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AAA Towing Roadside Assistance (Complete Guide)

AAA towing roadside Assistance

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If you are stuck in the middle of a stranded place or you are in the middle of a busy street with your broken car, then worry not, as AAA roadside assistance is there to help you in any situation, they will tow your vehicle (*According to your membership level) and drop you off at a secure place to get your car fixed.

So, let’s look at the answers of some of the most commonly asked questions about AAA towing Roadside Assistance.

Can AAA Tow any Car

AAA membership is tied to the person and not the car which they had while purchasing membership , so the AAA member can get any Car towed, even if it is not their car.

You just need to be driving it or be a passenger in the car and have your AAA membership card with you ,if you want the car to be towed.

Will AAA tow me to my home if I am Drunk

Drunk towing or also referred to as “Tipsy towing” is not very common and hence very few AAA clubs offer this service,

So you will need to call the local AAA service representative in order to check if they provide this service or not.

But mind that you will not be eligible for free towing because technically AAA is an emergency roadside assistance program and they are only liable to provide you service if you had a sudden breakdown.

Charges of Tipsy towing depends upon club to club.

Will AAA Tow a car that has been in a road accident

If you have been in an unfortunate accident then you should think of a few things first before calling AAA,

If you call AAA for accident towing then probably they will refuse you saying that it is your insurance companies job and it is true, Insurance company will pay for all the damage and the towing as well, you don’t need to waste your 1 call to AAA.

However, if you are blocking the traffic or in a rush then you can call AAA for replacing a tire or tell them to tow it to a place where you can call the insurance company.

Who is responsible for damaged car during towing

The car towing company is responsible for towing mishappenings and they are liable to pay you for the damage caused by their worker,

but it can be a bit long process because they will first talk with the driver and ask him about the details of the towing, and whether all the rules were followed.

So, after a few weeks, maybe you will receive the compensation.

How long does it take for an AAA truck to arrive

People don’t have very good experiences with AAA representatives arriving on time, saying they usually arive in hours. Although AAA informs you the time when you call them for roadside assistance.

Can AAA tow my friends Car

Yes, AAA can tow your friends car but there’s a condition for it i.e. you need to be present there with your friend with your AAA membership Card, if not, AAA will refuse to provide any free service to you.

and also you need to be a driver or a passenger in the vehicle, in order to get the assistance.

Do You have to be with your car for AAA to tow it?

Can AAA tow an unregistered vehicle

No, AAA won’t tow an unregistered vehicle unless it is going for repair or have an old registration, because of a variety of reasons like

  1. The car could be stolen
  2. The car could be linked with a Crime Scene

Can AAA tow a Car without Keys

As long as the Car belongs to you and the is movable, AAA can tow it to the nearest auto center to get it fixed or you can call the AAA locksmith for getting your car unlocked and then get it towed if needed.

But you need to verify your Identity and your ownership of the car, before any AAA representative starts their work.

Can AAA tow a Tesla

Yes, they can tow any car including Tesla but they have suspended charging the electric vehicles, but you can get towed to the charging station or wherever you want (unless it is in the provided towing distance)

Can AAA tow an RV, Motorcycle or Trailer

Yes, AAA can tow an RV, motorcycle or any trailer but this service is only available for premium members.

How Much AAA Charge after the free miles are up

There are three level of membership available with AAA and each memebership has a certain limit of towing assosicated with it.

Once the limit is up, you will have to pay usually between 7$ to 12$ per mile depending upon the area and club you are taking the service from.

Will AAA tow a car without Membership Card

No, the AAA will not tow your car or provide you with any service without the membership card, because since every member gets only 4 calls per year, AAA needs to verify your eligibility using your AAA card,

but if the situation is very serious like the member was in an accident and been taken in an ambulance, AAA can allow a service.

AAA towing Distance available to people

There are three membership level in AAA i.e. Basic, Plus and Premier and each membership level comes up with the limitation of towing, see the limitation below-:

  • If you have a Basic membership then you will get 7 miles of free towing for 4 times a year
  • If you have a Plus membership then you will get 100 miles of free Towing for 4 times a year
  • If you have a Premier membership then you will get one 200 mile tow and 3 100 miles tows a year

Note: The premier members get the benefit of Towing RV’s , Motorcycles and trailers

Will AAA tow from my House/Driveway

If your car is broken down and you need towing it from one place to another then AAA will do it for no issues whether it is your house or your driveway.

You just need to verify your Identity and your ownership with the car to proceed the tow.

Will AAA tow a Car I just Bought

If the car is in working condition and its just not working right now, then you can use the tow but if you purchased a broken down car and need tow then AAA won’t be helping you.

Although some people have gotten away with it in the past, but it is a grey area, you have to call AAA in order to know the exact answer.

Tip:Don’t directly say that you have purchased a run down broken car, even if you have.

Also see How can AAA help in case of Locked Car

How to Contact the AAA for towing assistance

You can contact the AAA’s roadside assistance by either calling them or through their app or their website. But, you should note that AAA road side assistance depends on county you are in , so you need to visit the correct website.

AAA Member Login
AAA App (Apple Devices)Click Here
AAA App (Android Devices)Click here
AAA Road side Assistance Number:8002224357
AAA Contact details

You can also Text APP10 to 86792 to receive a link to download the app.*

Final Words

I hope we were able to solve your doubts about AAA Towing Roadside assistance, if you have any questions then you can directly message us.

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