Full Car Breakdown £37.00 @ Auto Aid - Personal Cover and Spouse Too! - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Just renewed with them again yesterday, so thought may put back on here for anyone who may be unaware of the is amazing alternative to standard or insurance "discounted" - not breakdown!

The below is from my post last year, but same again...

I was looking for a full breakdown service at the best price, and I came across this company, which is part of an established and very large UK insurance company.

My car insurer wanted me to pay £126 extra at my renewal to have breakdown as part of my premium, which was double what they asked last year. So I decided to look around.

Auto Aid provides a service which is just like the big boys such as Green Flag or RAC, but the way they work is IF you breakdown, they will repair or tow you, depending on the problem, and you pay for the service you receive first, and then claim it back 100% from them. Just like most dental insurance plans I guess.

Touchwood, I have never broken down yet in over 15 years of driving, so I am happy to do this. I have checked them out on moneysavingexpert.com, and they recommend them too, for the price nothing comes close.

I also now find out my best friend at work ( I have one at home too!) has been with them for three years! She has used them once, and they fully paid up within two weeks, and it was easy.

Is it worth paying nearly £100 extra just so you dont have to pay and claim back - not for me! Thank you, and give me good heat if you find this valuable.

And it also covers your spouse too, so which ever car you are in, your protected!
Deal Tags:
More From Auto Aid:

All Comments

(60) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
depends on what sort of cover you want. My RAC cover was 35 or something, with 25 cash back.
So that was good.
I have used a similar scheme to yours tho and it was good, if a bit of a PITA when you had to claim things.
#2
must be a cold deal cos the idea of insurance is you take it out cos you cant afford the cost of repair in the first place so to actually pay and then have to claim to get your money back has got to be the worst yet,plus as with all insurances you only know how good they are,is when you make a claim so to say you have never broken down in 15 years and try to recommend a company before that you have never used is not very good

Edited By: marsh5000 on Sep 12, 2010 22:46: update
#3
Voted Cold. If you are after Vehicle Only I found Swinton Breakdown very cheap. On my 8yr old Polo they have quoted me just £45 for Recovery Plus, At Home & Onward Travel !!!! Plus there is 20% quidco so net cost is only £36 !!!!! And I don't have to pay for any call out upfront. Swinton also pay you £10 if they dont get to you within an hour
#4
marsh5000
must be a cold deal cos the idea of insurance is you take it out cos you cant afford the cost of repair so to actually pay and then have to claim to get your money back has got to be the worst yet


I've never heard such carp in all my life! You take out insurance to mitigate risk, not because you can't afford the cost of repair.
#5
not heard any bad things with autoaid all praise froim people who used them
#6
they are supposed to be good, but i prefer those that you dont have to claim back.....im with gem, havent used them in 6 months since joining so jury is out but they win the awards for best breakdown....rac are ok never had a prob...wouldnt touch aa with a bargepole.....had their top package (rr 250ish, paid £100) but the ONLY time i called them they wanted me to call back NEXT day...WTF!! they certainly did come out after i said i would request a full years refund for failure to provide a service under the Sale of Goods act

I didnt renew a week later

Edited By: royals on Sep 12, 2010 23:05: garbage forum added HALF my post!!!!
#7
supergran
marsh5000
must be a cold deal cos the idea of insurance is you take it out cos you cant afford the cost of repair so to actually pay and then have to claim to get your money back has got to be the worst yet
I've never heard such carp in all my life! You take out insurance to mitigate risk, not because you can't afford the cost of repair.
I'd say double carp to you.
I take out insurance to save me paying out more than I can afford or want to.:p
#8

marsh5000
must be a cold deal cos the idea of insurance is you take it out cos you cant afford the cost of repair in the first place so to actually pay and then have to claim to get your money back has got to be the worst yet,plus as with all insurances you only know how good they are,is when you make a claim so to say you have never broken down in 15 years and try to recommend a company before that you have never used is not very good
Yep utter garbage talking rubbish.
#9
If you are a couple who want any car UK breakdown cover then Autoaid offer the best value.
Just pay any bills with your credit card and claim promptly you will be refunded before you need to pay off any balance.
If you keep your car in good nick and pay for breakdown cover "just in case" then this is the bees knees!
#10
Have been with autoaid for a few years and their great. Only needed to claim once (turned out to just be a stone in the break pad) and they were excellent on that occasion. My Brother-in-law broke down while on holiday in Scotland and got recovery back home at a cost of over £400, all covered for the £37 yearly fee. You get the same sort of cover for £37 that RAC and AA would charge more like £80-100 for.

