Autonational Resue Car Breakdown - 15 Month Total Superservice for £66
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Autonational Resue Car Breakdown - 15 Month Total Superservice for £66

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Found 8th Jul 2012
It took ages to find decent breakdown cover that will cover my R reg car but Autonational's top level cover can be compared to the top level of the AA or RAC that can cost £140 for 12 months cover, which has a three breakdowns per year and age limit to cars that they will cover.

With this cover you get:

- Call out and emergency labour charges at the roadside  
Breakdowns occurring more than one mile from home

- Recovery to nearest garage if your car can’t be quickly repaired at the roadside

- Message service to let your family or colleagues know about the breakdown

- Recovery of the car and up to five passengers to a UK destination of your choice, if vehicle can’t be quickly repaired at the roadside

- Breakdowns occurring at home or within one mile from your home

- If car can’t be repaired, we’ll pay up to £100 for alternative travel or emergency accommodation following a breakdown occurring more than 25 miles from home

- Cover for caravan or small trailer whilst attached to your car

105 Comments

Original Poster

Forgot to mention that they have 4/5* ratings on independent review sites

m.ciao.co.uk/Rev…991

is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then claim back at later date?

ukmonkey

is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then … is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then claim back at later date?



no it isnt. quidco also.

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ukmonkey

is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then … is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then claim back at later date?



No, the company does provide this for £3ish under a different name (can't remember off hand) but on this, you don't have to pay upfront

ukmonkey

is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then … is this the cover you pay for upfront when a breakdown occurs and then claim back at later date?




That's Auto aid.


autoaidbreakdown.co.uk/

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bluebindy123

no it isnt. quidco also.



Damn, forgot quidco! 17.5% quidco too then!

seems to good to be true to me as anybody used this company

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marsh5000

seems to good to be true to me as anybody used this company



The reviews are independent and seem realistic, not just written by staff. They're cheaper because they use local recovery teams instead of their own fleet (e.g. AA or RAC) but they are still qualified mechanics.

I've just taken out a policy and they've issued me with all the documents you'd expect and what to do if you breakdown
Edited by: "golemsmate" 8th Jul 2012

I have had this breakdown company before and would still have them if I didn't get breakdown at a better price through work.

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hmnmw0

I have had this breakdown company before and would still have them if I … I have had this breakdown company before and would still have them if I didn't get breakdown at a better price through work.



That's reassuring! Hopefully I won't need them but old cars must break down some time!

moneysavingexpert.com/ins…ery

Personally use the £38 AutoAid. Fortunately only needed them once and they got repair guy to me within 45mins on one of the worst days for weather in that area and refund cheque arrived within promised timetable

MKD

mk-donald

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recoveryPersonally … http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recoveryPersonally use the £38 AutoAid. Fortunately only needed them once and they got repair guy to me within 45mins on one of the worst days for weather in that area and refund cheque arrived within promised timetableMKD



they get good reviews and are cheap but id prefer paying once and no claim back faff - for £28 saving its no worth the faff imo

royals

Used Autoaid for a few years and they are brilliant, cannot recommend the … Used Autoaid for a few years and they are brilliant, cannot recommend the highly enough.One year we'd forgot to renew and were 3 weeks or so over, called them and they agreed to accept payment of our premium and let us claim back the cost for that breakdown!Not just that, I think it is you that is covered and not the car. Never had any problem claiming back - cheque arrives within a week usually (used 5-6 times in as many years i'd say).they get good reviews and are cheap but id prefer paying once and no claim back faff - for £28 saving its no worth the faff imo

Been a member of this breakdown policy for about 7 years now. Never had any problems at all when I broke down. From the simplest of battery drains to sheared gear bolts. They provided a first class service and waiting times were far quicker than the crappy RAC or AA. They have contracts with most local garages and independent recovery services who know the area and their job inside out and give you the info you need on the breakdown.

had to call them out around 4 times in one year, one of those times was when my gears seized because of a sheared selector bolt, which basically meant that the gear was stuck and couldnt be changed. Unfortunately it was stuck in reverse at a busy roundabout on the outside lane of a terminal motorway roundabout on a Friday evening. Call these guys and within 30 minutes they had a lorry out, inspected the vehicle on site to release the brake locking, loaded up the car and drove to a temp service centre location where they called one of the head mechanics who was on call. he specialised in braking systems and could tell me straight away that it was a sheared selector bolt and even showed me the problem. The company then drove me and my car over 40 miles and dropped the car off at a garage of my choice.

