Hi All

I first met Tom Benjamin several years ago when he started advertising his business through our Bambazonke Nhasi mailing list. Since then we have met on several occasions and he has been writing  a weekly newsletter that we have been posting on our Bambazonke Website. I have also had to personally  call him out twice to tow away company vehicles when my staff had been involved in car accidents – once was, to attend a major head-on collision in the early hours of a Saturday morning that both drivers were extremely lucky
to survive. 

Drive Zimbabwe operate out of premises in Avondale. In recent times they have noticed an alarming hike in calls to help out with accidents on the Chirundu road so they are very keen to set up a branch in Karoi so if you have a suitable property then please contact Tom at 0777-239-068) Tom has written the following interesting email with more details on what he can provide – useful contact details are given below. 
Ciao Mike G.

Do I need a breakdown cover? Breakdown cover isn’t a legal requirement. But if you drive regularly, it can bring peace of mind that it’s easy to get help if you need it. It can also save you money, as the cost of roadside assistance is included in the price. At Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance we have 7 types of cover packages.

Breakdowns are common.

No matter how reliable your vehicle is, so much can happen that is out of your control. From flat batteries to tyre damage, the list is endless Our Roadside Assistance Cover will cover you for all of these instances including mis-fueling. When you are driving long-distance the chances of something going wrong at some point are greater. With Roadside Assistance Cover you can drive with peace of mind that you are prepared just in case something unexpected happens.

24/7 call outs

What if there is no one to call for help when you need it? With our Roadside Assistance Cover, you can rest assured that we are always ready to help. Out of hours, peak times, or national holidays, you can call our 24-hour control centre at any time. All you need to do is call the number provided on your policy and the rescue coordinator will take all the information they need to get you back on the road.

How does breakdown cover work?

Details can vary depending on the level of coverage you have, and who with, but generally, you simply pull over and call your policy provider when you’re having trouble with your car. Once you contact the policy provider, they’ll ask for your location and help assess what’s wrong with the car so that they can send a mechanic your way. You may also be able to use an app to contact your policy provider and send them your location. Make sure you have your policy provider’s number in your phone and written down on a piece of paper in your car, along with any account number, unique code, or any other policy information that you get with your cover.

Is breakdown cover worth it?

Having breakdown cover isn’t a legal necessity like buying car insurance is. However, having a breakdown cover means having a professional mechanic assist you if your car breaks down and you get stranded. Breakdown cover also provides financial support as it covers the expenses of getting your car towed and fixed. If you travel long distances often, breakdown cover could be especially beneficial for you as a national recovery policy will cover you wherever you are in Zimbabwe. If you travel frequently for important meetings, an onward journey cover can help ensure you never miss a meeting. The deciding factor for getting a breakdown cover is your personal choice. The best breakdown cover for you could depend on the state of your car, your day-to-day journeys, the number of cars you own, the number of people driving your car, or your budget.

Why is roadside assistance important?

1. You never know when you’ll need help – Having roadside assistance provides you with peace of mind that you’re covered if you ever come into problems. For example, puncturing a tyre or losing your car keys are mishaps we can’t see coming, so it’s good to have a number on hand to call when these problems arise.

2. Helps keep you safe – Breaking down can be dangerous, particularly at night or on highways, dimly lit roads, or in remote areas. Having roadside assistance means you can talk to a person and get help quicker than not having cover which may mean you have to wait a long time.

3. Can save you money in the long run – Depending on your coverage, roadside assistance is typically affordable because it can be included as part of your insurance or as a perk of buying a new car. Therefore, it doesn’t cost much to have and can save you money in the long run because callouts and repairs can be costly if you’re not covered.


Established in 2019, times have since changed, but our values remain untouched. We still pride ourselves on going the extra mile to look after our members and keep them safe on the roads. We have a long-standing history, yet we are forward-thinking and striving to improve.

How it all began.

The story has it that on his way to the farm, our founder was involved in a ‘near miss’ with a young man without a licence driving a Mushika shika car. In response, It was then that our founder set us a very clear mission – to help keep everyone safe on the roads. Encouraging members to set an example to others by driving with care, courtesy, and concentration, he felt we could reduce the growing numbers of people killed or seriously injured on the roads. This founding mission remains at the heart of everything we do.

Experienced Rescuers. 

Since then, times have changed, but our values remain untouched. We still pride ourselves on going the extra mile to look after our members/non-members and keep them safe on the roads. Every day we reflected these ambitions by being a trusted roadside assistance towing and recovery provider ever since.

Keeping you on the move.

Regardless of the journey we are on, one thing we all have in common when we get on the road is our aim of getting from A to B. Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance is a motorists’ trusted breakdown recovery, motoring, and road safety company with exactly that in mind…  

Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance is now the major stakeholder in Emergence Roadside Assistance 

Towing and Recovery.

After years of experience in the Towing and Emergency Roadside Assistance service industry. When we first opened the shop, we set out with one simple goal: to provide motorists throughout the country with the urgent, reliable, and respectful towing and 24/7 cost-effective recovery services they deserve, and to do it in all the areas at the most affordable prices. Today, Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance offers some of the quickest response times in the country. From simple jumpstarts to complicated medium-duty accident recoveries and everything in between, our technicians have the equipment and expertise to instill comfort and peace of mind when things go wrong on the road. We also provide breakdown recovery services on behalf of many other insurance brands, including other household names, providing a service for hundreds of breakdown customers

We’re just around the corner.

We go anywhere in the country, which means wherever you break down, help is guaranteed.

Highly recommended by experts and members.

At Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance, we’ve been keeping our members/non-members on the move since 2019 and we are proud that, over the years, we have been recognized for the breakdown towing and recovery service that we provide.

We go the extra mile. Every day members take advantage of their exclusive benefits and discounts. 

Now it’s your turn.

Our road safety ethos encompasses driver well-being, vehicle well-being, and all the motoring essentials that come with being a driver…. after all, these things all need to be taken care of to keep you safe and legal on the roads. Becoming a DZRA member goes beyond expert motoring advice, personal service, and great value membership benefits as membership also contributes towards the cost to support great road safety causes, which means each member is making a difference – just by joining us! Call us or WhatsApp at 0780 579 261/0718 084 297 / 0736 523 424 Office+2638677160725 You probably didn’t have it in your plans, and you might not be exactly thrilled to have to call a tow truck. But it does happen, and when it does, perhaps the first thing on your mind is how much it will cost. The second thing is how much it would cost to tow your car. It is every car owner’s worst nightmare to have a vehicle break down in the middle of a road trip or city errand. It’s even worse when there’s nothing you can do about it – either because you’re too busy to address it yourself or if you just don’t know how to. That’s where Drive Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance comes in handy! The world may be unpredictable, but our towing service is something you can always count on. If you get stranded on the side of the road DZRA is the ideal breakdown cover provider if you’re looking for a simple experience that won’t break the Bank.

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