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Old 05-09-2013, 06:44 PM
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Got a special offer in the mail for AAA today. I have never had nor thought much about getting AAA. What is the opinion of those here? I have Hagerty for most of my stuff but curious about regular cars being I don't think they cover hearses anyway. What is good and bad and is it worth having?
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Are you talking auto insurance, or roadside assist insurance? They offer both.
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Are you talking auto insurance, or roadside assist insurance? They offer both.
Sorry Kurt, didn't know they did insurance too. Referring to roadside assistance.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:04 PM
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Danny

I have CAA car insurance for my daily driver van. Same as any other insurance.

I have had CAA roadside service for about 20 years or so.
Always been worth having for breakdowns, keys locked in, run out of gas, etc.


My vintage car insurance has been taken over by Hagerty as of last year.
Hagerty offered me roadside service for ALL my vehicles, daily driver and vintage on the same policy.

I was thinking about dropping the CAA roadside this year as it only offers 4 roadside services per year. Hagerty says unlimited.


CAA and AAA are the same service. It also gets you 10% off most hotel rooms plus lots of other things.


I would say GET IT if you do not have any currently.

Hope this helps,
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AAA will not service a car with a dealer plate, repair plate, or anything other than a standard passenger registration. They will service an antique plated vehicle, if it is a standard passenger car. I have been lucky enough that every time I have needed a tow with one of my ambulances, that they didn't give me a hassle. All my cars are registered as "station wagons". I also have the AAA Recreational Vehicle plan, which will cover any RV, and my ambulances are smaller than most RV's.
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I don't have, nor will I have in the future, anything to do with AAA. They spend a lot of time, money and effort trying to make my life as a professional driver a living hell. Pushing for EVEN MORE new regulations to pile on top of all the ones we don't need now.

No point in me spending my money with somebody trying to do me harm!! Just my humble opinion.
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Danny,just a little info... You may want to call AAA in advance regarding some questions. I was told a few years ago by our buddy John Muster that AAA will not tow a hearse or limo- period. I know you deal with buyers and sellers all across the country, so just a little heads up... Like I said, you probably need to call them first and discuss that before signing up.
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As a former AAA Tow Operator I'd like to offer the following:

AAA is really nothing more than an insurance plan...You're betting you'll need them and they're betting you won't.

To the average customer who receives assistance in Podunkville the contractor who shows up is losing money to provide the service.They're hoping to make the profit by either selling you a battery or excess mileage charges to get you to a repair shop or even doing the repairs.

We're a member because I want my Wife and Daughter to be protected if there is a need for assistance instead of dealing with insurance co's varied assistance plans.

Here in Phoenix the situation is so tight that AAA has their own fleet and repair shops. Why do they do it themselves? Simple: they can't keep Operators to run around for what they offer a Contractor.
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We have both AAA and Hagerty Roadside Assistance and I have to say that we have used them both. In the past, I have had a couple of ambulances and a limousine picked up by AAA, without a hassle. This may no longer be true, but it was in the past. And Hagerty helped us out a couple of times too. But, with AAA, you can't get basic coverage, if you need a car moved as far as 100 miles, I think they call it AAA Plus. We have been pleased with both, but that is just my experience.
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AAA coverage varies from state to state regarding hearses. A stretch limo would NOT be covered since its an "altered" vehicle but a factory Fleetwood Series 75 "should" be covered since its a factory production car. AAA is great for your daily drivers and you as a member are covered no matter what vehicle you are drivng or are a passenger in. You can use it if youre in a rental or Uncle Joe's car. I would use the roadside assistance from Hagerty or any other collector vehicle insurance for the collector cars and AAA for the normal cars.
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