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Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Joey Cupcakes
Date: March 26, 2012 05:05PM
I'm considering changing my roadside assistance membership from AAA to Better World Club, along with my auto and renters insurance. Rates are comparable, but BWC is far more environmentally oriented, supporting public transit, etc. than AAA (which regularly lobbies for deregulation and on the side of the oil conglomerates.

They partner with Safeco for auto insurance and First National for renters.

Anybody have any experience with any of these outfits vs. AAA?
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: hal
Date: March 26, 2012 05:08PM
I have coverage with my progressive insurance, but it only covers me in my insured car. AAA can be used even if you are in a borrowed car or as a passenger in someone else's car.
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: March 26, 2012 05:20PM
I have State Farm Auto Club. Free long tow.

My AAA only 5 miles. $100 to nearest mechanic.

Try USAA. Lemme know. Mutually owned. Their ins quote was higher than State Farm.



A man who is of "sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
(Paul Valery)
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: M>B>
Date: March 26, 2012 11:23PM
I have the enhanced AAA towing service that includes 100± mile towing, maps, travel planing, hotel, car rental, airlines reservation, train travel, DMV service so I don't have to wait in line at DMV, 10% discount on many things and much more. I find it well worth the $70.- or so dollars. I broke down in Yosomite and got toed to Sonora that was for free. Had them deliver gas when I ran out, they gave me 5 gallons. As hal said the coverage covers you even when you are in some one esles car. I rest my case!
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 27, 2012 09:08AM
Joey,

Have you factored in the other benefits provided by AAA? Road service is only a part of the overall package. AAA members receive discounts on a slew of things, i.e. auto rental, hotel, retail store, etc. The discounts alone can you save you enough to cover the cost of the membership. The discounts provided to AAA members is far greater in number than those provider by Better World Club.

Robert
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Sam3
Date: March 27, 2012 10:03AM
Just make sure that you don't break down more than 4 times in a year. AAA limits you to four tows/roadside assistances per year. I found that out when our older cars started having issues.
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 27, 2012 10:05AM
Sam,

True. But, if you're car is breaking down that often on a level that requires roadside assistance then it's time to replace the car.

Robert
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Joey Cupcakes
Date: March 27, 2012 07:30PM
At least 80% of the time I call AAA it's because I locked my keys in the car...
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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: graylocks
Date: March 28, 2012 09:13AM
i was just explaining to my recently fully licensed son today that AAA is not free but if you have to be towed even once it's worth the fee. i've added him to my membership as i fully expect that at some point he will need a tank of gas brought to him as he discovers you can't go very far on fumes.



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Re: Better World Club vs AAA
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: March 28, 2012 10:32AM
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graylocks
i was just explaining to my recently fully licensed son today that AAA is not free but if you have to be towed even once it's worth the fee. i've added him to my membership as i fully expect that at some point he will need a tank of gas brought to him as he discovers you can't go very far on fumes.

Last year AAA brought me one gallon not a full tank. The 15 to Vegas. Driver was scary. Heard a news report last week they will only give you one gallon in future. PS: guy charged me $20 for the one gallon cash. He had a 5 gallon jug. It was virtually empty. Pretended it had 3 gallons.



A man who is of "sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
(Paul Valery)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2012 10:40AM by Go To Top.
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