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Nationwide car recovery & home assistance. £24 annual cost. Nova via woucher
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Nationwide car recovery & home assistance. £24 annual cost. Nova via woucher

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Posted 30th Dec 2019

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Very cheap extensive car breakdown recovery service.
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Thanks, Op! I was interested in this, as I thought it was a deal with Nationwide Building Society! It's actually with Nova Direct, whom I have never heard of.
Decent enough price...if they have a decent national coverage!

Edit: I have car breakdown/worldwide travel ins/mobie phone ins through Nationwide Building Society Flexplus account for £11.99 per month. Have broken down twice this year, once in Southampton, once at Heathrow airport (flat battery!) and both times I have had a van attending to me within 15 minutes. Have also been on a trip to LA (worldwide travel insurance) and had my daughters iPhone screen repaire, no quibbles.
Absolutely recommend a flex plus account with Nationwide, and if you can find a friend with an account already, you will both get £100 for opening one.
Edited by: "Bestbitter" 30th Dec 2019
Read reviews first as far as I remember for any call out you need to pay £50 on top of your membership. Fom the cheap providers the only one worth mentioning is Emergency Assist.
Edited by: "ms84" 30th Dec 2019
Reviews are shocking and CS is poor. Was considering but decided not to go ahead.
Have abstained from voting.
Just be warned My wife left her lights on and when I called them they wanted to charge £120 apparently any breakdowns which are your fault they charge for
If you have a newer car go with green flag, Mine is a 66 plate and everything but Europe was £48.00 I think
Bestbitter30/12/2019 10:48

Thanks, Op! I was interested in this, as I thought it was a deal with …Thanks, Op! I was interested in this, as I thought it was a deal with Nationwide Building Society! It's actually with Nova Direct, whom I have never heard of. Decent enough price...if they have a decent national coverage! Edit: I have car breakdown/worldwide travel ins/mobie phone ins through Nationwide Building Society Flexplus account for £11.99 per month. Have broken down twice this year, once in Southampton, once at Heathrow airport (flat battery!) and both times I have had a van attending to me within 15 minutes. Have also been on a trip to LA (worldwide travel insurance) and had my daughters iPhone screen repaire, no quibbles.Absolutely recommend a flex plus account with Nationwide, and if you can find a friend with an account already, you will both get £100 for opening one.



Lucky they took 1.5 hours to get to my wife.
BTW you are supposed to give your £100 back to your friend so their first year is free (paid to take it out).
Edited by: "Common.Sense" 30th Dec 2019
I use Start rescue Home and Nation wide recovery costs me £38.00 a year used once last year recovered me and my caravan 200 miles to Home.
AutoAid is the one to use, check out MSE - very good
ianwynneuk30/12/2019 20:39

AutoAid is the one to use, check out MSE - very good



We've had them for a while. Wife broke down on the way to a costume party, had the car brought home and then the driver took her to the party.

Chap took really good care of her.
ianwynneuk30/12/2019 20:39

AutoAid is the one to use, check out MSE - very good


Have been with them for a very long time when it was approx £18 or £19 per annum with cover for me and the spouse. Renewal quote £60, still seems good value.
T2G30/12/2019 20:53

Have been with them for a very long time when it was approx £18 or £19 per …Have been with them for a very long time when it was approx £18 or £19 per annum with cover for me and the spouse. Renewal quote £60, still seems good value.


£54 to cover me and the other half, on any car - for 4 cars, including a 12 year old XKR, that’s pretty good. Only downside is no European cover. Excellent and recommended
ianwynneuk30/12/2019 20:55

£54 to cover me and the other half, on any car - for 4 cars, including a …£54 to cover me and the other half, on any car - for 4 cars, including a 12 year old XKR, that’s pretty good. Only downside is no European cover. Excellent and recommended


Just checked, MSE blagged a 10% discount therefore £54. Not sure if I can get it as an existing customer. Offer is available till 31st January. Excellent!
Edited by: "T2G" 30th Dec 2019
T2G30/12/2019 21:06

Just checked, MSE blagged a 10% discount therefore £54. Not sure if I can …Just checked, MSE blagged a 10% discount therefore £54. Not sure if I can get it as an existing customer. Offer is available till 31st January. Excellent!


Used to be 15 months for the price of 12 too
johnandyson30/12/2019 21:08

Used to be 15 months for the price of 12 too


Yes u are right but not for existing customers.
T2G30/12/2019 21:09

Yes u are right but not for existing customers.


I don't need it, so wife deals with breakdown cover. As I say she had a really good experience with them so I guess she just auto renews. Maybe the costume had a part in him going above and beyond
sonygeezer30/12/2019 20:18

I use Start rescue Home and Nation wide recovery costs me £38.00 a year …I use Start rescue Home and Nation wide recovery costs me £38.00 a year used once last year recovered me and my caravan 200 miles to Home.


