A road service (roadside assistance) invoice is a form given to a driver of a motor vehicle after help has been administered to their vehicle. All fixes and any other services rendered, as well as required payment terms, are detailed on the invoice.
Road Service is the act of helping a vehicle when it breaks down, most commonly when a battery dies, tire pops, engine fails, or when a driver mistakenly runs out of gas.
Without Membership – Road Service is usually included in Car Insurance. If it’s not included in your car insurance or wasn’t purchased and you find yourself in need of Road Service, there’s always a local company willing to service you wherever you are. However, it will come at a premium price. In this case, the service company will not know who you are, so be prepared to have your Driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance on hand when they arrive. After all services performed on your vehicle are complete, they will hand you an invoice detailing such services, and payment should be made as requested.
With Membership – Most car insurance companies offer roadside assistance as an add-on for an extra fee such as Geico, State Farm, and USAA. Most notably, there are AAA and OnStar that specialize in 24/7 roadside assistance that can be purchased separately from your car insurance plan. In any case, when roadside assistance is pre-purchased, drivers are protected if their vehicle breaks down. After roadside service is completed, you’ll receive a “paid” invoice due to being pre-covered.
It’s important to save your road service invoice after an incident for documentation.
Salary: $56,000/yr (source: Payscale)
Hourly Rate: $15/hr (source: Glassdoor)