Car Breakdown Cover -  Better cover for less than half the price¹
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Car Breakdown Cover - Better cover for less than half the price¹

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Found 25th Aug 2006
Choose the cover that is right for you

Halfords Car Breakdown Cover is available at 4 levels to suit all motoring requirements. All our policies provide roadside assistance if you break down on the road, but you can choose to add cover to meet your needs. Annual cover starts at just £32.99 and our 2 car policies save you even more!

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* Source AA and RAC Websites 09/01/06, prices quoted are for personal membership

19 Comments

Option 4 sounds great!

Don't forget 4% Quidco Cashback from Halfords.

CJ

But surely theres half as many Halfords repair trucks out there, so you have to wait double the amount of time if something goes wrong? And what would you say the costs are once you have broken down and need a repair? Maybe thats where they make the money back, like a type of subsidy?

actually, scrap the first comment, they must be using AA or RAC anyway? Like a Virgin Mobile piggy backer type of thing?

Original Poster

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Personally I don't see the point in home callout, I'd reckon most problems happen once you've left home, and if not your home so its not too hard to sort out something alternative eh? Seems a bit steep paying an extra £20 for something that mostly won't be needed? I'm quite tempted with option 2 though

Halfords won't send their trucks. They just acting as a sales point for ]First Call GB. And they are selling Euro breakdown (aka Halford Option 4) for only £76.95 if you go direct, BTW.

I am not familiar with First Call, so can't really vouch for (or against) them.

Option 2 is good. National recovery + overnight stay + Car hire - all for under £40

Cheers Parkroadwest :thumbsup:

Original Poster

edi

Option 2 is good. National recovery + overnight stay + Car hire - all for … Option 2 is good. National recovery + overnight stay + Car hire - all for under £40Cheers Parkroadwest :thumbsup:



Its worth going to the coast and taking something off your engine so it wont work to get a free overnight break ! me so bad !

parkroadwest

Its worth going to the coast and taking something off your engine so it … Its worth going to the coast and taking something off your engine so it wont work to get a free overnight break ! me so bad !



I like your thinking!!

Still, I'm interested into what exactly the costs are once you have broken down as opposed to RAC or AA, as I know they can really stitch you up that way

worth noting this from that website given to us by Kommunist

[SIZE=2][COLOR=#666666]Summary of Cover:
Roadside assistance, roadside repairs, assistance at your home, onward destination service, cover for any driver, cars, vans, and motorcycles up to 3.5 tonnes. caravan or trailer attached to your vehicle at the time of breakdown (up to a maximum 25feet) 1 hours roadside assistance, up to 6 call outs in any one year, wheel changes (as long as you have a serviceable spare tyre and wheel and are able to provide a manufacturers key to remove any locking wheel nuts).

What is not covered:
Any claim arising within the first 48 hours from the date of incepton, labour charges in excess of one hour, cost of any replacement parts or materials used in the repair, toll charges, ferry charges, parking charges or traffic congestion charges, storage charges incurred during or after the use of our services, more than 6 call outs a year, running out of fuel, loss of keys, broken glass, vehicles immersed in mud, snow, sand or water. Keys locked in vehicle.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

Original Poster

Or maybe take the engine out completely ! Or is that a bit extreme.... ?!?

parkroadwest

Or maybe take the engine out completely ! Or is that a bit extreme.... ?!?



Do you carry a spare engine removal crane thing in your boot then?!

Original Poster

Never leave home without it ! useful for getting the mother in law in and out the car

One of my mates came up from London and parked his Porsche outside for the night. In the morning he decided to continue driving up to Inverness for New Year but the car would not start.

He said it would not be a problem as he had breakdown insurance

4 hours later, the useless "mechanic" arrived and announced after about 2 hours that he could not start the car either.

So, another evening in the Scottish Borders and the car parked in the garage over night, the car started the following day

The car was suffering from dampness and would not start - but to think he actually paid for cover that was essentially useless was shocking.

Just be aware that there are some significant exclusions with this policy and with International Breakdown. These include losing or locking keys in the car and running out of petrol or oil. In this instance price isn't everything. Whilst the AA and RAC remain expensive they offer much more comprehensive cover. I've just been researching this for my car and my son's. Actually Morethan come out best. Very good cover and about £70 for everything (50% less when taken out at the same time as a car insurance policy) & the possibility of some quidco cashback.

£10 cashback for morethan with quidco and £20 for the AA

Banned

looks good 2 me - been in RAC 25 years - called them 2 weeks ago(first time in 20 years) on a
Sunday, as my vehicle battery was flat - 1 mile from home - they told me to wait by vehicle for up to 4 HOURS - jokers. Jumped leaded it myself in the end.

I'm so seriously looking to leave RAC.

Original Poster

Well i know i posted the deal but i personaly have never had a problem with the RAC. My van wouldnt start the other week so i called them out and they were there within half an hour and in forty five minutes i was on my way.
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