Looked at the CT card. The very last place we want to be towed for repair is to a CT auto centre.
Agree totally with both of you. I hate CT automotive too. Ripped me off in the 80's and have not used them since.You can ask them to take your car to your favorite mechanic. If they take it to CT, they don't count it towards your 5 tow/per year.
I'm self insured.
New cars come with a few years, and really it isn't that much.
I've called 3x in 30+ years. Once with family CAA, once under new car, once I paid.
Also after you call 2 or 3 times, they cut you off and won't respond for free.
I know a few people who pay for years (decades even) then when they call for help they get cut off.
I think they closed this loop hole a few years ago. i think membership now goes in effect 24 hours after you buy the membership.Why buy AMA(Alberta) or CAA. If you don't have a membership and you call them when you have an issue, they will sell you a membership on the phone and send a truck right away. So if you only have a call every few years, it is not worth it to renew when it comes up - just wait until you have an issue.
If you are a two vehicle family and you are not far from home, you can usually call the other driver to come for a boost/gas or cab it home to get the other vehicle to boost yours or get gas. Usually faster than AMA anyway. If it something nasty like a flat or hwy breakdown in s*****y weather then call and join AMA.