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Emergency Roadside Service Coverage

When you experience an unlucky breakdown with your car, emergency roadside service can save the day. It’s an optional coverage that’s easy to add to your auto insurance policy and doesn’t cost a lot. If you get stuck on the side of the road, you’ll be glad to have help when you need it.

Need assistance now?

With Emergency Roadside Service added to your ERIE policy, you can always contact the towing company you prefer, or use ERIE’s Roadside Service by filing your tow claim online or calling 800-FOR-ERIE (800-367-3743), Option 2 to be connected directly to Agero, ERIE’s nationwide roadside service partner. Agero service is available 24/7, so if it’s 4 a.m. or a holiday and your vehicle breaks down, no worries.

Why you need Roadside Service

Even if you take good care of your car, you may eventually need roadside assistance. When it happens, it’s nice to know someone will be there to help.

Roadside Service coverage from Erie Insurance can help you with lockouts, flat tires, mechanical breakdowns, 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 coverage provides 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.

What does the coverage cost?

Adding Roadside Service to an Erie Insurance auto policy will only cost about $5 per vehicle per year1and it’s available with the purchase of either comprehensive or collision coverage.

You can 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 Emergency Roadside coverage to your auto insurance policy. Roadside coverage is just one more way ERIE is with you no matter where the road takes you.

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    Vehicles 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).

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    In 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.