Is Your Roadside Assistance Green? (SAVE $12!)

National brands for roadside assistance promise to be quick and helpful, but a new one is also promising to be green. Better World Club offers bike and car roadside assistance in speedy fashion, plus they give 1% of revenue to environmental cleanup and advocacy.

Better World Club offers members many perks such as 24/7 nationwide coverage, average wait time of 36 minutes, coverage in any vehicle that you are driving or riding, and towing, lockouts, jumpstarts, flat tire changes and gas delivery. As a benefit to customers and the planet, hybrid and biodiesel vehicle owners get 15% off any new membership and everyone can enroll in Paperless billing and renewal plans. 

Better World Club has supported public policies like funding for mass transit and the broad enforcement of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. They have also joined with companies like Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, Calvert Investments and other companies to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Citizens United case.

Bicycles and riders are also covered for roadside assistance. Commuting via bike, even a few days a week, can cut costs for most drivers. Use a commute cost calculator to explore possible savings.

Plan prices start at $55.95 and $89.95 for one driver (5 or 100 miles of towing). Better World Club membership has more perks: discounts at thousands of hotels, travel and car rental agencies. One dollar will be donated to environmental cleanup and advocacy for each travel booking made through Better World Club’s membership.

Deal: Better World Club will waive the $12 non-refundable signup fee for AAA members that want to make the switch.

Photo by PhillipC on Flickr


Julie Botsch
Julie Botsch5 years ago


Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez8 years ago

thank you!

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman8 years ago


Lyn Redbird
Lyn henry8 years ago

Fortunately have never needed to use one.

Robert O.
Robert O8 years ago


gerlinde p.
gerlinde p8 years ago

don`t need one because i don`t own a car.

Ireven G.
Ireven G.8 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Tamara E.
Tamara E8 years ago

I was stuck on side of the highway in black ice and then whiteout conditions-35 C weather. The Sunoco attendent forgot to put the oil cap on my car so my engine was ruined. (they later payed for that). I had an emergency kit in my car which I used and even lit flares. Nothing worked and I was freezing bc had skirt, blouse and coat but no mittens. Hadnt planned to be freezing to death. Needless to say I never made it to work and almost froze to death. I started walking and my fingers froze together but lucky enough man pulled over and insisted I get in even though I was going to walk back to my car and wait for help that he said he would call. He assurred me he wouldnt harm me and told me I would never make it back to my car. Lucky for me he stopped bc no one else did. Due to the storm it would have taken hours to get tow truck so I left my car there until next day. The kind man saved my life by giving me ride to the closest gas station which was 20 min farther by car from where he picked me up. What I couldnt understand was why werent emergency vehicles called in by passing truckers? Yes it was a whiteout but my car was red and you would think someone would have called. It really doesnt matter what company you choose. Just make sure your phone is fully charged before you go for long drive and dont waste your money on emergency kit for car bc it was useless. And be sure to pack blanket and spair gloves in trunk bc you never know when your going to need it.

Brenda Towers
Brenda T8 years ago

My A.A.Roadside Assistance in the U.K. is excellent.

jim h.
James h8 years ago

I did field service work for a machine tool manufacturer for a number of years. Many of the places i did service call were not on the nicest sides of town. Some places were frightening even in the middle of the day. Believe me, if my car would have broken down in some of those areas and I needed help I wouldn't care if the owners burned tires in their front yard or poured used motor oil into nearby streams!

While green may be nice if the situation isn't an emergency and the option is available, but when I need help, I want help and want it fast.

In most emergencies, police are the first contact. If roadside assisstance is needed they call whoever is on duty that week if that's how they do it. In other places, emergency assisstance vehicles are dispatched as soon as the call goes out and they compete to get there first. Green or not green isn't part of it.

If you choose to interrogate some wrecker or repair vehicle driver about the environmental practices of his employer and he shakes his head, gets back into his/her vehicle and drives off leaving you there, don't be surprised.

Emergencies, especially those involving vehicles, don't always happen when it's convenient for you.