Published on July 8th, 2013 | by Jordan
New Car Roadside Assistance vs CAA
CAA membership goes the distance against MRAPs because your membership extends far beyond streets and highways. Before putting the brakes on your CAA membership, check out these important differences:
Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)
Manufacturer’s Roadside Assistance Plans (MRAPs)
|Membership applies to you, not just your car. You receive roadside assistance even if you’re a passenger in another vehicle. There are three types of memberships to choose from.||Most plans only cover your car for the duration of your vehicle’s limited warranty, which is usually between three to five years, and has mileage caps.|
|In the event of a breakdown, your Membership covers a tow to your preferred destination (within mileage limitations).||Expect a tow to the nearest manufacturer dealership, even if it’s not your preferred destination.|
|Roadside Problem Solving|
|To get you going faster and to save time, CAA will come to your rescue with a light-duty vehicle and a qualified service person to repair your vehicle at the side of the road. If your vehicle can’t be repaired, we’ll ensure you and your vehicle are delivered safely to the location of your choice.||Not offered.|
|Battery Service is a mobile service that provides accurate battery testing that will eliminate any guesswork on whether you need a boost to get you back on the road quickly, or if you need replacement service.||Even if the repair required is not covered by your warranty, such as new tires or a new battery, most plans will still tow the vehicle to a dealership rather than to a more cost-effective repair facility.|
|Free Member benefits|
|Every time you swipe your CAA membership card at participating partner locations, you can earn up to 20% back in CAA Dollars. Our CAA Dollars® partners include:||Not offered|
|Exclusive savings for CAA Members|
|As a CAA Member, you’re automatically eligible to receive savings with a wide variety of partners on products and services you already use:
|Additional CAA products and services for our Members|
|Full-service travel agency:
Insurance products offered at special Member prices:
Consumer and technical services:
Public and government affairs:
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