For the purpose of safety reasons alone, women should always accept roadside assistance when purchasing insurance. If not purchasing it through your auto insurance provider, it should be purchased through an independent carrier such as AAA or even AARP.
If you question why, or argue the fact, just pick up the daily newspaper and read a few articles regarding rapes, murder, disappearances occurring to women while driving alone. Far too often we leave home taking an innocent shopping trip or on our way to pick up a friend, maybe even to the grocery store, sometimes to pick up the children from the game or from school and never are seen or heard from again. Sometimes they find your car with a flat tire, you ran out of gas or something happened on the road and they find your body somewhere mutilated.
Think of your family or loved ones when making automotive needs decisions. If you’re careless about your own well being, think of loved ones before taking risk. There are five (many more can be thought of) basic reasons why women should purchase roadside assistance if you drive:
1). Family – You have a family that loves you and wants to see you return home safe and sound each day at the end of the day. If you’re careless about your own well being, think of how they will feel going on living life without you.
2). Dangerous people – There are dangerous people around. You never know when you will run into a person who can cross the line between being sane and insane within a second. Something in this world has changed people. People are crazier than ever. You don’t want to be caught on the side of the road, alone, needing help at the mercy of a stranger who could ‘snap’ at any second..
3). Cars are not dependable – take it for granted your car could break down at any time. No matter how dependable they advertise the model you drive, cars are mechanical and can breakdown at the most inopportune time. Don’t chance it.
4). Weather – the weather is changing drastically. You never know when you may be caught in a flash flood or even a sinkhole. Have a cell phone and roadside assistance. Call 911 through speed dial.
5). It Could Save Your Life – for life saving purposes roadside assistance should be available to you. , You never know when a situation may arise in which you need roadside assistance. Most companies charge a meager $5 more monthly for this service. Is your life not worth $5
As a precautionary measure, have the number speed dial ready on your phone and the account number handy or the app on your smartphone. If you have a smartphone, make sure you’re being smart and using it for your best purposes.