RAC Basic Breakdown cover for £29 (minus £20 topcashback or quidco - works out as £9 for the year) - HotUKDeals
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RAC Basic Breakdown cover for £29.00 (minus £20 topcashback or quidco - works out as £9 for the year)

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Basic Roadside breakdown cover for one vehicle. Roadside Assistance We'll fix your car at the roadside, as long as you are over ¼ mile away from home. If in the unlikely event that we can't fix it… Read More
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8y, 3w agoFound 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Basic Roadside breakdown cover for one vehicle.

Roadside Assistance
We'll fix your car at the roadside, as long as you are over ¼ mile away from home. If in the unlikely event that we can't fix it, we'll tow you to an approved garage within 10 miles.

If you need to leave your vehicle at the garage we will reimburse you for taxi fares up to 20 miles. (A receipt must be obtained).

Use TopCashBack or Quidco and get £20 cashback

You can also pay by direct debit so nothing to pay right now!
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#1
quidco is also £20 for the basic
#2
buju247
quidco is also £20 for the basic


cool
#3
i went for this deal back in jan, but my quidco got declined, so don't count on it.
#4
Did they give you a reason for it being declinend?
#5
Who's best? AA or RAC? I am with the AA at the mo but will cancel my auto-renewal and try one of these deals.
#6
I've tried AA, RAC and Green Flag over the years and all have been very good. It's all down to the individual patrols in my experience.
#7
You may already have some cover through your bank account, worth check first.
#8
I signed up for this at 10:30 this morning. Already tracking in TopCashBack @ £21. Bonus!
#9
10 Feb 2009 14:14:08 RAC Breakdown Cover 29.00 20.00 tracked ~ Apr 2009

Tracked pretty quick, however whether it validates is another thing ?
#10
chrisvenn
Did they give you a reason for it being declinend?


nope no reason, ive raised a ticket but that can take a while to hear back.
#11
Note this VEHICLE not PERSONAL cover.Personal is £34.50
#12
Also worth pointing out that this is for vehicle based cover, not personal cover which covers you for any car or van up to 3.5 tonnes whether or not you are the driver or the passenger. But then I suppose that most people don't drive as many different motors as me.
#13
Anyone know if this covers motorbikes as well?
#14
Excellent deal - if you want a more comprehensive package check this out

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/379911/aa-breakdown-cover-roadside-relay-s
#15
good deal, i did this last year (and will be doing it again this year)
RE quidco: I had to raise tickets for quidco, and it took 8 months to be finally paid, but I dont mind. just keep an eye on it..
#16
Oh ******.... I signed up to the AA just this week a few days ago.... doh!
#17
You a 14day cooling off period for AA.Call and cancel.
#18
What is the name of that other company others keep going on about whenever these deals come up on UKHD? The one where you have to pay the bill on credit card at point of breakdown, and then claim back what is owed.
#19
Recently bought a new car so needed breakdown cover. Have given this a go. Never used quidco before so will see how it works.
Note you have to pay up front to get the quidco - no monthly direct debits. However I cant see a good reason to pay £4 a month when its only £29 a year.
#20
BeerGoggles
What is the name of that other company others keep going on about whenever these deals come up on UKHD? The one where you have to pay the bill on credit card at point of breakdown, and then claim back what is owed.


autoaid
#21
Is this one of those deals whereby you're not covered, evenings weekends, or if you breakdown 50 miles outside of your postcode? (in other words, pointless)
suspended#22
Bomazu
Is this one of those deals whereby you're not covered, evenings weekends, or if you breakdown 50 miles outside of your postcode? (in other words, pointless)


1/4 mile from home and 24/7 cover - for what you pay it's far from pointless IMO.

Will be taking this - was going to sign up to the AA via quidco but this works out £1 cheaper
#23
£9 is a hot deal

thanks
#24
Kiltox
1/4 mile from home and 24/7 cover - for what you pay it's far from pointless IMO.

Will be taking this - was going to sign up to the AA via quidco but this works out £1 cheaper


Yeah, that's cool. I must be thinking of the basic AA breakdown cover that has far more ridiculous restrictions.
#25
Cheers for the deal, just signed up via topcashback. My car is 10 years old towards the end of this year, so looks like I have just about got away with it.
#26
Its tracking the £20 quidco for me. If that comes through then its a bargain.
#27
This level of cover only covers vehicles up to 10 years old. If you want cover for older cars, you either have to choose personal cover or select a higher level of cover.

I phoned them up to change to personal cover, hoping to pay just the £5.50 difference and they told me there was no extra charge. Because I opted to pay by direct debit, I don't even have to pay for it until 21st May.

Result!!
#28
Seems AA are offering a very similar deal....

£27 for vehicle cover for one year, with £19 Quidco cashback = £8 for the year?

Seems same as the RAC, vehicle under 10 years old, and must be 1/4 mile from home, 24/7? Also seems that AA are far better in terms of Quidco reliability? Anyone see any obvious cons or differences with the AA deal? I've looked and I can't?
#29
so is this a better deal than the AA deal? (other than its a quid cheaper)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/375470/aa-breakdown-cover-for-27-minus-17-/
#30
markwigg
so is this a better deal than the AA deal? (other than its a quid cheaper)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/375470/aa-breakdown-cover-for-27-minus-17-/


See my post above, it appears the AA now offeing £19 Quidco, so works out a pound cheaper than RAC. Cover seems like for like and the AA seem far more reliable throigh Quidco...
#31
Seems you get £21 now with topcashback.

