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Which breakdown cover for 2 cars (2 people driving each others car)

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Hi looking for breakdown cover for me and my wife, so we can drive each others cars and be recovered back to home, destination or garage if we breakdown. I was with RAC, however that was after great … Read More
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7m, 3w agoPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi looking for breakdown cover for me and my wife, so we can drive each others cars and be recovered back to home, destination or garage if we breakdown.
I was with RAC, however that was after great cashback.

The best prices seem to be via groupon:
Autoaid £39 per car
2Gether £24 per car

There are some positive comments for Autoaid.

What do people recommend?
Thanks
p.s. I have a regular HSBC account which doesn't seem to have breakdown
stuartw Avatar
7m, 3w agoPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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Autoaid includes free cover for your spouse (must be a legal spouse or civil partner) and you're covered on whatever car you're driving. Give them a call if you've got any questions, they've always been very helpful when I've spoken to them.

I've only had to use their breakdown service once in the several years that I've been with them, but it was very straight forward - I gave them a call, they arranged for a local recovery firm to come out to me within 90 minutes, I paid the recovery driver via credit card and Autoaid refunded the costs within a few days.

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#1
Autoaid. I've been with them for years and have been completely satisfied with the service - which is why I've been with them for years. £39 for a year via Groupon. The main thing to be aware of is that you have to pay up-front for the breakdown service then claim it back from Autoaid, but the procedure is straightforward and they they have always paid up promptly when I have had to use the service.
#2
Autoaid includes free cover for your spouse (must be a legal spouse or civil partner) and you're covered on whatever car you're driving. Give them a call if you've got any questions, they've always been very helpful when I've spoken to them.

I've only had to use their breakdown service once in the several years that I've been with them, but it was very straight forward - I gave them a call, they arranged for a local recovery firm to come out to me within 90 minutes, I paid the recovery driver via credit card and Autoaid refunded the costs within a few days.
#3
I also suggest Autoaid.
#4
As above you'd only be paying autoaid for one policy as it covers you and your wife in any car that you are travelling you don't need to be driving. so if you're in a friends car that breaks down you should be covered as it's personal cover.

The last few times I've broken down I've not needed to pay and claim the money back so I think it depends on who comes to recover your vehicle and what kind of policy they have themselves with autoaid.

is highly recommend them been with autoaid for years and numerous call outs.
#5
Thanks for all the comments Autoaid it is :)
#6
As others have said: AutoAid, if you're OK with concept of the likelihood of pay&claim. Some decent t&c with AutoAid, example: breakdown service includes recovery after an accident / incident / vandalism rather than some other suppliers' definition of "breakdown" that is often exclusively only mechanical or electrical failure.
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#8
Thanks all
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#9
Decentbloke
Autoaid. I've been with them for years and have been completely satisfied with the service - which is why I've been with them for years. £39 for a year via Groupon. The main thing to be aware of is that you have to pay up-front for the breakdown service then claim it back from Autoaid, but the procedure is straightforward and they they have always paid up promptly when I have had to use the service.
I am also looking to renew my cover but getting stupid prices from RAC/AA. Do you know if they try to repair first or is it just recovery. The price seems very good.
#10
hackerace
Decentbloke
Autoaid. I've been with them for years and have been completely satisfied with the service - which is why I've been with them for years. £39 for a year via Groupon. The main thing to be aware of is that you have to pay up-front for the breakdown service then claim it back from Autoaid, but the procedure is straightforward and they they have always paid up promptly when I have had to use the service.
I am also looking to renew my cover but getting stupid prices from RAC/AA. Do you know if they try to repair first or is it just recovery. The price seems very good.


depending on the breakdown they'll try to repair if it's simple otherwise they'll just tow you. That's my experience anyway they've never managed to repair my car always had to tow it off to a garage or home. Although I was recovered home from Birmingham to London with 3 kids without issue when my clutch died and we couldn't stay over to have it fixed ourselves.
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adhkarzf
hackerace
Decentbloke
Autoaid. I've been with them for years and have been completely satisfied with the service - which is why I've been with them for years. £39 for a year via Groupon. The main thing to be aware of is that you have to pay up-front for the breakdown service then claim it back from Autoaid, but the procedure is straightforward and they they have always paid up promptly when I have had to use the service.
I am also looking to renew my cover but getting stupid prices from RAC/AA. Do you know if they try to repair first or is it just recovery. The price seems very good.
depending on the breakdown they'll try to repair if it's simple otherwise they'll just tow you. That's my experience anyway they've never managed to repair my car always had to tow it off to a garage or home. Although I was recovered home from Birmingham to London with 3 kids without issue when my clutch died and we couldn't stay over to have it fixed ourselves.
Great thanks, I might give them a go.
#12
hackerace
[ Do you know if they try to repair first or is it just recovery. The price seems very good.

As others have suggested, it depends partly on the nature of the problem but also (I suspect) the degree to which the recovery operator fancies the drive to your chosen destination.
#13
Decentbloke
hackerace
[ Do you know if they try to repair first or is it just recovery. The price seems very good.
As others have suggested, it depends partly on the nature of the problem but also (I suspect) the degree to which the recovery operator fancies the drive to your chosen destination.
In which case the recovery operator will be chomping at the bit to recover the vehicle to the policyholder's choice of destination. More likely a reasonable attempt at a roadside repair will be attempted prior to recovery; this is my experience of the few times I have used them - each time when travelling with others not having any breakdown cover.
#14
stuartw

Hi looking for breakdown cover for me and my wife, so we can drive each others cars and be recovered back to home, destination or garage if we breakdown.
I was with RAC, however that was after great cashback.
The best prices seem to be via groupon:
Autoaid £39 per car
2Gether £24 per car
There are some positive comments for Autoaid.
What do people recommend?
Thanks
p.s. I have a regular HSBC account which doesn't seem to have breakdown
#15
Don't think you have to pay and claim anymore.

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