Importance of Roadside Assistance

When I started driving my parents were very insistant that I have roadside assistance. I didn't really understand or care, but they paid for it so why not? I never realized how important it could be until one morning when I was driving from my families home back to college. I went to college in a small mountain town in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. My journey back to college was filled with curvy, steep mountain roads. On that morning, probable driving too fast I rounded a curve and on the other side was a log in the road. Well I hit the log, my Dodge Neon went spinning and thankfully rested on the side of the road. I blessed that morning to not have been hurt  or have hurted anyone else.


Even though I wasn't hurt, it left me stranded on the side of the road. Now back then there were no cell phones. Well, there might have been those giant blocky cell phones that only rich people had..but pretty much there were no phones. I was left at the mercy of any passer by that would stop! Now days that seems so frightening, I'm happy my kids will never be left at the mercy of a stranger. Anyway, a gentlemen did stop and picked me up and took me to the nearest town which was about 20 miles away.


Once I got into town, I used a pay phone...yes a pay phone and I called the number on my roadside assistance card. The town truck driver actually came and picked me up, we went to my car, and he towed us back to town to a service shop where I could have my car fixed.  I was so greatful that day that my parents insisted on me getting roadside assistance. Had I not have had that, I don't know what I would have done!


I say all of that to say this. Make sure your loved ones are protected. Especially your children, the elderly, and just anyone that can't change a tire, lol A.K.A. ME!!! Xpress Healthcare has plans with Roadside Assistance for as little as $19.99 a month!! Isn't your family worth it?   


Roadside Assistance is available 24/7/365. It helps members when owned or leased vehicles are disabled due to unavoidable circumstances.  Members only have to pay for non-covered expenses or covered costs over the 15 miles towing per occurrence maximum (up to $80 retail value).  This service can be used by the member, spouse, and dependent children up to 21 years of age permanently living at registered address when driving any vehicles that they own or lease for 12 months or longer.


  • Available 24/7/365.
  • Up to 15 miles towing per occurrence maximum for covered charges (up to $80 retail value).
  • Towing Assistance.
  • Flat Tire Assistance.
  • Fuel, Oil, Fluid and Water Delivery Service.
  • Lock-out Assistance.
  • Battery Assistance.
  • Collision Assistance.

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  • Great post, Wendy!  Wonderful testimony that Xpress Healthcare does not offer just Healthcare products.

  • Great post Wendy and definitely important these days.  Glad you were safe back then when it happened.  Today you couldn't risk taking a lift from a stranger.

  • Thanks for sharing this information with us Wendy.  It's best to have Roadside Assistance in place, just in case you get stranded.  You never know.  Better safe than sorry.  Thanks for sharing.  Liked and Shared.  Glad everything worked out for you.

  • Top Blogger

    Hi Wendy,

    Yes, I agree keeping those you love safe is important and it's wonderful that your parents did that for you. It is scary to be out and alone when your car breaks down. I'm thankful you were okay and that you learned a great life lesson that day as well. :)

  • Thanks I appreciate it!

  • Great information here. Will share along.

  • Top Member

    Glad everything worked out for you when you were stranded. The information you are sharing is really a necessity and I have shared it everywhere for many more people to see. Be blessed dear.

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