TomTom announced it will offer free roadside assistance along with its “Start” portable navigation devices (PNDs), and it will extend the offer to its VIA and GO LIVE products in the coming months.
The service provides a basic level of roadside support, including the “quick and reliable dispatches of responsible and professional service providers with a simple phone call from anywhere in the U.S,” said the company.
Users also receive:
- Emergency police, fire or medical dispatch.
- Repair facility referral – Helps traveling motorists in need of repairs find a nearby repair center.
- Latitude/longitude vehicle location identification – automatically pinpoints motorists’ location from their TomTom device, to help road service professionals expedite service.
- Cross Country Perks – A discount savings program offering special deals and shopping convenience through a host of well-recognized merchants across the country.
- An offer to receive 20 percent off the first tow (up to $25, online registration required).
The program joins TomTom’s paid Roadside Assistance program with additional services offered through Cross Country Motor Club with access to more than 30,000 towing and road service professionals around the clock.
The free basic roadside option is good for 4 years or until TomTom’s provider no longer offers TomTom Roadside Assistance.