What level of Roadside Assistance do you need? 

Understanding how roadside assistance works can help you choose the cover you need for the best price. 

Think about how you use your car. Do you take short trips around town or do you like long adventures? With Roadside Assistance you'll save money paying for just what you'll use. 

How far do you travel? 

When comparing different roadside assistance have a think about how far you drive, and how often. One of the main variables in cover is the distance you'll be helped and how far you'll be towed for free. If you stick close to home, look for cover which offers less towing distance as this could save you money. Alternatively, if you love to get out on the open road, choose cover that reaches far and wide across the state. 

Towing distances 

Different cover comes with different towing distances. Your set towing range can vary anywhere from 20km right up to 200km. Towing distances are calculated on where you've broken down - either around town or regionally, and what cover you have. Check out our Roadside Assistance comparison and see how one type of cover can suit the distances you drive more than the other..

Assistance distances

Like towing, your cover will come with a set of attendance entitlements too. This figure determines the furthest we'll travel to help you out of a sticky situation.  

Do you need protection for yourself, your car or both?

Do you drive the same car each day? Share your car with family? Or, do you hop between cars, travel with others, or have multiple cars? Your answer can identify if your car needs the cover, or if you do. 

Assistance for your car 

With RACQ Roadside Assistance you'll get cover for your car, no matter who's driving. This means you can relax knowing if your car breaks down a patrol will come out, even when you're not the driver or passenger. 

Personal assistance cover 

If you want to know you'll be helped no matter what car you're in, consider roadside with personal cover. This is perfect if you travel in different cars and want extra protection. This high-quality protection is available with Ultra Care and RACQ Ultimate cover. 

Need optional extras and discounts? 

There's lots of different benefits you can get with roadside assistance. Things like an emergency locksmith and emergency fuel are common inclusions. If you're after more bang for your buck check out the travel benefits, or cover for your caravan and trailer too.