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Hit the Road with Confidence: Roadside Assistance from Academy Bank Rewards Checking

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It finally happened; you ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere! Being stranded on the road might stress out some people or make a driver walk miles to the nearest gas station. Meanwhile, for people with a Select Rewards Checking*+ account through Academy Bank, it’s no sweat. Sometimes you can’t avoid car troubles no matter how well-tuned you keep your vehicle, but when it happens, Academy Bank is happy to help you get back on the road. But what is Roadside Assistance1 and how does it work? In this blog we’ll explain the ins and outs so you can feel confident the next time you’re behind the wheel.

When Should I Use my Checking Account Roadside Assistance?

Roadside Assistance1 really comes to the rescue when you're stuck on the road, especially when you've pushed your luck a bit too far with the fuel gauge. It's perfect for those moments when you're running on empty and need a hand. You can count on Roadside Assistance1 for things like:

1. Vehicle towing:

Vehicle towing is a great solution when you encounter car troubles that aren't a quick fix or when you can't push your car to the nearest gas station. Good thing you'll have a reliable towing service on standby for unexpected situations on the road.

2. Lockout:

We've all experienced that moment when our hands are full and we accidentally shut our car door, locking ourselves out. This feature can help get you unlocked and back on the road in no time.

3. Tire assistance:

During those instances when you’re unable to avoid every pothole after a significant winter storm, rest assured, we’ve got you covered.

4. Fuel delivery:

This is not just limited to fuel. If your car needs oil, fluid, or even water—a delivery can be made directly to you on the road!

How Does Rewards Checking Roadside Assistance Work?

Academy Bank’s Roadside Assistance1 feature is only available if you have a Select Rewards Checking*+ account. When you sign up, you will be sent a welcome pamphlet with all the perks you receive from this account—shopping discounts, fuel savings, roadside assistance, and much more! You will also gain access to an online portal to check on your rewards anytime.2

If you ever have issues with your car, contact Roadside Assistance,1 and they will send you a gas canister, replacement tire, or even a tow truck! The best part of this service is that it’s 24/7, so you will always have coverage day or night.

Driving on the road can be scary sometimes, but with the Academy Bank’s Select Rewards Checking*+ account, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you’re covered on the road.

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1 Special Program Notes: The descriptions herein are summaries only and do not include all terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Benefits described. Please refer to the actual Guide to Benefit and/or insurance documents for complete details of coverage and exclusions.

2 Restrictions apply. See for details.

*Opening deposit required.  Monthly service charge applies. Closing new accounts within 90 days of opening will result in a $20 early closure fee.

INSURANCE DISCLOSURE: Insurance products are NOT insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency; NOT a deposit of or guaranteed by the bank or any bank affiliate. Coverage is provided through the company named in the Guide to Benefit or on the certificate of insurance.