Progressive Roadside Assistance: Worth It?

We think Progressive, Geico, and AAA have some of the best roadside assistance options. We’ve also rated each of these companies highly in our review of car insurance providers. The ratings below are on a 5.0 scale.

Geico has some of the lowest average rates in the industry and consistently earns high marks in customer satisfaction. Its roadside assistance program has many of the standard features, including towing, winching, and lockout service. Plus, the Geico Mobile app makes it easy to get help on the road.

As the second largest insurer in the nation, Geico has extensive options for coverage. One that stands out is mechanical breakdown insurance, which could complement a policy that has roadside assistance.

Progressive coverage is typically affordable and offers a number of valuable add-ons, like rental car reimbursement, custom parts and equipment value, and roadside assistance. While its roadside assistance tends to be more expensive than other providers’ programs, we think most customers will be satisfied with Progressive’s towing service.

We also like Progressive for its policies for high-risk drivers, including drivers in their 20s and those with DUIs on their driving record.

AAA is known for its roadside assistance services. While many insurance providers require you to be a policyholder to be eligible for their roadside assistance program, AAA simply requires a AAA membership. Depending on which tier of coverage you choose, a AAA membership may cost $50 to $125 per year.

On top of towing, jump-starts, tire changes, and lockout services, AAA also offers fuel delivery, winching, and extractions.


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