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#6806940 - 01/03/13 11:10 AM CAA or ??
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So I've pushed it as far as I should, and it's time to purchase something like CAA.

Any recommendations other than CAA? I think Crappy Tire has one, as does TD Visa?

I'm looking at the CAA Plus @ $107... Peace of mind I guess...

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#6806965 - 01/03/13 11:23 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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CAA is great, only problem is they won't deliver diesel if you run out of fuel. Tell me how that makes any sense
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#6806966 - 01/03/13 11:23 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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Looking at the benefits of having a membership now since you've brought this up... but honestly, I don't really see a point. Is your car not reliable anymore?
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#6806968 - 01/03/13 11:23 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: fatso]
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 Originally Posted By: fatso
Looking at the benefits of having a membership now since you've brought this up... but honestly, I don't really see a point. Is your car not reliable anymore?


You've got ESP that will let you know beforehand when your car breaks down? Sweet!
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#6807032 - 01/03/13 11:40 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: fatso]
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Car's an '01 EL @ 260km ... No idea WTF to do if I ever broke down or got stuck somewhere ... The car's in tip top shape, it's peace of mind I suppose.

Battery died once (HIDs started acting weird, and stayed on ... ended up being battery was EOL) in the middle of winter, had the gf drop by with her car and I had jumper cables in the trunk .... Otherwise that's the only time I would have needed help...

 Originally Posted By: fatso
Looking at the benefits of having a membership now since you've brought this up... but honestly, I don't really see a point. Is your car not reliable anymore?

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#6807040 - 01/03/13 11:43 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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It's only 100 bucks and it's worthwhile having. Even if you don't end up using it, you can hook up your friends/family should they ever need a tow.
They even do flatbed tows! You just need to request it.
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#6807041 - 01/03/13 11:43 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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CAA pays for itself after one tow.

CAA follows the person, other plans follow the car.

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#6807045 - 01/03/13 11:43 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: eddie _69]
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Wait, you have HID's on your EL? I shake my fist at you!
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#6807084 - 01/03/13 11:56 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: 4age]
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Just got the plus for my wife. Definitely pays for itself with just 1 tow. $75 hook up fee + $3/km, you might as well bend over and take it ... If your car ever break down.
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#6807108 - 01/03/13 12:04 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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 Originally Posted By: FurBall
So I've pushed it as far as I should, and it's time to purchase something like CAA.

Any recommendations other than CAA? I think Crappy Tire has one, as does TD Visa?

I'm looking at the CAA Plus @ $107... Peace of mind I guess...



If you are with TD already, change your account to Selective Service chequing account. Then get a Gold Visa. It comes with a CAA like service and travel insurances.

As long as you have $5,000 and up in your account, everything is free.
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#6807713 - 01/03/13 03:19 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: porschetr]
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CAA is worth it and then some. i bought mine last month and i've used two tows already. 1 to take the integra from the old place to the new and yesterday to tow the bimmer to the shop (05 bimmer btw)

seems like more of their riggs are flat beds now. the first a-hole who didn't tow the integra had a flat bed and ofcourse the second guy did. flat bed showed up for the bimmer and i didn't request one.

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#6807791 - 01/03/13 03:39 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: titty sprinkles]
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Buying a used BMW...

A CAA membership should come with the UVIP

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#6807875 - 01/03/13 04:06 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Dumbass]
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Agreed.

Edited by Flexin5 (01/03/13 04:06 PM)
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#6808531 - 01/03/13 09:49 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: titty sprinkles]
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I've had CAA for 5 years now...as long as I can afford it I will always have it...even if I don't use it.

There hasn't been a year where I haven't towed my own vehicle/family/friends. It has more than paid for itself.

I even had them tow me once when I was too drunk to drive...pulled a fuse and called them for a tow saying car won't start, meanwhile I was shitfaced. Beats paying $50+ for a cab.

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#6808642 - 01/03/13 11:23 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Risky Business ]
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I bet there was no waiting involved for that too. combined with increased chances of a cop showing up as you hang by your car blasted.
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#6808644 - 01/03/13 11:24 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: titty sprinkles]
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 Originally Posted By: Flexin5
Agreed.
what happened? m54 is reliable
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#6808647 - 01/03/13 11:26 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Euphoric]
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Spark plugs aparantly. Kicker was the car was at RMP to do the bushings I made the appointment 1 week from now to do the type 2 maintence.

So with plugs, and gas in the oil from cranking it, I just did the maintence now of course, runs great now.


Edited by Flexin5 (01/03/13 11:29 PM)
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#6808673 - 01/03/13 11:53 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: titty sprinkles]
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My dad has the Canadian Tire Auto Club for years. It is almost the same service as CAA except the membership follows the car not the owner
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#6808899 - 01/04/13 07:27 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: titty sprinkles]
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so the car wouldnt run at all?


wtf kind of old ass plugs were in there?
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#6809154 - 01/04/13 09:16 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Euphoric]
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because taxi cab
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#6809611 - 01/04/13 11:27 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: phoenixrage]
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CAA Plus, I've used it plenty of times. Some for the bike, some for the car some for friends and family.
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#6809658 - 01/04/13 11:38 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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Something to keep in mind for the cyclists:
http://www.caasco.com/Auto/Roadside-Services/CAA-Bike-Assist.aspx

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#6809909 - 01/04/13 12:56 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Risky Business ]
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 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I've had CAA for 5 years now...as long as I can afford it I will always have it...even if I don't use it.

There hasn't been a year where I haven't towed my own vehicle/family/friends. It has more than paid for itself.

