£37 full cover breakdown policy for 2 @ Auto Aid - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
356Expired

£37.00 full cover breakdown policy for 2 @ Auto Aid

£37.00 @ Auto Aid
£37 full cover breakdown policy for 2. The price of AutoAid's policy including home start & onward travel for a married couple is increasing on 4 Jan, yet sign up now to still get it at this price. …
lucerysmum Avatar
6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
£37 full cover breakdown policy for 2. The price of AutoAid's policy including home start & onward travel for a married couple is increasing on 4 Jan, yet sign up now to still get it at this price.

Little-known company AutoAid is our overall top pick. This is a pay and reclaim policy, meaning it works very differently to the more traditional AA and RAC cover

This UK-only provider's a subsidiary of large insurer Boncaster, which also runs AutoNational's breakdown recovery.

This UK-only provider's a subsidiary of large insurer Boncaster, which also runs AutoNational's breakdown recovery.

Considering what's included, nothing really comes close for price unless you've a stockpile of Tesco Clubcard vouchers (see above):picture of oil can

*

It insures the person, not the car. This means vehicle age, mileage and reliability are irrelevant, plus caravans and trailers are included.
*

Free cover for a spouse. You'll also get free cover for a spouse or certificated civil partner. Sadly, this doesn't apply if you're just co-habiting.
*

Onward transport. Most budget policies only fix the car at the roadside or tow to a garage. With AutoAid you'll get transport to your destination for up to six people in total, including the driver.
*

Home breakdown cover, limited to £65. It pays for labour and recovery, but not parts.

AutoAid's stated average call out time is 40 minutes, so it's roughly on a par with others. What's more, it pays back claims within 14 days

from mse newsletter
Deal Tags:
More From Auto Aid:

All Comments

(62) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
I always push this, the cover is great for the price.
#2
Not a fan of pay & claim back schemes......you may not have the money to pay up front......stick with the AA, RAC or Green Flag....or at least the companies that provide their services free at the time of need.

Cold.....sorry....my insurance company provides en equal free service for about this price

Edited By: corred1964 on Dec 30, 2010 16:39
#3
Hot,had it for years but never used it.Good reviews.
#4
corred1964
Not a fan of pay & claim bach schemes......you may not have the money to pay up front......stick with the AA, RAC or Green Flag....or at least the companies that provide their services free at the time of need.

Cold.....sorry....my insurance company provides en equal free service for about ths price

Show us.
#5
peterwain
corred1964
Not a fan of pay & claim bach schemes......you may not have the money to pay up front......stick with the AA, RAC or Green Flag....or at least the companies that provide their services free at the time of need.

Cold.....sorry....my insurance company provides en equal free service for about ths price


Show us.


I get an equal if not better service included with my Kwik Fit Platinum insurance policy & as their premium was lower than every other company for insurance alone (for me at least) this is not a cheap deal....& I don't have to pay the garage that turn up to assist


Edited By: corred1964 on Dec 30, 2010 16:50
#6
corred1964
Not a fan of pay & claim back schemes......you may not have the money to pay up front......stick with the AA, RAC or Green Flag....or at least the companies that provide their services free at the time of need.

Cold.....sorry....my insurance company provides en equal free service for about this price


Most people would pay by credit card and be refunded before any payment is taken so there is no significant impact.
This system is particularly well suited to those who keep a well maintained car and are quite unlikely to have a breakdown or those who have access to multiple vehicles, i.e. those who need an economical breakdown insurance policy. If you use the other big names your service is no better but your costs are more, especially your renewal costs. Also see what you get for the money, many make an erroneous comparison against very basic cover at introductory prices.