18 Apr 09 RAC Uk Breakdown 1 x £21.00 £29.00 £21.00 Pending
#32
Not to pour cold water on a good deal (for the price) but please think VERY carefully before you take out any "breakdown only" cover. These are useful if you run out of petrol or you get a flat battery away from home (Rare but happens) but in any other circumstance can be almost useless.

I am a recovery mechanic that is sub-contracted by all the major breakdown company's (AA, RAC, Greenflag, etc) for out of hours service as, thier own patrols are only 8am to 6pm. This often involves the unpleasant task of breaking it to drivers at the side of the m6 at 3am that there basic covers is useless now their head gasket has blown, and the tow home will cost them anything up to £400, depending on distance. The only plus side is that they do not need the money then and there as i charge the breakdown company direct, but you WILL get charged via post and have 30-60 days to pay.

The only recovery that i can do free of charge is to a garage within 10 miles, and on most motorways, they do not exist. I can also tow them off the motorway, for safety reasons, to an A-road lay-by for example, if they wish to arrange their own tow home by a friend.

In my own humble opinion the very least breakdown cover you should get is breakdown PLUS Relay. Just be aware of the potential problems with this basic level of cover before you sign up with any breakdown company.
#33
Wibblefish
Not to pour cold water on a good deal (for the price) but please think VERY carefully before you take out any "breakdown only" cover. These are useful if you run out of petrol or you get a flat battery away from home (Rare but happens) but in any other circumstance can be almost useless.

I am a recovery mechanic that is sub-contracted by all the major breakdown company's (AA, RAC, Greenflag, etc) for out of hours service as, thier own patrols are only 8am to 6pm. This often involves the unpleasant task of breaking it to drivers at the side of the m6 at 3am that there basic covers is useless now their head gasket has blown, and the tow home will cost them anything up to £400, depending on distance. The only plus side is that they do not need the money then and there as i charge the breakdown company direct, but you WILL get charged via post and have 30-60 days to pay.

The only recovery that i can do free of charge is to a garage within 10 miles, and on most motorways, they do not exist. I can also tow them off the motorway, for safety reasons, to an A-road lay-by for example, if they wish to arrange their own tow home by a friend.

In my own humble opinion the very least breakdown cover you should get is breakdown PLUS Relay. Just be aware of the potential problems with this basic level of cover before you sign up with any breakdown company.


Cheers for the info. I might well upgrade. So if you took out the basic cover cheap, would the breakdown plus upgrade cost you exactly the same as to those who paid full price for the basic cover? If so then you are still making a saving even if your intention was to opt for breakdown plus all along.
suspended#34
TBH for £9 I'm not expecting it to cover everything - I guess it's better than having absolutely no cover, right? :)
#35
If quidco checks out hot hot hot!
#36
I did this a couple of years ago and quidco received nps. Now have RAC as part of our bank account package and glad we do as my partner has had to use RAC twice in less than a month, both times far from home and both times with our brand new car! (Long story). Ironically, when we had the RAC on the old car we didn't ever have to use them. The latest incident was this morning and the RAC were with her approx 15 mins after the call. The time before that they took about an hour to reach her, but overall we are very happy with the service. For £9 a year, this is worth having imo, even if only for peace of mind.
#37
I was looking at the AA offer and the roadside product info says:
Roadside

This is the minimum level of cover and provides assistance if you've broken down at least 1/4 of a mile away from home. Our aim is to fix your vehicle and get you on your way, but if we are unable to do this within a reasonable time we will provide a local tow to the nearest suitable repairer.

Therefore no mention of 10 miles, unless it is in the small print.

Comments????
#38
Wibblefish
Not to pour cold water on a good deal (for the price) but please think VERY carefully before you take out any "breakdown only" cover.

....

In my own humble opinion the very least breakdown cover you should get is breakdown PLUS Relay. Just be aware of the potential problems with this basic level of cover before you sign up with any breakdown company.


Definitely.
This sort of thing often seems more like something they should offer for free as some kinda scam, because most times you're going to get a hefty bill from them.

I've got top-level RAC with my bank account and they've generally been pretty damn slow and not very good at responding to me.
#39
when i broke down in feburary of this year it took the rac 1 1/2 hours to come out to me then another 1hr for the suspended tow truck and i must say it has put me off but the op's op seems a great price so therefore i voted hot ( as although they took a long time i would have been completely stuck with out it )
#40
Wibblefish
Not to pour cold water on a good deal (for the price) but please think VERY carefully before you take out any "breakdown only" cover. These are useful if you run out of petrol or you get a flat battery away from home (Rare but happens) but in any other circumstance can be almost useless.

I am a recovery mechanic that is sub-contracted by all the major breakdown company's (AA, RAC, Greenflag, etc) for out of hours service as, thier own patrols are only 8am to 6pm. This often involves the unpleasant task of breaking it to drivers at the side of the m6 at 3am that there basic covers is useless now their head gasket has blown, and the tow home will cost them anything up to £400, depending on distance. The only plus side is that they do not need the money then and there as i charge the breakdown company direct, but you WILL get charged via post and have 30-60 days to pay.

The only recovery that i can do free of charge is to a garage within 10 miles, and on most motorways, they do not exist. I can also tow them off the motorway, for safety reasons, to an A-road lay-by for example, if they wish to arrange their own tow home by a friend.

In my own humble opinion the very least breakdown cover you should get is breakdown PLUS Relay. Just be aware of the potential problems with this basic level of cover before you sign up with any breakdown company.





I would take this comment on board people, as this year i took out a cover with Rescuemycar.com for £30 and now found its complete useless as when you call them they want £40 there & then via credit/Debit card before even accepting your call!!!!! Bunch of Con artist GRRRRR

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