US: Allstate launches ‘Free-to-Join, pay-per-use’ roadside assistance

Allstate has recently announced the launch of Good Hands Roadside Assistance, the first free-to-join, pay-per-use, roadside assistance service that is available to all drivers, not just Allstate customers.

Consumers can register by visiting

Allstate created Good Hands Roadside to offer protection to the 35 million American households that don’t have roadside assistance services.

The company also wants to provide an alternative for the 52 million households with roadside assistance that pay annual fees. Studies show the average driver uses their service only once every three years.

A consumer in need of roadside assistance can call 1-800-ALLSTATE anytime and receive access to Allstate’s 24/7, nationwide towing network.

Consumers will pay a flat rate of $75 for a tow up to 10 miles and $50 for other roadside events such as service for a flat tire, a dead battery or keys locked inside a car. Allstate suggests taking two minutes to pre-register before road “Mayhem” strikes at to improve response time.

With towing scams on the rise, a reliable towing network has never been more important. According to Allstate and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, reported claims of inflated towing or storage bills increased 103 percent during the first nine months of 2010, when compared to the same period last year.

To help kick off Good Hands Roadside, Allstate has planned a number of activities, including:

Rivalry Road Trip sponsored by Good Hands Roadside Assistance.

Good Hands Roadside Mobile App.

Roadside Kick It For Tickets Sweepstakes.

Learn more here.

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