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Blink is a great roadside assistance service for anyone who isn’t financially prepared to deal with a roadside emergency or already a member of a traditional roadside service. As with other at-will roadside services, including Honk, Blink contracts with a network of providers, much like ridesharing services, such as Uber, do. Blink claims to have a large provider network that helps over 10 million drivers each year.
If you need a tow, lockout service, fuel delivery, a tire change, winching or a jump-start, Blink can help. Blink’s rates start at $49, which is in line with other at-will services. Towing rates start at $79, though they increase by $5 for every mile you need to be towed beyond 5 miles. Blink also claims it can save you up to 40 percent on local service rates, which is great if you’re trying to stay on a budget.
As is the case with all at-will roadside services, you don’t have to purchase a membership or pay for an annual subscription to reap Blink’s benefits. You simply use the service as you need it, no matter where in the United States you are. The company says it has nationwide coverage across 99.4 percent of U.S. ZIP codes. The only downside is it is difficult to find customer support information on its website; the company’s phone number is only found at the bottom of its Terms and Conditions page.