Like I said, I have been with this company for many years and would never go back to RAC or AA for as long as AutoNational provide me with the first class service they given me so far. Should also add that even after all those call outs my premium only went up £20 to £86 for the year.

was with autonational for a few years. had to call them out once and no problems. am now with autoaid. although I'll have to pay and claim back for any work, I get points on my credit card I wouldn't otherwise get.

Excellent find. Was about to sign up with RAC!

extra vehicle at half price so £99 for two cars and 17.5% Quidco - marvellous

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Oxley101

Excellent find. Was about to sign up with RAC!



Glad you saved a bit of money

Also does motorbikes, which is a bonus, got car and bike for £99

Been with this company for the last 12 months, had a really good service when required.

Been with AutoAid for years! Great service.

You may not be aware that AutoAid and AutoNational are owned by the same company.

Personally I prefer QuoteLineDirect - quotelinedirect.co.uk/bre…wn/ - £59 per year and that includes European cover as well. Cars up to 16 years old, so R-reg is covered.

Good deal, but could someone explain how QUIDCO works? Sorry I'm a numpty!

Hylton Nesitt

Good deal, but could someone explain how QUIDCO works? Sorry I'm a numpty!



Go to quidco.com and sign-up - then simply find the merchant (Autonational Rescue in this instance) and click through to their site via the Quidco link. It is that simple - hopefully you'll get a nice bit of cashback show within hours / days and this will be paid out in (usually) 2-4 weeks time.

Tip - clear your history / cookies prior to signing up to Quidco and joining the above, otherwise if you have previously visited their site it may affect the cashback. Alternatively, use another browser.

Hot - I've gone with these for the past two years based on customer reviews. Not had to utilise their services yet (somehow!) but the price/product mix is the best out their by a mile in my opinion.

I am with autoaid, used them yesterday with no hassle at all, the guy that came out was great and got me back on the road in terrible weather. What is also good, is its personal cover, so any car I am in, I can claim, isn't tied to the vehicle.

Word of warning. I am with autoaid. Last year I called them when I had a breakdown with car overheating when pulling a caravan. The guy that turned up had no fluids and no tools. He at first just wanted to tow us without looking at the problem. When I insisted he had a look and suggested adding water to the radiator which was dry (I had pointed this out) . Luckily I had some water which was added. He then suggested I was good to go. I had to insist that he investigate the cause of the initial problem. Eventually together we found a leak from one of the hoses near the radiator. With a knife and screwdriver I provided, he effected a temporary repair. I was not impressed. On the plus side Autoaid got him there quickily during a holiday period and refunded me quickily.

banny07

This seems cheaper to me..http://motorbreakdownrecovery.com/



Rather you than me - terrible site and struggling to find any independent customer reviews.

This seems a great deal. Just been looking at companies like AA and RAC and this is MUCH cheaper. Good find!

Autonational Rescue?

Sounds like an organisation from Thunderbirds!

+1 for QuoteLineDirect - £59 a year cover in Europe. Had to call them once from Germany - sorted me out very promptly

i was with them last year when my car would not start at home 1 day early this year. Engine was silent/did not even start to turn when turned on The tow guy was nice enough but knew nothing about cars. He could not even find the main fuse box. His only option was to tow my car to the nearest garage. It turned out that it was a blown fuse.

good deal , but if your car as broke down in the previous 12 months not valid goes up to 88.00 now you could lie but these companys share your info and you reg with your car reg so bit dodgy axa was £79.00 and got a staff discount down to 55.30 so thanks nearly did the deal. lol

brilliant thanks very much been looking for some time now as i have an older car,and it still runs well - but hey you never know and at this price you just cannot lose. ps - i have joined myself today in the last 10 mins. thanks for the info and hukd keep up the good work.

Been with them for around 20 years on family membership and have never had a problem with them.

Gone for it thx op

Original Poster

smp

good deal , but if your car as broke down in the previous 12 months not … good deal , but if your car as broke down in the previous 12 months not valid goes up to 88.00 now you could lie but these companys share your info and you reg with your car reg so bit dodgy axa was £79.00 and got a staff discount down to 55.30 so thanks nearly did the deal. lol



It would be best to tell the truth, as if they did find out they would probably keep your money and not cover when a breakdown occurred

Original Poster

Passionpantz

Gone for it thx op



np didn't expect this to get too hot tbh, because it's only a good deal if your in the market for breakdown cover!
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