Edited By: melipona on Dec 30, 2010 16:55
#7
FYI MoneySavingExpert site maintain an analysis of offerings, though not necessarily as upto date with HUKD offers...
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recovery
MKD
#8
Always use http://www.rescuemycar.com/Breakdown/ try to find cheaper for 2 cars each renewal. can't beat them
#9
I endorse this deal fully.
Personally been with them for 3 yrs & No problems. Claimed once without trouble.
#10
Not a deal as such, as is the normal price. But good to bring to people's attention. I had to claim once and it was so easy! I got a cheque (after filling out a simple form) within a week!
Easy! Highly recommended. You get much more for your money. Homestart included. I think they also pay out for emergency hotel/transport to destination anywhere in UK. All for £37!
banned 1 Like #11
Sorry, it's a big COLD from me.

This is a ridiculous scheme.... stick with AA / RAC
#12
Very good, had it for a few years and used them couple of times, Best advantages for me was they will cover anything I am driving, and any vehicle parter is driving as well, included. not many do that.

On top of that they also include my commercial vehicle (van) to add to that they also include my motorbike. No one else will cover virtually any vehicle you or your partner are driving. So try and match that! for the price.

incase anyone asks, I have made these enquiries with them and they said yes they will cover any vehicle and I have used them on my commercial van, with no probs.
#13
Why is it a ridiculous scheme? It's great cover, with the only difference being you have to pay upfront and reclaim. I think the small inconvenience is worth is if you look at the savings, well - it was for me anyway. Now with RAC as I am a tight wad, £28 -£20 Quidco+ £8 for very basic cover (no homestart).
Other policies (Green Flag/RAC/AA) which offer same/similar cover cost much more than £37
#14
Seefman = nonsense,

Have used them for four years and had two claims, one over £1000.

Great company, great cover.
#15
seefman
Sorry, it's a big COLD from me.

This is a ridiculous scheme.... stick with AA / RAC


To you may be, but for that price, it works and its a bargain. yes there might be a little hassle in filling a simple form out and putting in post , but cheque arrives in a couple of weeks , no real bother.
#16
What's the new price from 4th Jan? Or is it simply a pre VAT rise?

I've used AutoAid for the last three years and they have always paid promptly on the few time that I'd needed to use their services. Much cheaper than any of the main alternatives, cover me and misses in any car - even for home start.

Not really hot as it's just normal price, but not cold either as I'd recommend their services.
#17
IMO this is HOT.
I have a vehicle over ten years old which most breakdowns will not cover.
Me and the missus have two cars so this is bang on. I was paying £60 a year for the wifes car, but now I will be able to have both covered for £37.
Muchos Gracias OP :)
#18
Had this for the last year and broke down 3 times, saved me a stack of money.
#19
Have been with them for years along with other family members. Three claims so far, all hassle-free.
Switched from Green Flag after they refused to attend a breakdown because they couldn't find my details.
#20
seefman
Sorry, it's a big COLD from me. This is a ridiculous scheme.... stick with AA / RAC
Yeah, pay 3 or 4 times as much for the RAC or AA for the same service - you know it makes sense!
#21
can't really vote this hot as OP does not state what the new price will be after 4th Jan. It has been £37 for a while so not really a deal unless proven by price increase.
#22
Have been with them for about four years, and in that time had to claim 3 times, each with no fuss. Not all the rescue services will cover you within 1-2 miles of your home - this one does at an extremely competitive price. For example, I had a battery die in cold weather last year and a rescue vehicle was on site within 20 minutes to give me a jump start. I'm not sure, but I don't think basic AA would cover that.
#23
cuteusmaximus
Have been with them for about four years, and in that time had to claim 3 times, each with no fuss. Not all the rescue services will cover you within 1-2 miles of your home - this one does at an extremely competitive price. For example, I had a battery die in cold weather last year and a rescue vehicle was on site within 20 minutes to give me a jump start. I'm not sure, but I don't think basic AA would cover that.


The AA are very good.....my wife had a breakdown with their basic roadside assistance 60 miles from home.....they got her car started & then followed her all the way home to ensure she got back safely
#24
scoff
can't really vote this hot as OP does not state what the new price will be after 4th Jan. It has been £37 for a while so not really a deal unless proven by price increase.


