Roadside Assistance Insurance

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What is roadside assistance?

Roadside assistance insurance is coverage that can help you out when you get into a tough driving situation. It’ll pay to send the help you need when you get a flat tire, run out of gasoline, need a jumpstart, or get locked out of your vehicle. It’s not required by law, but it’s a relatively low-cost option and a handy coverage!
Thinking about saving money on your car insurance coverage with Metromile? You’ll be happy to know that pay-per-mile roadside assistance works just the same as any other roadside assistance coverage. And getting your car insurance with roadside assistance through Metromile could save you up to $741* per year.

What does roadside assistance cover and what isn’t covered?


Flat tire assistance
Unlocking your vehicle
Battery jumpstarts
Emergency gas delivery
Towing your vehicle after a breakdown

Not Covered

Delivering tires
Any replacement parts (like keys or tires)
Loaned batteries
Any major repairs

Roadside assistance coverage available in your state








New Jersey

How much is roadside assistance coverage?

The cost for roadside assistance coverage depends on your insurer as well as where you are in the country. With Metromile, though, you can get roadside assistance for as low as $3 per month.

And that’s just the start of the savings you can get with pay-per-mile car insurance. At Metromile, you can get a complete package of coverages—including roadside assistance—starting at only $29 per month (plus a low mileage rate that’s as little as 6 cents per mile).

Paying for the miles you actually drive makes a lot of sense, and the pay-as-you-drive model saves our customers an average of $741* per year.

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How does car roadside assistance coverage work?

You get stuck on the side of the road

You’re driving down the highway when you hear a loud bang. Your front tire has exploded! (Good thing you have a spare.)

You file a roadside assistance claim

You call your roadside assistance provider from the side of the road, and they send an experienced service provider to help.

You get back on the road

Your service provider helps you change your tire and shakes your hand. You’re good to go!

Why get car insurance with roadside assistance from Metromile?

• You could save up to 47%* with pay-per-mile insurance coverage.

• Clear communication and 24/7 peace of mind

• Get a quote in 5 minutes!

Roadside assistance insurance FAQs

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Is roadside assistance coverage required?

No. Roadside assistance coverage isn’t a requirement in any state. But it’s a useful coverage that you’ll likely be grateful you bought someday.

Do I need to tip the roadside assistance driver?

No. Tipping your roadside assistance driver is never required. You shouldn’t feel obligated to tip (or guilty if you don’t). But if you get extra-amazing service from your roadside assistance provider and you really want to tip, most drivers won’t complain!

Can I use my roadside assistance for someone else?

It depends on your insurer! Typically, roadside assistance only applies to vehicles for which you’ve purchased roadside coverage.

See what customers are saying about Metromile

“I love Metromile. I went from paying 120 bucks a month down to 50 because I only drive 10 miles a day for the most part. Friendly people on the phone the two times I’ve had to call too. I tell everyone I know about them.”

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“Great price, even cheaper if you don’t drive that much or do. Nothing but Good from me. Oh and i love the messages when my car has a check engine light so no need to use a mechanic :)”

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“Metromile is the best and I tell everyone how great you guys are and how much you’ve helped me save money”

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