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Old 10-07-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
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which road side service/car club is better? AAA or Allstate?

Hey guys,

I have 2 cars, plus my BMW roadside assistnace expired.

have alwyas used AAA before, I haven't had coveraged for a while and this morning my battery is dead and the local shop charged me $40 for a jump start..ridicuous...and I didn't have my other car around so I couldn't do much.

was wondering what your opinion is and what you have used and like..I live in Jersey ...if that helps .
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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Didn't even know Allstate had a roadside service thing. I just use AAA. They're everywhere and you even get discounts at a bunch of store by showing your card.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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I've been a AAA member for all but one of my driving years, seems to be good as they've saved my but a couple of times with bad batteries or out of gas or tows. The one year I don't renew, about a month after getting the renewal notice, my tranny blows and I need to tow the car. $95 for a 2.6 mile tow. Suffice it to say, I called them right away and got membership again.

The service they offer that I like the best is that you can do your DMV stuff with them vs. going to the DMV itself. Of course the Tow or Jump service is key.

My opinion is obviously biased as they are the only company i've used. Never used the BMW program for anything either.

Plus saving that 11 on a cup of coffee and a donut from Winchell's is a lifesaver. I always forget to use the "benefits" of membership at places, i'm not a cardflasher type.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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AAA is totally worth it.... I've ran out of gas, got a flat, dead battery, you name it and AAA covered my asss. I've been a member for 7+ years eversince I started driving.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:15 PM   #5
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Plus saving that 11 on a cup of coffee and a donut from Winchell's is a lifesaver. I always forget to use the "benefits" of membership at places, i'm not a cardflasher type.
Hahaha, I've only used the discount at Supercuts. Not a big discount, but hey, I don't mind saving a couple of bucks. My parents did go through them for cruise tickets once. I used teh AAA fleet price as a starting point for the negotiations on my BMW. It's a nice unexpected benefit if you like discounts like me.

I agree about the DMV stuff though. The time I save by being able to go to my AAA office instead of the DMV is worth the price of membership alone.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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AAA membership is like $50 a year and they give you up to 4 service calls. one tow will pay for it. I've had AAA membership for about 4 years now and I've averaged 3-4 tows a year because you can use it for friends too.
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:19 PM   #7
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The dealer made you pay fr a jumpstart? Isn't BMW roadside free?
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Old 10-07-2004, 05:31 PM   #8
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The dealer made you pay fr a jumpstart? Isn't BMW roadside free?
gbahri, he said his BMW roadside service expired in the first post. Thus, him wondering which service to get now.
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