Sunday, March 17, 2013

AAA to the rescue. And a cool app.

A few days ago, my car engine let me know it wasn't happy anymore. This, was not good news. Thankfully, I'd been down this road before, so I knew what steps to take.

Called my mechanic, gave him the lowdown, and waited for him to advise.

A few days later, it was time to bring her in.

One of the things I hate the most about calling AAA for service, is waiting for them to verify all my info on the phone. Answering 20 questions has never been something I've enjoyed, especially when the answers do not pertain to my current issue. Any time someone finds out what my license plate is, they feel they need to start talking to me about NASCAR. Even if they don't like or know anything about it. Their sad attempts usually just make me laugh.

So, to avoid talking to someone on the phone, I downloaded the AAA Roadside Assistance app.

I put in my AAA membership number, make of car needing to be towed, and a callback number. It did the rest.

Once I pushed "submit request", I'll admit, I was skeptical. But, in less than 30 minutes, the driver was at my front door. Couldn't have been more awesome.

Any time I've called them for help, I've been given a two hour window of time regardless whether I was sitting on the side of the road in the rain or not. This app, made it incredibly easy to be towed. No nonsense chatter with people over the phone. No waiting two hours wondering if someone is still coming or has forgotten about me.

So easy. And the app is free.

I recommend it. Go download it now.

And until my girl is fixed and back in my possession, this is the beauty that'll get me where I'm going.

Thank goodness for awesome roommates. And an extra car. :)

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