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Full Car Breakdown Service for only £37.00...Free Spouse cover too!
Full Car Breakdown Service for only £37.00...Free Spouse cover too!

Full Car Breakdown Service for only £37.00...Free Spouse cover too!

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This is my first deal which I have put on this site, hope someone else also finds it great as I have.

I was looking for a full breakdown service at the best price, and I came across this company, which is part of an established and very large UK insurance company.

My car insurer wanted me to pay £126 extra at my renewal to have breakdown as part of my premium, which was double what they asked last year. So I decided to look around.

Auto Aid provides a service which is just like the big boys such as Green Flag or RAC, but the way they work is IF you breakdown, they will repair or tow you, depending on the problem, and you pay for the service you receive first, and then claim it back 100% from them. Just like most dental insurance plans I guess.

Touchwood, I have never broken down yet in over 15 years of driving, so I am happy to do this. I have checked them out on moneysavingexpert.com, and they recopmmend them too, for the price nothing comes close.

I also now find out my best friend at work ( I have one at home too!) has been with them for three years! She has used them once, and they fully paid up within two weeks, and it was easy.

Is it worth paying nearly £100 extra just so you dont have to pay and claim back - not for me! Thank you, and give me good heat if you find this valuable.

And it also covers your spouse too, so which ever car you are in, your protected!

49 Comments

The eurocover they recommend seems expensive to me. You can get UK cover cheaper than £37 if you go through moneyexperts.co.uk and/or quidco/top cashback. I'm afraid it's just luckwarm from me.

what's the catch?

pet2000;6094947

You can get UK cover cheaper than £37



Can you ?

Where from, im after cover soon.

Autoaid incudes roadside, recovery, at home, emergency accomodation, and spouse for £37

Cold ...

the cheaper cover your on about is only roadside assistance this also includes get you home its gone up it was £36

Autoaid has been one of Martin Lewis's best buys for a few years now.

moneysavingexpert.com/ins…ery

Therefore - Gorra be hot.

Been about for years good company iv'e been with them a few times.but last year got full cover including Europe for £45 from More Than.

The only catch is that you have to pay for the repair up front and claim it back. Still hot though hot though.

This breakdown cover that you pay up front then reclaim the cost is always the cheapest you can get for relay, and i defy anyone to post cheaper breakdown with relay.
I would use it myself but it has a weight restriction and wont cover my camper van.

Been with Autoaid for 3 years and they are great. My brother in law got relay service back from holiday in Scotland which would have cost him over £400 if he hadnt been with Autoaid.

I've been with them a year and had to use them once in that time, they paid up with no problem. The only thing I would say is that my policy says it doesn't cover cars with an engine bigger than 2.5l so be careful!

Anyone else read it as Scouse cover ?

HI,
I am with Auto aid for last 3 years and used the service twice. I am really happy with the service. You just need to submit the bills on time and they will send you the cheque.

Hot added..

Great to know my girlfriend is covered when she has a breakdown too.
Mwhahaha!

im after cheap car breakdown cover but want one that will take me home if they cant fix my car,whats best?

I've been w2ith them for a couple of years. Good service when i broke down, paid up promptly afterwards - hot from me!

This deal looks good to me.

Used them for a couple of years, and a couple of breakdowns... much quicker response than when I was using RAC. Pay up quickly too.

Very interesting. My breakedown cover has just lapsed ( i was with IC Breakdown Cover £69 with Euro cover) but would like some advise on the best value cover with the BEST coverage including European brakedown cover?

Would any one be able to advise ?

Autoaid great for UK cars, claimed twice (VW camper of course) paid up within a week and very helpful too.

Agreed the EU version is pretty limited, looking for a reccomendation for EU motorhome breakdown if anyone has any?

been with them for about 3 months, not had to use them yet though, great price

covers me for my car and motorcycle and wife too

I took out cover with GEM breakdown after being quoted an expensive renewal from RAC and then they wouldn't budge on price. Full cover with free spouse cover (Includes home assistance, recovery anywhere in the UK plus onward travel or emergency accommodation for you and your passengers). Theres a cheaper option if you want to claim later, but i couldn't be bothered with going through all that.

