Car breakdowns can happen anytime and anywhere. If you're driving around in a country like New Zealand, with many rolling hills and remote roads, you'll want to make sure that you are always being looked after. If you break down while on a long drive through the North Island, for example, or while driving through tough weather in the South Island, you'll be thanking your lucky stars that you invested in roadside assistance and a rescue.
If you think that purchasing roadside assist is more of a luxury than a necessity, read on to find out what some of the potential gains and benefits are.
You Locked Yourself Out
Imagine yourself somewhere along the Forgotten World Highway, racing down the open road and enjoying the solitude from other cars on the road. Just you, your car and nature. You stop to get out and take a photo, but when you come back, you realised you left the keys in the car and locked yourself out. How could you be so careless, you might ask? Well, not to worry. Luckily, you were snapping photos with your smartphone and can call roadside assistance, which will help you get back into the car without overcharging you for the trouble.
Help with a Dead Battery
New Zealand is the perfect country for road trips and camping. Endless scenic routes and welcoming natural settings mean plenty of nights spent under the stars with loved ones. But mistakes happen, and someone might have fallen asleep listening to the car radio or left a light on while looking for that book that fell under the seat. Next thing you know, you're in the middle of a remote bush trying to start your car and realising that your battery is likely dead. Suddenly, you're getting a bit cold and wish that you could pump the heat in your car. In this situation, roadside assistance is a lifesaver, coming with jumper leads to jumpstart your car.
You've Run Out of Petrol
Sometimes on long drives, it's hard to know when you'll need to fill up on petrol and how far away the next station is. If you've run out, chances are that you'll feel rather helpless and stuck. One of the perks of roadside assistance in New Zealand is that you're just a call away from someone coming with a fresh tank of petrol so you can be on your way.
Anzac Auto Roadside Assistance
Anzac Auto is partnered with Bosch and offers 24/7 Nationwide Roadside Assistance to help you with all of the above circumstances and more. Our network of more than 2,500 service providers covers all of New Zealand. You get access to:
- Minor roadside repairs
- Flat battery and parts replacement
- Emergency fuel
- Flat tyre
- Key replacement, locksmith and courier service
- Roadside towing recovery
- Driver assistance
For more tips like this please visit our Tech Tips page, and if you need a car service, contact us for an appointment.