Does Visa or Amex offer roadside assistance when renting?

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jwblue
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Does Visa or Amex offer roadside assistance when renting?

Postby jwblue » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23 pm

I know they offer insurance.

I read the policy and it mentions towing if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

I didn't see anything about roadside assistance for a dead battery or something that disables the vehicle besides an accident.

Did I miss something?


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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:50 am

I'm not aware of them offering that. Doesn't mean someone doesn't offer it, but I've never seen any of my credit cards offer that and I've had a lot of them.

So I would say no, the Visa and Amex networks don't offer it, but some issuer out there might offer it.

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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:36 pm

jwblue wrote:I know they offer insurance.

I read the policy and it mentions towing if the vehicle is involved in an accident.

I didn't see anything about roadside assistance for a dead battery or something that disables the vehicle besides an accident.

Did I miss something?


I would just get AAA. I have the premier and if you have ever had to do a long distance tow then you know how expensive that is and you get 1 200 mile tow a year along with unlimited local tows. One of those 200 mile tows more than pays for the cost. Plus a lot of places offer discounts to AAA members. If you get the gold or above they will actually deliver gas to you if you run out for free. At the basic level they will also come jump start your car and will tow it if it does not work.
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Postby Sevenfeet » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:28 pm

If you own a late model GM vehicle with an OnStar subscription, you get roadside assistance as well.
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