AA breakdown cover with free MOT  for £25.99 for a year,
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AA breakdown cover with free MOT for £25.99 for a year,

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Found 24th Sep 2014
This seems like a great deal. you can get vehicle breakdown cover (for the car not the driver) for £25.99 for a year, and The AA will also throw in a free MOT, which would normally cost around £40 at a garage.

Apparently the offer ends on 28th September. It's also only open to new customers.


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£17.01 TCB
£10 from Quidco

- shuwaz

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£95 if you select home cover (within 1/4 mile of your home)

Original Poster

Indeed, pretty much not required though. That close to home you can easily get it back to your door and fix the issue yourself.

For basic cover it's great, it's better than free because of the MOT thrown in.

bobbarley

Indeed, pretty much not required though. That close to home you can … Indeed, pretty much not required though. That close to home you can easily get it back to your door and fix the issue yourself.For basic cover it's great, it's better than free because of the MOT thrown in.


Or get a friend to help you push it outside 1/4 mile limit.

SuperEd

+ £10 Quidco. So poss £15 odd for 12 months. Bargain.

It looks like this is for a continuous annual membership. Is it possible to cancel after a year without any penalty?
Is there any limit on the age of the car?

SuperEd

shahid2000

It looks like this is for a continuous annual membership. Is it possible … It looks like this is for a continuous annual membership. Is it possible to cancel after a year without any penalty?Is there any limit on the age of the car?



I think it's 10 years and can't see any issue cancelling. May want to confirm before purchasing though

Original Poster

Topcashback gives you £14.70! It's annual membership but you can cancel it.

Original Poster

Also, it doesn't matter how old your car is, I just signed up for my 15 year old Golf

bobbarley

Indeed, pretty much not required though. That close to home you can … Indeed, pretty much not required though. That close to home you can easily get it back to your door and fix the issue yourself.



...yeah, cos we're all car mechanics aren't we

If you have a Ford and you get your vehicle serviced at a Ford Dealer you get free AA cover that includes all of the AA services including European.

Its the driver thats covered by the policy not the individual vehicle

"The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare (standard rate: £54.85) and must be redeemed within 13 months of purchase."

I'd prefer to pay my £40 at my local garage for a honest MOT where I won't get ripped off if it genuinely fails. Just read online reviews for National MOT's.
dooyoo.co.uk/tra…re/
As it's been said many times before, these cheap/free MOT offers at national chain garages are usually a false economy.

COLD sorry



Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 24th Sep 2014

standard car MOT is £54.95 (ish).. just got mine done last week. poop.

Great deal, but look out for the renewal letter next year. I joined the AA last year with a fairly decent level of cover which was about £100 (I only went for that as I got a decent cash back deal from Top Cash Back). When I got the renewal letter last month they were going to charge me £256 for the same level of cover. Obviously I cancelled but I was genuinely shocked!

Derek_Duval

"The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare … "The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare (standard rate: £54.85) and must be redeemed within 13 months of purchase."I'd prefer to pay my £40 at my local garage for a honest MOT where I won't get ripped off if it genuinely fails. Just read online reviews for National MOT's.http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/transport-automobile-services/national-tyres-and-autocare/#/tab/opi/page/1?&_suid=1411590357694010159069379256225As it's been said many times before, these cheap/free MOT offers at national chain garages are usually a false economy.COLD sorry

If it fails the MOT you can still take it to your local garage...... you wouldn't have lost anything.....

Have some HEAT

Derek_Duval

"The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and … "The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare (standard rate: £54.85) and must be redeemed within 13 months of purchase."I'd prefer to pay my £40 at my local garage for a honest MOT where I won't get ripped off if it genuinely fails. Just read online reviews for National MOT's.http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/transport-automobile-services/national-tyres-and-autocare/#/tab/opi/page/1?&_suid=1411590357694010159069379256225As it's been said many times before, these cheap/free MOT offers at national chain garages are usually a false economy.COLD sorry



Totally agree these places Will find faults where there are none. Be warned stay clear.

shahid2000

It looks like this is for a continuous annual membership. Is it possible … It looks like this is for a continuous annual membership. Is it possible to cancel after a year without any penalty?Is there any limit on the age of the car?



You can definitely cancel at renewal without any charges. Once you receive the confirmation documents after taking it out you can even call them and tell them you don't want it to go through automatically and they'll stop it for you. Just incase you forget at renewal

SENNYO1

Totally agree these places Will find faults where there are none. Be … Totally agree these places Will find faults where there are none. Be warned stay clear.



Had a similar deal to this through Green Flag last year and got a free MOT through Halfords. Didn't even get an advisory on the test...

