Towing And Roadside Assistance, Bozeman Montana
If you’re a frequent traveler who drives more than 15,000 miles each year you may be enticed into becoming a member of one of the dozens of roadside assistance companies that exist today. With statements such as “Your In Good Hands,” and “Like a Good Neighbor,” many motorists have bought into the idea that they’re better off paying for something that they don’t necessarily need in order to feel secure when they’re out of their element. This thinking goes hand in hand with the fear that, if they don’t use the towing company their roadside assistance company is contracted with they’ll pay much more than they should for the services provided. However, when you compare what you spend for insurance versus the towing services you need – over the course of a decade – you’ll soon come to realize that you’ve been bamboozled by your insurance company.
It’s a hard fact of life but AAA Towing roadside assistance insurance is a for-profit business. In order for that company to survive and thrive, they need to make a profit off of the insurance they sell you for roadside assistance. Most motorists look at the $99 dollars or $149 dollars they spend each year as a shield against being raked across the coals by a local towing company. The reality is, that motorists are receiving less than stellar service and waiting longer than usual wait times precisely because AAA pays the towing companies they contract with 40% to 60% of what retail customers pay. With the current rise in inflation, those percentages are dwindling even further.
Most motorists only utilize the services of a towing company once every 5 years. And, the average service call is around $85 dollars. This means that you’re paying an average of $17 dollars per year if you call a towing company direct, $85 ÷ 5 = $17. However, if you pay AAA $119 every year for 5 years you’re doling out $595 dollars, for a service you may never use. The other consideration is the value of your time. Is it worth it to you to wait 3 hours, as in the case above, just to “save” a few dollars in the short term? If not, we suggest that you simply call Bozeman Road Rescue. We’re a family-owned, family-friendly towing company that’s been providing towing and roadside assistance to the motorists of Bozeman, Montana for more than 20 years.