Roadside assistance and breakdown coverage are services that assist motorists, or bicyclists, whose vehicles have suffered a mechanical failure that leaves the operator stranded.

In some areas, especially in Europe, there is a government-sponsored or sanctioned automobile membership association, and the service may be in the form of an insurance policy with premiums, instead of a member subscription fee.

Services may also be available as part of the service of a vehicle insurance company, or other companies whose primary business is to offer such assistance, such as AAA in America or the AA in the UK.

Some automobile manufacturers also offer roadside assistance for their customers, sometimes for free for some period after the purchase of a new vehicle.

‘Helping Hands Roadside Assistance’ Program Aims To Help As Many As They Can

OKLAHOMA CITY - The extreme heat in Oklahoma can have a major impact on you car. One roadside assistance company is doing what they can to help drivers. “My goal for this program is to be able to help those in need that cannot afford roadside assistance or don’t have it on their insurance,” said Alex Wood, owner of Pitstop Roadside Assistance.

After seeing so many vehicles on the side of the road Wood knew he could do something to help.

“I come from volunteer firefighting and what I love is helping people,” said Wood.

He decided to use his resources to help others in need.

“There are programs out there for food, there’s programs out there for shelter, I was thinking why not make a program for roadside assistance for those who cannot afford it,” said Wood.

With triple digit temperatures, having car problems is not just an inconvenience, it can be a matter of life and death.

“I went to Shawnee the other day and I counted thirteen cars on the side of the highway,” said Wood.

So, with a compassionate heart, he set up a way to help, through his company.

“What we’ll do is, if they’re in need and they can’t afford roadside then we will use the program to go ahead and cover them for that roadside,” said Wood.

Wood calls the program “Helping Hands Roadside Assistance”, and although the cost may exceed the means of the company, they are hoping others will help support through a Go-Fund-Me account.

“Everything will be contributed to those that need it. Going out there helping them change their tire, delivering gas, if they’ve locked their keys in their car on a hot day, we can go help them,” said Wood.

With gas prices and temperatures at an all-time high, Wood believes it’s time for us all to come together.

“I’m hoping for it to actually become a trend, I’m hoping to see more people pick up on it,” said Wood.

If you are in need of the program, you can reach them at 833-551-9200. To support the Helping hands roadside assistance program, go to their Go-Fund-Me.

Allstate Roadside

Allstate Roadside offers fast, trackable and reliable roadside service whether you need a tow, jump start, help with a flat tire or lock-out assistance. Help is available 24/7 right from your phone, whether you have a gas or an electric car. And, with three service options, you have the freedom to choose what works for you.

Allstate offers three types of roadside service designed to fit your needs. Annual membership plans and pay-per-use services are available to Allstate customers as well as those without Allstate auto insurance. Or, if you have Allstate car insurance, you can add roadside coverage to your policy. Here’s an overview of all three roadside options: