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.