5 Reasons You Might Need Roadside Assistance

If you’ve spent any amount of time out on the road, you know that the unexpected can happen at any time. That’s why, when you rent a car from Value Van & Car Rental, we include 24-hr roadside assistance. So, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are covered should the unexpected happen. Here at the five most common reasons our renters use roadside assistance.

Reasons for Roadside Assistance

1. Flat Tire

The most common reason people need roadside assistance is because of a flat tire or a blowout that they cannot change themselves. Even if you know how to change a tire, sometimes the lug nuts are too tight or the road you’re stopped on is too dangerous to attempt it. Whatever the reason, we will help!

2. Out of Gas

Another common reason is running out of gas. Often, when driving a rental, you aren’t familiar with the car’s gas tank and you may think you can make it farther without filling up. We understand, it happens, and we can help!

3. Locked Out

Locking your keys in your car happens all the time. You may think you have them in your purse, you lock the doors, and then see them lying on the passenger side seat. Don’t sweat, no one is perfect, we’ll be there for you.

4. Dead Battery

This is another common one, especially in an unfamiliar car. It’s easy to leave the lights on and run down the battery when you aren’t used to the buttons and switches in your rental vehicle. Whether you need a jump or there’s an issue with the starter, roadside assistance will be there.

5. Minor Repairs

Finally, you may need roadside assistance for something small like low oil pressure, water for a radiator, or a clogged filter. These issues can occur and if you aren’t an experienced mechanic, they feel like a bigger deal than they are. A minor repair can easily be resolved by roadside assistance, so you can safely get back on the road toward your destination.

At Value Van & Car Rental, we rent only well-maintained vehicles, so we hope you won’t need roadside assistance. However, we love giving you the peace of mind knowing that it’s there if you need it. Contact us today for a top-notch rental in Union, New Jersey, at (908) 851-9595.