What Happens When You Have Car Problems on the Road?

BY: - 11 Jan '13 | Reviews

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Ronnie and I are officially road warriors. If we didn’t have the official membership card before, we definitely received it after we started producing our own films. We’ve criss-crossed from Atlanta to DC, Atlanta to Houston, Atlanta to Chicago, Atlanta to Florida and countless other cities in between. Thankfully, we’ve been blessed never to have any serious car issues along the way.

I have a good friend who recently ran into a dear in the middle of the night, traveling from Atlanta to DC along the same roads that we travel often. It was 2AM and he had to drive for 20 miles in middle-of-nowhere North Carolina to reach the nearest gas station. Stories like that make me glad that now I’m protected, because I recently picked up the Bluebird card.

Bluebird is a new checking and debit alternative from Walmart and American Express. One of the many features of Bluebird is that it comes with America Express Roadside Assistance. If you run into car problems, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call the good folks at Bluebird. According to their website, American Express Roadside Assistance may arrange for six (6) basic emergency roadside services to be provided to Bluebird Card Users:

  • Towing to the nearest available repair shop or preferred destination, depending on provider availability
  • Jump starting a battery
  • Delivery of up to two gallons of gas
  • Locksmith service, if keys are locked in the car
  • Changing of a flat tire, if the car has a workable spare
  • Winching

If you request it, the Roadside Assistance representative will also contact family, friends or place of business to let them know of the situation. All costs associated with these emergency roadside services are the responsibility of the Bluebird Card User. This service is available throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed Roadside Assistance?

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided for the time and effort that will go into this review but will not influence my findings. 

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