Mazda Roadside Assistance (Standard and Premium)
Terms and Conditions
Current as at 10 February 2014
I. Retail Terms and Conditions
Mazda Roadside Assistance offers reliable and secure roadside assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To access Mazda Roadside Assistance, simply call us on 1800 807 405. Please have the following information ready when you call:
- Your name and telephone number
- Your breakdown location (stating the nearest cross street where possible)
- Your vehicle registration number
- A description of the problem
II. Who is the Roadside Assistance Provider?
Roadside Assistance under your Mazda Roadside Assistance membership is provided by AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 trading as ‘Allianz Global Assistance’ (‘Allianz Global Assistance’). Whenever you request roadside vehicle assistance under your membership, you will be making that request to Allianz Global Assistance, who will provide the services on the terms and conditions set out below. The terms and conditions contain exclusions and limitations.
III. Eligibility criteria
In order to be eligible for roadside assistance, your vehicle must be a roadworthy well maintained vehicle. If your vehicle is not a roadworthy well maintained vehicle, we may still arrange a roadside assistance provider to service your callout but we will inform you of the cost that will be charged to provide you with assistance. This cost will be your responsibility. Additionally, your vehicle must be mobile at the time that your membership commences. If your vehicle is not mobile, a service fee is charged when a new roadside assistance policy is established and assistance is required within the initial 48 hours or if the vehicle has a pre-existing condition requiring assistance. The service fee is $100.00 (inc. GST) and is charged in addition to your annual premium. The service fee covers the initial callout of the roadside assistance provider only; you will not be able to access any other entitlements under your policy for pre-existing conditions and/or for any incident that occurs within the initial 48 hours from purchasing your policy. Note, the standard limits set out in these terms and conditions (such as for towing) also apply.
IV. Please stay with your vehicle
Once a roadside service provider has been called, it is important that you remain with your vehicle if it is safe to do so. Should we arrive at the scene of the breakdown and the vehicle is unattended, we will be unable to carry out any work and payment may be required for any subsequent callouts to assist with the same incident. If you require assistance and have to leave your vehicle for safety reasons, please advise the customer service assistant at the time of the initial call.
Once our customer service assistant receives your call, we will provide general advice about the operation of your vehicle. If your vehicle is immobilised, we will provide an over the phone diagnosis (where possible) to get your vehicle mobilised.
VI. Roadside Assistance
If our customer service assistant is unable to get your vehicle mobilised over the telephone, we will dispatch a service provider to assist in the following ways:
Standard Roadside Assistance
Flat batteries can occur. If you find yourself immobilised with a battery problem, we will attend to your vehicle, test the battery for performance, jump start the flat battery or coordinate a battery replacement if required. The cost of the replacement battery will be charged to you.
If your vehicle runs out of fuel, we will provide sufficient petrol or diesel (to a maximum of 5 litres) for you to travel to the nearest available petrol station. If you drive an LPG fuelled vehicle, we will tow your vehicle to the nearest petrol station, subject to the towing limits set out below.
If you find yourself with a flat tyre, we will change it with the vehicle’s serviceable spare wheel. If your vehicle is not equipped with a spare wheel, we will transport the vehicle to an approved tyre outlet or authorised repairer, whichever is the nearest (subject to the towing/transportation limits). Should additional services be required beyond this due to multiple flat tyres, the spare tyre being unserviceable, replacement wheel studs/nuts not being available or locking wheel nut key not available, towing is provided at your cost.
Lost or locked keys
If you lose your keys or lock them in your vehicle, we will provide all reasonable assistance (subject to proof of ownership shown) to:
- locate and deliver a spare key or
- arrange for the driver to retrieve the spare key, if this is more practical; or
- gain access to your vehicle (once a consent and indemnity form has been signed by you).
In all other situations where the key is not available, we will arrange to transport the vehicle to an authorised repairer, where the appropriate entry methods may be used. We will not be responsible for any damage incurred, or for any repair costs that result from gaining access to the vehicle or moving the vehicle while it is locked. A limit of$150.00 (inc. GST) applies to this benefit. All additional costs are your responsibility.
If your vehicle cannot be mobilised at the breakdown location, we will deliver your vehicle to the nearest authorised repairer to the breakdown location. If the breakdown has occurred after business hours, we will arrange for your vehicle to be stored at a secure facility and delivered to an authorised repairer the next working day. Towing is provided up to 50 kilometres from the breakdown location. Please note that all additional towing costs are your responsibility.
Following an accident, we will coordinate towing arrangements and will also provide advice on accident procedures. If required, we will coordinate alternative transport to enable you to continue your journey. All accident towing and alternative transport costs are your responsibility. (Note that these costs, subject to the payment of any excess, maybe recoverable from your insurance company under an appropriate insurance policy).
