We always talk about how having a CAA membership is a good thing. How it always provides you with dependable roadside assistance in your time of need. After all, it is Canada’s most trusted brand.
But did you know that a CAA membership also provides you with the option to ask for roadside assistance in case your bicycle lets you down?
Or that it allows you to get a two-day complimentary rental car in case your vehicle is towed?
A CAA membership is more than just roadside assistance. It’s a way of living a life full of confidence, freedom, and valuable savings.
Here are a few benefits included in a CAA membership that you probably didn’t know about.
1. Ride & Bike Assist
If you love summer because you get to take your bicycle out on adventures, you’re about to love it even more.
As a CAA member, if you run into any issues while riding your bike, we’ve got you covered with bike assist – the roadside assistance for your bicycle.
Whether it’s getting stranded with a flat tire or feeling helpless because of a broken chain, if your bike lets you down give us a call and we will transport you and your bike to your required destination.
In addition to bike assist, a CAA membership also provides members with ride assist.
Under this benefit, members, who are unable to drive their vehicles home because of health issues, vision concerns, or other physical impairments, can use their membership and get a ride with CAA.
2. Protection in any vehicle
The fact that a CAA membership follows you and not a designated vehicle is probably one of the most underrated benefits of having a membership.
Whether you’re in your own vehicle or someone else’s, under this benefit you will always be covered and be able to call for roadside assistance whatever the problem might be.
All you need is your CAA membership card or mobile app (more on that later) and you’re good to go.
This benefit is especially useful in scenarios where you’re travelling using a rental vehicle. No longer will you have to splurge extra for roadside assistance when your membership will suffice.
Plus, being called a “hero” by your friends when you save the day using your roadside assistance services while travelling in another friend’s car is always a nice thing, right? 😉
3. Exclusive discounts on insurance
Everybody loves discounts, right? We’re sure you do too. Which is why you’ll be pleased to know that as a CAA member you can enjoy exclusive discounts on CAA insurance premiums.
Therefore, whether it’s home, travel, or one of the other types of insurance offerings that we offer, you can use your CAA membership and save some money.
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Furthermore, you also have the option of bundling your home and auto insurance packages together and enjoying an extra 10% off your home insurance premium.
An added benefit of buying CAA home insurance is that there isn’t any upper limit or maximum cap on the number of discounts that members can club together.
This means that in addition to enjoying your CAA membership discount, you can also add other types of discounts like claims-free, new-home, or mortgage-free on your home insurance premium.
4. Exclusive discounts on travel
Just like insurance, travel too offers CAA members the opportunity to enjoy exclusive discounts. Plus, being a member also lets you receive the best value on your trip or vacation.
Your membership not only guarantees you the best prices on your travel bookings included with CAA Vacations but also provides you with benefits like 24/7 travel assistance for tedious tasks like modifying hotel/flight reservations.
Having a dedicated travel consultant always at your disposal will give you ample peace of mind and you will never again have to worry about things going astray during a vacation.
Being a CAA member also allows you to enjoy discounted prices on various travel-related services.
For example, if you’re looking to get your passport photos taken or buy some travel merchandise, you can head over to your nearest CAA Store and enjoy special member prices.
5. Mobile App
If you’re one of those people who hates being on hold all the time, then we have a pleasant surprise for you. Presenting, the CAA mobile app.
One of CAA’s hidden gems, our mobile app not only allows you to skip the line and request roadside assistance immediately but also allows you to access your membership with the tap of a button.
You can view and update your account information, view your current balance and savings, and easily access your digital membership card.
In addition to that, you can also use the app to look for CAA-approved auto repair facilities, search for member-exclusive discounts near you, and access some great deals right at your fingertips.
So, download the CAA mobile app today and travel with confidence.
6. CAA Rewards
While we’ve already talked about the services like roadside assistance, bike assist, and discounts on insurance and travel, another vital cog in the CAA universe is CAA Rewards®.
Using CAA Rewards® members can save a lot of money and earn CAA Dollars® that can be redeemed towards their membership renewals, vacations, travel merchandise, gift cards, and more.
The best part about this benefit is that it offers you valuable savings during your everyday routines.
This includes access to deals and discounts at your favourite retailers, shopping stores, restaurants, hotels, entertainment complexes, travel partners, and numerous other rewards partners.
7. Personal Accident Insurance
People generally don’t like talking about death or injuries that may result from road accidents. We understand that it’s an uncomfortable topic, which is why we won’t talk about it a lot too.
But we surely want to point out that it is probably because of that reason many members miss out on realizing that CAA provides them with complimentary personal accident insurance coverage.
Your coverage limit depends on the type of membership plan you have. You also have the option of increasing your coverage limit by adding a minimal amount to your membership fee.
8. Trip Accident & Interruption Assistance
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), “vehicles 10 years and older are twice as likely to end up stranded on the side of the road compared to newer vehicles.”
However, that’s not the only issue that one might face while driving older vehicles.
AAA’s research also goes on to state that those same vehicles are “four times more likely to encounter a problem serious enough to require a tow to a repair facility.”
While you can surely use your CAA membership to call in for a tow, what most members might not know is that CAA also offers them trip accident and interruption assistance.
Under this benefit, if your vehicle is disabled for 24 hours or more and you are 160 km or more from home, you may qualify for reimbursement to help offset the cost of certain out-of-pocket expenses.
Among others, these include restaurant meals, accommodation, and car rentals that would help you get home or to your point of destination.
9. Vehicle return benefit
While this benefit might only be for members who are on CAA’s Premier plan, it’s still quite valuable.
It states that if you encounter an unexpected illness or injury that prevents you from completing your trip, then you may be eligible for CAA’s vehicle return benefit.
Upon provision of valid proof of illness/injury by a licensed medical facility or practitioner, members can get up to $500 for transportation of their vehicles back to their primary residence.
10. Two-day complimentary rental car
And finally, if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being stranded without a vehicle because yours was towed away, don’t worry. We won’t let you roam around without one.
As part of CAA’s Premier membership plan, members are entitled to two free days of car rental within their membership year.
And while there might be a few restrictions that may apply, this benefit is surely a blessing in disguise for members who would want to have some type of transportation while their vehicle is in the shop.