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AOL's MapQuest now offers roadside assistance powered by

AOL's MapQuest now offers roadside assistance powered by

November 12, 2014

AOL has just updated the official iOS app of its MapQuest mapping service with integration. As a result, roadside assistance can now be requested right from the app, no auto club membership required.

A feature that truly sets it apart from Apple and Google’s more popular mapping apps, MapQuest’s built-in integration with allows users across the U.S. to easily access emergency roadside help. As noted by AOL:

It’s the first time people in need of tow, tire change, fuel delivery, jump start or lock out services can contact nearby and available roadside help through’s on-demand platform and extensive, nationwide roadside assistance network without the inconveniences and inefficiencies of traditional memberships or clubs.

To ask for help from directly from MapQuest, just tap the Roadside Assistance option in the app and enter your vehicle information and a description of your roadside problem., via MapQuest, then sends a nearby service provider to your location.

Once the roadside assistance is carried out, you are charged via credit card only for the services provided.

Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later, the new version of MapQuest is available now on the App Store for free.

The updated app also features a more interactive ETA progress bar and ground transportation information for U.S. airports.

See also: Groupon launches new deals app featuring its hotel and travel Getaways, Google updates Drive and Maps apps with iOS 8 optimizations and new features, and Yelp for iOS updated with iPhone 6 optimization and new Directions feature.

Mentioned apps

MapQuest: Free Navigation, GPS, Maps & Traffic
MapQuest: Free Navigation, GPS, Maps & Traffic
AOL Inc.
Free  Roadside  Assistance Roadside Assistance Inc.

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