We will attend and recover your vehicle from a bogged situation provided that reasonable and safe access is available to a conventional two wheel drive recovery vehicle and no other specialist equipment is necessary. Should specialist equipment and/or towing become necessary, services may be provided at our discretion, but all additional costs will be your responsibility.
Urgent message relay
Following a breakdown or accident, we will relay urgent messages to family, friends or business associates likely to be affected or concerned by the disruption or delay and/or provide advice on local transport options and alternatives.
Premium Roadside Assistance
The Premium Mazda Roadside Assistance includes all the benefits of the standard program, plus the following additional benefits.
If your vehicle cannot be mobilised due to a breakdown and must be transported to the nearest authorised repairer, we will provide one taxi ride per incident, to a maximum value of $50.00 (inc. GST) so you and your passengers can continue your journey to the nearest town or within the same city where the breakdown occurred.
If your vehicle is immobilised by a breakdown for more than 24 hours and you are more than 100 kilometres from your home, we will provide one (1) night of accommodation up to the value of $150.00 (inc. GST) (room cost only) should you decide to remain with your vehicle while it is repaired locally, or if alternative transport is unavailable. Any amounts charged in excess of this limit will be at your cost. This benefit cannot be used in conjunction with the car rental benefit and will stop once your vehicle has been repaired.
We will provide a rental vehicle up to the value of $300.00 (inc. GST) should your vehicle be immobilised by a breakdown for more than 24 hours and you are more than 100 kilometres from your home. Any amount charged in excess of this limit will be at your cost.You will be responsible for all fuel costs, toll charges, insurance excess reduction, excess kilometre charges, any traffic infringements, any damage and any excess or insurance waivers on the rental vehicle. This benefit cannot be used in conjunction with the accommodation benefit and will stop once your vehicle has been repaired.
Vehicle relocation will be provided where your vehicle has a breakdown more than 100 kilometres from your home and cannot be repaired on the same day. If you have left the vehicle to continue your journey, we will deliver your repaired vehicle to your home or intended destination up to a maximum value of $200.00 (inc. GST). Alternatively, return transport will be provided to enable the driver to pick up the repaired vehicle.
VIII. Exclusions and limitations
We provide general roadside assistance. We will not be responsible for the cost of any parts or components for the roadside repair of the vehicle, other than minor breakdown repairs. Please note:
1. We will not be responsible or liable for any additional or increased costs and expenses incurred as a result of the vehicle being outside a service area.
2. Subject to the statutory consumer guarantees and remedies available to you under the Australian Consumer Law and except to the extent caused by our negligence or our agents or service providers, we are not required to provide the roadside assistance services and will not be responsible or liable for any costs and expenses (or any increased costs or expenses) incurred in connection with or as a result of:
a) the vehicle not being registered on our roadside assistance system where membership data is stored;
b) the vehicle being unregistered;
c) the vehicle being unattended;
d) the vehicle being involved or connected to any form of motor sports (including driving on a racetrack or competing in organised road or off-road rallies);
e) vehicle abuse or neglect by you (as reasonably determined by us or Mazda);
f) you failing to use reasonable care with the vehicle;
g) failure by you to conduct regular preventative vehicle maintenance or provision of inappropriate repair or maintenance to the vehicle;
h) repeated service calls due to member related faults;
i) failure by you to comply with any instructions or directions provided with or attached to the vehicle;
j) accident damage, any damage arising from or caused by an impact or collision or accidental damage of any nature, any attempted or successful theft or break-in of the vehicle (but excluding the provision of and cost of providing any accident-related services which we agree to arrange or provide);
k) failure by you to comply with instructions reasonably provided by us, our agents or service providers;
l) failure by you to comply with any applicable road laws or regulations;
m) caravans or trailers;
n) bogged vehicles, except where access is available and is trafficable by a two wheeldrive recovery vehicle and no other specialist equipment is necessary. Should specialist equipment and/or towing become necessary, additional costs are your responsibility. Drivers will be advised of this condition prior to attendance by a service provider and the provision of this service is at our discretion;
o) vehicles operating as taxis, limousines, rental vehicles, hire vehicles;
p) heavy haulage vehicles or vehicles that, in our opinion, require a heavy haulage towing provider due to the weight, length, width or height of your vehicle.
3. Where we incur costs under item 2 above, you will be responsible for the cost and must make payment in the amount and manner as advised by us. Additionally, if any of those events result in more than 5 callouts per year, we will be entitled to suspend your membership by giving you 30 days prior written notice with an explanation of the decision.
