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This is a pay now claim later type cover (the company arranges for local repairer to come to you)
This is a good deal as it covers the person (and spouse), not the car.
Caravans and trailers are included.
There's home start and onward travel covered too !!
And lastly, it was a Which "best Buy" last year.
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#1
How is this a deal? That's the normal price or am I missing something,
banned#2
Agreed. It gets good media plaudits but its no deal sorry.
#3
Cold from me
#4
This is very hot when compared with other breakdown deals.
#5
Well, It's a deal if you didn't know it existed.
And if you want to get technical, how are the "win this" and "win that" crap on this site "deals"
LOOK closely at what they are offering.
It may be that price all the time, it just makes it a permanent deal
banned 1 Like #6
esar
Well, It's a deal if you didn't know it existed.


Hot or cold though? Could you explain the thought process in arriving at a decision?


I certainly wouldn't subject my wife and children to a pay upfront arrangement when AA or RAC cover int much dearer with the quidco deals available. Knowing you can simply ring a freephone number and say 'come and get me' is worth a lot to some of us - many of us actually I suspect.
#7
Wilmavein
esar
Well, It's a deal if you didn't know it existed.



Hot or cold though? Could you explain the thought process in arriving at a decision?


I certainly wouldn't subject my wife and children to a pay upfront arrangement when AA or RAC cover int much dearer with the quidco deals available. Knowing you can simply ring a freephone number and say 'come and get me' is worth a lot to some of us - many of us actually I suspect.


+1 i got mine for £9 this year!
#8
It is no more hassle than your wife and children paying for petrol or a mcdonalds when they are out - the firm just take a card number and done - it isn't wife/child abuse exactly!

HOT.
#9
c4m1k4z3
Wilmavein
esar
Well, It's a deal if you didn't know it existed.



Hot or cold though? Could you explain the thought process in arriving at a decision?


I certainly wouldn't subject my wife and children to a pay upfront arrangement when AA or RAC cover int much dearer with the quidco deals available. Knowing you can simply ring a freephone number and say 'come and get me' is worth a lot to some of us - many of us actually I suspect.


+1 i got mine for £9 this year!



£5 for me this year with RAC
#10
Used these for years, fantastic service.
#11
mymymy
c4m1k4z3
Wilmavein
esar
Well, It's a deal if you didn't know it existed.


Hot or cold though? Could you explain the thought process in arriving at a decision?


I certainly wouldn't subject my wife and children to a pay upfront arrangement when AA or RAC cover int much dearer with the quidco deals available. Knowing you can simply ring a freephone number and say 'come and get me' is worth a lot to some of us - many of us actually I suspect.

+1 i got mine for £9 this year!


£5 for me this year with RAC
Forward travel.Home start, would cost a lot more with these old fashioned organizations
.
#12
Does this cover motorcycles
banned#13
peterwain
mymymy
c4m1k4z3
Wilmavein
esar
Well, It's a deal if you didn't know it existed.


Hot or cold though? Could you explain the thought process in arriving at a decision?


I certainly wouldn't subject my wife and children to a pay upfront arrangement when AA or RAC cover int much dearer with the quidco deals available. Knowing you can simply ring a freephone number and say 'come and get me' is worth a lot to some of us - many of us actually I suspect.

+1 i got mine for £9 this year!


£5 for me this year with RAC
Forward travel.Home start, would cost a lot more with these old fashioned organizations
.


£29 for me. But that's how I like it.

In what way is their service old fashioned? I ring them, they turn up in a brand new van and get me home.

Dont get me wrong, I've used autoaid but a 'pay up front to an independent garage service' isn't comparable to the service offered by the the AA or RAC, nor to everyones liking or comfort.

