National Roadside Assistance + Home Start + Lots Of Extras £35.45yr + 15.75% Tcb @ Startrescue / Moneysupermarket
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National Roadside Assistance + Home Start + Lots Of Extras £35.45yr + 15.75% Tcb @ Startrescue / Moneysupermarket

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Found 15th Feb 2015
This last week i have used a local recovery service because my alternator failed on my car, I didn't have any roadside cover so has cost me a fortune. So iv'e just decided to do a quick quote on moneysupermarket and came up with this. Personally i think it's a great deal when you take into account the amount of (Free add-ons) Listed below compared to Rac and greenflags basic cover. *This quote is based on my 55 plate Vectra 1.9cdti, Your quote could be cheaper depending on car age?

Heres what i get for my 35 quid/Yr:

No Excess
National and local recovery
Roadside assistance
HomeStart
Caravan and trailer cover
Hotel
Car hire
No age limit (Based on my 10yr old car)

For all the above add-ons with the bigger companies this would have set me back over £100s a year. Hope it helps someone. TCB at 15.75% too if that's your thing personally i don't bother.

P.s i know start rescue was posted a month ago starting at £17 a year but i have heated that up accordingly and it is a bit stagnant, I believe this needs bringing to light again so feel free to heat his and expire mine im not too fussed

47 Comments

Can I cancel my current one and get money back

seems OK but just looked for my wife's 12 year old car and it's £37 cheapest with no home start.
the home start is coming in at £55

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stefromuk

seems OK but just looked for my wife's 12 year old car and it's £37 … seems OK but just looked for my wife's 12 year old car and it's £37 cheapest with no home start.the home start is coming in at £55



The link i provided is direct through start rescue, Hukd wouldn't let me link through moneysupermarket which is where the deal i guess is better. Anyhow here's what i did.

Moneysupermarket website > Start rescue
Fill in your details (30 seconds)
Choose only National cover and Homestart > Get quotes
Cheapest on mine was startrescue > Click proceed
This should tell you everything the cover provides.

Granted it could be either way for car age i suppose but mines not much newer.

I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs but they then reimburse you fully. And the cover is very comprehensive. They'll include your partner in the cover for free.

autoaidbreakdown.co.uk
Edited by: "umm3" 15th Feb 2015

cheaper at kwik fit £28.85 exact same company behind the scenes and 15% cashback too

umm3

I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs … I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs but they then reimburse you fully. And the cover is very comprehensive. They'll include your partner in the cover for free.https://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk




Just to clarify they will not cover your common-law partner free, it has to be legally your wife/husband/civil partner etc. They would not cover my OH as we are not married.

I took this out last week for my 2001 car - for Home Start included in the package (level 3), it came to £55. The full legal cover is a bonus and regret that I added legal cover for £26.99 to my car insurance only a couple of days before - if I had known about Home Start then, I would not have paid out for legal cover. Did think about cancelling the legal cover with my car insurance company, but it would cost me more to do that then to just leave it on the policy (not a new customer).

Legal cover can be found many places for free anyway, i haven't paid for it for years

umm3

I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs … I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs but they then reimburse you fully. And the cover is very comprehensive. They'll include your partner in the cover for free.https://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk



Second that, also covers the person not the car, any car you or wife is driving is covered, my wife was driving my daughters car when it broke down, paid upfront and claimed the money back, no problems.

umm3

I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs … I would recommend Autoaid. You have to initially pay for all the costs but they then reimburse you fully. And the cover is very comprehensive. They'll include your partner in the cover for free.https://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk




No age limit on cars, great service.

autoaid is ok if you have funds available to pay the garage

Been with them for a few years,fortunately cant comment on their service.

Have 3 star cover £28.79 and always get 15% discount.

Cant grumble at that price

I've been with these just under a year and flattened my battery in town. It was a Sunday and I phoned them up to ask for help - within 35 minutes a local garage arrived and jump started me and tested the alternator etc...so I would recommend them so far. Better than the AA (A****ole Association)

I'm in. Just got 2 star cover, which is all I need at an amazing price. Is never heard of these before, but looks the business. Thanks op

bigdeal66

Been with them for a few years,fortunately cant comment on their … Been with them for a few years,fortunately cant comment on their service.Have 3 star cover £28.79 and always get 15% discount.Cant grumble at that price

How do you get the 15% discount as I only end up with 10% at renewal.

cliosport65

How do you get the 15% discount as I only end up with 10% at renewal.

Got the 10% code in the renewal email,just asked on the phone whats the best price you can do for me ? and they instantly said max I can do is 15% off This was about 4 months ago.

I can vouch for these guys they're pretty good I get breakdown from my bank account now however I used to be with this mob and broke down in London once and they towed me all the way back to Cambridge

These guys were useless when i needed them...

left me waiting 90mins on the motorway at 10pm at night, whilst I had a baby (under 1) with me.
Horrid service overall. regretted being with them when i needed real assistance, wish i had paid more for a proper service.

For what it's worth I just got full UK recovery and homestart for my wife and I for any car from the RAC for £155, Quidco tracked quickly at £75,therefore £80 for both all in.

raklos

These guys were useless when i needed them...left me waiting 90mins on … These guys were useless when i needed them...left me waiting 90mins on the motorway at 10pm at night, whilst I had a baby (under 1) with me.Horrid service overall. regretted being with them when i needed real assistance, wish i had paid more for a proper service.



