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As my breakdown cover is up for renewal at the end of this month i had a look around and found this:

RAC Roadside breakdown - £33 (25% off online at the moment) plus £21 quidco cashback if you register with RAC for the first time through quidco!

I have done this myself and the quidco was validated within 24hrs so works out as £12 basic cover! (Don't forget to put the right policy start date in when applying online so you don't end up overlapping with your current breakdown policy as that would be a waste of days and money!)

PS: I also phoned my current provider AA (currently have basic Roadside cover £50) to see what they could offer me and they said they could reduce the basic cover to £33 (to match that of online applicants) or i could get free addition Relay or Home Start. Bear in mind that they may make you pay for the 'freebie' the next time around unless you cancel it or contact them by the next renewal date!

Also Marks & Spencer car insurance offers free RAC breakdown cover and are quite cheap.

Shame AA don't offer quidco cashback!

Hope this helps someone.
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#1
But watch out as if you take free Relay etc they will charge you for that next year unless you cancel.
#2
aerotec
But watch out as if you take free Relay etc they will charge you for that next year unless you cancel.


Good point! Companies are sneaky like that. Offer you a freebie one year then make you pay for it the next!

I've now editted my post to incorporate this.
#3
This seems like a good deal - i've just renewed my car insurance and wanted breakdown cover, but they were asking too much. Was gonna use my clubcard vouchers but have lost them, so this deal is great - thanks.
#4
Just remember if you do use your Tesco clubcard vouchers they wil charge you £14.25 in vouchers as they base it on RAC's full price Roadside Assistance of £57.

Still better than paying £33 cash I suppose, but you might be better getting your 4 X value somewhere else.........

Am I just a tight-wad ?

Jim.
#5
Thanks Jim, like I said - i can't find my vouchers anyway so think i'll go for this deal. when i do find my vouchers i might just swap them for Goldsmiths ones - i'm sure i'll find something there:whistling:
#6
Good Price But I Dont Trust Quidco Anymore
#7
nice. I need some cover for our fiesta but as we don't use it much I don't want to pay much.
#8
golfer2007
Good Price But I Dont Trust Quidco Anymore


why not? I never had a problem (touch wood)
#9
im already with these. Theyve offered me £44 renewal where its £33 here so should i just do it as if i were a new customer? didnt do it online last time so will get it alot cheaper through quidco. Will it work even though im already a member?
#10
golfer2007
Good Price But I Dont Trust Quidco Anymore


Why?

I have found them to be very reliable.
#11
readysalted
nice. I need some cover for our fiesta but as we don't use it much I don't want to pay much.


Not sure if it applies to you but don't forget that the AA cover you as a passenger or driver in any car.

"Who is covered by AA Membership?

Single Membership – covers you as driver or passenger in any vehicle"

So if you have AA yourself then no extra cover needed for the fiesta. If you breakdown and your passenger has AA cover they can call for assistance and if you can get someone you know who has AA cover to come to you when you break down then they can ring the AA where they get there hehe.
#12
burstlikeabubble
Not sure if it applies to you but don't forget that the AA cover you as a passenger or driver in any car.

"Who is covered by AA Membership?

Single Membership – covers you as driver or passenger in any vehicle"

So if you have AA yourself then no extra cover needed for the fiesta. If you breakdown and your passenger has AA cover they can call for assistance and if you can get someone you know who has AA cover to come to you when you break down then they can ring the AA where they get there hehe.


so do RAC
#13
#14
Just to clarify, this is just roadside assistance - they won't recover your car?
#15
Im with tyhese for £45.00 per year. Is anyone else with them or know if they are any good?
http://www.europ-assistance.co.uk/Template.aspx?ID=13

no cashback with them so a little dissapointing
#16
Just joined thanks for the post. Just wondering how long it take for the transaction to show on quidco as this is the first time i have used it. Heat added
#17
I am with the AA currently and have been planning to do this now for a number of weeks.

Just running down my term with the AA before i cancel and switch via Quidco for a very cheap years worth of breakdown cover.

Heat Added.

Actually could have sworn the AA were on quidco but if you dont want to use the RAC or are already with them then give Green Flag a try.
#18
I would never get RAC cover again.

The one occasion I broke down, they took 2 hours to get to me at the side of the motorway. The bloke looked at my car and said "the radiator cap has gone!, i have got one off an old citroen (bearing in mind my car was a ford Granada) which he put on with a hammer. He then told me to drive it 2 miles to the services. At the entrance to the services my engine blew up.

It took them 4 more hours to find me a second time because "they didnt know I had moved"

when I tried to claim off them for the engine rebuild, they said "you should have refused to drive it, not just do what our mechanic told you to do!!"

£800.00 repair bill. COWBOYS
#19
Voted cold. Autoaid is miles better, £36 for comp cover, we've been with them for 4 years, called them out a number of times and no problems at all.
The difference is you have to pay for repairs/recovery and then you claim back. Pay on a credit card and you'll have the money back before you have to pay the bill.
Also, with autoaid you can either call a local garage yourself or call autoaid and they will arrange someone. I've used my local guy who I know and trust, no waiting for an hour or more!!!

http://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk/
#20
I seem to remember a big thread on RAC and Quidco over on MSE some months ago - as no ones was being credited - hoping this has been sorted (and sounds like according to earlier HUKD post). May be worth checking out.

edit (actually may have been the AA?)
#21
As i said in the post I paid for mine at 9am but it wasn't validated through quidco until the same time the next day so don't panic if it doesn't show up straight away.

