So now that we’ve established that most of us are guilty of harbouring a membership or two that we don’t necessarily need, let’s get around to how gotU is shaking up the system. After conducting a survey of almost 400 Australians aged 18 to 35, Allianz Global Assistance confirmed what we all know in our hearts to be true – a lot of people couldn’t actually tell you who their roadside assistance provider is (more than half, in fact). The same survey also revealed that a mere 17 per cent of those people can actually remember calling for help in the past 12 months. These grim stats prove that a pay-as-you-go model for roadside assistance is the dream result – enter gotU.
How does it work, you might ask? Rather than paying an annual membership fee for a service you (hopefully) only use very rarely, gotU works on a pay-as-you-go basis. Rather than operating on a ‘better safe than sorry’ mentality, gotU’s roadside rescue model offers roadside help on an ad hoc basis from $69 for any service in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. It’s a bit of a joke to be paying for annual memberships, call-out fees and sneaky costs for a once-in-a-blue-moon service, and now you don’t have to.
To have one less bill in your life, you can check out the details for gotU on the official website.