COMPARE THE AARP MOTORING PLAN TO BETTER WORLD CLUB

Facts:

BWC provides nationwide 24-hour emergency roadside assistance including towing, lockout and flat tire assistance, jumpstarts, gasoline delivery, and winching.

BWC is the environmentally friendly alternative to other auto clubs. BWC supports sound policies like public funding for mass transit and the broad enforcement of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. One percent of all revenues go towards environmental cleanup and advocacy.

BWC membership options include travel discounts, free maps and trip routings, and insurance. We donate $1.00 for every online booking made through our web site and offer members free carbon offsets (to help fight global warming) when they make their airline reservations through Better World Club, or purchase Better World Insurance. Make the switch or send this page to a friend

Membership Program BWC Premium AARP Premier BWC Basic AARP
Standard
BWC Bicycle AARP Bicycle
Cost for One Driver*
(Primary Member)
$89.95/year $69.00/year $55.95/year $34.00/year $39.95/year N/A
Cost for Couple* $124.95/year
(Primary member plus spouse or domestic partner. Cost of additional driver is $32.)
$79.00/year
(Primary member plus one additional household member)
$80.95/year
(Primary member plus spouse or domestic partner. Cost of additional driver is $22.)
$44.00/year
(Primary member plus one additional household member)
$54.95/year N/A
Cost for Household * $158.95-$193.95/year*
(Membership includes up to four household drivers.)
$99.00/year
(Primary member, one additional household member, and up to four of your dependent children ages 16-25 and living at your home or away at school.)
$105.95-$130.95/year
Membership includes up to four household drivers.)
$64.00/year
(Primary member, one additional household member, and up to four of your dependent children ages 16-25 and living at your home or away at school.)
$54.95-$84.95/year
(Membership includes up to four household drivers.)
N/A
One-Time Enrollment Fee*
(In most cases, fee is waived for other auto club members that want to switch to BWC)
$12 N/A $12 N/A $12 N/A
1% of Revenue Donated to Environmental Cleanup and Advocacy Yes No Yes No Yes N/A
Anti-Environmental Lobbying Never Don't Know Never Don't Know Never N/A
Roadside Assistance Benefits BWC Premium AARP Premier BWC Basic AARP Standard BWC Bicycle AARP Bicycle
Towing Miles
(Nationwide Coverage)
100 miles
Or reimbursement up to $100 per occurrence
100 miles
Or reimbursement up to $120
5 miles
Or reimbursement up to $50 per occurrence
5 miles
Or reimbursement up to $60
30 miles (Total transportation distance of 30 miles per membership year)) N/A
Flat Tire Assistance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Jumpstart Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Fuel Delivery
(Member pays for gas, liquids, parts, or materials delivered.)
Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Extrication (Winching) Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Usage Allowance
4 service calls per covered member, per year
(Service calls include towing, flat tire assist, battery assist, lockout service, gasoline delivery and extrication)
Don't Know 4 service calls per year
(Service calls include towing, flat tire assist, battery assist, lockout service, gasoline delivery and extrication)
Don't Know 2 service calls per year
(Service calls include transportation for you and your bicycle back to your home, vehicle, or a repair shop.)
N/A
Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Discount Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Rental Car Arrangements at Disablement Site No
(Membership card includes 800# for car rental agencies)
Don't Know No
(Membership card includes 800# for car rental agencies)
Don't Know No
N/A
Lockout Service
Up to $100 Up to $120 No $60.00 No N/A
Lost/Stolen Key Service No Up to $25
(Key replacement) Up to $120
(Lock replacement)
No Up to $25
(Key replacement) Up to $60
(Lock replacement)
No N/A
Dispatch Guarantee Reimbursement N/A Up to $240
If they are unable to provide Roadside Assistance, AARP will reimburse up to twice the regular limit for the actual expense of covered services you locate yourself.
N/A Up to $120
If they are unable to provide Roadside Assistance, AARP will reimburse up to twice the regular limit for the actual expense of covered services you locate yourself.
N/A N/A
Bicycle Roadside Assistance
Add bicycle coverage to any membership for $17/year No Add bicycle coverage to any membership for $17/year No Included N/A
Discounts and Benefits BWC Premium AARP Premier* BWC Basic AARP Standard* BWC Bicycle AARP Bicycle
Discounts on Hybrid Rentals Yes No Yes No No N/A
Discounts on Eco-Lodging Yes No Yes No No N/A
Car Rental Savings Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Hotel Savings Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Free Road Maps and Custom Trip Routing Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
International Drivers Permit No No No No No N/A
No Fee Travelers Cheques No Don't Know No Don't Know No N/A
Travelers Insurance
(Available for purchase at time reservation is made)
Yes Don't Know Yes Don't Know Yes N/A
Hospital Emergency Room Bond N/A $250 No $250 No N/A
Bail Bonds Yes $1,000 Yes $1,000 No N/A
Car Theft Reward $5,000 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000 No N/A
Legal Fee Reimbursements $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 No N/A
Trip Interruption $750 per occurance, $1500 maximum $500 per incident
for eligible expenses incurred within 48 hours following an accident or mechanical failure. ($1,000 maximum per membership year)
$750 per occurance, $1500 maximum $250 per incident
for eligible expenses incurred within 48 hours following an accident or mechanical failure. ($500 maximum per membership year)
No N/A
Approved Auto Repair Facilities Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Membership Program BWC Premium AARP Premier* BWC Basic AARP Standard* BWC Bicycle AARP Bicycle
*Notes:
  • Household (PLUS) membership covers up to four members of your family. This includes the primary member, a spouse or domestic partner, and children or dependents of a primary or associate member who are of legal age, are licensed drivers, are students, and have the same principle residence as the primary member.
  • Associate members on Bicycle Only memberships are $17 per person, $252 per person on Basic Auto memberships, and $35 per person on Premium memberships.
  • Price ranges and services listed are representative and not necessarily complete.
  • Member pays for gas, liquids, parts, or materials delivered.