£81.90 and then 15% quidco = £69.61

This seems like a good deal if you can be bothered going through claims. Have some heat.

Hadouken!;6132648

Great to know my girlfriend is covered when she has a breakdown … Great to know my girlfriend is covered when she has a breakdown too.Mwhahaha!



The term spouse generally refers to a partner in a marriage, hence wife, not girlfriend?

Hadouken!;6132648

Great to know my girlfriend is covered when she has a breakdown … Great to know my girlfriend is covered when she has a breakdown too.Mwhahaha!




I think it only covers Wives/Husbands :-(

This is posted every few months. Still hot.

I am juust suspicious that you have to pay up front, bu tI might take the plunge this time after reading feedback from current users.

Biker Jeff;6095879

This breakdown cover that you pay up front then reclaim the cost is … This breakdown cover that you pay up front then reclaim the cost is always the cheapest you can get for relay, and i defy anyone to post cheaper breakdown with relay.I would use it myself but it has a weight restriction and wont cover my camper van.



ofcourse you can!!!

I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback it worked out to only £8

Then I called them up on 08000482500 and quoted 2383 and they upgraded me to RELAY for extra £10

So now I have roadside relay for £18

widstyle;6134049

ofcourse you can!!!I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback … ofcourse you can!!!I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback it worked out to only £8Then I called them up on 08000482500 and quoted 2383 and they upgraded me to RELAY for extra £10So now I have roadside relay for £18



However that AA Relay policy doesnt include spose or homestart, or stay mobile which the autoaid policy also includes? See if you can add all three of those for only another £19 and then let us know


I've had the AutoAid policy for about 3-4 years now and its always been excellent. Used it a few times for dead batteries and broken power steering pump and breakdown is always there within the hour (quickest was 30 mins) and never had any issue about getting the claim paid very quickly. Certainly recommend them.

fat-pudding;6096288

I've been with them a year and had to use them once in that time, they … I've been with them a year and had to use them once in that time, they paid up with no problem. The only thing I would say is that my policy says it doesn't cover cars with an engine bigger than 2.5l so be careful!



Can anyone confirm that the limit for 2.5l is true? I can't see it anywere in their T&Cs.

Thanks in advance

Ahh.........Just seen it now - it's not cars with engines over 2.5l but caravans!:

"Vehicles covered are any saloon car, hatchback, estate car, car derived van or motorcycle.
Motorised caravans will only be covered if they do not exceed 2.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight or 2500cc. "

ksingh309;6133490

I took out cover with GEM breakdown after being quoted an expensive … I took out cover with GEM breakdown after being quoted an expensive renewal from RAC and then they wouldn't budge on price. Full cover with free spouse cover (Includes home assistance, recovery anywhere in the UK plus onward travel or emergency accommodation for you and your passengers). Theres a cheaper option if you want to claim later, but i couldn't be bothered with going through all that.£81.90 and then 15% quidco = £69.61This seems like a good deal if you can be bothered going through claims. Have some heat.



Same here, have also gone with GEM.
They are also doing deal where the second person is free, which means you can get cover for 2 people for £81.90 or family cover (4 people) for £106.65 without having to reclaim.

The other good bit is, its you thats covered in whatever car, this was a result for me as my car is over 10 years old and some companies want to charge a fortune to cover old cars.

Heres a link: motoringassist.com/get…spx

Looks an excellent deal... But mainland UK only excludes us living in Orkney!

widstyle;6134049

ofcourse you can!!!I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback … ofcourse you can!!!I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback it worked out to only £8Then I called them up on 08000482500 and quoted 2383 and they upgraded me to RELAY for extra £10So now I have roadside relay for £18



Ditto! - Did precisely same, though car is now 10 years old and will not be able to do next year, as they say 10 years age is the limit. This covers the car only, not the person driving it, so both would be covered in this instance.

JustinBedford makes some valid points - for a top notch package, this is megacheap. Even if you collect Clubcard Double points - I'm sure even the RAC one cannot stretch this far.

