How Much Does AAA Charge For Towing?

If you are already familiar with AAA, I assume you are a member and are familiar with the roadside assistance they provide; if you are not a member, you may need to learn more about the organisation.
If you’re likely stranded on the road with your car and want to know how much AAA charges for towing your vehicle for a certain distance, continue reading.

 

HOW MUCH DOES AAA CHARGW FOR towing?

Towing fees are determined based on a member’s type of membership in the association.

You can be a member at the Basic, Plus, or Premier level. For basic members, AAA charges between $38 and $90 for four 3-to-7-mile tows per year. For plus members, AAA charges between $60 and $140 for four 100-mile tows per year.

AAA charges premier members $120-$171 for 3 to 5 tows within 100 miles per year or for 1 tow within 200 miles per year.

WHAT IS AAA ROAD SIDE HELP?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is a federation of motor clubs that offers roadside assistance and other benefits to its members (like discounts and travel perks).

AAA can help remove your vehicle from the scene of a breakdown, accident, or hit-and-run, as well as recommend an authorised repair shop. Membership protects you whether you’re the driver or passenger — in your car or another’s.

Even if you don’t own a car, anyone can join AAA, but you must sign up based on where you live.

Membership fees and benefits of AAA Roadside Assistance

The annual membership fee ranges from $40 to $165. Depending on your location and membership tier, the actual cost and exact benefits will vary. You can enter your ZIP code on the AAA website to view pricing and membership information specific to your region.

Type of Membership, Annual Cost, Benefits, and Limitations

$40-$74

24-hour service

Up to 3 miles per year of towing

Fuel distribution

Services for flat tyres and dead batteries

Up to $50 for automobile lockout assistance

The 48-hour delay following enrollment

$4 per mile for each mile over the towing limit

Fuel supplied at the pump price

Up to four service calls per year of membership. Once the limit is reached, fees will apply. People with short commuting distances to work

$60 to $12

24-hour service

Up to 100 miles per tow

Free gasoline delivery

Services for flat tyres and dead batteries

Automobile lockout service for up to $100

5-day waiting period for certain benefits following enrollment

$4 per mile for each mile over the towing limit

Up to four service calls per year of membership. Once the limit is reached, fees will apply. Individuals who routinely travel more than 10 miles from home

$71 to $164

24-hour service

Three 100-mile tows and a 200-mile tow.

Free gasoline delivery

Services for flat tyres and dead batteries

Service for car or home lockouts

Free rental car for one day with a tow

For distances exceeding 7 miles, AAA charges 7 to 10 cents to 10 cents per mile.

Today’s only financial discovery was that AAA Basic only covers the first five miles of towing. Afterwards, it costs $6 per mile. What’s going on there?

HOW MANY MILES DOES AAA FREELY TOW?

If your vehicle cannot be started or driven safely, it will be towed to a location of your choosing up to five miles from the breakdown location for Classic members and up to 100 miles for Plus members.

IS AAA TOWING PRICELESS?

If a driver has multiple cars, an older car, or a car with frequent mechanical problems, AAA roadside assistance is worthwhile. If a driver intends to frequently utilise AAA discounts or desires extensive roadside coverage, AAA roadside assistance may also be worthwhile.

The average cost to tow a vehicle, according to Angie’s List, is $109. If you take advantage of the discounts and make at least one service call, you will likely recover your membership fee.

Jordan cited peace of mind and easy access to mechanics (who do not work on commission) as additional membership benefits.

The annual membership fee is an expense that can be budgeted for, unlike an unexpected car repair. Jordan says, “At least we know when we must pay it, so we can budget accordingly.” This could be a huge benefit if an emergency tow could devastate your monthly budget.

HOW MUCH PER MILE SHOULD A TOW COST?

Average Costs for Towing

The cost of towing a vehicle ultimately depends on the distance it must be towed. You can expect to pay between $2.50 and $7.00 per mile. The national average cost of a tow is approximately $109, but rates may vary.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRAVEL 200 MILES TOWING A CAR?

Towing a vehicle 200 miles will cost an average of $500 to $1,400, depending on the towing company, the reason for the tow, and the weather or traffic conditions. In addition, you may incur additional costs if your vehicle must be winched or towed due to an accident.

HOW DOES AAA BASIC DIFFER FROM PLUS?

AAA Classic is our core membership product that sets the standard for roadside assistance excellence and provides members with safety, security, savings, and peace of mind. AAA Plus enhances the benefits of the Classic Membership Product for members who desire a higher level of coverage.

 

HOW SOON AFTER RECEIVING AAA MAY IT BE USED?

Members can immediately access the benefits of the AAA Basic Membership upon joining. The Plus and Premier services become active seven days after enrollment or payment for an upgrade is received. NOTE: Preexisting breakdowns are limited to AAA Basic emergency roadside assistance regardless of the date of enrollment or upgrade.

IS AAA REALLY COST-EFFECTIVE?

A membership in AAA can save you money on a variety of travel-related purchases, including hotels, rental cars, travel insurance, entertainment tickets, and cruises. Additionally, members can take advantage of travel planning services and currency conversion.

Additional AAA membership benefits

In addition to roadside assistance, AAA members have access to:

• Discounts at 100,000+ national retailers

• Travel perks including discounted rates, assistance with booking, and upgrades

• Identity theft security

• Discounts on automobile rentals, cruises, and tourist activities

• Auto-purchasing services

• Driving instruction

 

CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICE

Since AAA places a limit on the number of service calls its members can make each year, there is always a chance that this limit will be exceeded.

Or, the AAA reimbursement may not be sufficient to cover all of your expenses. Additionally, both of these vary based on membership tier.

A service call can only be made by a AAA member; if someone in your household wants access to your membership, you must pay extra to add them as associate members.

Check to see if you already have access to something comparable to (and less expensive than) AAA, as some credit cards and auto insurance companies provide roadside assistance, particularly in the first year or two of ownership.

CONCLUSION

AAA provides excellent roadside assistance to all of its members. I must say that your question should not be, “How much does AAA charge for towing?” but rather, “How can I save money by having AAA tow my car?”