Car breakdown cover for you and your spouse including home start £41 @ Autoaid
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Car breakdown cover for you and your spouse including home start £41 @ Autoaid

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Found 7th Dec 2014
Just had my renewal through and thought this was worth a repost. For anybody that doesn't know, if you do breakdown you have to pay (£50 If I remember correctly) and then you are reimbursed within 14 days after sending off your receipt.

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Your reimbursed the full amount of how much it cost to fix your car??

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Your reimbursed the full amount of how much it cost to fix your car??


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AutoAid Breakdown FAQs
Commonly asked questions and answers about AutoAid’s car breakdown services

1. How does AutoAid Breakdown pay and claim scheme work?
We will arrange help at the scene of the breakdown and will arrange and reimburse any call-out fees and labour charges needed to start your car.
If you experience a breakdown, just call our AutoAid helpline and we will arrange for the emergency roadside assistance. You pay for costs and expenses yourself, safe in the knowledge we will reimburse** any amounts covered by this insurance in approximately 14 days.
To make a claim, you must send the original invoice(s) together with any receipts and a completed claim form to us. The address is:
AutoAid Breakdown Claims Department
Motor Breakdown Division
Library House
New Road, Brentwood
Essex CM14 4GD
Telephone: 01277 235 820
If AutoAid’s pay and claim scheme is not for you, then we recommend you to visit our sister site Autonational Rescue for breakdown cover.
2. Does my breakdown insurance with
AutoAid cover my spouse/partner?
AutoAid Breakdown covers you and your legal spouse with total breakdown cover, which includes, roadside assistance, a vehicle recovery service to one place of your choice, home breakdowns, emergency travel or overnight hotel accommodation and an attached caravan or small trailer.
However, if you are not legally married or in a civil partnership (same sex marriage), we are unable to cover a common-law partner under the same policy. If your partner would like to become an AutoAid Breakdown member, a separate breakdown policy would be needed.
3. How can I pay at the time of the breakdown?
When you call AutoAid’s helpline to arrange assistance at the scene of the breakdown, we will ask you which form of payment you have with you at the time, so the garage we send out to rescue you will be able to accept whichever credit/debit card that you have with you. We recommend AutoAid members to always carry a form of payment with them.
4. Does AutoAid Breakdown cover me
if I have a breakdown in Europe?
AutoAid only covers you driving in the UK (mainland England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). If you were travelling to Europe we offer a separate cover called EuroRescue which covers you for the time that you are abroad.
5. If I experience a breakdown more than one mile from home, will AutoAid Breakdown recover me and my passengers?
AutoAid will reimburse the full cost of recovering you, the vehicle and up to five passengers to any UK destination of your choice.
6. I don't have a spare tyre on my car,
can AutoAid Breakdown still cover me?
Although the AutoAid Breakdown policy states you are required to have a legal spare tyre, we are aware that some cars do not have this and have a tyre inflation kit instead. In this instance, AutoAid Breakdown will recover your car to the nearest tyre centre for you to get a replacement.
7. Does AutoAid cover home breakdowns?
Yes. If your breakdown occurs at your home, AutoAid Breakdown will arrange help and reimburse any call-out fees and labour charges needed to get you on your way. If your car can’t be repaired quickly, we will reimburse the cost of taking the car to the nearest available garage. Please note the maximum reimbursement under this benefit is ONLY £65 (which would normally cover the callout fee from the garage, any basic labour charges and local recovery costs).
8. How do I join AutoAid Breakdown?
You can become an AutoAid Breakdown member via:
Online: go to our secure online application form here
Phone: call us by ringing 0800 232 1691
Post/Fax: complete the printer friendly PDF version of the application form and fax it through to us direct on 01277-200-716 or post it to us, free of charge to:
AutoAid Breakdown,
FREEPOST CL266,
Brentwood, Essex,
CM14 4YW

