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Offline Tinker

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Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2018, 05:43 AM »
I carried AAA for many years. I never used it until one day, got a flat on my pickup truck and had left my jack in one of my other trucks at home.  i was some 50 miles from home, so i decided to give AAA a call.  I had them for over ten years and never had placed a call.  When a mechanic arrived, he wold not accept AAA. He would do the job, but AAA would not pay.  I called AAA (that was back in the day when pay phones were common). I was told they do not service commercial vehicles. I said "Fair enough" and paid for the road service.  About six months later, my wife got a flat tire. When road service showed up, they towed the car to their shop. They insisted AAA would not cover the tow or the repair, but did fix the flat and sent her on her way with the bill.  When i got home, i called AAA and they insisted they would not cover a commercial vehicle.  I insisted that my wife car was not a commercial vehicle, in fact, she would not even drive a commercial vehicle as all of my trucks were standard shifts.  I ended up paying the bill and dropped AAA.  That was nearly 52 years ago. I still get add mail from AAA wanting me to join. I have never called to ask they stop sending those mails, I just use them to start a fire in my wood stove.
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Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2018, 11:34 AM »
I carried AAA for many years. I never used it until one day, got a flat on my pickup truck and had left my jack in one of my other trucks at home.  i was some 50 miles from home, so i decided to give AAA a call.  I had them for over ten years and never had placed a call.  When a mechanic arrived, he wold not accept AAA. He would do the job, but AAA would not pay.  I called AAA (that was back in the day when pay phones were common). I was told they do not service commercial vehicles. I said "Fair enough" and paid for the road service.  About six months later, my wife got a flat tire. When road service showed up, they towed the car to their shop. They insisted AAA would not cover the tow or the repair, but did fix the flat and sent her on her way with the bill.  When i got home, i called AAA and they insisted they would not cover a commercial vehicle.  I insisted that my wife car was not a commercial vehicle, in fact, she would not even drive a commercial vehicle as all of my trucks were standard shifts.  I ended up paying the bill and dropped AAA.  That was nearly 52 years ago. I still get add mail from AAA wanting me to join. I have never called to ask they stop sending those mails, I just use them to start a fire in my wood stove.
Tinker


Aah Hah !!     Now I know you must be fibbing. Since you are only 39 years old.   [tongue]    [big grin]


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Offline Tinker

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Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2018, 08:59 PM »
But I managed to pack a lot into those 39 years. Just like you manage to stuff your systainers.
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Offline SilviaS7

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Re: AAA - anyone still use?
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 04:47 PM »
I drive about 45 miles one way to work every day, so I pay for the AAA Plus which allows for I think 100 miles per tow.  My insurance provides roadside assistance but I've found they are not as quick as the two companies that service for AAA in my area, and I'd have to pay by the mile beyond a 10 mile tow with my insurance without a way to increase it unless I increase all my deductibles, which I don't want to do.  So for me, it's worth it if I just have one tow per year because with my luck it's always 50+ miles from home that I need it.