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Subaru Roadside Assistance

It covers the basics for free, but only while your new car is under warranty.

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Subaru’s Roadside Assistance is the standard, limited coverage provided with every Subaru model year 2000 or newer. Coverage includes towing, jump-starts and fuel delivery for free, but only for the life of your factory warranty. Otherwise, you’ll pay $79.95 for Subaru Roadside Assistance Plus.

What’s included with Subaru Roadside Assistance?

Enjoy 24/7 service with Subaru Roadside Assistance that extends to anyone living with you and college students up to age 21 who live away from home. Services include coverage of up to $100 for:

  • Towing. Tows your car to the nearest closest Subaru authorized retailer.
  • Battery jump starts. Provides charges for your dead or flagging battery roadside
  • Spare tire installation. Helps install a spare tire if yours goes flat.
  • Fuel delivery. Delivers up to two gallons of gas and other minor fluids to get you moving.
  • Home or vehicle lockouts. Leverage the help of a locksmith to get into your home or on the road.

Which cars are covered by Subaru Roadside Assistance?

Roadside assistance is provided free with your factory warranty limited to three years or 36,000 miles on cars sold by authorized Subaru dealers. Use of your car for hired shuttle or taxi may invalidate your warranty and coverage.

Subaru models 2000 and later are available for roadside assistance:

  • Ascent
  • BRZ
  • Crosstrek
  • Forester
  • Impreza
  • Legacy
  • Outback
  • WRX

How much does it cost?

Coverage is free if it falls within your factory warranty period. After your warranty expires, Subaru Roadside Assistance Plus will costs you $79.95 a year.

Roadside assistance covers the cost of an eligible event for up to $100, limited to four service calls annually. You’re responsible for any costs that exceed $100.

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How do I contact Subaru Roadside Assistance?

Get in touch with Subaru Roadside Assistance in three ways:

  • Call 800-815-1050 24/7
  • Engage Subaru Starlink for subscribed cars
  • Contact help through the MySubaru app

What information do I need to call for roadside help?

When you call for assistance, a representative will ask you to confirm that you’re safe before requiring your:

  • Name and membership number
  • Location of your vehicle
  • Description of the issue you need help with
  • VIN and vehicle description
  • License plate number

Subaru vs. insurance roadside assistance

Here’s how Subaru stacks up against roadside assistance offered through car insurance policies.

Company Cost Battery Flat tire Towing Lockout Gas delivery
AAA $52–$129 a year, depending on region Yes Yes Up to 100 miles Up to $100 Yes to nearest station
Progressive $16 a year Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
State Farm $3–$4 a month with insurance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geico $14+ a year Yes Yes Up to 100 miles Up to $100 Yes

Alternatives to Subaru roadside assistance

Name Product Roadside assistance New car protection Accident forgiveness Safe driver discount Available states
Progressive
Optional
30%
All 50 states
Discover coverage that’s broader than competitors, valuable discounts up to 30% off and perks like shrinking deductibles that reward no claims.
USAA
Optional
Yes
All 50 states
Affordable car insurance with highly rated customer service. Only available to military members and veterans and their family.
Allstate
13%
All 50 states
Your dedicated agent can help you find the best savings with multiple discounts and rewards programs.
The AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford
Optional
Yes
All 50 states & DC
Drivers over age 50 can enjoy low rates and perks designed for mature drivers, plus freebies and AARP member perks like free replacement cost coverage.
Liberty Mutual
Optional
30%
All 50 states
Earn free accident forgiveness after five years claims-free and customize your policy anytime online at the tap of a button.
Esurance
40%
All states except AK, DE, HI, MT, NH, VT, WY
Take advantage of this online company's low base rates and mobile tools like app-based telematics and teen safe driver programs.
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Bottom line

Subaru’s free roadside assistance provides basic coverage across your new car’s factory warranty. After that, you must upgrade your plan at a cost or forego roadside coverage.

Many car insurance policies bundle or offer similar roadside protection for a fee. To find the best fit with your needs and budget, compare car insurers and policy benefits.

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