My 2nd year with them too, haven't had to use yet. Got the 3 🌟 policy too but just under £30 on renewal.
ianwynneuk30/12/2019 20:55

£54 to cover me and the other half, on any car - for 4 cars, including a …£54 to cover me and the other half, on any car - for 4 cars, including a 12 year old XKR, that’s pretty good. Only downside is no European cover. Excellent and recommended


Can I swap my very reliable Audi A3 for the XKR?
So reliable you won't even need recovery
T2G30/12/2019 21:06

Just checked, MSE blagged a 10% discount therefore £54. Not sure if I can …Just checked, MSE blagged a 10% discount therefore £54. Not sure if I can get it as an existing customer. Offer is available till 31st January. Excellent!


Didn’t even know - lucky me!!
adamderak30/12/2019 21:43

Can I swap my very reliable Audi A3 for the XKR?So reliable you won't even …Can I swap my very reliable Audi A3 for the XKR?So reliable you won't even need recovery


Ha ha - Okay!!

Love my XKR - very reliable actually. Self maintained, restored and never missed a beat. 4.2 litres of 420bhp Supercharged V8 glory. It’s a lovely engine, even if I’m a little biased!
ianwynneuk30/12/2019 21:45

Ha ha - Okay!!Love my XKR - very reliable actually. Self maintained, …Ha ha - Okay!!Love my XKR - very reliable actually. Self maintained, restored and never missed a beat. 4.2 litres of 420bhp Supercharged V8 glory. It’s a lovely engine, even if I’m a little biased!


Love the muscular rear quarter look and that burble from the V8. Bliss
adamderak30/12/2019 21:48

Love the muscular rear quarter look and that burble from the V8. Bliss


You’re very kind, thank you Here’s a picture of her. My pride and joy
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TL:DR VERSION - ALWAYS CHECK THE T'S & C'S

I'm browsing various breakdown providers and it's very interesting when reading some of the "small print" in the policy documents. Nova, for instance charge you £100 (and a callout) to cancel a roadside assist if you find your car starts AFTER calling them. Some others don't charge at all, or just penalise you by counting it as one of your 'assist' allowances. It's a strange paragraph really as; ironically; because the last sentence starts AFTER a full stop, it would seem if you bugger off in your car BEFORE they arrive (without telling them) - you shouldn't be charged £100 but WILL be charged for your next callout (within 30 days) UNLESS you prove it isn't the same fault as the original non-attended fault (because it was fixed by you/itself?) So, it would seem better for you to NOT tell them...

Here:
Cancellation
"In the event that a recovery vehicle is dispatched by Us and You then cancel the request or are either not present at Your Vehicle when the recovery agent arrives at the scene, the vehicle is not accessible or no fault can be identified upon inspection, You will be charged £100 if within the United Kingdom or £150 if You are in Europe (Gold Cover only) and you will lose a call out from Your Policy. In the event that a dispatch is made and the operator arrives to find the absence of Your locking wheel nut or serviceable spare wheel or space saving wheel, You will be charged £100 for the dispatch. If You do not wait for assistance to arrive because You are able to start Your Vehicle, if Your Vehicle breaks down again within a 30 day period, You will be charged for the second and subsequent call outs unless you are able to provide documentary evidence proving that the original fault was repaired by an appropriate garage."


Another thing I don't like the sound of is this "choice" you are given when you contact them for assistance. Two options: Roadside assistance OR Recovery.

Here:
"If Your Vehicle suffers a Breakdown You will be presented with two initial options which our Breakdown Agents may assist You with. These are the choice of deployment of a recovery operator vehicle for a Roadside Assistance in order to attempt temporary repairs to Your Vehicle or the deployment of a recovery operator in order to affect Local Recovery (between 8am and 4pm) to a Suitable Garage within 25 miles roundtrip of the original Breakdown location, or National Recovery (between 4pm and 8am) to your residential address. If you select Roadside Assistance and it is the opinion of Our Breakdown recovery operator that they are unable to Repair the Vehicle at the roadside, We can at Your request, and subject to an additional payment arrange, for Recovery of Your Vehicle."

This is based on the Silver package but the others are worded the same. It's that last line again that I find particularly interesting. The way I am reading/understanding it is, if you ask for the former option, and they find they can't fix it at the roadside you can then 'ask' to be recovered and they will arrange dispatch of a recovery vehicle - but at EXTRA expense to you? This is the only provider I've seen so far who word their policies like this. Others simply state that if a roadside repair cannot be effected then they will choose to take you to a garage/destination/home etc. as part of your policy. Not as an 'extra' to it. Mostly I suppose due to the recovery operator also being able to tow/lift your vehicle. Perhaps these guys can only send either a bod in a little van OR a towtruck? If that's the case - towtruck EVERY time...


The final 'musing' which is really of no importance but more an interesting aside is the fact that these policies aren't even 'service' based. You are actually buying an 'insurance' policy and when you claim, the recovery controller is just assisting you with your claim. I never knew that...

Here:
"Please note that Your Breakdown Policy is an Insurance Policy and is not a Service Policy. This means that in order to obtain assistance an insurance claim must be made. This means that every Breakdown claim made requires our call centre agents to complete on Your behalf a relevant claims form, which must be approved before authorisation can be given to deploy assistance."


Anyway, sorry for all the text! I just figured there's many peeps who can't be bothered to read T's & C's and these points might be of interest.

Regards, Phsy.
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