state farm emergency roadside assistance is bullshit

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    here's my story:

    i have emergency roadside assistance through state farm, my insurance company. i had never used it, ever, until yesterday. i was 30 miles outside of the nearest city and i got a flat tire. i jacked up my truck and took off the lug nutz, etc. when i went to pull the tire off, i couldn't. it had seized/become stuck to the axle. i kicked it. no budge. i put the lug nutz back on loosely, lowered the truck, rocked back and forth four or five feet a few times, jacked it up again, and still no budge.

    so at this point it was 2:45 pm, it was 10-15 degrees outside, i didn't have good winter gear with me, so i gave in, tucked my balls away, and called state farm emergency roadside assistance. guy told me he'd send me a text message letting me know who was coming and a timeline as soon as he had it set up.

    an hour later i get a call from the guy saying he can't find anyone to help me. he asked if it's ok if he tells them it's for a tow instead of a tire change and i said "fine by me, fucker." but i didn't really call him fucker.

    another hour later, he tells me he can't get anyone to come tow me and that i should call a friend to come get me and they'd find someone to take care of it...on monday; two days later. i told him that i can't get back into my house because my garage door opener is integrated to my truck and that's the only way i have to get into my place (i need to change that). he said i should ask my friend if me and my gf can stay at his house....until monday sometime when they get the tow set up.

    i went back outside and was kicked the shit out of the tire, freezing my balls off. thankfully a semi-driver/trucker pulled over and i asked if he could give me a hand. dude popped right out of his truck, grabbed a mini-sledge hammer, scooted under my jacked up truck, and pounded the tire for five minutes until it finally popped off and i was able to change it.

    moral of the story: truckers rule and state farm emergency roadside assistance is pure horseshit.

    part 2: I spent :$1100 on new tires today. :cheer:
     
  2. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    tl;dr - gtfo,f.
     
  3. wanker

    wanker New Member

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    i have state farm also dink,

    also have AAA i use for roadside assistance

    cheaper in the long run
     
  4. Billy Brown

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    wordy tard.
     
  5. Bro

    Bro Oligarchical Corporatocracy VIP Gold

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    You should get one of these.

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  6. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    hopefully at your local Ford dealer and they hooked you up with the price match guarantee AND the $140 cash back Mike Rowe has been pimping all month long.
     
  7. Ridic Too

    Ridic Too New Member Banned User

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    I love my USAA roadside assistance.
     
  8. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    " i jacked up my truck and took off the lug nutz"







    ORLY?
     
  9. nazdrowie

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    through CAA I've had my car towed twice and my battery boosted once this year alone

    the moral of this story is that my car is a piece of shit
     
  10. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    do you think aaa would have been able to help? i found it hard to believe that out of the many, many towing companies here -- all of which make their money towing people -- that not one would travel 30 miles out of town to tow me at 2:45-ish on a saturday? i can only assume state farm has a limited number of partner companies it contacts/contracts with and/or they low ball these guys, which makes them unlikely to help. why else wouldn't they have come out there?

    stupid fucking state farm roadside emergency service. that shit's worthless.
     
  11. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    What do you drive a tank? :eek:

    If you can afford those tires spend $30 every 3 months and get BP Motor Club.
     
  12. keywordpk

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    :hug:
     
  13. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    loosened them while truck was on the ground, jacked that shit up, took them off completely while jacked.
     
  14. Ridic Too

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    I pay less than $20/year for amazing roadside assistance.
     
  15. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    tire had a huge gash on the inside sidewall. fix a flat would have been worthless.

    for tires or for towing? i don't know if they called ford, but if they did, ford was no help.

    what's usaa roadside assistance? they've never been unable to help you?

    what's caa?

    ford expedition that i use on a lot of dirt trails/mild to moderate off roading, so i need some good tires.
     
  16. wanker

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    AAA is nationwide and very reliable dude.. worth having it
     
  17. Mack

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    For tires, dink... Ford is running a huge special and ad campaign.
     
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    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Looking back, I bet you wish you had called him fucker the first time.
     
  19. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i'll check into it. and my first question to them will be about how they handle a situation like this one. state farm failed and it makes me want to completely change my insurance company.
     
  20. nazdrowie

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    CAA is the Canuck AAA