Wondering if its worth getting a AAA membership. If you do think its worth it, would you go for a Basic, Plus or Premiere membership?
I have had a AAA membership since 1987. I did cancel it when I traded in my only ICE car for a Tesla Model S. I have the Plus membership because it will tow up to 100 miles and increases most of the other limits on services. It also covers you while you are driving anyone's car. There are incredible offers for travel and services not related to roadside assistance.
I have AAA. In the San Francisco area their roadside assistance includes EV charge capability if you run out of energy. And they had the best overall auto insurance rate when bundling our Tesla.
AAA is relatively inexpensive for all the discounts and peace of mind they provide.
That was I didn't cancel it. Sorry autocorrect strikes again.
I have AAA, have had it for years and will no cancel it.
Also kept my AAA. Doing 28000 miles per year so will probably run of my Tesla extended warranty before 4 years
Service Plans and Extended Service Agreement was quietly changed to unlimited miles.
So what you paid for the above are still good for 8 years, unlimited miles.
I dropped my AAA; wife kept hers. Win-win. :-)
I have had AAA for over 35 years. I like the peace of mind, and my wife and I have used them from time to time (flat tires, dead ICE batteries). Also have had AAA auto insurance for almost as long--great rates and service.
NKYTA, AAA will only provide assistance if the account holder is present.
@Roamer, as if I'd be allowed to go anywhere without her! ;-)
But seriously, on long trips where I'd need it, she'd be by my side. If I get a flat around town I can deal with some inconvenience.
@Tam - I don't see any changes to the service plans (at least listed on the site). They are not unlimited miles. Only the battery on MS85 has an 8 year, unlimited miles warranty.
In reviewing the 4-year service plan details, it still indicates the service must occur annually or within 1000 miles of 12,500.
"Notwithstanding the date this Agreement is purchased or becomes effective, maintenance inspections must be performed within 1,000 miles or 30 days of the specified maintenance intervals for Your selected Plan. Any scheduled maintenance not completed within such time will be excluded and no maintenance inspections will be added as a replacement for any such excluded maintenance inspections."
I've heard Tesla, at their option, may not enforce the mileage part, but the contract seems to not make it unlimited miles if I read this correctly.
I inquired online a couple months ago, I got a call back from Palo Alto. The rep told me there were no longer mileage restrictions on the service plan but they must be used with one years time of one another or they expire. I said that my local service center was unaware of this and the website has a mileage restriction. He replied that this information came from Jerome directly and if there were any issues to have my service center call Palo Alto. Considering I won't know if this is actually the case until 50k miles from now, I'm not going to risk buying it. If I could get something in writing I would purchase the plan for sure.
Tam I'm aware the services have no mileage restrictions. I have chosen to do them every 12500 miles because the more you drive the more things could potentially go wrong. Are you sure that the extended warranty has no mileage restrictions. Where did you see this?
There has been much discussion on this and several forum members have received emails from ownership stating that the service plan will be for 4 years and any mileage. But, as has been posted just above the service periods have to be consistent, one a year.
Perhaps a search of similar topics will yield threads with that information.
JT I am familiar with the service plan story it's the warranty I am questioning. I have the extended warranty. As far as I know it's 100,000 miles or 8 years. In my case that may be less than 4 years. Tam seemed to suggest that the warranty is 8 years unlimited. If true it would be great news for me. I was wondering where he saw that or if anyone else knows about it?
Check with your insurance company. They should offer a satisfactory roadside protection plan for almost nothing. I had to use mine once with American Family, marooned in a snowbank on New Year's Eve, 30 miles from anything, and they had somebody there in quick fashion.
Am now with Geico who offers a similar plan and has an excellent customer service reputation.
@SCCRENDO. I'll check with a couple of different people tomorrow (and probably get a couple of contrasting answers) and report back here.
I heard back from 2 people in two different areas of the corporation who agreed the mileage stipulation on the ESA is firm. 100,000 miles.