kramvic

This may helpAutoAid Breakdown FAQsCommonly asked questions and answers … This may helpAutoAid Breakdown FAQsCommonly asked questions and answers about AutoAid’s car breakdown services1. How does AutoAid Breakdown pay and claim scheme work?We will arrange help at the scene of the breakdown and will arrange and reimburse any call-out fees and labour charges needed to start your car.If you experience a breakdown, just call our AutoAid helpline and we will arrange for the emergency roadside assistance. You pay for costs and expenses yourself, safe in the knowledge we will reimburse** any amounts covered by this insurance in approximately 14 days.To make a claim, you must send the original invoice(s) together with any receipts and a completed claim form to us. The address is:AutoAid Breakdown Claims DepartmentMotor Breakdown DivisionLibrary HouseNew Road, BrentwoodEssex CM14 4GDTelephone: 01277 235 820If AutoAid’s pay and claim scheme is not for you, then we recommend you to visit our sister site Autonational Rescue for breakdown cover.2. Does my breakdown insurance with AutoAid cover my spouse/partner?AutoAid Breakdown covers you and your legal spouse with total breakdown cover, which includes, roadside assistance, a vehicle recovery service to one place of your choice, home breakdowns, emergency travel or overnight hotel accommodation and an attached caravan or small trailer.However, if you are not legally married or in a civil partnership (same sex marriage), we are unable to cover a common-law partner under the same policy. If your partner would like to become an AutoAid Breakdown member, a separate breakdown policy would be needed.3. How can I pay at the time of the breakdown?When you call AutoAid’s helpline to arrange assistance at the scene of the breakdown, we will ask you which form of payment you have with you at the time, so the garage we send out to rescue you will be able to accept whichever credit/debit card that you have with you. We recommend AutoAid members to always carry a form of payment with them.4. Does AutoAid Breakdown cover me if I have a breakdown in Europe?AutoAid only covers you driving in the UK (mainland England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). If you were travelling to Europe we offer a separate cover called EuroRescue which covers you for the time that you are abroad.5. If I experience a breakdown more than one mile from home, will AutoAid Breakdown recover me and my passengers?AutoAid will reimburse the full cost of recovering you, the vehicle and up to five passengers to any UK destination of your choice.6. I don't have a spare tyre on my car, can AutoAid Breakdown still cover me?Although the AutoAid Breakdown policy states you are required to have a legal spare tyre, we are aware that some cars do not have this and have a tyre inflation kit instead. In this instance, AutoAid Breakdown will recover your car to the nearest tyre centre for you to get a replacement.7. Does AutoAid cover home breakdowns?Yes. If your breakdown occurs at your home, AutoAid Breakdown will arrange help and reimburse any call-out fees and labour charges needed to get you on your way. If your car can’t be repaired quickly, we will reimburse the cost of taking the car to the nearest available garage. Please note the maximum reimbursement under this benefit is ONLY £65 (which would normally cover the callout fee from the garage, any basic labour charges and local recovery costs).8. How do I join AutoAid Breakdown?You can become an AutoAid Breakdown member via:Online: go to our secure online application form herePhone: call us by ringing 0800 232 1691Post/Fax: complete the printer friendly PDF version of the application form and fax it through to us direct on 01277-200-716 or post it to us, free of charge to: AutoAid Breakdown,FREEPOST CL266,Brentwood, Essex,CM14 4YW



What's been your experience with them when making claims? I might start a thread actually.

If you breakdown, you have to pay the full cost to the breakdown guy be fixed or be recovered, then send off a claim with your receipts to Autoaid who then reimburse you. The £65 applies to the limit of a breakdown at home, whereas away from home it could be hundreds. Not a deal as such as this has been around for a number of years

been with them for years , best bit is that it covers yourself and spouse driving any car.

wouldn't say it was a deal tho , in fact the price has increased somewhat in the last few years.

I've been with them for years. I had a Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi which had a major problem with the engine on and off so made a few claims over the course of the period I put up with it. They always paid me back, once I had to chase but all good.

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If you breakdown, you have to pay the full cost to the breakdown guy be … If you breakdown, you have to pay the full cost to the breakdown guy be fixed or be recovered, then send off a claim with your receipts to Autoaid who then reimburse you. The £65 applies to the limit of a breakdown at home, whereas away from home it could be hundreds. Not a deal as such as this has been around for a number of years


Ok fair enough, so where is there a similar deal at a similar price with the same benefits, because I am looking for something within the next few weeks.
Edited by: "kramvic" 7th Dec 2014

Very good cover,value for money. a reliable car may not breakdown very often and you pay minimum price for peace of mind.

They are very good when it comes to claim as well. Never had any issue over last 6 years

Been with them for ten years.So cheap.Why pay AA extortionate prices .Hot.

Insurance choice get my pennies.

Been with them for a few years and never had a problem claiming money back. One slight whinge though, it only covers your spouse so no cover for your partner if you're not married.

Bit annoying you have to be married, should at least cover common law

My experience with autoaid.
I broke down and rang autoaid with no idea where I was other than a town name somewhere near me. Autoaid got a recovery company local to where I was to ring me. I explained my surroundings and the said they would be with me in 10 mins, which they were. They took me and my car to the garage near my home which took 2 hours then took me to my home address. I paid them with a cheque and downloaded the claim form online aand see the it off with the invoice the recovery driver gave me.
II received the cheque from autoaid before the cheque I gave the recovery driver had even left my account!
I Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

When I broke down a few years before and was with RAC it took the 5 hours for them to get to me! Then I was just towed to the nearest garage and left to it.

I am with them, brilliant company, they reimburse you very quickly.

I broke down in Birmingham a care years ago and they towed us all the way back to London, with three young ones. If you let them know you have a seven seater then they'll add that to their system just means it may take longer to find a recovery truck that can take all of you. can't recommend them enough pay out with no hassle at all.

another vote here. Money paid back within a week. no issues

nationwide flexplus which gives you breakdown cover, travel and phone insurance is one to consider if you also take out phone or travel insurance elsewhere. its £10 per month for the account and you get all that free.


nationwide.co.uk/pro…us/

I've been with them for about 8 years now and (touch wood) never had to use them. But it is an insurance policy, and so at around £40/year for cover on both mine and my wife's car it is much cheaper than AA or RAC.

Why is it expired? It's still valid?
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