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RE: carry around tool kit.

Subject: RE: carry around tool kit.
From: Mark Andy <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 18:19:04 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, john matthews wrote:
> >I never really understood the appeal of AAA.  Some folks seem to believe 
> >that without AAA, you will be forced to sit stranded on the side of the 
> >road until you slowly die of starvation.  Even without AAA, you can still 
> >call for help.  You just have to pay.  So now it just becomes a financial 
> >decision.  How often do you break down?  How much does a tow cost?  How 
> >much does AAA cost?
> AAA  --  About $100
> Tow company  --  $50 hook charge, $5/mile
> If you break down 100 miles from home....
> You do the math.
> It's like any other insurance policy, you hope you never have to use it but 
> if you do you'll be glad you paid. Also, all the free maps you want!!!!

Does AAA have any restrictions on the 100 mile towing thing?  Like only a 
certain number of times a year or to the nearest dealer up to 100 miles 
away or whatever?

It'd be worth it for insurance to me to have a guaranteed tow back to my 
house with our used cars, but I can't see how AAA could make any money if 
many people actually got stuff towed even 50 miles...


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