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6 hidden credit card perks

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Roadside assistance

If you're stranded on the road with a flat tire or steam coming out of the engine, chances are you're not thinking about your credit card. But that could be a mistake.

Some cards will offer roadside assistance. It's one of the lesser-known perks, says O'Neil.

Services vary by credit card, so it pays to find out what's offered before you need it. Some cards may have nationwide networks, while others may limit help to certain geographic areas. Some cards offer assistance if you're a certain distance from home or driving a rental you paid for with the card. Others protect you 24/7 no matter what you're driving.

Those little differences in service matter in a crisis. Investigate ahead of time so you know what kind of help is available, when it's available -- around the clock or only during certain hours -- and how to reach it.




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