Are their any other pay-up-front companies that you ought to be comparing this too? What levels of cover do they offer?
#14
I'm confused, this is more expensive than AA, you have to pay for recovery yourself and then claim back the cash thus loosing interest on your savings, and AA will also cover the person rather than the car if you ask them as well as giving discounts for other companies and discounts for MOT's and Services. Also this company just gets a local garage to turn up when they can whereas the AA will prioritise calls for vulnerable people so women on their own or people on a motorway or people who need to get children home for medications the AA organise a priority maximum 30 minute for the recovery van to arrive.

I don't mean to knock the deal, it is cheap, but I just think there are better more comprehensive services out there for less money. If you use quidco you can get cover with AA for about £4-5 for the year or if you know someone working for the police or NHS you can get them to get their friends and family code for a discount instead.
#15
AA/RAC just don't compete with Autoaid.
Here is the basic AA cover for £28 or whatever you can get with Quidco:
24/7 cover at the roadside or tow to the local garage if your car can't be fixed comes as standard.

So if you are 100 miles away late at night they will tow you 10 miles up the road to a garage, and maybe help you find a hotel for you to pay to stay in.

AutoAid will take you to your destination, be it 200 miles away if need be. They will put you and family up in a hotel if need be. If you breakdown at home they will come to your house. AA basic cover won't do that. The garages that Autoaid use also prioritise because my mums car broke down recently in the freezing cold weather and she was meant to be taking my son for the day and they came immediately because she was elderly and had a 2 year old with her.

Yes the down side is you have to stump up a few hundred pounds(Cost me £180 to get towed about 45 miles when my Cambelt snapped). But really if you haven't got a few hundred quid saved up for a rainy day then you shouldn't be driving a car tbh.
And as for saying you will lose interest on savings!! 2% on £200 for a week or so is hardly worth even considering
banned#16
bobothebear
AA/RAC just don't compete with Autoaid.
Here is the basic AA cover for £28 or whatever you can get with Quidco:
24/7 cover at the roadside or tow to the local garage if your car can't be fixed comes as standard.

So if you are 100 miles away late at night they will tow you 10 miles up the road to a garage, and maybe help you find a hotel for you to pay to stay in.

AutoAid will take you to your destination, be it 200 miles away if need be. They will put you and family up in a hotel if need be. If you breakdown at home they will come to your house. AA basic cover won't do that. The garages that Autoaid use also prioritise because my mums car broke down recently in the freezing cold weather and she was meant to be taking my son for the day and they came immediately because she was elderly and had a 2 year old with her.

Yes the down side is you have to stump up a few hundred pounds(Cost me £180 to get towed about 45 miles when my Cambelt snapped). But really if you haven't got a few hundred quid saved up for a rainy day then you shouldn't be driving a car tbh.
And as for saying you will lose interest on savings!! 2% on £200 for a week or so is hardly worth even considering

In an attempt to promote Autoaid I suspect you've done quite the opposite. FPMSL.

What anyone has failed to mention here is why they offer what appears to be such a good service for such a modest fee.

By their own admission, many folk fail to claim, claim wrongly or their claim is invalid.

As I said earlier, I've used them myself but haven't needed to put their claim facility to the test but to compare their glorified insurance services to a bona fide recovery service is inaccurate.

Anyway, its a cold deal because it's always this price. :D
#17
Isn't a best buy a deal?
It's a straightforward service that does what it says on the tin, not like the special offers that have been quoted that only give a basic recovery, (do they include spouse?).
If you do call them out and pay be credit card you will probably be refunded before your card payment is due.
banned#18
melipona
Isn't a best buy a deal?
It's a straightforward service that does what it says on the tin, not like the special offers that have been quoted that only give a basic recovery, (do they include spouse?).
If you do call them out and pay be credit card you will probably be refunded before your card payment is due.

How often would you recommend this 'best buy' is reposted? I'm unsure as the service and price never seems to change.