Derek_Duval

"The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare … "The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare (standard rate: £54.85) and must be redeemed within 13 months of purchase."I'd prefer to pay my £40 at my local garage for a honest MOT where I won't get ripped off if it genuinely fails. Just read online reviews for National MOT's.http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/transport-automobile-services/national-tyres-and-autocare/#/tab/opi/page/1?&_suid=1411590357694010159069379256225As it's been said many times before, these cheap/free MOT offers at national chain garages are usually a false economy.COLD sorry



Another review website says different
trustpilot.co.uk/rev….uk

mwalke36

If you have a Ford and you get your vehicle serviced at a Ford Dealer you … If you have a Ford and you get your vehicle serviced at a Ford Dealer you get free AA cover that includes all of the AA services including European.

I have a ford serviced by them, never been offered free aa cover

Gouyave_man

If it fails the MOT you can still take it to your local garage...... you … If it fails the MOT you can still take it to your local garage...... you wouldn't have lost anything.....Have some HEAT



Exactly what I was thinking. The only waste is your time in dropping off and collecting your car again.

A point of note. I've just purchased this offer and there is a 28 day validation period before they email you the details for your free mot. It doesn't state this prior to purchase. My MOT is due in just over a month so I've had to contact customer services to see what they can do.

i have done that mistake
[quote=Derek_Duval]"The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare (standard rate: £54.85) and must be redeemed within 13 months of purchase."

I'd prefer to pay my £40 at my local garage for a honest MOT where I won't get ripped off if it genuinely fails. Just read online reviews for National MOT's.
dooyoo.co.uk/tra…re/
As it's been said many times before, these cheap/free MOT offers at national chain garages are usually a false economy.

COLD sorry



[/quote

Ii have done that mistake. I bought a voucher for MOT at their place and ended up paying twice, had to go back to my old standard garage. One of the reasons to fail MOT was: insufficient water supply to the screen wipers WTF?

mattae08

Another review website says … Another review website says differenthttps://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.national.co.uk



How can 2 review websites be so contradictory? Here's why
theguardian.com/mon…tes
Trust pilot cannot be trusted.

twotone1954

I have a ford serviced by them, never been offered free aa cover



You have to ask for Ford Blue service and request you want the free Ford Roadside Assistance cover. This is a fixed price service (usually £125) setup by Ford and offered through your local Ford dealer. You also get Nectar points if you have a nectar card. If you have a service plan with your ford dealer then this cover is not included as the service plan is the dealers own plan (nothing to do with Ford). The Ford Roadside Assistance is actually provided by AA

See details: ford.co.uk/Own…ice
Edited by: "dimension7" 24th Sep 2014

bobbarley

Also, it doesn't matter how old your car is, I just signed up for my 15 … Also, it doesn't matter how old your car is, I just signed up for my 15 year old Golf



I looked at the policy document and it says that if you choose the roadside assistance cover (which this is) then your car should not be more than 10 years old. Am I missing something ??????

Just in time as my autoaid cover has just expired.

shahid2000

I looked at the policy document and it says that if you choose the … I looked at the policy document and it says that if you choose the roadside assistance cover (which this is) then your car should not be more than 10 years old. Am I missing something ??????



just got cover fir my 11 year old car at this price

Additional vehicle specifications/restrictions applying to Vehicle Membership only
In addition to the general vehicle specifications set out above, the following terms apply to Vehicle
Membership (Please note: these are not applicable to Personal Membership):
a)
AA breakdown assistance is only available under Vehicle Membership for a vehicle which has
been registered with the AA at the time assistance is requested; and
b)
Where only Roadside Assistance is held, the vehicle must be no more than 10 (ten) years old at
the date of registration with the AA; and
c)

It is possible to change the vehicle registered under Vehicle Membership during the Membership
Year.

ukmonkey

just got cover fir my 11 year old car at this price



the policy is clear, a car over ten years old must have additional cover beyond roadside assistance. you have paid for only roadside recovery (they'll let you buy it), therefore there is no cover for that vehicle. I was a member of a car club where some members were caught out. having said that, there were other members that had no problems on older cars - it may all depend on who responds to the call and what's checked; a little like the requirement for the vehicle to be serviced. if your car looks old, worn out and unloved, they could be arsey.
Edited by: "tapi" 25th Sep 2014

Type your comment here...

Gouyave_man

If it fails the MOT you can still take it to your local garage...... you … If it fails the MOT you can still take it to your local garage...... you wouldn't have lost anything.....Have some HEAT



Some people seem to be really naive..

Many MOT checks have lots of room for interpretation. A "slight play on {insert name of cheap rubber bush here}" National/KwikScam and other rip-offs will classify this as "OH MY GOD YOU WILL DIE IN HORRIBLE CRASH AND THE EXPLOSION WILL KILL ENTIRE TOWN" and fail MOT to replace all possible parts that are perfectly safe and would last another year or two without problems.