So come Jan 2010, I think I will prob go for this

MSE, recomends all of these deals. The AA one above, RAC/Clubcard AND the Autoaid one (in ref to an early post)

This is a very good deal - complete coverage for you and your spouse

However, for Tesco Clubcard customers, it seems it could be beaten by the Clubcard Deals - even full joint RAC cover is £58 in deals. You have to spend the points on something, so doesn't really matter how much it is in pts as you get them free anyway!

However, next best for those wanting FULL cover and can't use Tesco Clubcard deals



RAC Policies available on Tesco Clubcard
Name Who Cover Details High St Price RAC Online Price Clubcard Voucher Cost (1)
RAC Roadside (2) Single Basic assistance
£46 £34.50 £15
Joint £72 £60.50 £22
Family £119 £107.50 £34
RAC Roadside At Home Single Basic assistance at home or within 1/4; mile of your home
£107.50 £80.63 £31
Joint £133.50 £106.63 £37
Family £180.50 £153.63 £49
RAC Roadside/Recovery (2) Single Basic assistance plus onward travel for passengers
£95 £71.25 £28
Joint £121 £97.25 £34
Family £168 £144.25 £46
RAC Roadside/Recovery & Onward Travel Single Basic assistance, onward travel including flight, replacement car
£136 £102 £38
Joint £162 £128 £44
Family £209 £175 £56
RAC Roadside/Recovery/At Home Single Basic assistance, onward travel, breakdown assistance at your home or within a quarter of a mile £141 £105.75 £41
Joint £175 £139.75 £48
Family £226 £190.75 £59
RAC Roadside/Recovery/At Home/Onward Travel Single Basic assistance, onward travel including flight, breakdown assistance at your home, replacement car, overnight accomodation £179.50 £134.63 £51
Joint £213.50 £168.63 £58
Family £264.50 £219.63 £70
(1) This relates to the High Street Price ie a £1 voucher is worth £;4 for buying an RAC high street package. Note: The packages offered can change, always double check.
(2) Does not include home breakdown.

Get massive cashback on roadside costs.

Not worth spending Clubcard points on breakdown cover, that £58 would pay for a holiday in Deals, it still costing £232 at the end of the day

Are cars 10 years old and over not usually covered by breakdown services ?


What if it's a classic car ?

halfpenny;6137374

Are cars 10 years old and over not usually covered by breakdown services … Are cars 10 years old and over not usually covered by breakdown services ?What if it's a classic car ?



Alot of breakdown companies either wont cover a car over 10 years old or will charge a small fortune (despite many of them being far more reliable that new cars) which is why im with GEM for the second year running. Only had to use them once and they were there within 30mins, not the normal several hours like the AA/RAC. :whistling:

Great post, just in time as I need something like this soon.

Maybe someone would be kind enough to advise me on what I need? I'm going on holiday soon and my car has started to be a bit unreliable, needed fixing at garage twice in the last 12 months. Would hate for it to be a big disruption on our holiday. I have an x reg car, year 2000 I think so I guess that's just about ok for these services?

I've never had breakdown cover before so not sure about all the extras and which is worth getting. I like the idea that if we break down half way then someone will come and sort the car out and help us out on the way to our holiday. Any idea what exactly they do? Would they pay a tow to our holiday and then taxis whilst we're there or is that asking too much?!

Thanks for any advice, rep given for helpful answers!!


Also, any good ones that give immediate cover, could do with cover within 24 hours, not 48 as most of these places seem to cover.

Banned

widstyle;6134049

ofcourse you can!!!I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback … ofcourse you can!!!I got AA Roadside for £27 and with £19 quidco cashback it worked out to only £8Then I called them up on 08000482500 and quoted 2383 and they upgraded me to RELAY for extra £10So now I have roadside relay for £18



£10 deal expired on 30th June

Gone with RAC in the end for my holiday, £10.08 for the month for pretty much the same features as this but no need to pay and claim later!

Can also cancel within 14 days and not pay a penny as long as I don't use it!

Bonza!

Steviec100;6142132

Alot of breakdown companies either wont cover a car over 10 years old or … Alot of breakdown companies either wont cover a car over 10 years old or will charge a small fortune (despite many of them being far more reliable that new cars) which is why im with GEM for the second year running. Only had to use them once and they were there within 30mins, not the normal several hours like the AA/RAC. :whistling:



OK thanks.
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