Guessed that would be the case, although I have been left waiting 30-40 mins for the AA to visit me at my home address on a weekday evening before.

currently with breakdown insurance that charge £40 excess these look good value Does one need breakdown for modern cars under 5 years old? Heat added will get when mine runs out!

We've been with Start for years now and they've always been excellent when we've had to call them out - certainly getting to us far quicker than when we were with RAC or Green Flag

Start rescue has a decent app too, if your broken down, just select it and they call you back knowing where you exactly are via GPS

(Not used it mind you, but it sounds cool)

ladymarmalade

Just to clarify they will not cover your common-law partner free, it has … Just to clarify they will not cover your common-law partner free, it has to be legally your wife/husband/civil partner etc. They would not cover my OH as we are not married.

How is that even legal? Even courts are starting to recognise common-law partnerships.

Do read the terms & conditions. Start Rescue only cover you for 30 mins, rest you will have to pay during a breakdown. Only thing that stopped me getting this last year.

Can recommend Start Rescue. Was a previous customer and used them last year for a breakdown. They contract out to other local breakdown service providers. The service is no different to the other big providers like RAC/AA/Green Flag

Looks good will do a quote on my car, my car insurance includes roadside assistance but they want an extra premium for better cover theis may work out cheaper.

I've been on with them for 3 years and I love them. Twice now they gave been fine in recovering me over 200 miles, for the price you can't really gamble that you won't need them.

This sounded good. However on reading the summary cover, the definition of "Recovery" is:
In addition to the benefits provided with One Star, your vehicle can be recovered to your
home address, or if you would prefer and it is closer, your original destination within the UK

This means that if you break down closer to home, they wouldn't take you to your destination, I thought RAC/AA would let you choose whether you wanted to be taken home or to your destination?

DaPrince

This sounded good. However on reading the summary cover, the definition … This sounded good. However on reading the summary cover, the definition of "Recovery" is:In addition to the benefits provided with One Star, your vehicle can be recovered to yourhome address, or if you would prefer and it is closer, your original destination within the UKThis means that if you break down closer to home, they wouldn't take you to your destination, I thought RAC/AA would let you choose whether you wanted to be taken home or to your destination?



Well spotted - what a nasty trick!

I have start rescue and last year my car broke down and the level of performance was the same as the AA or RAC.

Banned

discount4cash

currently with breakdown insurance that charge £40 excess these look good … currently with breakdown insurance that charge £40 excess these look good value Does one need breakdown for modern cars under 5 years old? Heat added will get when mine runs out!


Yes you need it even more on modern cars. When a sensor goes slightly awry you will be completely immobile

Holdsworth

How is that even legal? Even courts are starting to recognise common-law … How is that even legal? Even courts are starting to recognise common-law partnerships.



Legality doesn't come into it, they state their terms, they can cover what they want, they are not hiding it so its no issue. Think about it logically for a sec instead of going down the sue/ compo/ 'ism route. If they allowed any sort of relationship, anyone would be able to cover anyone else by saying that they are "common-law" spouses, its just a way to prevent abuse

RedSkywalker

Well spotted - what a nasty trick!




Well its their basic service, surely you would expect a difference between the different levels?!?!? What does the 2-5 star cover provide?

It's cheap but what if you breakdown, the car cannot be fixed at the roadside and you want to take it to your preferred garage, then what? Looks like they only tow you to a garage of their choice and that perhaps explains why it is so cheap.

I'd avoid and go for something that offers you a choice where to tow your car to. Believe me, you'll regret it if you have a part failure that cannot be repaired at the roadside.

Usually breakdown cover gets your vehicle back home if your preferred garage is nearer then they can take the car there and drop you back home. Greenflag did this a decade ago which was my only ever call out from breakdown 150 miles away.I am sure Starts preferred garage would not be in the middle no where depends on fault.

frakison

Well its their basic service, surely you would expect a difference … Well its their basic service, surely you would expect a difference between the different levels?!?!? What does the 2-5 star cover provide?



This is actually 2 star cover that I was talking about, which includes Nationwide Recovery! Options 3-5 do not change/enhance the National Recovery option in any way as far as I can see, the higher options just add on more services, like Home Start, European cover, etc.

I was planning on getting Option 3, but if they don't give you an option to take you to a destination of your choice, regardless of whether it's further away from your home, then I'd rather pay extra and go with someone like the AA/RAC.

startrescue.co.uk/doc…pdf

Be warned they do not cover you if you run out of fuel. From their FAQ's:

"Am I covered if my vehicle runs out of fuel?
No, unless there is a mechanical or electrical fault, which caused the problem, this is an exclusion within the policy. We can however assist on a pay on use basis by taking credit or debit card details."

bigdeal66

Got the 10% code in the renewal email,just asked on the phone whats the … Got the 10% code in the renewal email,just asked on the phone whats the best price you can do for me ? and they instantly said max I can do is 15% off This was about 4 months ago.


Ok great thanks for the tip , I usually just renew at the 10% discount but an extra 5% would be even better will phone them up when I go to renew later on this year, thanks again.
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