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a kind of irony

THere were years when I drove cars that could quit any moment, yet I didn't have auto club or any other type of towing or road protection plan. When things went badly I had to find a phone and find someone to pick me up.

Now I have a 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid, about as reliable as I'm going to find, and I have:

  • Auto club with an extra feature added: the auto club gave me a higher membership that extends towing to 100 miles per incident and other pluses, for free, until my next renewal date.

  • Honda Care. Standard with the car I got this service that offers many of the same services that the auto club does, and more. 

The chances of my needing either one of them are really small.


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Nov. 7th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
Ugh Auto Clubs
They really charged you more for extra towing? There is a little known trick to auto clubs that usually allows you to have more than one tow per incident. Basically as you are being towed from where your car broke down, you, or the towing company preferably, set up a tow with a company based wherever the farthest point is that your current tow will take you. Repeat ad nauseum. It's strange, and kind of a crappy way to travel, but it definitely beats being stuck 300 miles away from home with a car that no longer has what could be called a transmission. Well anyways....best of luck to you and your new car.
Nov. 7th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
Re: Ugh Auto Clubs
Nobody charged me extra. There is just a premium service that they gave to me for nothing.

The way I see it: I now have a comfortable enough income that I can afford a new car. And now the insurance company, the auto club, and others are falling all over themselves giving me things I don't actually need. It gives me an insight into how the world works for the upper levels.

Who are you, by the way?
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