Help is on its way – say hello to pay-as-you-go roadside assistance from gotU
Real talk – how many cards do you carry in your wallet that you don’t actually use? How many times have you signed up to a service to access a one-off deal and then swiftly forgotten about it only to cop a ‘membership’ fee a year later because you forgot to unsubscribe? We do this sort of stuff all the time with the little things (hello, multiple streaming services), but it really does add up. One of the biggest things taking a chunk out of our hard-earned income is roadside assistance, but the game has totally changed with gotU.
So now that we’ve established that most of us are guilty of harbouring a membership or two that we don’t necessarily need, let’s get around to how gotU is shaking up the system. After conducting a survey of almost 400 Australians aged 18 to 35, Allianz Global Assistance confirmed what we all know in our hearts to be true – a lot of people couldn’t actually tell you who their roadside assistance provider is (more than half, in fact). The same survey also revealed that a mere 17 per cent of those people can actually remember calling for help in the past 12 months. These grim stats prove that a pay-as-you-go model for roadside assistance is the dream result – enter gotU.
How does it work, you might ask? Rather than paying an annual membership fee for a service you (hopefully) only use very rarely, gotU works on a pay-as-you-go basis. Rather than operating on a ‘better safe than sorry’ mentality, gotU’s roadside rescue model offers roadside help on an ad hoc basis from $69 for any service in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. It’s a bit of a joke to be paying for annual memberships, call-out fees and sneaky costs for a once-in-a-blue-moon service, and now you don’t have to.
To have one less bill in your life, you can check out the details for gotU on the official website.