I'm a little confused about how the Rangers work.
Example 1: Let's say I have no service plan whatsoever, and no intention to pay for any annual service, but the car needs a warranty repair. (A creaky roof or door handles that don't work, say.) Will a ranger come and get it? For free, or only if I pay $100, or not at all?
Example 2: Now let's say I am willing to pay $600/year for service, but do not sign up for an actual plan. Same question: will Rangers come for warranty issues? Or will they come just to do the annual service itself (I assume plus a $100 charge)?
Example 3: Let's say I get a prepaid annual service plan, with prepaid ranger service. Will a Ranger come if it's a warranty issue, and not an annual service appointment? And will that be free since I prepaid the ranger service? In other words, any time there's anything wrong with the car whatsoever, or if it needs to go into service for any reason, if I get the prepaid service plan with prepaid ranger service, will they come to get it for free?
Last question: is any of this affected by how close my car is to a service station at the time it needs service? I ask because in one location I'll mostly keep the car, I'm relatively close to a service station, but both my wife and I work and realistically would have a very hard time taking it for service, ever. Whereas, in another likely spot I'll visit often, I'm probably 150 miles from a service station. Will rangers come in either instance?
Actual last question: What does any of this have to do with emergency roadside assistance? If the car just stops functioning mid road-trip?
Thanks for your help!