There are many benefits to having a membership in a popular auto club. Some auto clubs are all about providing necessary services to drivers and car lovers. Others seem to be an off-shoot of popular brand names such as gasoline or car dealerships or popular car repair shops. Choosing one only means going over the list of benefits, and is something that shouldn't be left until one's car breaks down.
Typical benefits of a car club involve things such as towing and winching or extrication services. Most Canadians have experienced trying to start a car and finding the engine simply won't turn over because of the cold weather. Surprisingly many people in some provinces don't yet know to plug their car in at night on the coldest nights of the winter. So, the leading auto club membership offers a battery boosting service. A tow truck will come to the member's home or even to the side of a deserted road to help get a battery going with a boost.
Some cars will start at home but once out on the road, the battery just gets too cold. Many car clubs have roadside service as one of their benefits. This means that they will send a tow truck out to test a battery. If it can be boosted, they'll do so and the club member can continue on their way. If the battery won't start, usually the club membership will offer a new battery for a good price, anything to get the driver going again.
Sometimes people hear about things like flat tires or running out of gas, and think that might never happen to them. The point of any kind of insurance as well as a membership in a car club is for the eventuality of such things happening. Running out of gas isn't just embarrassing, in the winter in Canada it can be downright deadly. Having a flat tire can also be dangerous. Knowing that a tow truck is going to come to one's aid in situations like this makes a driver lost in the middle of nowhere less frustrated and panicked. And that's important when it comes to surviving a cold Canadian winter.
Many people take the status of their cars for granted. They're so toasty warm nowadays, especially with hidden seat warmers and remote car starters. People don't plan to have accidents or to run out of gas or have a flat tire or any of the many other things that can go wrong. Hopping into the car wearing just a sweater and pants seems alright at the time, even in the dead of winter or the middle of the night.
However, the security of having an auto club membership can help a driver out in the worst situations. We all pray nothing goes wrong but in the case that something does, it's nice to know someone will be there to help us out.