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    Many folks have told me they drive their model a fords because they have AAA and can get it towed if it breaks down so how does this work I am sure there is a limit so what do you guys here do?

  • #2
    My AAA card says I have been a member for 60years and throughout this time, the family and I have used the tow service as well as the insurance and I can tell you, my first priority is to maintain any and all cars covered under the policy, and second is to call them when my maintenance fails. I have never had a problem with them coming to the rescue, but if the car was troublesome and required more than the allotted tows for the year, I would use one of the other members of the households name.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Ok Wiz if folks drive their car a long distance and the car breaks down maximum tow is 200 miles after that are they on their own and what do they do then.

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      • #4
        go to UHaul, rent a truck and trailer, and haul it yourself

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        • carolinamudwalker
          carolinamudwalker commented
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          I like that Idea, Also keep Brattons catalog and a good set of tools on board. If the problem is doable a few nights in a motel is cheaper and you have to fix it anyway.

      • #5
        Ok Tbird thanks I always heard people say i have AAA and do not worry about driving my model a anywhere, which sounds great but not the rest of the story. Now I am clear on it all. With that said however If I drive anywhere close to home and break down I assume they will haul it to my home if it is in the plan limits.

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        • #6
          I have long tow AAA coverage, and the only time I have ever needed it they couldn't get there for 3 hours (from 11 miles away!) In the meantime I identifed the problem, fixed it in 15 minutes, cancelled the tow order, and got on my way. But in other situations, like a dead battery, I have found their services quite helpful. If you have to call them, be sure to specify that you want a flatbed transporter, not a drag-behind tow.

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          • #7
            After the allotted free miles they will charge you per mile for the extra distance... Your insurance may pick up the difference of this..

            Tolls are not covered

            Now i have heard that it needs to be towed to a repair shop and not a personal home.. What is the truth to this??? Do different states have different rules?

            Usually your Insurance also offers towing as part of your policy. An antique policy may have a further distance
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #8
              I have a nearby car buddy that works on cars for people at his home in a neighborhood. AAA tows cars there all the time. I think they just want the towing fee. He does have a company name, so if need be just tell them you need it towed to the Chief Repair Service shop

              Years ago I needed my '55 Ford Ice Cream truck towed to my home because the dratted gasahol had dissolved the guts of my plastic in line fuel filter (at which point I promptly dumped my entire supply of these filters in the trash), and had sent plastic goo to the carb where everything got gummed up. The driver had no problem towing to my home.

              This was the beginning of my intense dislike for gasahol I must say
              Last edited by tbirdtbird; 12-04-2017, 12:36 PM.

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              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                I think Dick & Rips sounds better...

                There is actually one named that near my home..

            • #9
              Sorry I didn't get back quicker, rattle can painting in Santa Ana winds. *I sure picked the perfect day to paint outdoors*

              Anyway, AAA will tow to anywhere you ask, repair or home, no matter. Now, if I am further than the tow coverage, to avoid the extra charges, I simply have the driver drop the car and wait a bit and call another tow. This has worked a couple times as I think my tow is only good for 150mi, but it has worked.
              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • #10
                get the wife a card and you one,get premium coverage...200 miles for you,200 for the wife...tow anywhere 400 miles,its a bill I gladly pay every year

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                • #11
                  I once ran out of gas in my '30 roadster (I had bent the float wire incorrectly). When the AAA tow driver arrived with 2 gallons of gas, he told me AAA drivers were calling in to bring the gas because they wanted to see a 1930 Ford Model A Roadster. Had the same experience with my '29 blindback when the ring gear and the Bendix got into a "fixed marriage" at the barber shop and no amount of rocking back and forth in third gear would loosen their grip on each other.

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                  • #12
                    As a previous provider for AAA, AAA will take you wherever you want to go. Car must be registered and cardholder with the vehicle.
                    Came out of the casino one night and didn't feel like driving home. Called AAA, told him alt light was on, took me home, and of course I slipped him a 10$ bill. Approx 65 miles.
                    When I had access to the wrecker I would create a call and pull my trailer to winter storage and then out again in the spring. Garage got paid for the call and mileage and I got paid to move my own vehicle.
                    Paul in CT

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by 1931 Flamingo View Post
                      As a previous provider for AAA, AAA will take you wherever you want to go. Car must be registered and cardholder with the vehicle.
                      Came out of the casino one night and didn't feel like driving home. Called AAA, told him alt light was on, took me home, and of course I slipped him a 10$ bill. Approx 65 miles.
                      When I had access to the wrecker I would create a call and pull my trailer to winter storage and then out again in the spring. Garage got paid for the call and mileage and I got paid to move my own vehicle.
                      Paul in CT
                      Sure! Doesn’t sound like fraud at all.

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                      • #14
                        I have AAA and would be happy to be towed somewhere to get help fixing my car (any car) and certainly never plan on towing it home from a long distance (over the 200 mile limit). If that became necessary I would expect to make other arrangements. The idea is to get towed to a place to get it repaired, your home, Mitch's shop, etc.(BTW I don't think you and your wife can each get 200 miles on the same tow withing the meaning of the agreement you have with AAA- just saying)

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                        • #15
                          Join a national club, get their club roster and contact a nearby member for help if further then 200 miles away from home.

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                          • #16
                            Yep, good idea, Mike

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                            • #17
                              Post an SOS on the VFF
                              3 ~ Tudor's
                              Henry Ford said
                              "It's all nuts and bolts"


                              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                              • #18
                                Ok these are all some great ideas and steer me in the right direction, I want AAA since my wife travels some as well so now I know how to go and how to use it.

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