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There are two types of drivers. One, like myself, who views the low fuel light on their dashboard as a friendly reminder and another like my husband who fills his tank even before the light has a chance to illuminate. I should have known that my rogue ways of testing how accurate my “miles until empty” car gauge performed would catch up with me…


In this post, we are taking a closer look at top questions in community regarding USAA’s Roadside Assistance. We hope this help you understand the service and provide information in the case you too have the need for some aid on the road.


Here are the services available with Roadside Assistance:

  • Changing flat tires.
  • Emergency gasoline delivery. (The price of gas isn't covered.)
  • Lost keys and lockouts. (The cost of the key isn't covered.)
  • Towing when stuck on or by a public roadway.
  • Towing disabled vehicle to the nearest repair facility.


How do I get Roadside Assistance?

Request roadside assistance online or call Agero, our roadside service provider, at 800-531-8555.

Outside the United States? Please call us using our international phone directory.


When you call, please have the following ready:

  • Your USAA number
  • Your location

What if I use a towing company of my own choosing?

If you use a provider that does not work with Agero then you can submit your receipt for review and reimbursement.


If you have already had services provided and need reimbursement, you can submit your claim online, use the USAA App on your mobile device, or call us at 210-531-USAA(8722).


If I needed to get gas for my car do I have to have money for it at the time or how does that work?

Roadside Assistance will pay for the fuel to be delivered to your location; however, it will not pay for the actual cost of the fuel. 


Have you had to utilize roadside assistance or have questions? Please comment below.


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About the Author: Briana Hartzell is a Navy spouse, mother to two beautiful girls (4 and 2 years), a former full time USAA employee and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Briana writes at Being Briana, a blog focused on the joys that military life and parenthood can bring.


USAA Roadside Assistance™ is part of USAA Towing and Labor coverage and applies to covered vehicles only. USAA Roadside Assistance is provided through Cross Country Motor Club, Inc., Medford, MA 02155, except in AK, CA, HI, OR, WI and WY, where services are provided through Cross Country Motor Club of California, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. NOTE: If you need to use USAA Roadside Assistance for an insured vehicle that does not have USAA Towing and Labor coverage, you will be responsible for all charges and services performed. USAA Roadside Assistance coverage does not cover the cost of repair parts. Additional premium required for towing and labor coverage with USAA Roadside Assistance


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New Member

Does roadside assistance only tow to the nearest shop?

USAA Service
USAA Service

@Sgulia2887, I'm happy to help with your coverage questions. Please see my reply sent via private message. Thanks. -Paula

New Member

Question on towing coverage. My car had to be towed this morning because a flat tire they couldn't replace roadside. However, my car died (all electrical systems quit) at a friend's home (almost didn't make it there) tonight. It is a Honda Hybrid and I really need it towed to a Honda dealership 60 miles away because the nearest repair shop is not going to be able to fix a Hybrid (I live in a very rural area). Will my roadside assistance cover that?

USAA Service
USAA Service

Good morning @Covious, thank you for your patience and hope you were able to get your car towed last night.  If you have towing on your policy, you may be able to get it towed to the required shop for repairs.  To better assist you in claim inquiry about what is covered, please reach out to our Claims representatives @ 800-531-8722 or you can initiate the towing claim on or through the mobile app.  Each option will get you the assistance that is needed.  Thank you for your membership and trusting USAA in your auto insurance needs.  ~ Marco

New Member

My van is stuck with one wheel off my driveway due to heavy rain. Will RSA get me moving again?

USAA Service
USAA Service

@Dagwoody, I am sorry to hear that your van is stuck. You can contact our roadside department at 800-531-8555 and they can discuss your options for having the vehicle moved.

New Member

I had a need for roadside service for a car that would no longer run.   All the elements of the service worked great until the very of the process - arranging the service, timeliness of the service, and friendliness and professionalism of the tow operator when he picked up the vehicle.  He said he would deliver the vehicle to the repair facility and that I did not need to follow.  I said that was great and that I would call the repair facility to tell them the vehicle would arrive soon.  About an hour and a half later, the repair facility called and said they had the car, with the key on the front seat.  Apparently, the tow operator simply dropped the vehicle off, put the key on the seat and left, without informing the repair facility he had left the vehicle there.

USAA Service
USAA Service

@KP6, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.  I am sorry to hear about the communication breakdown with the towing provider and the repair shop.  I have shared your experience with our claims partners.  They will research further and follow up with you as well.  Thanks ~ Robert.

Occasional Visitor

So RSA applies if a rental car breaks down. Is this only within the USA? What about while traveling abroad?

USAA Service
USAA Service

Hi Buzzy6, thank you so much for your question today. Have you experienced a loss?