If it doesn't show up on quidco within say 24hrs then you can contact quidco about it.

Worst comes to worst and it isn't validated at all then you can always cancel your policy if you wish! :thumbsup:

"Your Right To Cancel:

1. You are entitled to cancel your membership up to 14 working days following the date of, your membership commencement (or renewal) date, or the date you receive your Terms Of Membership booklet, whichever happens later.

2. If you have not made a claim within the first 14 days we will refund the cost of your membership.

3. If you use the service within the first 14 days and decide to cancel, you will not be eligible for any refund.

4. If you cancel the membership after 14 days, no refund or credit will be applied.

5. If you do not pay for your membership promptly, we will cancel your membership.

Cancellations made be made by calling 08705 722 722 (Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday - 8.30am to 5.00pm), calls may be recorded and/or monitored, or by writing to RAC Motoring Services, Great Park Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 aZZ."
banned#22
I own/drive a VW T4 surf van and am on the lookout for cover. Does anyone know the best option for me? MY only requirement would be to get the vehicle towed home (if it broke down) from anywhere to my home.
#23
golfer2007
Good Price But I Dont Trust Quidco Anymore


My Quidco has always tracked ok too (am I tempting fate here?). They have an article on their site at the moment about tracking issues, so worth a look if you've not seen it.
#24
stevey_p7
im already with these. Theyve offered me £44 renewal where its £33 here so should i just do it as if i were a new customer? didnt do it online last time so will get it alot cheaper through quidco. Will it work even though im already a member?


I cancel my direct debit a month or two before it does its yearly review, I risk not being covered for a month or so... or when i remember to renew it.... this year 2 months. It has been processed and quidco is validated.

Personally I am a great supporter of RAC, they have always turned up within the hour (i have children) and the mechanics are always 100% helpful, above and beyond what i would expect. I dont like the idea of paying the bill and having to claim it back, also the idea of phoning a random garage, and hoping they are trustworthy and know what they are doing is just not for me.
#25
If you are planning to try going through Quidco for this one you will be taking a gamble. You may or may not get your cashback. I certainly never got mine, even after raising a ticket and I know a lot of people who didnt as well. So really my advice is only go for it if you think the price without cashback is good - just incase. :thumbsup:
#26
John Locke
I am with the AA currently and have been planning to do this now for a number of weeks.

Just running down my term with the AA before i cancel and switch via Quidco for a very cheap years worth of breakdown cover.

Heat Added.

Actually could have sworn the AA were on quidco but if you dont want to use the RAC or are already with them then give Green Flag a try.


Worth checking out Tesco Breakdown Cover (Green Flag run it for them anyway). Don't know if the 30% discount offer for the first year is still on - check in-store.
#27
Topcasback site also offers £21 cashback, not sure if they track any better
#28
I took this deal a few months ago,..I tracked it with quidco but halfway through filling in the online application form I lost internet connection,...so I had to start the quidco tracking and form filling again,,..but later on I found that I was validated with double quidco! i'e £42, I was paid last month!!:thumbsup:
#29
I get RAC with home start free with my barclays bank account. I've used it several times too it's great.
#30
scanker
Just to clarify, this is just roadside assistance - they won't recover your car?


they will tow to a garage free within 10 miles or other address
also small print on basic personal cover is "1 call ou t" fair use policy, suppose you cant expect too much for £33 a year,but be warned if in n.ireland, i broke down on monday night bang in Derry city centre, took just over 90 minutes for patrol (contractor) to arrive,usual call out time is supposed to be 40 mins i was told, max is 1 hour 15 mins, they apologised but thats all ,kinda wish i had joined AA instead after my experience
#31
jamesdew
I get RAC with home start free with my barclays bank account. I've used it several times too it's great.


Yeah and your monthly fee for that barclays account is £11.50 isn't it? Not really a great deal.
#32
Excellent post and just what I am looking for.
I have never had RAC or any other cover before as I am a new driver. Could someone just tell me, I have my current car but in the next few months, I will be changing it for a newer model. Would this effect this cover if I bought it now? I no its not car insurance, but do they need to know what car you drive or anything like that or are you covered as an individual, so what ever car you have, you are covered on.

Thanks
Rob
#33
it's nothing to do with the car. It's YOU that's covered whatever car your in, as a driver or passenger.
#34
Haven't had my Quidco tracked, so gunna cancel. Good deal if you can get Quidco to track it.
#35
Thanks for the deal . Good timing for the post as my cover is up for renewal :thumbsup:
#36
I phoned up last year and got them to renew at the web rate (£33 and 15 months for 12). My renewal's due in a week or so, will probably try the same. Or just cancel, I hardly ever use the car nowadays and have never had to use the RAC in 10 years...of course, as soon as I do that....

;)

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