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Thread: AAA Road Service - What they don't tell you

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceknight View Post
    A few years ago I had AAA tow a car off the NYS Thruway. They said "we'll have someone there within 25 minutes". And they did.
    Yup me too. Not sure what spark master is talking about
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

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  2. #32
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    We've has AAA for years, not once have we been told they wouldn't tow it or given any grief about how old the vehicle was.
    The only stipulation was someone had to be there with the vehicle. They didn't even ask what make or model.
    Came and hooked to it and delivered it to where I wanted it to go. A couple of times it wasn't even my vehicle as long as I was there or
    someone with a AAA card they towed it.
    But then again I live in Virginia.......
    Sometimes I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcroanoke View Post
    But then again I live in Virginia.......
    you don't even have to be in virginia.

    i had a flat one night, on the 105 freeway at about 1 AM.
    right front tire failed on the trans am, road debris.
    got it slowed down, took the first offramp, the tire didn't
    demount, and i got off the freeway, crossed imperial,
    and ended up stopped here:

    http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...pspuatkgzd.jpg

    it's not a good place. i called AAA, gave them the address.
    then i turned off all the lights, sat quietly, and tried to disappear.
    after a few minutes, there was a tap on my window. i opened
    my eyes, and there was a cop standing there.
    he asked what i was doing there. i said flat tire.

    he asked if i'd called for roadside service. i said yes.
    he said he'd wait there until the wrecker showed up.
    he went back, turned on the flashing lights, and we
    sat there.

    after about ten minutes, a flatbed showed up. the guy
    got out. hispanic, gang tats on the forearms, looked
    like a genuinely nasty dude. he looked around,
    and HE looked scared.

    he didn't change my tire. he loaded the car on the
    wrecker, and took me up the road a ways to compton,
    where it was safer, unloaded the car and changed the
    tire there. the police stayed until we had loaded up the
    car and departed.

    i've no complaints with AAA roadside service.
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  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    you don't even have to be in virginia.








    i've no complaints with AAA roadside service.
    I forgot about changing flat tires, my daughter has used that several times,
    she has had more flats than you can shake a stick at......
    I on the other hand have never needed that service. But I will use it if I have a flat.
    Too old for that stuff anymore.......
    Sometimes I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag.

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by spark master View Post
    Call the AAA, and tell them your stuck on the NYS thruway. Let me know what they say.
    Not sure what the rules are for the NYS Thruway but if they're anything like the NJ Turnpike you can only tow with a flatbed and you have to be authorized by the NJ Turnpike Authority to hook up a vehicle that's stuck on the roadway. I believe if you have to tow a vehicle from somewhere off the NJ Turnpike to another location and if you need to use the Turnpike to get from one place to the other you can do so but only with a flatbed.

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