It happens to everyone, some time or other: a flat tire, an empty gas tank, a dead battery, a locked door - and suddenly your car goes from a means of transportation to a source of frustration. Unfortunately, these problems rarely happen at a convenient time, and roadside assistance can come in handy.
Craig Kehrberg, from Pemco Insurance, says the trick is to shop around and find a product that works for you. If you are looking for perks like help with travel planning and the occasional discount, AAA is a good option. But if you just want basic roadside assistance, check with the insurance company you already have, because it may offer some roadside services like towing.