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Roadside Assistance

There are a lot of people who use various roadside services. Then there are some who have not had to use it yet. But, they feel that it gives them comfort in knowing it is there when the need arises. At the same time, there are many that have not given roadside assistance much thought. The following is a list of roadside assistance companies. Ones that provide their services to Ontario.

CAA Roadside Assistance


Most often when drivers think about roadside assistance the first company that comes to mind is CAA. This is because it is a company that has been around for many years. They have been assisting drivers throughout on to Ariel and other parts of Canada for many years.  Also, they are available 24/7 to provide their roadside assistance programs. They offer all the standard forms of assistance which includes;

  • Towing
  • Lockout service
  • Gas and delivery
  • Mobile battery service
  • Flat tire service

Their service is even more convenient because they have an estimated tracking program. So drivers know how long of a wait they can expect.

Access Roadside Assistance

This company provides services not only for Ontario but across Canada as well as the US. They promote their roadside assistance through various memberships. An individual can begin with a basic membership which covers;

  • Battery Boost
  • Locksmith
  • Unlock
  • Flat tire
  • Break down
  • Fuel delivery
  • A maximum of five emergency roadside assistance calls
  • Two tows
  • Coverage for cars and trucks.

Over and above this there are several other memberships. Ones that one can be taken advantage of depending on what they feel their needs are going to be.

Canadian Tire Roadside Assistance

Canadian Tire is growing in popularity for their Canadian Tire roadside program. This gets done through memberships with each membership containing additional features. The basic membership starts off at $69.95. The type of roadside assistance that one can expect from the Canadian Tire roadside assistance program is as follows;

  • Towing service
  • Flat tire change
  • Fuel delivery
  • Battery Boost
  • Lockout service
  • Extrication and winching

They also have additional member benefits. The company boasts about the speed in which they can approve new members. They also have optional coverage comprised of different plans.

Newman Roadside Assistance

There is a lot of competition among the roadside assistance providers. They are now getting to the point where they are offering incentives for their members. Newman indicates they will cover any driver using the vehicle. They claim they are the only company that does this. That offers roadside assistance programs.

Many individuals that have a family car with several drivers find this to be of a great benefit. It is something that they may not find offered through other roadside assistance programs. Newman insurance is predominantly an insurance company. They have affiliated with Access Roads to be able to provide this extra product to their clients.

BMO Roadside Assistance

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Many individuals are still surprised to find out that the bank of Montréal is involved in many other types of business activities. One that they find quite surprising is the PMO roadside assistance program. They are offering this through their affiliation with the Dominion Automobile Association. The roadside is it’s provided through a BM all includes assistance for

  • Battery Boost
  • Emergency gas delivery
  • Flat tire change
  • Lockout service
  • Winching in mud, ditches and  snow
  • Towing if necessary within a specified number of kilometres

DAA Roadside Assistance

The DAA roadside assistance pertains to the Dominion Automobile Association. Their motto is that One Never Drives Alone. Meaning that there is always someone to help if one is a member of the DAA roadside assistance program.

Costco Roadside Assistance

Costco has been quick to jump into the roadside assistance industry. This is because they have recognized there are many drivers on the road. There is a good target market for this type of product. There are a variety of roadside assistance programs to choose from. One of these is the standard plus plan. What is included in the coverage of the plan is;

  • Towing
  • Jumpstart
  • Tire service
  • Gas delivery
  • Winching
  • Loss keys or lockout

Esso Roadside Assistance

The Esso auto club is the business arm of Esso. That is prepared to offer the Esso roadside assistance program. They offer a variety of different types of roadside assistance plans. They offer a basic handbook that outlines what the basic program offers. For those that are interested in more coverage, they may want to check out the deluxe handbook.

Allstate Roadside Assistance

Allstate is mostly recognized as being an insurance provider. They are also gaining a reputation for being a good 24-hour roadside assistance provider. To take advantage of this individuals need to become part of one of their programs. Such as the Allstate motor club. Or the good hands rescue. Or another option is to have the roadside coverage added on to the insurance policy. For those that are insuring through this company.



Abrams offers roadside assistance programs for many different customers throughout Ontario. They promote themselves as having the largest towing fleet for this area. Among the many different types of assistance they provide for drivers is;

  • Towing
  • Boosts
  • Unlocks
  • Flat tire
  • Fuel
  • Motorcycles

There are many roadside assistance companies to choose from. Research needs to be done. Most offer the same types of roadside assistance services. What needs to be researched is what restrictions they may in place in regards to their programs. For example, there may be restrictions on the age of the cars. Or the amount of mileage on a vehicle. You also want to know what travel areas they will cover. If they are offering plans, you need to do a plan comparison. So you can determine what you are getting in the different plans based on the pricing.

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