The Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain in 1919, installed roadside telephone for motorist assistance.
- Roadside assistance – Wikipedia
Early motorists were often capable of carrying out minor repairs themselves, but as automobiles became more complicated, this become more difficult to carry out successfully.
- RAC history: from roadside assistance to royal approval – Telegraph
As Aviva, the British insurer, sells roadside assistance group RAC to private equity firm Carlyle for £1bn, we take a look at a company that has provided more than 100 years of help to motorists.