I think I have figured out their business model. They don't want to attract the custom of cheep-skates (with crappy cars that break down) so by having to pay for breakdown cost up front those types don't use them. This means that they are more likely to attract people with a bit more money (and better cars that break down less) which means they can lower the cost with a higher standard of cover.

Hot deal even though its the normal price!
#11
CHEEPSTUFFRULES!
Have been with autoaid for a few years and their great. Only needed to claim once (turned out to just be a stone in the break pad) and they were excellent on that occasion. My Brother-in-law broke down while on holiday in Scotland and got recovery back home at a cost of over £400, all covered for the £37 yearly fee. You get the same sort of cover for £37 that RAC and AA would charge more like £80-100 for.

I think I have figured out their business model. They don't want to attract the custom of cheep-skates (with crappy cars that break down) so by having to pay for breakdown cost up front those types don't use them. This means that they are more likely to attract people with a bit more money (and better cars that break down less) which means they can lower the cost with a higher standard of cover.

Hot deal even though its the normal price!



I like your explanation, that makes sense to me!8)
#12
i use them and have broken down once. excellent service and all paid back within 7 days. Covers virtually everything but only up to £65.00 if you breakdown at home address
#13
Used them for a few years now since getting sick of ever increasing RAC / AA price even though I never needed their service.

Autoaid is great for those who are able to pay up front and dont mind the slight extra hassle of claiming back.

Never heard anything but good things about them.
#14
I've been a member for 4+ years and wouldnt use anyone else. They offer an excellent service and I've never had a problem with any claims - they're all paid promptly.
#15
I've got it but never had to use it, but i'm happy in the knowledge of just in case. Hot from me.
#16
We have had Autoaid for a long time and had to use them a couple of times. Absolutely no problems at all with getting an engineer and then recovery. Then you send them a claim form and invoice and a reimbursement cheque arrives within a couple of days. I would recommend them very highly.
#17
moneysupermarket.com: you get for £29 p.a.: roadside assistance, recover service for car plus caravan plus 7 passengers, no upfront charges.
#18
i have recently joined 'rescuemycar.com' full recovery, home start eic.. etc...
for my 9 year old yaris i paid £30 something (-8% TCB).
again there is no need for claiming back or anything else. i think one can make up to 6 claims in a year,
i am well happy.... for 25 quid...deal.
#20
Ive been with autoaid for 4 years and claimed 3 times. Never had a problem getting my money bac. Im covered for 2 cars and a motorcycle, who else can do it for this price?
#21
Just to clarify, so people can make a correct choice, this service is for ME and my spouse, in ANY car we are in, car does not have to be specified. Many breakdowns are specific to your own car only, so this helps even more.

I am happy for feedback but some of the comments are way OTT. I posted it as it is great for me, and ma sure for many others too. Just because some people dont like the idea of paying up front and claiming back doesnt make it bad. Main thing is, whether you breakdown outside your own house, or somewhere way far away, you got someone to call on and help you!
#22
It is a good deal, my wife and I jointly do 35k a year and feel we get good value on that basis.

We have only used it once in 18months for a flat tyre on the motorway as the wheel wouldnt come off, the process of calling/someone arriving/claiming couldnt have gone smoother.
[helper]#23
Is this good value? IMO Yes
Is it hot? Definitely NOT - its this price all year round.............
BTW we have autoaid cover so there's nothing wrong with the deal but its not a hot one.
#24
Switched to Autoaid 3 years ago when RAC took 4 hours to come out to me as I was classed as low priority...

Used autoaid once since being with them and they took 20 mins to arrange revovery and for nearest recovery to turn up...

Sent invoice off and got check back in 4 days.

Voted hot just to help others see the deal
#25
RescueMyCar.com offer the same but without the call-out charges or costs upfront!
#26
Hot !!
The missus crashed on the motorway. Recovery turned up 45 mins later.
My claim for around £120 was paid back about 6 or days later.
Cannot fault the service.
#27
Fantastic Autoaid, would reccomend in an instant.
#28
I've been with Autoaid for two years after reading about them on MSE. Very good service.

