As a fleet manager or owner of company vehicles, you may have come across various “pay as you go” fleet /vehicle services. Some are for consumers as well, such as Honk and Hum.
So, here is the skinny on those plans. Do you want to take 100% risk or do you want your roadside company to take 100% of the risk? Do you like to gamble? Suppose your car or home insurance agent asked you if you wanted to self-insure for your home or car and when a catastrophe or accident happens (and they will—look around at the stranded, broken down vehicles you see next time you’re driving) your insurance agency will send help and then you will get a huge bill that you didn’t budget for. Your house burns down—or you have a fender bender with your car. Do you want to get a bill for that? Of course not, that’s why you get a premium. Same with Best Roadside service, we give you a LOW yearly premium to take all the risk and worry away from you.
Best Roadside Service is exactly like insurance. You give a small premium and with thousands of other companies and small business like yours, we spread the risk all over. Same as car and home insurance. But if you decide to try the pay as you go plan, you will get bigger bills for something that should be less expensive. For example, commercial and fleet plans, you pay for the vehicle roadside protection up front, typically $79-109 per vehicle per year. This covers the vehicle regardless of who is driving. 10 vehicles, your total out of pocket cost would be around $800. Now let’s figure 3 to 4 tows per year. Add a few flat tires, dead batteries. One 50 mile tow could cost you about $350. Flat tires and dead batteries about $100. You can see that you can quickly exceed your upfront cost, if only you had just purchased Best Roadside Service Commercial/Fleet coverage. Plus you get other coverages, like free gas, concierge services, discount cards and $100 towards lost keys! You say you have a newer fleet that won’t break down? Between 2% and 3% of all vehicles break down all the time. Do you want to take that chance? Flat tires are the most common, followed by general mechanical breakdowns—yes even for new cars. Ever ask yourself why they throw in roadside service for free with some new cars? So you don’t have to worry and they know the odds of breaking down. Best Roadside Service will give you a 10% discount if you have newer vehicles to boot! Also you don’t have to worry about getting bills and invoices every month for services you used. How will that affect your budget? With Pay as you go—you will have to pay on the spot for the service as it’s rendered, even if you think the price is too high or some companies may offer monthly billing and you will get an even bigger bill, left scratching your head about the embedded costs in the bill. The pay as you go companies have to make their profit ON TOP of the actual service provided by the tow truck service provider, so hidden and embedded costs WILL always be cleverly disguised in your bill. Pay as you go companies try to squeeze 20-30% profit margins ON TOP of the actual bill! You don’t think there doing this free do you?
Why not just make one payment for the whole year, let Best Roadside take 100% of the risk, you don’t get any bills throughout the year, no worries, no additional charges, no fuss, no nothing except peace of mind that you have paid for the BEST roadside insurance and you will not have any other bills, invoices or expenses for a total year.
Best Roadside Service gives generous towing limits of up to 75 miles—an easy $500 benefit once your vehicle breaks down and has to be towed. We give 3 gallons of fuel free if you run out of gas. Your drivers and employees will never worry about paying out of pocket while their stranded on the road. Your Accounts Payable Department won’t get bills every month and have to reconcile to what service happened to which driver and then ask why the bills are so high. That alone is a huge benefit.
To be honest, if you go with pay as you go, you would be better off just calling a local tow truck service, supporting your local economy and take all the risk and be prepared to PAY ON THE SPOT.
Or go with a U.S. employee owned and operated company like Best Roadside Service who will take 100% of the risk for a much lower annual cost to your company.
Ride with the Best, Best Roadside Service. Our dispatching network has handled millions of calls since the 1950’s. We have U.S. based call centers with English Speaking, courteous, caring representatives whose only goal is to get you back on the road again! Let us take the risk and worry for you!