4) purchase protection for stolen / damages property ( having new purchases stolen is stressful)

Tom
Tom

Trip delay/cancellation for sure.

Tyler
Tyler

Frequentmiler has already done alot of the leg work if anyone wants to put it together.

http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/ultra-premium-credit-card-travel-insurance/

vince
vince

Second

Superchurn
Superchurn

Third

joE
joE

Great idea you two, now collaborate together, make the cards and send them to Will to post.

Thanks in advance!

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

Thanks! This is something that should come with credit cards but I guess the banks don’t want us to use the hotline too often 🙂

YRK
YRK

Whats better or cheaper : Uptpo 50$ limit or 10miles.
Have just once used Amex PRG jump start service for my relative car. Thankfully were in my own apartment parking as truck took around 1hr to reach.

Dan
Dan

maybe do this for the insurance? Flight / travel / car rental insurance would be nice to have available I feel.

Jab
Jab

Also there is an option to consider roadside assistance via your car insurance. It costs 4-5 dollars per 6 month, but does not has $50 deductible nor 10 mile restriction.

Geico TC for example.

It covers problems not typically covered by car insurance such as:
Lockout Services – GEICO pays up to $100 per lockout for the following situations:
Lost Keys- GEICO pays to open car and provide one key (door and ignition if applicable).
Key locked in vehicle – GEICO pays to unlock your vehicle.
Towing – GEICO covers a tow to the nearest facility where the necessary repairs can be made.
Jump Start – GEICO pays to jump start a dead battery.
Mechanical Labor – GEICO covers up to one hour of labor at the place of breakdown such as fixing a flat tire.

Superchurn
Superchurn

This is damn useful! Thanks DoC!

Jon S
Jon S

Do these some or all of these benefits work if you’re a passenger in someone else’s vehicle? I vaguely remember that benefit existing but don’t remember the context.

J. Grant
J. Grant

You could pretend you’re the driver if it doesn’t cover you in case you’re the passenger.

YRK
YRK

For amex atleast, the cardholder needs to be present. Doesnt matter own car or not (they dont check registration :P)

Keith
Keith

How about information about cards that offer price protection or extended warranty. I keep forgetting which cards offer what type of protection

Kay
Kay

Thanks Doc! This will be very useful for my husband cos we didnt renew our AAA this year.
Thank you again! Great post.

shay peleg
shay peleg

Is the roadside assistance international?

Joe
Joe

Important to note (because I found out the hard way when something happened) roadside assistance does NOT cover motorcycles. So they will not tow if something happens, etc.

DH7
DH7

i wonder if the towing stacks, i.e tow 10 miles on CSR, 10 on Platinum, 10 on PRG…

Jab
Jab

You can even call multiple times on each card as there is no limitation per day

yana
yana

doc is the best

Pag
Pag

Are these free or carry a charge if you use the service?

dmoney
dmoney

Same question. I was under the impression that you call them and they send help, but you have to pay for it.

YRK
YRK

The free of charge services are limited to the premium cards and also prg afaik.
Visa Signature and World MC do provide their own roadside service which DOES charge you for availing

JohnS
JohnS

Citi is the only one that “might” charge you for it. They might have fixed it according to the last post on the FT thread linked below, but read the previous posts so you can see what might happen. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/citi-thankyou-rewards/1676576-anyone-used-citi-prestige-roadside-assistance-3.html

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