I even had them tow me once when I was too drunk to drive...pulled a fuse and called them for a tow saying car won't start, meanwhile I was shitfaced. Beats paying $50+ for a cab.


Lol!
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#6810308 - 01/04/13 03:13 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: A2B-Civic]
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 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I've had CAA for 5 years now...as long as I can afford it I will always have it...even if I don't use it.

There hasn't been a year where I haven't towed my own vehicle/family/friends. It has more than paid for itself.

I even had them tow me once when I was too drunk to drive...pulled a fuse and called them for a tow saying car won't start, meanwhile I was shitfaced. Beats paying $50+ for a cab.


Lol!


Come on, it's Risky. If Wayne or Hatorade did it, I would be surprise.
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#6810320 - 01/04/13 03:16 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Euphoric]
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so the car wouldnt run at all?


wtf kind of old ass plugs were in there?


nope. at first i thought it was the battery since we are parking outside now, but it cranked over fine and i even boosted it and it still didn't start. i think they were the origional spark plugs but i didn't think that they would make the car not start at 100,000km.
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#6810451 - 01/04/13 04:27 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: eddie _69]
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 Originally Posted By: eddie_82
Something to keep in mind for the cyclists:
http://www.caasco.com/Auto/Roadside-Services/CAA-Bike-Assist.aspx

saddle bag with spare tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridge. Short of crashing, I don't see the need for CAA for bikes

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#6810495 - 01/04/13 04:59 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Chocolate RSS]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
 Originally Posted By: eddie_82
Something to keep in mind for the cyclists:
http://www.caasco.com/Auto/Roadside-Services/CAA-Bike-Assist.aspx

saddle bag with spare tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridge. Short of crashing, I don't see the need for CAA for bikes


but what if you run out of gas?
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#6810663 - 01/04/13 06:34 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Chocolate RSS]
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 Originally Posted By: eddie_82
Something to keep in mind for the cyclists:
http://www.caasco.com/Auto/Roadside-Services/CAA-Bike-Assist.aspx

saddle bag with spare tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridge. Short of crashing, I don't see the need for CAA for bikes


Because chains don't break, tires don't get damaged, spokes don't crack and bearings don't fail. Not to mention injuries that occur if you crash or fatigue. Good luck riding 50km home on a sore knee, stiff back or with a bunch of road rash.

Leave the CAA card at home and save those 3g of weight.

You go boy!

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#6810735 - 01/04/13 07:08 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: eddie _69]
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^^ Thats what the wife is for! The E in wife is for everything else
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#6810774 - 01/04/13 07:37 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: eddie _69]
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 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
 Originally Posted By: eddie_82
Something to keep in mind for the cyclists:
http://www.caasco.com/Auto/Roadside-Services/CAA-Bike-Assist.aspx

saddle bag with spare tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridge. Short of crashing, I don't see the need for CAA for bikes


Because chains don't break, tires don't get damaged, spokes don't crack and bearings don't fail. Not to mention injuries that occur if you crash or fatigue. Good luck riding 50km home on a sore knee, stiff back or with a bunch of road rash.

Leave the CAA card at home and save those 3g of weight.

You go boy!


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#6817694 - 01/08/13 11:10 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: FurBalls]
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CAA also gives you a bunch of partner discounts and promotions, as well as earning $$ towards your renewal cost. Use it enough and it can pay for itself.
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#6817726 - 01/08/13 11:29 AM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: eddie _69]
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 Originally Posted By: eddie_82
 Originally Posted By: Chocolate Canuck
 Originally Posted By: eddie_82
Something to keep in mind for the cyclists:
http://www.caasco.com/Auto/Roadside-Services/CAA-Bike-Assist.aspx

saddle bag with spare tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridge. Short of crashing, I don't see the need for CAA for bikes


Because chains don't break, tires don't get damaged, spokes don't crack and bearings don't fail. Not to mention injuries that occur if you crash or fatigue. Good luck riding 50km home on a sore knee, stiff back or with a bunch of road rash.

Leave the CAA card at home and save those 3g of weight.

You go boy!


You're Assuming he actually rides that much LOL
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#6818108 - 01/08/13 01:48 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Hatorade]
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^ On the topic of cycling failures, I rode on a number of boutique wheels, each of which I've managed to destroy the spokes of. Unfortunately, the spoke count was so low that once a spoke breaks, u are stranded bc the wheel is near taco shape. Now I try and ride 24-28 spokes out back and despite spoke breakage even on a 24h, the wheel is somewhat round. Just adjust the brake and carry on.

If a chain breaks...well, definitely SOL. Especially with the janky thin 10sp chains these days. And sometimes, you'll get a tire puncture so bad that you cannot continue even with a new tube. I guess that's more of a tire gash than a puncture. So yeah, CAA for cyclists still make sense. What if said wife was out of town while you were out there? \:D

Hatorade had to rescue me once when I had a bike issue out in scarbaria.
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#6818190 - 01/08/13 02:31 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: 4age]
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^^ I'm riding on Mavic Kysiriums which are supposed to be bullet proof despite the reduced spoke count. I have a spare tire and a spare tube in my bag. Chain breakage would own me, but those are rare.

I just renewed my membership anyway, got the RV option too for when I am towing, if I need both car and trailer towed.

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#6818223 - 01/08/13 02:46 PM Re: CAA or ?? [Re: Chocolate RSS]
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Wayne, you should have asked for a discount on your premiums because they won't deliver diesel. Worked for my parents \:\)
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