No call outs the first year; the second I called them out for a flat battery at home and then a tow when the car finally died on me. Both occasions they had recovery vehicle with me in less than an hour. Paid on credit card, sent off the claim form and had a cheque back the following week both times. Plus it covers both my wife and I whichever car we are in, with same cover as the most expensive AA or RAC packages: roadside repair, recovery, homestart, alternative travel and hotel accommodation. Bargain.
#29
Bright Star
RescueMyCar.com offer the same but without the call-out charges or costs upfront!


Not the same. They don't cover home callouts, and for just one person (no spouse) covered for any car, it's more expensive than this. I think you've been looking at vehicle cover, not personal cover.
#30
Can't fault them.. Had 3 claims in 4 years and no issues with any of the claims - even for my wife..
#31
shakeyjake66
Bright Star
RescueMyCar.com offer the same but without the call-out charges or costs upfront!


Not the same. They don't cover home callouts, and for just one person (no spouse) covered for any car, it's more expensive than this. I think you've been looking at vehicle cover, not personal cover.



As I'm not allowed to edit...(?)..

Rescuemycar will cover home callouts but it makes it even more expensive over 2 x the price of this, covering only one person, not two.
#32
Autoaid are very reliable. I have used them and claimed twice. They never quiblle, they just send you the cheque in the post.
#33
I have been with them three years and claimed twice, they do pay out, the only hastle i found, which is not the fault of Auto aid is that you have to make sure you get a proper invoice from the breakdown service they use, and sometimes they might not have that on them, and also i have had it where they don't have a credit card machine, but, they are good value and i have renewed again..
#34
Been with them 4 years. Cover me and wife for three cars and motorbike. Only used once when a passenger in another car to tow to the drivers home address. Cheque came quickly.
#35
Cold

Use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy RAC cover.
#36
gizmouk
Cold

Use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy RAC cover.
can you send me your vouchers thanks
#37
royals
they are supposed to be good, but i prefer those that you dont have to claim back.....im with gem, havent used them in 6 months since joining so jury is out but they win the awards for best breakdown....rac are ok never had a prob...wouldnt touch aa with a bargepole.....had their top package (rr 250ish, paid £100) but the ONLY time i called them they wanted me to call back NEXT day...WTF!! they certainly did come out after i said i would request a full years refund for failure to provide a service under the Sale of Goods actI didnt renew a week later



I'm also with GEM and they are top class.
Yes (on my policy type) you pay the garage and claim the money back but they are quick to repay.
They cover any vehicle you are driving car motorbike van etc and home breakdown cover as well as breakdown away from home.

I have car and motorbike.


Edited By: halfpenny on Sep 13, 2010 15:34: extra info
#38
So what happens if you breakdown in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night? Where do you get towed to? Presumably home, but then how do you pay if the geezer hasn't got a credit card machine?! Sorry to be a doubter but I can see issues like that causing agro! (PS - I am interested in the answer as my RAC is due for renewal next week!!) Ta.
#39
MX5 Matt
So what happens if you breakdown in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night? Where do you get towed to? Presumably home, but then how do you pay if the geezer hasn't got a credit card machine?! Sorry to be a doubter but I can see issues like that causing agro! (PS - I am interested in the answer as my RAC is due for renewal next week!!) Ta.


Fellow MX5 owner here. I've been with AutoAid for I think 3 or 4 years now; had to use them twice (once for the '5, once for a 306, both bizarrely in the same street (away from home)). The idea is you when you call AutoAid after a breakdown, you specifically mention your method of payment (from memory, I believe they ask you). Then the breakdown service sent out has to be one that accepts that form of payment. My brother also uses AutoAid and has had to call them out once.

To some extent the quality of service will depend on the specific breakdown service that is sent out - all the ones that I've had experience with have been helpful although one was rather slow (peak time traffic, apparently).

One thing I recommend - do make sure you get some sort of paperwork from the breakdown service - they can be slow to get out your official invoice. AutoAid are quite quick to pay out, though.

All in all I've been more than happy with AutoAid and will in all likelihood renew again - unbeatable for the price, in my opinion.
#40
Used it for two years,but never needed it. Have not bought it this time as i had a free breakdown insurance with my policy this year.Have heard very good reports.

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

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!