Pros / All plans include discounts on hotels and car rentals.
Cons / It only offers $500 for trip reimbursement.
Verdict / BP Motor Club is more expensive than other options, but it offers quality benefits.
BP Motor Club is a relatively strong roadside assistance service, with useful benefits across all plan levels. However, it is slightly more expensive than other services, and some benefits aren’t as generous.
The company’s Silver plan is its most basic option, and it has services comparable with those offered in AARP’s and AAA’s more scaled-down plans. It costs $6.50 a month, or about $78 a year, which is slightly more than most basic plans but nowhere near the most expensive.
When you choose the basic plan, you get 5 miles of free towing, which is standard for roadside assistance and should be sufficient to get you to a shop if your car breaks down in a city. It also reimburses you the cost of services such as jump-starts, flat tire repairs, fuel delivery and winching up to $60.
If you lock yourself out of your car and need a locksmith, BP reimburses you $60 worth of expenses. This is slightly less coverage than other services, which usually pay out up to $100.
One of the Silver plan’s advantages is its hotel and car rental discounts – other roadside assistance programs only include discounts in higher tier plans. These discounts are available at most big brands and range from 5 percent to 40 percent.
More frequent travelers may benefit from the Premier Plus plan. It costs $9.99 a month, or $120 a year. It has higher limits, including 100 miles of free towing and $120 worth of reimbursement for locksmiths and other services.
In case your car breaks down or you’re in an accident, the Premier plan includes reimbursement for food, lodging and rentals, provided you’re 100 miles from home. It reimburses only $500 a year for this benefit and limits coverage to $250 per incident, which is less than trip interruption coverage offered in comparable plans from other companies.
The Premier plan also has a dispatch guarantee. If BP Motor Club can’t find a service, you’re reimbursed up to $240 when you find it on your own.