Road Side Services, in Lebanon, also known as 'breakdown cover', are services that provide assistance to motorists whose vehicles have broken down due to mechanical failure and have left them stranded on the road. In many areas this service is provided by commercial service providers who charge a yearly fee for providing this service, while in some other areas, this is a government sanctioned policy and may be in the form of an insurance policy with premiums. In Europe, this service is mostly offered by each country’s automobile membership association or may also be provided by a vehicle insurance company. Even some automobile manufacturers provide this facility for free for a few months after the vehicle is purchased.
Roadside service or breakdown cover, in Lebanon, may include jump starting a vehicle; which is a method of starting a vehicle when the vehicles battery has been discharged, by using a second battery to provide the starting power to the disabled vehicle; towing a vehicle which, is carrying a damaged vehicle from one location to another by the use of a tow truck or motor; helping to change a flat tire; providing a small amount of fuel when a vehicle has run out of it, etc.