Not to mention two days wasted on driving between garages to get things sorted.

Bossworld

Had a similar deal to this through Green Flag last year and got a free … Had a similar deal to this through Green Flag last year and got a free MOT through Halfords. Didn't even get an advisory on the test...



I got a free halfrauds mot. Was scared to take it there as they'll ask for hundreds to rectify faults and waste my time. They also wanted the car for full day. I drove to my local garage and got it done in 2hrs for £45.

arachnoid

Its the driver thats covered by the policy not the individual vehicle



Wrong theres 2 types of membership, person cover or car cover. That offer is for cover of a specific vehicle.

ukmonkey

just got cover fir my 11 year old car at this price



Companies are happy to take your money so you may have paid for it but you are not covered mate. It is always upto the customer to make sure they buy the right policy which this is not. I suggest you double check with customer services during the cooling off period while you can still cancel.

IMHO
Edited by: "shahid2000" 25th Sep 2014

ukmonkeyJust in time as my autoaid cover has just expired.


This is no where near autoaids cover,This is as basic as any cover can get,They will only take you to a nearby garage worthless in my opinion i would rather pay £40 to autoaid and have full cover for everything.

Derek_Duval

"The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare … "The offer is valid for 1 Class 4 MOT test at National Tyres and Autocare (standard rate: £54.85) and must be redeemed within 13 months of purchase."I'd prefer to pay my £40 at my local garage for a honest MOT where I won't get ripped off if it genuinely fails. Just read online reviews for National MOT's.http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/transport-automobile-services/national-tyres-and-autocare/#/tab/opi/page/1?&_suid=1411590357694010159069379256225As it's been said many times before, these cheap/free MOT offers at national chain garages are usually a false economy.COLD sorry



I agree! Voted Cold.

Bossworld

Had a similar deal to this through Green Flag last year and got a free … Had a similar deal to this through Green Flag last year and got a free MOT through Halfords. Didn't even get an advisory on the test...



Brother in law had new front shocks fitted(totally shot) took car 2 weeks later to the same national chain.
They said the car had failed due to excessive travel to front shocks!!!!
Any how he still had receipt in glove box and promptly showed this to the manager.
The red faced manager could not apologise enough and tried to blame it on the guy who carried out the mot.
After a lot of heated words he did get his mot.

Want anymore reasons!!!

Banned

These posts slagging off MOT centres just because of a bad experience are hilarious. If you take your car for the MOT test and expect it to pass without doing any preparatory work, then hell mend you. I have used KwikFit, Halfords, National, and anywhere there is a deal to be had. When I take my car in I tell them that if the car fails for any reason, please do not bother prepare a quote for the repairs, as I will be doing them myself. Never had any issues with anywhere. Used the 25 quid KwikFit voucher for last 3 or 4 MOT tests, no problems apart from last time. MOT tester misinterpreted the regulations on rust on the sill within 30 centimetres of a suspension mounting point. He failed the car as there was some rust on the lower part of the wings, where it attaches to the sill. I challenged him, and his manager, and they agreed that the sill, which is the structural part of the car was not rusted, just the wing. So it pays to be prepared, and have some knowledge, or ask someone you may know to advise you. It is really very difficult nowadays to fraudulently fail an MOT test. The regulations are much tighter now with it all being computerised, and specific codes for each failure.
Sorry about the rant. But these wee anecdotes are just crazy.

mattae08

Another review website says … Another review website says differenthttps://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.national.co.uk



The majority of the 5* reviews are from people who have only every posted 1 review. No one signed up to a review website to leave a positive review for one company. If they want to review services they'll do it for several. The exception to that is leaving bad reviews. **** someone off enough and they'll leave a bad review on every website they can. Moral of the story: don't trust positive reviews if it's the only review the reviewer's ever posted.
Edited by: "Boomawoom" 25th Sep 2014

Last year took my car into National muppets for an MOT and 4 new tyres,passed the mot and tyres fitted,took them 4 hours mind while waiting.

one young girl went in just for a puncture,they ripped her rear drums of and said her rear wheel cylinders were leaking,charged her £150 extortionate price !

Anyway got home with my car and found 3 tyres fitted wrong direction of rotation,returned and they swopped around,mentioned at the time will need re-balancing !

set of home car shaking itself to bits,couldn't be arsed to balance them,returned and they balanced them.

next morning soft tyre,to remove the air quickly to swop around they removed the cores of the valves and mixed them up with old ones lying around,new valves required again.

Never again,so dishonest and incompetent at my local branch...
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