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AA Breakdown Cover - £28.00 + Quidco

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
Breakdown cover £28 for the year but factor in £21 quidco you have annual cover for £7.

or 58.3p per month to be precise!
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#1
But beware, unlike proper AA membership, the roadside only deal for a single car does NOT cover vehicles over ten years old. They will sell it to you regardless, and you only notice the rider after the paperwork arrives.
#2
what happens if the car can't be fixed roadside? do they charge for recovery then?
#3
bulktrans
what happens if the car can't be fixed roadside? do they charge for recovery then?

They tow you to a nominated garage for repair.
#4
terriclarkfan
bulktrans
what happens if the car can't be fixed roadside? do they charge for recovery then?
They tow you to a nominated garage for repair.
thnx and will they charge for the recovery (is this included in the basic cover) ?
and I assume they will take it to the nearest local garage.
#5
Good deal but for peace of mind I get the recovery one to home or local garage with the tesco vouchers and rac.Heat added though.
#6
the auto aid £38 comprehensive cover looks tempting .. i am now confused ..
#7
Do AA not cover cars over 11yrs old - and what about classic cars for that matter? probably no better maintained car than a classic, what with limited mileage per year etc.
#8
bulktrans
terriclarkfan
bulktrans
what happens if the car can't be fixed roadside? do they charge for recovery then?

They tow you to a nominated garage for repair.

thnx and will they charge for the recovery (is this included in the basic cover) ?
and I assume they will take it to the nearest local garage.


Basic membership includes free tow to local garage.

http://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/uk-breakdown/view-options.do
#9
for the price for a tow off the motorway its ok, this level of cover is given away by some banks, and insurance
before taking this think, how am i gettting home if i break down?
would think minimum you need is recovery to home/ your chosen garage. as said already
LongPockets - Apr 12, 2011 15:20But beware, unlike proper AA membership, the roadside only deal for a single car does NOT cover vehicles over ten years old. They will sell it to you regardless, and you only notice the rider after the paperwork arrives.
#10
check moneysupermarket for breakdown cover and you will get more options for your money than the big boys
1 Like #11
*cobra*
Do AA not cover cars over 11yrs old


I called them out to my old '91/2 J-plate Astra twice last year, didn't have a problem. But then, my CAR is the member, not me personally, so anyone is covered to drive my car but I'm not covered in anyone else's. That suits me and my family fine. I think the car membership scheme doesn't have the decade-old restriction, oddly.
#12
This deal is surfacing every 2/3 weeks at the moment, try doing a search before posting.
#13
The AA are terrible, I was left for 5 hours on a motorway because the were busy... RAC are better
1 Like #14
I went for Auto Aid, £38, no cashback, but total peace of mind. (same package with The AA cost over £150).
#15
autoaid reimbure you? how does that work? is it not like normal service where if you break down you list their help to come down and fix / tow the vehicle?
#16
If your car is over 10 years old just go for 'personal' (or whatever it's called) cover instead - this covers you in any car you're in, regardless of the age and is round about the same price. Been using this for years with my old bangers, never had a problem with them at all but will be switching to RAC next year due to the ridiculous auto-renewal quote I received in the post this morning!
#17
Like another poster, i also went for Autoaid for £38. I've has to use them before and no issue in claiming and using the service. Would recommend over this deal.

Also, with this AA deal, when you automatically renew next year, the price will be sky high. AA's hope is that you'll just auto renew and not shop around again.

I'll stick to Autoaid thanks.
#18
parad1gm
autoaid reimbure you? how does that work? is it not like normal service where if you break down you list their help to come down and fix / tow the vehicle?


Basically, you ring them up, they send a local recovery service to you.
You pay the recovery service, in my case it was £49 for tow home as they couldn't fix my car at the roadside.
Then send off your receipt with a claim form to Autoaid
They then send you a cheque for the full amount within 5 days.
Simple.
#19
Had a few bad experiences with the AA in the past, ie the person sent out didnt have the "qualifications" to use either a car jack or jump leads. This is forgetting about the time they towed me off the motorway and left me at a garage, and forgetting to arrange the next tow truck, leaving me for 3 hours after the wait for the initial truck.

Anyway, has anyone had any real experience with AutoAid? As in, used them in a break down?
#20
This policy doesn't give you the option of taking it to your chosen garage does it? What does "nominated" garage mean?
#21
AA are useless , came out to me after my head gasket went and I'd managed to get the car off the motorway and down the slip road . Told me it was too dangerous to tow me and sent for the local garage !! Lazy git wanted his breakfast
#22
TGB
If your car is over 10 years old just go for 'personal' (or whatever it's called) cover instead - this covers you in any car you're in, regardless of the age and is round about the same price. Been using this for years with my old bangers, never had a problem with them at all but will be switching to RAC next year due to the ridiculous auto-renewal quote I received in the post this morning!