4. Services provided by us are also subject to:
- Resources being reasonably available in the vicinity of the breakdown or problem;
- Any circumstance reasonably considered to be beyond our control (including but not limited to poor weather conditions such as heavy rain, cyclonic conditions, snow fall and flooding, as well as war, strikes, civil commotion, unexpected traffic conditions and telecommunication failures);
- Areas being trafficable by a two wheel drive recovery vehicle;
- Vehicle accident or traffic congestion;
- Restricted access area requirements.
5. We have no obligation to pay for costs incurred in service calls where your vehicle is immobile in a workshop undergoing repairs, or undergoing mechanical or electrical repairs at your premises. We are not responsible or liable for any costs arising from work carried out by an authorised repairer, and all repairs and costs for repairs undertaken by the repairer are your responsibility.
IX. Transfer of cover
Your membership is fully transferable to the new owner of the vehicle at any time during the membership period. Please contact us on 1800 807 405.
X. Policy cancellation
You may choose to cancel your membership at any time however no pro rata refunds will be given to you on unexpired policies merely because you decide you do not want the membership.
XI. Australian Consumer Law
Despite anything contained in these terms and conditions, the Australian ConsumerLaw (ACL) gives you statutory rights including guarantees and remedies that cannot be excluded or modified by these terms and conditions. The ACL guarantees and remedies include (depending on the type of failure, fault, or defect and whether major or minor) repair or replacement, a refund, compensation for reasonably foreseeable loss or damage, or a resupply of services if the goods or services do not meet the standards required by the ACL.
To arrange and provide your roadside assistance including any renewals, and to manage your and our rights and obligations arising from or in connection with the roadside assistance including any disputes, we (in this Privacy Notice “we”, “our” and “us” includes AWP Australia Pty Ltd trading as Allianz Global Assistance, its agents and representatives) collect personal information from you and those authorised by you such as motor vehicle dealerships, vehicle manufacturers, fleet management companies, financial institutions, your agents and representatives, as well as from our agents and others we consider necessary.
In these terms and conditions, the following words have the following meanings:
accident: a vehicle damaged by impact or collision of any nature, or by attempted or successful theft or break in to the vehicle.
authorised repairer: a Mazda dealership, a servicing dealer or a repairer that has been authorised and approved by Mazda to undertake workshop repairs to the vehicle, or in areas where no authorised repairers are located, a repairer recommended by us. We are not responsible for any costs for work carried out by an authorised repairer (including a repairer recommended by us) and all repairs and costs are your responsibility.
breakdown: mechanical or electrical fault which has caused the vehicle to be immobilised or become unsafe to drive (whether in transit or otherwise). Breakdown can also include a flat tyre, flat or faulty battery, a vehicle which has run out of fuel or keys which have been locked in the vehicle or lost.
callout: roadside assistance provided by our customer service assistant over the telephone or by us or a service provider at or from the breakdown location.
home: your home or business address as registered on our roadside assistance system.
Mazda: Mazda Australia Pty Limited (ABN 78 004 690 804) of 385 Ferntree Gully Road, Mount Waverley, VIC, 3149
minor breakdown repairs: minor repairs of an immobilised vehicle (including components up to a cost of $20.00 (inc. GST)) to facilitate the immediate mobilisation of the vehicle. It does not include workshop repairs which may require diagnostic equipment or parts or repairs and does not include servicing of vehicles.
mobile or mobilised: means moving or capable of moving using the vehicle’s own power and as intended by the manufacturer when operating normally. “Immobile”and “immobilised” have the corresponding meaning.
pre-existing condition: any condition or defect requiring assistance (including callout assistance) or which generates assistance to be required which was apparent or reasonably suspected prior to purchasing the policy.
restricted access area: an area that is protected by security and/or other systems designed to prevent access by unauthorised people and includes areas that we do not have permission to enter (including but not limited to airports, sporting venues, protests and concerts).
roadworthy well maintained vehicle: maintained vehicle that is mechanically sound and otherwise fit to be operated and driven on Australian roads. The vehicle will comply with the minimum safety and other standards required by Australian road safety and transport laws and regulations and also be maintained and serviced by qualified personnel to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended standards and specifications set out in the vehicle service booklet and instruction manual.
service area: an area or location in mainland Australia, Tasmania, and Phillip Island that is trafficable by a two wheel drive recovery vehicle or islands that are accessible by a two wheel drive vehicular bridge (excludes ferries).
service fee: the service fee is a $100.00 (inc. GST) amount effective October 2013. The service fee covers the initial callout of the roadside assistance provider only. All other items are at additional customer cost.
service provider: a mobile mechanic, tow truck operator or other roadside assistance provider nominated by us.
serviceable spare: a wheel and tyre that is ready and able to be fitted to mobilise your vehicle after changing a flat tyre.
vehicle: your nominated vehicle registered on our roadside assistance system.
we or us or our: Allianz Global Assistance, our employees, agents, contractors, and related companies.
you or your: the Mazda Roadside Assistance member.