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Old 01-17-2015, 08:29 AM   #1
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Who here has the AAA coverage? Do you recommend AAA coverage for those of us that know nothing? I'd stop and give what help I could to someone broke down but I don't want to be the one broke down and an A left on the side of the road is not all the kosher.....IMO and, there are no Barn Gurus just down the road around here!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:35 AM   #2
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I have their towing. I have used it twice, once for my 36 Ford pickup. the fuel pump went out. I asked the driver if he could get my pickup into my shop , and he did. the second time I had to have my Ranger pickup towed about 65 miles, didn't cost a dime. I have their extended tow package. I think they will tow me up to 150 miles
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Gurus are just a click away with smart phone in hand! Someone is always on the Barn.
Just yell help dead along the road!
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:20 AM   #4
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its probably worth you to get it..
buy enough free miles to get it towed to larrry's shop

my one daughter lives in DC she has 200 free miles so if need be the car can get brought to my shop...
personally if my A goes down with something fatal i have many connections for a free tow

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Old 01-17-2015, 09:21 AM   #5
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Gurus are just a click away with smart phone in hand! Someone is always on the Barn.
Just yell help dead along the road!
That would be great and a perfect solution but I don't have a smart phone and I don't have that many years left to figure one out. But!!! I do have a cell phone, last model offered as a flippy for emergencies, the daughter's insist!!! I don't have the text feature, nor do I tweet, facebooky or anything other than words spoke into the microphone.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:27 AM   #6
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its probably worth you to get it..
buy enough free miles to get it towed to larrry's shop
It's like my Depends....and I like to feel secure so I guess it's best I do. I know that I'll eventually want to go further and further away from home and worrying about breakdowns won't enhance the enjoyment of the drive.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:36 AM   #7
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You can select the available towing by the level of card you have, and of course, how much you pay.
I think its worth the peace of mind, knowing you wont be stranded out somewhere, whether its in your A, your modern car, or even riding with a friend who doesnt have it. YMMV.
Just a like life insurance...buy it and hope you dont need it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:51 AM   #8
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Yes. Get the AAA+ membership, 10 mi free towing 4 times a year. Usually someone knowledgeable will show up and treat your car like a baby (my experience).
Heck, I even used them last year to tow me home from the casino because I was tired and didn't feel like driving.............
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a have had AAA for years. Had it for our motorcycles and never used it. I have used it for our modern cars several times. Never used it for the A,but it is comforting to have it when you are far from home.They also have a lot of free travel guides and maps to plan trips.

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I have AAA, well worth it..
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:16 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies. I have just joined and signed up for AAA+.
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Thanks for all the replies. I have just joined and signed up for AAA+.
can you post your membership number incase i ever need it
or i may need a hotel discount
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Buy the premium package with the longer tow ( miles ) and flatbead coverage !
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Anyone not stopping for A 80 something old car and a gentleman who saw it manufactured
are a@@@@@es IMO AAA great for getting Sarah home
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can you post your membership number incase i ever need it
or i may need a hotel discount
When you transport Paul to me after sale is complete, I will do that.
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Buy the premium package with the longer tow ( miles ) and flatbead coverage !
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That did cross my mind...............but I didn't see where the use of a flatbed was a choice item.
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I have had AAA membership for ~43 years. It's good for other things besides towing such as battery jump, change flat, gas, discounts to Disneyland, etc.

I have AAA insurance on all my cars and the house too.
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That did cross my mind...............but I didn't see where the use of a flatbed was a choice item.
My agent sells a basis, plus and premium plan. The basic does not include flatbed without a surcharge and it is very limited mileage. I have a large collection of antique cars and I would not be without i.
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AAA is better than Lift
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:16 AM   #20
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We also have AAA. I have used it a number of times to tow my companies vans. It is good coverage.

Around here, you can request flat bed pickup which I would say you should get for an A. But, if you drive on long trips, remember to make sure you have cell phone coverage in the area you are going or you may be sitting along the road!

The other advantage is you can get maps, tour books, etc. from AAA at no cost. Very useful if you do some traveling. They will also plan a trip for you at no charge.
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