Allstate Motor Club Reveals Thousands "Towed" During Spring Break
Allstate offers quick and easy tips to help ensure you arrive safely to your destination.
No matter the destination, when college students hit the road for spring break trips, they’re looking for relaxation and a break from the books. But Allstate Motor Club (AMC) has found that for some spring breakers, their trip might include a stop along the way that they weren’t counting on making.
Allstate Motor Club provides 24-hour roadside assistance to its members through a national network of service providers. According to AMC, the top five calls from motorists in March looking for roadside assistance are:
1. Need towing service (51 percent)
2. Locked out of their car (11.3 percent)
3. Have a flat tire (10.7 percent)
4. Dead battery (7.9 percent)
5. Car won’t start (6 percent)
As more and more students head to the beach, Allstate is reminding consumers that adequate insurance, roadside protection and proper vehicle maintenance are ways to help make sure you make the most of your spring break.
As one of the largest national providers of roadside assistance, Allstate Motor Club members are protected anytime, anywhere, said Patrick O’Brien, president of Allstate Roadside Services.
“Whether college students are driving to the beach or headed to the slopes, Allstate Motor Club wants to remind motorists hitting the highways that troubles encountered on the road shouldn’t ruin their spring break plans,” O’Brien said. “We want to make sure our customers are protecting themselves with roadside assistance so they can arrive safely at their spring break destinations.”
Allstate Motor Club offers the following tips to help consumers hitting the roads:
1. Don’t start the party early. Never drink and drive.
2. Don’t get distracted. Talking on the phone, texting your friends, eating or drinking, listening to music - even distractions from fellow passengers - can all take your eyes off the road.
3. Don’t speed. Leave distance between the vehicles in front of you and avoid tailgating; watch your speed and pay attention to what other drivers are doing on the road. Leave plenty of time to get to your destination.
4. Tune up your car. For a smooth ride, make sure your car is in good working order. Before you head out, have your tires, battery, belts, fluids and air conditioner checked by a qualified mechanic. If you’re driving in a hot climate or towing a boat or trailer, you may need a motor oil with a higher viscosity.
5. Wear your seatbelt. All passengers should use seatbelts. Pets should also be restrained, either in a crate or a car harness specifically designed for animals. Lastly, secure your luggage.
For additional information about Allstate Motor Club, please contact a local Allstate agent, call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-998-8697 or visit www.allstatemotorclub.com.
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