With Spring Break right around the corner, many college students are considering a road trip for the most scenic way to spend the vacation. However, a road trip can quickly turn into a less-than-ideal car situation. One of the ways to overcome this issue is with emergency roadside assistance, which protects millions of people across the country. These policies can protect you in more ways than you might think. Here are three reasons why you don't need to fear a breakdown or other debilitating issues when planning your big road trip.
Mechanical Issues are a Breeze
Low coolant? Needing washer fluid? Stuck in the mud? A flat tire? Issues like these seem to plague any and all travelers that venture out on a big road trip; but the truth of the matter is that all of these issues can be remedied by even the most basic roadside assistance plan. Simply letting your service provider know what the issue is (letting them know which light on the dashboard is lighting up is a good descriptor) will give an experienced repair technician the tools required to fix your issue on the spot so that you can be on your way in no time at all. Check your cellphone's coverage zones online to make sure you plan a route where you will always have cellular service if you need to call roadside assistance.
No Gas? No Problem!
One neat perk of many roadside assistance programs that many drivers simply aren't aware of is the added bonus of a little gas insurance included. On an especially long, rural road trip, owners of roadside emergency assistance don't have to worry about running out of gas, since a full tank (or enough to get you to the next gas station, depending on which program you choose) is just a phone call and less than an hour's wait away on average. If you plan on traveling in inclement weather or overnight, this assistance is vital so that you aren't stranded in dangerous weather or putting yourself at risk by hiking to a gas station.
Let the Radio Blast
No spring vacation would be complete without enjoying late nights with your friends with the help of your car's speakers and heat, but these activities are notorious for burning battery life. If you find yourself using your radio and heat for extended hours, then you don't have to worry about your battery dying if you have roadside assistance. Many, if not all, of these services will jump or replace your battery after you give them a call, often without affecting your itinerary one bit. This covers you for any kind of battery issue, too, whether it's due to excessive use through radio use or simply an old battery.