Thank you, State Farm®, for sponsoring this conversation on the State Farm Safety Assist Patrol. All words, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.
Last week, I traveled to NJ for a family function. We drove as usual, since driving is less expensive than flying, and we enjoy seeing the scenery. Driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains is probably one of the most breathtaking drives you will ever go on. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is; those trees will always paint the sky with a blue hue feeding PA, NJ, OH, and WV with pure oxygen. It truly is a wonderful sight.
That’s how brightly the sun was shining Wednesday morning while traveling through Ohio. It was a Technicolor show happening right before my eyes. Throughout the seven-hour trip I kept seeing these signs:
Nothing makes you more aware of your surroundings like knowing that you have partnered with a company. When I was approached by State Farm about the Assist Patrol Program, I had no idea how involved it was. For instance, the State Farm Assist Patrol Program is available in 14 states and it’s free! Now that’s what I call a holiday blessing!
What Is the State Farm Safety Patrol?
With hundreds – maybe thousands of people traveling for the holidays they make the highways a whole lot safer. Let’s see what they provide motorists.
First and foremost, the State Farm Safety Patrol is a FREE LOCAL SERVICE provided by the Department of Transportation and sponsored by State Farm . It is available in 14 states, which are:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
You can find out if it’s available in your state and region by visiting https://www.assistpatrol.com.
What Services Are Offered?
- Changing flat tires
- Fixing minor mechanical problems
- Removing debris from the road at the scene of an accident
- Providing minimal amounts of fuel
- Providing emergency medical assistance
These are great resources, especially to those of us who don’t have roadside assistance through our insurance policies.
State Farm Mission Statement:
“State Farm is committed to keeping drivers safe on the road. That’s why we’ve created the free State Farm Learning Center to help inform all drivers about safe practices.“
Their statement really shines through, especially on long trips or traveling through the holiday season. It can be rough out there, and knowing that there’s someone looking out for us…well, it’s a great feeling.
Just imagine, no more being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire on the way to Thanksgiving dinner; State Farm Assist Patrol can assist you and get you back on the road safely! Safely, folks – that’s the keyword here. So when you’re driving down the highway in any State Farm sponsored area, be on the lookout for trucks that look like this:
They’ll be the ones helping you get back on the road.
Now before embarking on a road trip – whether it’s to Thanksgiving dinner, a company holiday party, or any necessary travel – follow these tips from State Farm to make sure your trip starts off on the right wheel:
Hydrate Your Vehicle. Check fluid levels: brake, automatic transmission, power steering, windshield washer, and coolant. Make sure each reservoir is full, and if you see any sign of fluid leakage, take your vehicle in to be serviced.
Give Your Vehicle a Checkup:
- Check the air pressure in all tires, including the spare
- Make sure the wiper blades are functioning properly
- Check battery life and inspect batteries and battery cables
- Inspect brake pads and linings for wear; change the oil and filter according to manufacturer’s service interval specifications
- Test the headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers and interior lights
Prepare an Emergency Roadside Kit:
- Jumper cables
- Emergency flat tire repair
- Hazard triangle, road flares, brightly colored distress sign, or “Help” or “Call Police” flag
- Screwdrivers and wrenches
- First aid kit
- Cell phone and charger
For more information on this program and more tips and to see if it’s available in your state, please visit the State Farm Assist Patrol website.
Have you ever been stranded on the highway? How were you able to get back on the road?
**Disclaimer: Thank you once again State Farm for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.**