If you ever need to have a tow, the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) is the one to call. Nearly all across Luzon, their tow trucks will rescue your broken vehicle. Aside from providing towing services, they're also the roadside assistance providers in various expressways across the country.
Come December 1, 2021, however, the AAP will no longer be providing roadside assistance along the Subic-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Instead, they will be turning over roadside assistance service to NLEX Corporation's in-house towing service provider – Southbend Express Services, Inc.
With the transition to a new towing provider, does this mean no more free tows and Emergency Roadside Service (ERS) for AAP members along SCTEX? No, that won't be the case. The AAP is currently coordinating with Southbend Express Services to ensure that members can continue to enjoy free ERS assistance along SCTEX.
While AAP is turning over the towing services along SCTEX, that won't be the case for other expressways. The club says members will have nothing to worry about; the AAP will remain as the exclusive ERS provider along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), NAIAx, Skyway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Road Expressway (STAR), and SkywayStage 3.
So if you're an AAP member, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of the club if the time arises. Also, don't be surprised if a different tow truck pulls up to assist you if your vehicle happens to break down along SCTEX.