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Road Assist

 

Accidents on the road are always unpleasant and can strike at the most unexpected moment. Still, the reality of having an accident is something that you know you need to be prepared for should it happen to you.

Whether it’s a collision, a breakdown on the side of the road due to a mechanical failure or dealing with a car that can’t drive in a heavy hailstorm, you need to protect yourself for these types of situations. Budget knows that it’s important to feel safe on the road – which is why when you buy a Budget Insurance policy, you will also receive added Assist Benefits at no extra cost.

Road Assist

 

What are Assist Benefits?

 

Assist Benefits are added benefits that you get when you take out a qualifying Budget policy. Some benefits are automatically included and others you can add onto your policy. These benefits are there to help you get through your times of need, with speedy assistance during an emergency.

 

Apart from Road Assist which includes optional Breakdown Assist and included Accident Assist, you also  have access to  Home AssistTrauma AssistMedical AssistLegal Assist and Entertainment Assist

 

Assist Benefits are Budget’s way of giving you more than just insurance. We’re here for you in the long run – assisting you when you need it most. You can find more information about all of Budget’s available Assist Benefits are included with your cover below.

 

How do you get Road Assist?

 

When you take out a Budget policy you get access to a number of assist benefits. These benefits include from Road Assist, Home Assist, Entertainment Assist, Trauma Assist, Legal Assist and Medical Assist.

 

Refer to the table below to see what assist benefits are available per cover type:

 

 

Cover type

Assist benefits available

Accident Assist

Breakdown Assist

Entertainment Assist

Medical Assist

Trauma Assist

Home Assist

Legal Assist

Comprehensive Car Insurance

Yes

Optional at a small monthly fee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vehicle Third Party, Fire and Theft Car Insurance

Yes

Optional at a small monthly fee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Third Party Only Car Insurance

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Motorcycle Insurance

Yes

Optional at a small monthly fee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advensure Car Insurance

Yes

Optional at a small monthly fee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Buildings Insurance

Not available

Not available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Home Contents Insurance

Not available

Not available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not available

Budget lite 1

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Budget lite 2

Yes

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Budget lite 3

Yes

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

 

 

 

 

What Road Assist includes

 

Budget’s Road Assist includes both Breakdown Assist and Accident Assist. Breakdown Assist is an optional benefit that can be added for a small monthly fee, whereas Accident Assist is an included benefit.

 

Breakdown Assist includes:

  • Towing your car to the nearest repairer after a mechanical or electrical breakdown. We’ll also throw in 72 hours of free storage, after towing your vehicle, to give you time to sort things out.
  • Cover for the call-out fee for assistance, plus one hour of labour for a locksmith if your keys are locked in your car (yep, it happens, no need to be embarrassed).
  • Cover for the call-out fee for assistance, plus one hour of labour if you have a flat tyre or battery (not everyone knows how to change a tyre, but luckily, we know who does).
  • Emergency delivery of 10 litres of fuel, at no charge (for the daredevils who like to run on empty).
  • Roadside and mechanic referrals (we know a guy…).
  • Notification and messaging for your family or workplace contacts (don’t leave your family in the dark).
  • Cover towards the cost of collecting your vehicle and returning it to your home after your repair is complete.
  • If you are stuck more than 100km from your home after a breakdown, and your vehicle needs to be towed to a repairer, we will arrange and pay R500 towards courtesy transport for you and up to 6 others to one chosen destination OR hotel accommodation for yourself and up to 6 others if there is an overnight delay OR car hire for 24 hours, subject to our terms and conditions.
  • The Breakdown Assist service has a maximum annual limit of three callouts per insured vehicle.

 

Accident Assist includes:

  • Towing and storage of your car to the nearest approved panel beater or yard after you’ve had an accident.
  • Advice for collision procedures (call us when you’re unsure of anything).
  • There is no set limit for accident towing when using this benefit.

 

Accident Assist is included, whereas Breakdown Assist is an optional buy up for a small additional fee.

 

Should you ever find yourself in an accident or emergency, Budget’s Road Assist can help you, just call 0860 10 42 11. You can also download and print a Budget’s Road Assist disc to display on your car. We recommend cutting this out and placing it in your licence disc holder in your car for easy access in an emergency. 

 

Exclusions

 

You will be held responsible for the cost of towing and storage for your vehicle if you don’t call Road Assist after having your accident.

  • You will be held responsible for the cost of towing and storage of your vehicle if you don’t call the Road Assist number after having your accident.
  • If your vehicle gets towed to an unauthorised location and is stored there, your repairs will be delayed while the cost to release the vehicle will be negotiated – this might be needed if your vehicle is parked in an unauthorised parking spot. This will also be your responsibility.

Always make sure that you read your policy terms and conditions carefully to see what you are covered for, and what is not included

 

Why you need Road Assist

 

Many risks come with being out on the road, which is why it’s important to have comfort in knowing that you have someone on the other end of your phone who can help you. Many roadside emergencies can cause a long-lasting impact on both your emotional and physical health. 

It’s important to seek help when you need it and call for assistance in an emergency. That’s what we’re here for! You don’t have to go through a traumatic accident on your own when you could make things much easier for yourself and your family members.

 

Insurance quotes

 

Gain peace of mind in knowing that there is always someone available to help you in your time of need. Take out a Budget Insurance policy and get the added benefit of Road Assist. You never know when a disaster will strike, so make sure that you’ve got as much protection as possible for your own security. 

Our friendly consultants are ready to get you set up with Budget Insurance. Give us a call on 0861 00 13 53 or leave your details and we’ll call you back at no expense to you! You can also request an insurance quote .

 

If you’re in a pickle and need assistance, call 0860 10 42 11.