How to Be a Road Warrior (Without Looking Like Mad Max)
In my last blog, I told you all about how to change a tire because everyone should have the know-how to rely on themselves in an emergency; BUT if all else fails, you should also be able to call for help. The Scottish poet, Robert Burns, said, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/ Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry],” and he was right.
You could have your tool kit packed, spare tire checked and ready to go, and still have these problems: a.) your first ever broken wrist, b.) the flu, c.) a big, fat rainstorm, d.) petrified lug nuts. Remember when you were 20 and you thought 30 was the “Land of Old Maids”? I bet at one point, you seriously considered a “back-up plan” with one of your best guy pals—“If neither of us is married by the time we’re 30, we’ll just marry each other.” You were thinking ahead, right? Fortunately for you, RNR has a better back-up plan. It doesn’t have anything to do with matrimony, but it may very well save you. We call it (drum roll, please!): Road Warrior.
To take part in Road Warrior there are a couple of things you need to do: First, you need to get your tires from RNR, and then you need to have them filled up with nitrogen. Pretty easy, huh? Isn’t that what you came to RNR for in the first place? The nitrogen part is important and I’ll tell you why: Nitrogen can dramatically increase your fuel economy, tire life and safety (AND reduce your carbon footprint!). Why doesn’t everyone use nitrogen, you ask? We have no idea, but if you do, you’ll qualify for Road Warrior (you choose the level), and we’ll be there to save your butt (strictly tire-related, of course) for a year. So, come into RNR, pick out your new tires and get a plan.
Here’s what you have to choose from:
Basic: You get your new tires and we fill them with nitrogen. Your tires last longer, you stay safe, the world wins. If you’re using our convenient Rent-to-Own program, this is included in your rental agreement.
Plus: Initial nitrogen fill, 1 year of nitrogen refills (if needed), and one year of roadside assistance, including: lost key/lock-out service, towing, battery service, delivery service, theft/hit-and-run coverage, trip-routing service and travel benefits. If you rent four tires with RNR, this service is included in your agreement.
Premium: The Premium Road Warrior includes nitrogen refills for the life of the tires and all of the above for one year, PLUS one year repair or replacement of your tires (up to $800) due to a flat or failure of the tire(s) due to a road hazard.
Let me say this, girls: There are a lot of roadside-assistance plans out there, and you should look into them, but we make it really easy to stay safe at RNR. Sign up for our program with 4 new tires and you’re covered for a year. Know what that means? All you have to remember to do in the end is keep your phone charged–we’ll be that close when you find yourself in a situation that’s a bit too much for you. Let’s face it, girls—we’ll all be there at some time.
The Road Warrior Program is available at most RNR stores, so call your local store and ask about it. They can answer all your questions and help you figure out which plan is best for you. There’s no shame in asking for help, but there’s glory in being the smartest girl on the block. Get a back-up plan!