Get Roadside Assistance With An Auto Policy From Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance
Since the beginning of automobile transportation, Americans have enjoyed a love affair with their cars. One thing about that relationship that has never changed is the certainty that every now and then, these favored vehicles are going to break down.
And you’re going to need some help.
Enter roadside assistance. The first such service in the U.S. was begun by the American Automobile Association. In 1915, a contingent of five motorcyclists from the Automobile Club of St. Louis founded the “First Aid Corps.”
The outreach was straightforward, the service was limited, and the terms were simple: members of the group would drive through the city’s streets on Sundays, search for marooned motorists, and perform minor engine and tire repairs for free.
Prepare Ahead for a Safe Trip
It’s good to know that today—especially around the holidays—Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance makes roadside assistance a snap, with just a quick call or a check-in on our MOBILE Agent app.
That said, before you hit the road for that long drive to Grandma’s during this holiday season, it’s a good idea to follow a few preparation tips before you back out of the driveway:
- Keep your cell phone fully charged
- Make sure you have the proper tools—and the know-how—to fix a flat tire. (Keep a can of Fix-a-Flat or similar tire sealant in your car just in case.)
- Keep an eye on your tire pressure, dashboard lights, and gauges
- Leave room in the trunk for a gas can, jumper cables, flashlight, first aid kit, and a blanket, along with snacks and water
Know Who to Call
If you do hit a snag and need help, Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance is by your side. Give us a call at 1-866-275-7322 or reach us quickly with your Farm Bureau Insurance MOBILE Agent App. As part of Coverage E Collision, Roadside Assistance is available anytime your covered vehicle is disabled away from your premises. We will pay up to $75* for reasonable and necessary charges for:
- Towing to the nearest qualified repair center
- Battery boost or jump start
- Flat tire service
- Fuel delivery (up to two gallons)
- Lockout service
Wrap your road time in safety when you take holiday road excursions. Find a Louisiana Farm Bureau agent to make sure Roadside Assistance is there if you need it!
*Coverage applies only to vehicles disabled away from your premises on a public road, including accessible driveways and parking lots, but not including private or off-road locations. If your disabled vehicle doesn’t have collision coverage, is other than a private passenger car or pickup truck, or is located on your premises, you may still call the toll-free number for Roadside Assistance. However, you will be responsible for any costs incurred.