AAA offers free roadside assistance for health care workers and first responders

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 09:17:42-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The American Automobile Club of Florida is offering assistance to people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAA is giving free roadside assistance for health care workers and first responders in Tampa and St. Petersburg through the end of April.

“These frontline workers are spending tireless hours protecting us while at work, and we want to protect them on their journey there and back,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Healthcare workers and first responders put themselves at risk every day. The least we can do is make sure they are taken care of if they have car trouble during this critical time.”

The free help include towing, tire changes, fuel delivery, battery service, jump starts and lockout service.

Health care workers and first responders do not need to be AAA member to take advantage of the offer.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the health of AAA's service providers, the organization implemented extra safety measures for every service call:

  • Service technicians will not shake hands and will abide by current social distancing guidelines.
  • Passengers are not allowed to ride in service vehicles.
  • Drivers are cleaning and disinfecting service vehicles and equipment after every service call.

The number to call to receive the free roadside assistance 24-hours a day is 833-222-3284.