Auto Insurance

Emergency Roadside Service Coverage

When you experience an unlucky break with your car, like a flat tire or a mechanical breakdown, emergency roadside service can help save the day. It’s an extra service that doesn’t cost a lot, but you’ll be glad to have it when you need it. It’s also easy to add to your auto insurance policy.


For customers with Roadside Service added to their ERIE policy, you can always contact the towing company that you prefer, or to use ERIE’s Roadside Service call 800-FOR-ERIE (800-367-3743) and select option 2 to be connected directly to Agero, ERIE’s nationwide and recommended partner.


Why you need Roadside Service

You take good care of your car, but you may eventually need roadside assistance. When it happens, it’s nice to know that someone will be there to help you with the right equipment in tow.

Roadside Service Coverage from Erie Insurance can help you with lockouts, flat tires, mechanical breakdowns and dead batteries, and it can even save the day when your car runs out of gas. It also covers the cost to pull your car out of the ditch or snow if you end up within 10 feet of the highway. (If the distance is greater than 10 feet, there may be an out-of-pocket expense.)

The program covers towing to the nearest service garage plus 20 miles. If you need to go beyond this mileage radius, you would pay the difference. Some roadside assistance programs limit emergency towing to 10 miles.

Another great thing about this add-on is that there’s no deductible and you don’t have to pay anything up front. The service is available 24/7, including holidays, anywhere in the United States. 

What does the coverage cost?

Adding Roadside Service to an Erie Insurance auto policy will only cost about $5 per vehicle per year.It’s available with the purchase of comprehensive coverage or both comprehensive and collision coverage.

You can also purchase the coverage with ERIE’s Roadside & Rentals bundle, which includes rental car expense coverage.2

How do you add roadside service to your policy?

Get in touch with a local ERIE agent and ask about adding it to your auto insurance policy. This service is just another way ERIE is with you no matter where the road takes you.


1Vehicles eligible for coverage include cars, light trucks and motorcycles. The service also covers horse, livestock and other trailers that are pulled by vehicles that ERIE insures. See individual policies for specific coverage details. Certain terms and limitations may apply.

Refer to our disclaimer for additional information. In North Carolina, coverage is purchased by limits ($25, $50 and $100).

2In all states except Virginia and North Carolina, Transportation Expenses are included with Comprehensive Coverage but must be purchased separately for a Collision loss. Rental vehicle coverage is based on the type of vehicle rented, rather than a specific dollar amount. In Virginia and North Carolina, Transportation Expense Coverage is included with Comprehensive Coverage and Collision Coverage and is subject to a per day limit.