A Standard Plan membership provides you with 24-hour emergency roadside service, plus a host of other valuable benefits and services. Your Standard Plan benefits* include:
- Quick Access to Benefits
- Road and Towing Service
- Lockout Service/Lost Key Service
- Winching Service
- Dispatch Guarantee
- Legal Defense Reimbursement
- Guaranteed Arrest Bond
- Auto Theft Deterrent Award
- Hospital Emergency Room Bond
- Trip Interruption Guarantee
- Pathfinder Trip Routing
- Lodging Discounts**
- Car Rental Discounts**
- Vehicle Repair Referral
- Warranty Repair Service
- Vehicle Repair Check Guarantee
**Discounts offered through your AARP® Membership.
Quick access to benefitsWhen you enroll online, you may start using your benefits immediately. We will send you an e-mail acknowledgement of your enrollment and include your permanent membership number. Your membership materials, including your membership card, will arrive within 14 business days after your application is processed.
If you need emergency roadside service before you receive your permanent membership number, you’ll be required to pay up front for the service and will be reimbursed later.
Road and Towing ServiceWhenever you're in a jam—whether it’s a stalled car, flat tire or empty gas tank—simply call the 24-hour toll-free AARP Roadside Assistance phone number. We'll send a service provider to help get you back on the road or provide a tow to a repair facility. Covered emergency roadside services include:
- Jump Start / Battery Boost
- Flat Tire Change
- Fuel Delivery
- Towing up to 5 miles
Lockout Service/Lost Key ServiceIf you need locksmith services because your ignition key has been accidentally locked inside your car or your vehicle lock needs replacement, we will reimburse you up to $80. And if you have a broken, stolen or lost ignition car key, you will be reimbursed up to $25 for key replacement.
If your car is stuck in mud, sand, snow or a ditch, we'll provide winching service (one operator at 30 minutes) to free it.
Dispatch GuaranteeIf, for some reason, we are unable to dispatch emergency roadside service when you call the toll-free number for service, we still have you covered. We will provide an authorization number and then reimburse you up to $160 for covered services you locate yourself.
Legal Defense Reimbursement
If you engage an attorney to defend you in court against a traffic violation, we'll reimburse the fees paid up to $1,000, according to the schedule below:
|Violation of Other Vehicle Laws||$75||$75|
Legal Defense Reimbursement is not available to residents of CA.
Guaranteed Arrest BondYour membership card can keep you out of jail! Just use your membership card in place of cash to post bond up to $1,000 if you're charged with a traffic violation (except for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, driving without a valid driver’s license or a felony violation). Please note that arrest bond is not accepted in CA, CO, KS, LA, NJ, TX or WA, and that the bond amount is limited in some states. Please refer to your Membership Handbook
Auto Theft Deterrent AwardWe'll pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thief if your car is stolen.
Hospital Emergency Room BondIf you are injured over 100 miles from home and are required to provide evidence of financial security for admission to a hospital emergency room, the Hospital Emergency Room Bond card acts as a guarantee of your payment up to $1,000 (up to $250 for CA members). Please note that hospital emergency room bond is not accepted in some states and is limited to auto accident-related injuries in FL.
Trip Interruption GuaranteeIf the vehicle you're traveling in is disabled as a result of an accident 100 miles or more from home, we'll reimburse you for certain travel and lodging expenses. Standard Plan benefits cover up to $375 (up to $500 for CA members) per incident for eligible expenses incurred within 48 hours of the accident; Up to $750 ($1000 for CA members) maximum per membership year. Trip Interruption Guarantee is not available to residents of TX.
Lodging DiscountsUse your AARP membership for great discounts at thousands of leading hotels, motels and resorts nationwide, including Westin, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Best Western and more!
Car Rental DiscountsUse your AARP membership for instant discounts and special protection when you rent a car at Alamo®, Avis®, Budget®, Enterprise Rent-A-Car®, Hertz® and National® car rental companies.
vehicle Repair ReferralIf your car needs repairs, call our 24-hour toll-free number for the names, addresses, phone numbers and hours of operation of participating auto repair facilities closest to you. Most of these facilities have Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification and provide a warranty on their repairs. Vehicle Repair Referral is available for all the types of repairs included in our Warranty Repair Service program. Learn more about the Vehicle Repair Referral in your Membership Handbook
Warranty Repair ServiceIf your car was repaired at a recommended authorized repair facility, and the same repair is required within 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever occurs first) due to defective parts or workmanship, we'll cover the costs, parts and labor up to the cost of the original repair to have it repaired again at another authorized facility. You must be 50 miles or more away from the original repair facility. Warranty Repair Service is not available to residents of CA. Please refer to your Membership Handbook for details.
Vehicle Repair Check Guarantee
If your car breaks down and requires emergency repair work that is not covered by your Standard Plan membership, you can choose to pay by personal check. With the Vehicle Repair Check Guarantee, participating service providers will honor your personal check (two per 30-day period totaling no more than $500) for repairs, parts, labor or road service, and towing not covered by AARP Roadside Assistance.
Although not all service providers accept personal checks, for those that do, the Vehicle Repair Check Guarantee ensures the provider will receive payment, and you won't get turned away.