It will only go up to £38 as far as I know
#25
corred1964
Not a fan of pay & claim back schemes......you may not have the money to pay up front......stick with the AA, RAC or Green Flag....or at least the companies that provide their services free at the time of need.

Cold.....sorry....my insurance company provides en equal free service for about this price
u dont have to pay upfront, if u break down and dont have money on you they will choose a breakdown company to come out who will send you an invoice. been with autoaid for about 5 years now and used them 4 or 5 times with no problems.
#26
it only goes up slightly in the new year - but i thought it was a bargain for cover compared to other service providers who offer a similar service - thats why i posted it as a hot deal - thought it might help someone - i hadn't heard of them before and it sounds a great deal to me.
#27
nice find im sill takeing lessons at th mo but when i pass that will be good thanks
#28
Been with them for 3 years, claimed twice, good service. The benefit is that they don't pay for vans and trucks to be on standby 24/7. They use the local garages and services in the area you break down in and the response is usually quicker than the AA and RAC. Yes you have to pay up front and claim back, but you get a homestart and recover & onward breakdown service for £37 a year . ..

HOT!
#29
will try them
#30
We've used them for years, had to make a few claims and all were dealt with totally trouble free. It's saved us hundreds of pounds, so I highly recommend.
#31
seefman
Sorry, it's a big COLD from me. This is a ridiculous scheme.... stick with AA / RAC

Presumably either a Troll, or someone with their head stuck firmly in the sand so they can't read the many positive experiences on this thread and at Money Saving Expert.
#32
I had this for a couple of years, a very good service.

Someone crashed into me, writing my car off and theirs. Local recovery cost £180.... and I got all my money back within 2 weeks, so the service works.

I had for a couple of years but now just switch between RAC and AA, getting the service for £8 to £9 a year using quidco. Not the full service you get with the autoaid but its enough for me.

They are operating a different business model here: relying on people to forget to claim, just like back in the day when claiming mobile phone rental was popular. The difference here is that their customer service isn't crap, as long as you remember to claim you will be fine. You are getting more service for less compared to AA/RAC as long as you remember. If you don't remember go RAC/AA/GF.

Edited By: greyster on Dec 30, 2010 19:34
#33
Been using this for a fair few years, had three or four claims, never any problems with it. £37 for full breakdown? Bargain
#34
greyster
I had this for a couple of years, a very good service.

Someone crashed into me, writing my car off and theirs. Local recovery cost £180.... and I got all my money back within 2 weeks, so the service works.



why not just phone your inurance company as they recover the cars for free (don't they)
#35
they probably do but you could be left paying an excess. At least with autoaid I knew it would be free.
#36
I used to work in the call centre for Equity (who own Autoaid.) Everything runs efficiently and when I worked in the admin bit things got processed quickly. ^_^
#37
Been with them for a few years but can't comment how good as I've not had to call on them. I did however ask the during the recent snow conditions whether they would recover a vehicle that was not broken down, just stuck in snow. The answer was no and was advised to return to the vehicle when the snow had gone. Anyone know what other companies do in such a circumstance?
#38
Voted Hot, just because something is excellent value all the time why shouldn't it be hot deal? Obviously there are still people out there unawhere of this and are still paying over the odds for cover with the famous names.
I've been with these for five years and had to call them out three times, man with a van there within 40 minutes each time (unlike the five hours the AA took to get to a mate the other year!) paid by card and cheque received back within a week each time. Top service, can't understand why anyone would not be with them.
#39
been with these for 4 years, used 4 times. No problems whatsoever and they use local recovery, I've never had to wait longer than an hour. Simple to use, money via cheque always arrives quickly after a claim.

Me and the wife, any car and covers homestart. Bargain.
#40
I had to change as they don't cover Europe. Does anyone know of any good deals that cover UK with trips to Europe (in the people carrier). The Mrs and I drive a people carrier and I have a car for work.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Looking for Twitter login?
Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!