Allstate Roadside Services Selected as Roadside Assistance Provider to Help Protect Lyft Drivers

Aug 18, 2015, 15:02 ET from Allstate Corporation

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride-hailing continues to grow in popularity; whether you're a commuter looking for ways to save on transportation or protect the planet, or a driver trying to set your own schedule and make some extra cash.

Drivers with Lyft are getting a new perk. Allstate Roadside Services (ARS), one of the nation's leading providers of roadside assistance, is announcing it is offering 24/7 pay-per-use roadside assistance to drivers on the Lyft platform, if they find themselves needing help while on the road.

"We're very excited and honored to be selected as Lyft's new U.S. roadside assistance provider," said Pam Dufour, president of Allstate Roadside Services. "We're committed to delivering exceptional service for all drivers of Lyft and their roadside assistance needs."

While no one wants to face a breakdown, it's best to be prepared. Drivers will be able to contact Allstate for a tow, tire change, fuel delivery, lockout or battery jump.

"In just three years, Lyft has become an integral part of Americans' everyday transportation needs," said Oliver Hsiang, VP Partnerships at Lyft. "We are thrilled to see industry leaders like Allstate at the forefront of creating innovative solutions to protect drivers and passengers."

"Allstate is on the leading edge of product and service innovation in our industry and beyond," said Dufour. "Innovation is a critical element of our effort to provide a complete customer experience that emphasizes service, connectedness, safety, preparedness and security."

Allstate Roadside Services has provided roadside assistance for more than 50 years. ARS administers roadside assistance through Allstate Motor Club.

About Lyft

Lyft is an app for welcoming affordable rides within minutes. Simply download the app for iPhone or Android, then request a ride with the tap of a button and a friendly driver will be on the way. All payment is handled through the app using your credit card of choice. Safety is a top priority for Lyft, and we've implemented strict safety criteria to protect the community. Lyft launched in June 2012 and is now in more than 65 cities across the country.

About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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