Does car insurance cover nail in tire?
Auto insurance carriers will not cover a nail in your tire because it is considered normal wear and tear on your vehicle. The insurance company has no way of knowing if the tread on your tire is worn down or if driver negligence comes into play concerning your tires.
Does Geico cover punctured tires?
In addition to towing, GEICO Emergency Road Service covers dead batteries, flat tires and lockout service. Only GEICO auto insurance policyholders are eligible for this add-on insurance.
Will Geico pay for slashed tires?
When asked via telephone, Geico stated slashed tires are considered vandalism. This means they are covered under the comprehensive policy (check the details of your policy to see if you have comprehensive coverage).
Do I need a new tire if I have a nail in it?
Punctured tires will likely need to be replaced if: The puncture is more than a ¼ inch in diameter. There’s a puncture in the sidewall or shoulder of the tire. You have multiple punctures that are less than 16 inches apart.
What to do if there is a nail in your tire?
If the nail is deep enough, it can plug the hole so air does not leak from the tire. As soon as you notice the nail, contact a tire store so you can get your tire repaired. If you do not get your tire repaired soon, the tire could blowout causing an even bigger problem.
How does GEICO handle hit and run claims?
In California, you have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a hit and run claim against your insurance company. Geico will likely evaluate your case around 2 weeks after receiving it, and will make you an offer based on the evidence you have provided.
Does GEICO cover pothole damage?
Yes, most car insurance policies will cover damage caused by a pothole — as long as you have the right coverage. Hitting a pothole is generally considered a single vehicle collision, meaning any damage done would either be covered by the collision section or the all-perils section of your car insurance policy.
Does GEICO have free roadside assistance?
Yes, Geico does offer free towing for customers who have the company’s roadside assistance coverage. Geico roadside assistance generally costs $14 per vehicle per year and includes towing services to the nearest repair facility.
How do I speak to a human at GEICO?
In order to speak to a live person in Geico customer service, you need to dial 1-800-207-7847.
How much does a tire cost?
General Tire Pricing
|Small (12” – 15” wheels). Typically compact cars, golf carts, etc.||$80 – $150 (average cost per tire)||–|
|Medium (16” – 20” wheels). Typically fit crossovers, SUVs, small trucks, and vans.||$100 – $250 (average cost per tire)||$150 – $250 (average cost per tire)|