Emergency road services are hugely helpful for travelers or people with long commutes. There is nothing more inconvenient than having your car break down or getting into an accident and being late for work. Though the service cannot guarantee that you will not be late, at least you will not have to walk dangerously down the highway for miles or have to call information to find a trustworthy garage. The services tend to come in two different types of packages. There are the high-tech systems installed into your car. These are wonderful because you can have almost instant help. You car is hooked up to their satellite system and has sensors so they can tell when something has happened.
The other is the type of road assistance you have to call. Though not as convenient, at least you will not have to worry about any technical malfunctions messing with the system. You are given a card with your yearly subscription, so as long as you have a cell phone and the card with you, they will rescue you in almost any situation. If you get into an accident, the automated system will be able to tell due to the sensors. Something light like a fender bender may not trigger it, but if your airbag is deployed, a service person will call you via the system. They will talk to you and find out if you are alright and automatically send the police your way for help. This is so helpful for anyone who might be in extreme danger. If there is no response because you are unconscious, the system will send an ambulance. The other type of system requires you to call if you get in an accident. This is much less convenient because a bad accident could ruin your cell phone or render you unable to call. It is still an excellent service to invest in, though.
Both of these will even do minor services, like if you lock yourself out of your car. The automated one can unlock the car via satellite. You just have to prove you are who you say you are with a special code or key word. They do this to keep your car from being stolen. The other requires you to call, but they will send someone to you immediately with a spare key. For both of them, you will be able to contact someone if your car breaks down. If you get a flat, they will come change it. If your engine overheats, they will send someone with supplies. Tow trucks are always ready and waiting. They may not tow you far, but they will get you to a garage. It can also provide taxis for you to keep you from being too late. Though memberships differ based on the type of service and the specific company, it can be quite low–only fifty dollars per year for some. This is extraordinarily cheap for a year of security, especially when you consider how expensive towing your car would be if it were not covered.