One More Benefit from Ameriprise Auto Insurance

We switched our auto and home insurance from Liberty Mutual to Ameriprise through Costco last year after some evaluations. The IDs arrived last week with an extra benefit that I didn’t expect before switching: Free 24-hour nationwide roadside assistance for Costco Executive Member. Though this service is mentioned on Costo website, there are much more details on exactly what are offered through this service:

  • Have a flat tire
  • Run out of gas
  • Get locked out of your vehicle
  • Get stuck in mud, snow, a ditch, etc.
  • Have a dead battery

The switch not only saved us more than $300 in auto insurance premium (you can easily compare how much you can save on auto insurance at places like NetQuote), but also eliminated the need of my AAA membership. That’s another $60 per year saved.

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3 Responses to “One More Benefit from Ameriprise Auto Insurance”

  1. ana |  May 14, 2007 at 1:42 am

    Well, Ameriprise is surely kind enough to give those kinds of services to their clients, Very basic service but really important to feel that insurance companies do give time to their consumer’s welfare after all.

  2. Jim |  Dec 13, 2007 at 7:14 am

    I’ve had Ameriprise insurance for quite a while and I wouldn’t change for the world.I have a 17 year old and his insurance kills us, but with ameriprise we have cut our insurance bill by over a hundred dollars a month from what I was paying to state farm. I also have better coverage now than I had before.Oh, by the way,getting the minimum required by law is more expensive than getting 100,000/300,000 coverage,because they think you are more responsible if you get the higher coverage,not too many know that but the ameriprise lady told me that.I did a 3 day search on the web to find that Ameriprise was the least expensive,I wouldn’t look any further.

  3. Carol |  Aug 19, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    We’ve had Ameriprise Ins. for our cars for a few years now and we’ve liked it — we, too, have teenage sons and the insurance is affordable. I was happy with the roadside assistance and saw this as a huge PLUS – especially if my sons broke down along the raod. One son goes to school two + hours from home and occasionallly comes home.

    This weekend we had to use the roadside assistance program TWICE! This is done through a third party vendor. Though they were responsive, the first tow cost us $100 and the second $300. When I tried to appeal to the vendor to call another service she was less than cordial and said they are not in the “shop around” business. My son didn’t have $300 on him the 2nd time nor did he have a credit card. We had to drive about 80 miles to intercept him while the towing company was there to get our son and pay the tow truck driver. To say the least, this “convenient” EXTRA wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and left us with a very frustrating experience.