Would you say ensuring you have a credit card, are carrying it, have sufficient balance to pay whoever turns up, sending off your claim form and hoping you've done everything correct and get refunded was more straightforward than signing up to the AA through quidco and putting your membership card in your glove box?
#19
bobothebear
AA/RAC just don't compete with Autoaid.
Here is the basic AA cover for £28 or whatever you can get with Quidco:
24/7 cover at the roadside or tow to the local garage if your car can't be fixed comes as standard.

So if you are 100 miles away late at night they will tow you 10 miles up the road to a garage, and maybe help you find a hotel for you to pay to stay in.

AutoAid will take you to your destination, be it 200 miles away if need be. They will put you and family up in a hotel if need be. If you breakdown at home they will come to your house. AA basic cover won't do that. The garages that Autoaid use also prioritise because my mums car broke down recently in the freezing cold weather and she was meant to be taking my son for the day and they came immediately because she was elderly and had a 2 year old with her.

Yes the down side is you have to stump up a few hundred pounds(Cost me £180 to get towed about 45 miles when my Cambelt snapped). But really if you haven't got a few hundred quid saved up for a rainy day then you shouldn't be driving a car tbh.
And as for saying you will lose interest on savings!! 2% on £200 for a week or so is hardly worth even considering


5 years ago the AA towed my punto from Liverpool to home Manchester when the water pump died, they dropped us at home and took the car to the garage.
3 years ago we were going on hols down south and the Focus broke down, they picked us up and toed to the destination and took the car to a local garage who repaired and then delivered to the hotel.
4 weeks ago they came out to my scenic while we were in Wales, fixed it at the roadside then followed us for 20 miles because we were in a rural location to make sure it was all ok.

In between that I have had then come out for local stuff such as battery when I left the lights on, slave cylinder on the clutch, seized brakes, go knows how many coil packs, the list goes on!

And yes, never buy a car from me, I pick crappy ones!

But point is AA are cheaper and still do more than auto aid, which is what I said before :)
#20
Oh and the Which Best Buy was awarded for customer satisfaction not because the product itself is a best buy but auto aid have less customers so it skews the % results anyway.
#21
help! my spouse is having a breakdown!
#22
How do you get cheaper AA cover?
banned#23
normal
How do you get cheaper AA cover?


you can't, the AA dont offer a 'sort yourself out and we'll refund you' insurance service. They offer something quite different, a roadside assistance service.
#24
Wilmavein
normal
How do you get cheaper AA cover?



you can't, the AA dont offer a 'sort yourself out and we'll refund you' insurance service. They offer something quite different, a roadside assistance service.

Tut! Tut! you don't blindly "sort yourself out" Autoaid call a local garage for you !!
Read the blinking website !!
#25
normal
How do you get cheaper AA cover?


There are lots of offers on Quidco, free fivers and other cash back sites. I just had a quick look on Quidco and unfortunately the cashback is pretty lousy at the min but they run special offers all the time. I joined last year and bought a £69 policy with the AA and then got cashback of £47. With the cashback sites you have to buy the product for the full price through the cashback site and then in a month or two you get the cashback amount paid straight into your account.

The other discount you can get is from the NHS or the police. My Quidco policy is about to run out so I have cancelled that cover and will use my police discount for this year which is 50% off the cost. I think the NHS savings group are only getting 25% at the min.
banned#26
esar
Wilmavein
normal
How do you get cheaper AA cover?


you can't, the AA dont offer a 'sort yourself out and we'll refund you' insurance service. They offer something quite different, a roadside assistance service.
Tut! Tut! you don't blindly "sort yourself out" Autoaid call a local garage for you !!
Read the blinking website !!

If you'd read the thread correctly you'd see that I've not only read their website but held one of their policies.

Whatever you say, I can assure you that autoaid do not get you home. As you said. they merely offer to put a local garage in touch with you. You are then responsible for paying them and accepting whatever service they may provide. You then have to reclaim your expenditure.

It's an insurance policy, nothing more, nothing less. A Roadside Recovery Service it certainly is not.

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