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  1. #1 Default aaa roadside assistance 
    for various reasons ive never needed to have a AAA membership, i'll be going on the cabot run and would like to get AAA or whatever people would suggest to make sure i'm covered in the US and canada should anything happen to my car

    is AAA the best to go with ?

    do they offer different levels of protection ? assume i should just get the highest ?

    what does it cost on average ? (would like to be covered on all my cars)
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    AAA only offers basic initially, then after a year you have a chance to upgrade to plus. I don't know about out of country assistance though. Also, check Cross Country.


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    start with this site.

    http://www.aaa.com/aaa/sem/sem.htm?r...2&skin=JoinSEM

    they have 3 levels of membership that i know of. and its a annual membership.

    http://midatlantic.aaa.com/Membership/TypesPopup

    above site explains benefits of each level of membership

    EDIT: not sure why the page comparing membership goes to midatlantic automatically ... maybe because im in DC? also was not aware that you need to be a basic membebr for a year first.
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    is AAA really the only one i should look at ? in england there are 2 and they basically offer the same thing
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    also if you are part of BMW CCA they offer something similar which is more cost effective I believe.

    Maybe PCA does something similar?
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    i thought AAA wont cover lowered vehiclees?
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    Stephen, I have AAA plus (gold card).

    The 100mile towing has paid for itself multiple times. And it works w the CAA in Canuckland.

    I also have used it for discounts on vacations and rental cars
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    If you are part of PCNA I think there is something there as well you may want to look into. Otherwise I also have a AAA gold and it has been very useful many, many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris! View Post
    Stephen, I have AAA plus (gold card).

    The 100mile towing has paid for itself multiple times. And it works w the CAA in Canuckland.

    I also have used it for discounts on vacations and rental cars
    thanks chris

    looks like i have to be a basic member for at least one year before they will upgrade me to plus membership

    just joined, $52.00 for the year
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    The best roadside assistance is chris benvie. AAA would not show up ~3am while I was puking. Ask Fegmike
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    The best roadside assistance is chris benvie. AAA would not show up ~3am while I was puking. Ask Fegmike
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetxdreamer View Post
    i thought AAA wont cover lowered vehiclees?
    I request a flatbed when needing a tow. Sometimes they make you pay an extra $20 for that but the past couple times they never did.

    I have AAA Gold and it's good for 5 free 100mi tows a year along w/some other stuff. But you're always at the mercy of the local wrecker when waiting for the tow (which usually takes 1.5hrs).

    One time I waited 3 fucking hours in the dead of Winter to get a car towed before giving up. The friggin dispatch shop was just a street over too.
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    I had AAA premier when I was in california, now I have plus because AAA of sne didn't offer it, they just started and I will be upgrading though.
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    I've had a plus membership (gold card) since 04. Mine is just about up, time to renew with the free year i got from NER last year.
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    I have AAA Gold and have used it many times for myself/others. I also request a flatbed for towing... usually if they send a regular tow he'll call in to verify the flat.
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    Last time I used it I had just popped a brand new tire. I requested a flat bed and then sat in the car with my GF expecting a good wait (they said 45min on the phone). Truck pulled up in 10 min and was the best flatbed I have ever seen. It was just luck of the draw of course.
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    Just to add. The last time i needed AAA i was in worcester with my parents truck. I blew a brake line around 6pm. Called AAA, they sent a tow truck, and called every shop in my towing range to find one that said they would at least try to fix it that night. Awesome service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWiG View Post
    I have AAA Gold and have used it many times for myself/others. I also request a flatbed for towing..
    AAA always sends a flat bed. They've been good to me, like the time my transmission went in Florida. My Denali was packed the AAA guy made sure all my passengers got a ride to the resort, before he left with my truck.
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    Most manufacturers use Cross Country, as I reccomended checking into previously. These manufacturers include PCNA, SCCA, and GM to name a few.


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    in my experience AAA gold makes all the difference
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