The importance of planning ahead – my story
I just wanted to pass along my experience in the hopes it will help someone else out. Back story: I'm currently in limbo for my car situation, I had bought a used vehicle that as it turns out the dealership that sold it to me deliberately removed the thermostat to hide that it had a busted head gasket. Thankfully the mother of a friend of mine (who passed away earlier this year from cancer, sadly) was determined that I should be given his car. So I have a car, although it's not the best of cars, it's a 97 Ford Taurus that's been in two accidents (before I took possession of it), but it still runs, so it's better than the one with the busted head gasket (and I have a lawsuit pending via contingency contract for that.) But my point is this. :) When I got car insurance through Allstate, I got roadside assistance coverage on the policy. It works out to roughly $1.50 per month, and it's been such a huge help. If I didn't have the roadside assist, I would have had to pay over $800 already just for tows and jumpstarts. Thanks to roadside assist, I've been able to get my car either working again right where it stopped or get it towed to the shop to get it fixed. It's definitely been a good investment, and it's definitely a poor skill to plan ahead and pay less that way!