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Rac breakdown cover , including roadside assistance , at home and recovery . Just had my AA renewal come through for £166.00 so when i found this equivalent online offer for £83.28 it was goodbye AA . This is on the person as driver or passenger.
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#1
seems a lot of money for what it is
#2
go with green flag,my dad gets this kind of cover for £60

http://www.greenflag.com/ recovery plus is the nearest to the cover you have.
#3
but then, at £38, AutoAid beats the rest
#4
use a cashback site
#5
Yes, very expensive compared with others. You can get large cash-backs from Top Cashback/Quidco, but I believe payments are notoriously unreliable for these sort of products.
#6
admiral have national plus cover

upto 4 roadside recovery callouts + 2 home assitances in any policy term.

roadside recovery starts more than a one mile radius from the home address.. if they can't repair it locally they drop it back home or original destination within 24 hours.

car over 10 years old - £82.95
under 10 years old - £72.95.

http://www.admiral.com/policyUpgrades/breakdown.php
#7
spock1958
Yes, very expensive compared with others. You can get large cash-backs from Top Cashback/Quidco, but I believe payments are notoriously unreliable for these sort of products.
Got RAC car insurance in June, still waiting on £60 cashback from Quidco.
#8
I use my Clubcard vouchers from Tesco to get this every year
#9
This is on the driver/passenger and the Rac have there own mechanics .
The others send independent garages out who are more interested in taking you back to there garage ( i wonder why? ) .
Green flag is on the vehicle and with Admiral you need insurance with them , neither is any good if you own multiple vehicles .
I don't think you can beat either the AA or Rac for service but on price i know which one i went with this time .
#10
or even better do it with your tesco clubcard voucher rewards!!!
#11
shug119
spock1958
Yes, very expensive compared with others. You can get large cash-backs from Top Cashback/Quidco, but I believe payments are notoriously unreliable for these sort of products.

Got RAC car insurance in June, still waiting on £60 cashback from Quidco.


Yep and I've been waiting since September so I guess as you're earlier than me, I'll never get it. :(
#12
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/always-query-your-aa-breakdown-renewal-don-t-forget-quidco-up-50-cashback/879404/#post10662177

When I rang up they said they'd had a problem with their new system and that as a loyal customer I'd infact been charged for home start, even though my renewal said it was free! Yeah right! Still their quote was way too high So I asked him if AA would've given me the refund if I hadn't phoned in - he had no comment!

Put me through to retentions and I got the story about how many millions of happy customers they have. I repeated conversation with first CS person, this time Retentions said they didn't know about new system. I stuck to my guns, said I could get it cheaper via online/cashback site. They soon brought it down to £85 + 2000 nectar points for me and Mrs on driver/passenger in any car.

Did you try and negotiate with AA?
#13
For a £166.00 renewal i preffered to tell the AA to stuff it , it took me 3-4 mins to join the Rac , how long would i have been on the phone disputing the price with the AA ? They always used to be level on price but since they were bought out by Americans they don't seem to want to keep existing members . The Rac will probably bump there priceup next year (which is why i joined the AA two years ago) . It's one big circle but i would rather use one of these two - hopefully i won't need to though ! I havn't seen a compareable deal from the others and some of them (autoaid - who ) very difficult to see the actual price and level of cover .
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I recently got my my quote from the AA £277...

Roadside+home start+relay+mechanical reapair cover upto £500+joint cover sure somethings missing but basically everything...

Put through to retentions got it all for £152.35p...not bad considering the mechanical breakdown repair cover on it's own will be £79.99 and joint membership adds another £35 on top so well chuffed and goes to show they can pull the price down...

But how many just let it auto-renew and the overly inflated rice at renewal time?...thats where they make their monies.
#15
alvinwalrus
This is on the driver/passenger and the Rac have there own mechanics .
The others send independent garages out who are more interested in taking you back to there garage ( i wonder why? ) .
Green flag is on the vehicle and with Admiral you need insurance with them , neither is any good if you own multiple vehicles .
I don't think you can beat either the AA or Rac for service but on price i know which one i went with this time .




Admiral multicar policy?
#16
Check out some of the smaller, online companies. I've got roadside assistance, tow anywhere and homestart for £28 from Start Rescue. That's only on my car though, not as a passenger.
#17
I got RAC cashback from fatcheese - took ages but only paid pence for a year. Then did AA through quidco which paid out ok and cost £8 for the year for me only. Husband has AA with Zurich insurance, basic breakdown only but cheapest premium for him anyway.
#18
simondeo
I recently got my my quote from the AA £277...

Roadside+home start+relay+mechanical reapair cover upto £500+joint cover sure somethings missing but basically everything...

Put through to retentions got it all for £152.35p...not bad considering the mechanical breakdown repair cover on it's own will be £79.99 and joint membership adds another £35 on top so well chuffed and goes to show they can pull the price down...

But how many just let it auto-renew and the overly inflated rice at renewal time?...thats where they make their monies.
Totally agree.8) which is why I posted my other thread - link #12
The other worry is that (in my case) AA have your credit card details and they automatically renew unless you contact them to query amount or to cancel, rather than ask you to contact them to confirm you want to renew.

quote from recent AA renewal letter:
As you pay for your membership by a recurring payment method, we will simply collect £ XXX on or around the DATE. So all you need to do is sign your new AA membership cards and continue to get all the benefits your memberhsip entitles you to.....


Edited By: charlie brown on Feb 21, 2011 21:36

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