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How far will my insurance pay for towing?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by cwoernle, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. cwoernle

    cwoernle Member

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    I live 168 miles from the closest Tesla service center. Does anyone know how far a USAA auto insurance rental and towing rider will pay for towing? USAA rep said coverage is to the closest service center, but I felt she was not referring specifically to Tesla-approved service centers. A flat tire is one thing but while the car is under warranty I'd like to use Tesla centers.
     
  2. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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    I've been towed 100 miles on USAA's dime to get to the nearest Tesla-authorized service center. Call and clarify to be sure.
     
  3. boiler81

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    Doesn't Tesla cover all road-side assistance and towing during warrantee?
     
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  4. gbrgbr

    gbrgbr Member

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    my m3 was towed about 90 miles to the nearest tesla certified body shop. insurance paid.
     
  5. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

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    except for problems caused by draining your battery to zero, which apparently happens occasionally.
     
  6. silentsnow31802

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    Also you get one free tow per event.
     
  7. cwoernle

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    All encouraging replies. Thanks.
     
  8. Need

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    If it is still under warranty, roadside assistance will tow up to 500 miles to the closest service center if the car broke down unless it is a flat tire. Flat tire is only 50 miles. Now if the car was in an accident, that's on you I guess. I didn't know insurance covers towing expanse, I guess it would. But I have AAA Plus so I will probably just call them for the tow.
     

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