I've had this before. They try to catch out people who forget to cancel. Just cancel the deal and then rejoin. Generally it is cheaper to do this and you can also use Quidco/TCB do get a hefty portion back in cashback. (I got £50 cashback last year)

Co-incidentally, I used the AA this morning for my car. I suspect the pipe to the intercooler has split/come off and I have no boost and the car doesn't rev above 2k rpm. Engineer couldn't do anything a few days ago so I booked it into a specialist garage (about 30 miles away) and they were happy to bring a full lift truck to my home (my car is 4wd) and take it all the way there and they arrived within the hour window I requested.
I was happy with their service.
#23
If you are considering the AA then read this on the BBC first: AA payments system is criticised
#24
I've used AA for ages never had a problem. bunch of cynics on here :-|

Also used AA for my home insurance and got £38 cashback and it was cheaper than direct line who are routinely the cheapest for everything.
#25
Wouldnt touch the AA after bad experiences with them, including the time their breakdown guy came out, told me 'Your alternator is f**ked, so ill give your car a boost so you can drive on sidelights down the motorway and ill follow you... but if the police come, Im off'. Avoid.
banned#26
AutoAid is the real AA! Highly recommended, google it and you'll see.
#27
DannoUK
Wouldnt touch the AA after bad experiences with them, including the time their breakdown guy came out, told me 'Your alternator is f**ked, so ill give your car a boost so you can drive on sidelights down the motorway and ill follow you... but if the police come, Im off'. Avoid.


What do you expect for 58p a month? A chauffeur driven bentley to the nearest five star hotel for the evening?

Edited By: insubordinateboy on Apr 12, 2011 20:13
#28
yellowlawn
If you are considering the AA then read this on the BBC first: AA payments system is criticised


This. I spotted this earlier in BitterWallet. I've got a quidco membership (It's a bit more as I have a couple of optios and I've covered my OH and her car). I'm going to have to be careful with the renewal (or lack of)
#29
I subscibed to AA and chose the direct debit option, but if I remember correctly I still had to give my credit card details to verify my address/identity - they don't take any payment by they do ask for the card details.
#30
nominated means 1 that is registered with them so obviously an expensive 1 ...
#31
villan57
AA are useless , came out to me after my head gasket went and I'd managed to get the car off the motorway and down the slip road . Told me it was too dangerous to tow me and sent for the local garage !! Lazy git wanted his breakfast

thats because they do not attend when you are blocking the motorway - the highway agency/ POLICE has to be contacted instead - due to safety of driver n you"! THE SLI RD IS STILL 70MPH

THE POINT OF RENEWAL COSTS JUST CALL UP TO CANCEL AND THEY WILL DISCOUNT YOU TO RETAIN YOU.

THIS POLICY WILL TAKE YOU TO THE NEAREST GARAGE IN THE AREA SO IF YOU DON TRAVEL FAR ITS PERFECT
#32
thedon41
villan57
AA are useless , came out to me after my head gasket went and I'd managed to get the car off the motorway and down the slip road . Told me it was too dangerous to tow me and sent for the local garage !! Lazy git wanted his breakfast


thats because they do not attend when you are blocking the motorway - the highway agency/ POLICE has to be contacted instead - due to safety of driver n you"! THE SLI RD IS STILL 70MPH

THE POINT OF RENEWAL COSTS JUST CALL UP TO CANCEL AND THEY WILL DISCOUNT YOU TO RETAIN YOU.

THIS POLICY WILL TAKE YOU TO THE NEAREST GARAGE IN THE AREA SO IF YOU DON TRAVEL FAR ITS PERFECT


No need to SHOUT Cap'n Capslock :p
#33
With all the talk of the AA not covering cars over 10 years old - well my car will be "10" in september, so could I take out a year's cover now or would it be invalid come september?
#34
I would never use the A.A again. Our car broke down and we had recovery plus repairs service paying £265 a year. They did take us to a garage of our choice but because it was a Sunday had to leave it there and contact the garage the following day. When we told the garage we were with the A.A and had repairs insurance they said they wouldnt use the A.A as they take to long to pay out and had problems in past. We explained this to the A.A who wern't very helpful and said we chose to take it to that garage its our problem. We have now got to pay to either have it moved to another garage or the work done at the garage its at. I will never be using the A.A again and have been advised the rac are much better
#35
mattifia
parad1gm
autoaid reimbure you? how does that work? is it not like normal service where if you break down you list their help to come down and fix / tow the vehicle?

Basically, you ring them up, they send a local recovery service to you.
You pay the recovery service, in my case it was £49 for tow home as they couldn't fix my car at the roadside.
Then send off your receipt with a claim form to Autoaid
They then send you a cheque for the full amount within 5 days.
Simple.

thnx but my only worry is that the local garage people that will come roadside to fix/see/repair might not have all the tools or means to fix the problem and 9/10 times the car might end up in the garage for a small silly repair and that would cost more? can someone please share their experience of a roadside problem being fixed by the local garage car roadside insted of it being recovered to the garage for silly repair.

grateful if someone could help me decide between AA and AutoAid - I mainly drive in and around the city (I am from Glasgow) and an odd trip in Scotland here and there.

Edited By: bulktrans on Apr 13, 2011 11:43
#36
I took this out yesterday - couldn't believe the price
#37
Received my renewal for the same cover - £53
Called to cancel & advised it is on offer for £28. She advised that as an existing customer, I would be unable to get that price! Told her I'd been doing it for 3 years running. She all but hung up on me!

Anyway, have purchased through Quidco - all in all £7 - A saving of £46
#38
Added relay, and individual cover rather than just on the vehicle.

Chose to pay monthly, and quidco has tracked cashback at £42.

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