Jrop is the ‘Uber for on demand roadside assistance service’
While driving an automobile is safe, most of the time, there are frightening times. Not all of them happen when you’re actually behind the wheel. If your car won’t start, if you lock your keys inside a car, or if you lose control on the road and end up in a ditch, you may need help getting back to safety. The last thing you want to do in that moment is either be forced to walk and get help with your vehicle, or frantically search for a towing company to come and help you out – if you can even reach someone.
This is stressful enough when you’re on your own; if you’re traveling with a small child, if your own physical ability levels mean that walking to get help would be difficult or impossible, or when you’re on a particularly busy or deserted road, these situations become downright dangerous.
Some drivers solve this problem by carrying roadside assistance policies, either as standalones, as an addition to their car insurance policy, or as part of their vehicle’s extended warranty. But all of these options carry a monthly fee, either on its own or rolled into the warranty or insurance payment; more drivers choose to forgo this type of service, figuring they’ll never need it anyway. But your tire doesn’t care if you’ve got AAA when it goes flat.
Enter Jrop, the app that finds you a tow truck, dispatches them to your location, and gets you back on the road ASAP. Jrop offers a number of different services to help you get back on the road. You can get a safe delivery of fuel if you’re out of gas on the side of the road, get help if you’re locked out of your car, or get towed to a service station if your car has broken down.
How Does Jrop Work?
Jrop works with contractors who have been background checked and have all their state and federal licenses in order. Jrop knows that you need to trust the person towing your car, changing your flat, or getting your car jump-started, so they make sure you can trust who they send.
Everyone has had moments where their car is more of an inconvenience than it is a helpful transportation tool. But Jrop is fantastic for those moments when being stuck where you are is an actual danger. When you have a crying baby in the back of the car, for example, or when you’ve got a flat tire on the side of a very busy highway. Knowing that someone is on their way to help you can help you stay calm, take care of yourself and anyone who is with you, and get the help you need.
Jrop is for anyone who needs roadside assistance they can rely on, but who doesn’t want to pay a monthly fee for a service they rarely use. Jrop uses flat rates depending on the service you need. There are an incredible number of cars registered for use in the United States: over 263 million as of 2015. Although new cars can certainly break down or get flats, these issues are more common for older vehicles. Older vehicles are less likely to have onboard systems that call assistance for them, making a service like Jrop even more valuable.
Instead of a monthly or annual fee, there is no initial cost to access Jrop (pronounced Drop). When you need service, you pay one low fee, upfront, and you’re all set. You don’t need to call around trying to find a tow truck or someone to bring you your spare set of keys; request service on Jrop’s website or mobile app, and know that a service provider is on their way. You can even track them on your phone to see how close they are to you.
The market for roadside assistance is currently very fragmented, the CEO Carl Redding said in an interview, and that makes the market ripe for disruption. Just like other on-demand apps have done for shopping, errands, and cabs, Jrop is aiming its sights at the frustrating process of getting help during a time when you’re already feeling a great deal of stress. By making it as easy as pushing a button to get help on the side of the road, Jrop boasts that you can virtually request help and have a truck dispatched through the website or app in under 60 seconds, with an average tow provider arrival time of 30 minutes. Jrop has the potential to keep drivers safer and make it easier to be on the road.