The last thing you want when you breakdown in the middle of the night or are involved in an accident is to discover that your car insurance policy does not include Roadside assistance in the cover. Roadside assistcar comes in two forms and in some cases is covered by the manufacturer for example in the case of Audi and Mercedes who provide roadside assistance to new car buyers as part of their customer service plan.
The type of roadside assistance provided for in manufacturer cases would include flat tyre repair, assistance when you run out of fuel or lock your keys in your car. This type of roadside assistance would not cover medical evacuation or roadside medical treatment but is more like having an AA policy from days gone by.
Emergency roadside assistance which would cover you or your passengers for roadside medical assistance can be added on to policies or left off policies depending on your circumstances and the affordability of the extra cover. It is always worthwhile getting a car insurance quote that includes emergency roadside medical assistance to see if the cost justifies the risk of not having roadside assistance.
In the case of you needing emergency evacuation by helicopter or aircraft to a medical facility as the result of a car accident, the cost of the service up to specified maximums would be covered by the insurance policy as well as blood services like a transfusion given on the roadside by paramedics. The truth is that you can never know what assistance you are going to need and the potential cost of not being insured for this type of emergency could run into the hundreds of thousands of Rands.
It costs nothing to get a quote to see what the cost would be should you wish to add emergency roadside assistance to your car insurance policypol. By simply completing the form below, an insurance consultant will contact you to discuss the cost of car insurance with emergency roadside assistance, no obligation, no terms and conditions, a straight forward quote.