Having local roadside assistance anywhere you are can give you great peace of mind. Nothing can be more unnerving than having your vehicle break down on the side of the road. Worst still, is having your car breakdown in an area you are not familiar with. Its times like these that make having local roadside assistance worth the money. AAA, auto clubs, and insurance companies all offer some sort of local roadside assistance. Auto dealerships also provide some limited roadside assistance on some vehicles. They work with local service providers all over country to find you the best service and the most reasonable rates. They have developed relationships with these providers and are very knowledgeable in exactly which provider to send out to you in your particular case. There are many services that a local roadside assistance provider can perform for you. They will dispatch road service to come out and change your flat tire, if you have a spare to work with. Other road services they provide are lockout services, jumpstarts, and in some cases will even bring fuel out to you if you ran out of gas. Towing is the biggest part of any local roadside assistance program. When your car has broken down, sometimes there is no other choice but to have it towed to a repair facility. A local roadside assistance provider can have a tow truck dispatched to you quickly, usually within 60 minutes. That makes a big difference when you are sitting on the side of an interstate at three in the morning.