We’ve already established that driving on fumes isn’t the greatest for your car. But sometimes a situation demands it — say, it’s Thanksgiving weekend and you’re in a rush to get home because your mom has made her famous Pumpkin-Pecan Pie with Maple Whipped Cream, and if you don’t arrive on time you know your younger brother will eat the entire thing himself.
But what happens when you break down? Because that’s a very real possibility: according to a survey conducted by Allstate, one in three millennials wait too long to gas up their cars, and 50% have had a roadside incident in the past year. Top culprits: vehicle tows, dead batteries, and flat tires.
But wait, there’s more — 75% of millennials (including, let’s be honest, this author) have never changed a tire on their current vehicle.
The good news is, Allstate isn’t just conducting surveys about stranded twenty-somethings — they’re also offering their help to them. Their new Good Hands Rescue app (free to download) and mobile website are designed to be used even if you don’t have an insurance policy with Allstate. Better still, this Wednesday, November 23, AKA the busiest travel day of the year, roadside rescues of all types (tows, flat tires, jump starts, lockouts, fuel delivery, etc) will only cost you $2. Worth it, for Mom’s pie.