I have been w / state farm since 1997 and have insured 5 cars and just 2 yrs ago my modular home. Fearing the unknown, i kept full coverage on my vehicles after paying off note. I had one accident (Damage to my property only) and an accident involving a deer. I was stranded over 200 miles from home recently and to my horror find out that what i had been paying for all theses yrs was not worth a penny.
My towing coverage / roadside assistance would not get my car back home. It only covered towing to the nearest repair shop - remember i am 200 miles from home at the mercy of strangers - - wonderful strangers they were - - more helpful than state farm was. The damage to my car was internal - - engine. It take me 6 days on my own to get my car back to georgia. Those helpful strangers assisted me in getting a rental car - - not state farm. Later was told, my insurance would not pay for the rental - - which is part of my coverage, also. My insurance would cover the rental car.
The towing cost over 200 miles from fla back to ga was $500. 00 - - state farm only would pay / paid a $100. 00 and i am hoping it reimburses me back for the first towing to the repair shop of $ 60. 00. Warning to others state farmers - - question your agent on what if this happen what will my insurance coverage. I trusted them. I thought i had what i needed in case of any emergency. My neighbor told me i had the best insurance it was - state farm - - yeah, until you need them. I laughed at their recent commercial about the 40 million people they insure - - if those 40 million only knew.
I called the 1800 # the day i saw the commercial and the csrep did not seem very surprised when i told him of my ordeal. There was no offer of help! He said state farm should pay the towing. I wonder if my home catches on fire what they will tell me - - my fire coverage doesn't cover a fire! State farm is a joke when one needs them. As long as the premiums are paid the insurer is okay. I never received a call from my loyal agent offering any additional assistance in the matter. Oh yeah. Just the renewal bill by mail from the main