RAC Breakdown Cover £34.99 + £11 Quidco
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RAC Breakdown Cover £34.99 + £11 Quidco

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LocalFound 28th Feb
Given the weather a perfect time to take basic cover.
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They have 5 covers. Which exactly at £35? Cheapest i can see is £8 pm with roadside only
gutted "new customers only"
Thanks OP Just Ordered

If you go for " build your own vehicle based cover from £5.50 per month" its going to be £60 a Year which is cheaper than the £8 a month but I don`t see how it can come down to £34.99. OK so you have to go Via the Quidco site to get the basic cover £34.99

I did a quote with Aviva and they want £41 for basic recovery so this is £16 cheaper after cashback
Edited by: "SCOUSEKEVIN" 28th Feb
toymotor42 m ago

gutted "new customers only"


If you want the same level of cover for less go to Aviva Breakdown and get a quote. As they use the RAC you get the same benefits. If youre an existing RAC member and its your renewal use the Aviva quote to bargain with them. Ring up say youve found lower priced cover at Aviva and they will probably match it or give you 15 months for 12. They offered me this along with a Dashcam.
sethjee2 h, 23 m ago

They have 5 covers. Which exactly at £35? Cheapest i can see is £8 pm with …They have 5 covers. Which exactly at £35? Cheapest i can see is £8 pm with roadside only


Go via Quidco like it says

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Edited by: "seaniboy" 28th Feb
toymotor2 h, 15 m ago

gutted "new customers only"


Call and bargain with em!
Any thoughts on the best kind of cover to get with breakdown cover these days?

Roadside obviously? Home start is nice? But then I get confused about all these taking your car to your home or to a garage - the policies of all insurers become complicated then. Any advice welcome.
"Roadside Rescue - We'll fix your vehicle at the roadside, as long as you're over ¼ mile away from home."

From what I can gather if they can't fix it, they'll only tow you 10 miles.

That's not very reassuring but I guess if you don't travel far, it's not a bad deal.
Have a look at TopCashBack too. I went through a quote and came out at £151 or something (inc. HomeStart, keys, battery, recovery) but TCB on that would be £70 so a bit more reasonable.
tawse571 h, 5 m ago

Any thoughts on the best kind of cover to get with breakdown cover these …Any thoughts on the best kind of cover to get with breakdown cover these days?Roadside obviously? Home start is nice? But then I get confused about all these taking your car to your home or to a garage - the policies of all insurers become complicated then. Any advice welcome.


Always take to a garage or it can cost charge £100-350 to get it there from home, think of £35 as a insurance policy - that’s why they exclude ‘home’ so never get a tow back there.

Confusion equals commerciali$m never forget that, study on google hard and well all the excluded/included polices costs outside the policy/costs - then make a educated decision to purchase whatever level of breakdown insurance will hopefully save you the most money for the least outlay.
wingman040133 m ago

"Roadside Rescue - We'll fix your vehicle at the roadside, as long as …"Roadside Rescue - We'll fix your vehicle at the roadside, as long as you're over ¼ mile away from home."From what I can gather if they can't fix it, they'll only tow you 10 miles. That's not very reassuring but I guess if you don't travel far, it's not a bad deal.


Or the nearest garage and ongoing usually to a hotel, which for £35 is better than freezing to death if hypothermia kicks in quick as most brits actually have no winter emergency bag/kit in thier car, which is absolutely retarded.
My highly rated cover is for me, Mrs Besford, any vehicle we're in, incl home start, tow to garage, hotel, etc....... all for £41/yr (a little less for new customers. Now, if only I could remember what they're called!
The big boys (AA, RAC, Green Flag, etc.) are trading on their name these days. Avoid.
Edited by: "Besford" 28th Feb
Broken down twice in Jan with works vehicle. Both times I could only describe the RAC’s response as “truly diabolical” the 2nd time I was given an ETA of 19:45 they arrived at 00:40 (7 hrs 30 mins after first call) with numerous missed ETA’s with me ringing approx 30 minutes after each missed ETA.

I appreciate they may have had higher priority calls, but not informing me was unacceptable.

Worryingly, both times the recovery drivers told me that the RAC was the worst company for customer service that they dealt with.

There were a catalogue of failures in them sorting out a hire car (they had 3 different attempts at organising and over 8 hours to sort after about 20 phone calls) Just calling a taxi to get me home took them 1.5 hours and more, which I won’t elaborate on, but diabolical doesn’t even come close to describing how I was treated by completely incompetent employees.

I would NEVER give any of my own money to this “disgusting” company as long as I live. Not sure there is any other company that I feel this strongly about.
p-e-t-e51 m ago

Broken down twice in Jan with works vehicle. Both times I could only …Broken down twice in Jan with works vehicle. Both times I could only describe the RAC’s response as “truly diabolical” the 2nd time I was given an ETA of 19:45 they arrived at 00:40 (7 hrs 30 mins after first call) with numerous missed ETA’s with me ringing approx 30 minutes after each missed ETA.I appreciate they may have had higher priority calls, but not informing me was unacceptable.Worryingly, both times the recovery drivers told me that the RAC was the worst company for customer service that they dealt with. There were a catalogue of failures in them sorting out a hire car (they had 3 different attempts at organising and over 8 hours to sort after about 20 phone calls) Just calling a taxi to get me home took them 1.5 hours and more, which I won’t elaborate on, but diabolical doesn’t even come close to describing how I was treated by completely incompetent employees. I would NEVER give any of my own money to this “disgusting” company as long as I live. Not sure there is any other company that I feel this strongly about.


when i used to take out break down cover, i used the AA as I had heard that the RAC response time was very slow.
I guess Land Rovers and German cars are excluded from the deal?
ezzer7237 m ago

I guess Land Rovers and German cars are excluded from the deal?


Are you trying to imply something?
Besford2 h, 51 m ago

My highly rated cover is for me, Mrs Besford, any vehicle we're in, incl …My highly rated cover is for me, Mrs Besford, any vehicle we're in, incl home start, tow to garage, hotel, etc....... all for £41/yr (a little less for new customers. Now, if only I could remember what they're called! The big boys (AA, RAC, Green Flag, etc.) are trading on their name these days. Avoid.


Probably autoaid. Rate them well been with for years and the price compared to level of cover is much more value for money than any of the bog names.
rang today, for a flat tyre, they said 5 hours!. I ended up changing it myself in pretty bad weather as couldn't wait that long! lucky my spare was in good shape. To be fair, they are normally very good, but today was their busiest day of the year. I used to get this cover but the 10 mile tow wasn't really good enough, prefered the slightly more expensive better service as when you really need it, it's invaluable. good for short distance drivers though.
adhkarzf1 h, 38 m ago

Probably autoaid. Rate them well been with for years and the price …Probably autoaid. Rate them well been with for years and the price compared to level of cover is much more value for money than any of the bog names.


That's the one! Thanks. Haven't had to use them so far but surveys rate them highly.
Do the maths first before buying anything other than this basic RAC breakdown cover via Quidco or Topcashback because their links take you to a different RAC webpage where neither home start or key replacement are free for new customers and the onward travel/car hire replacement option costs more than it does when selected on the normal RAC website.

ie. For me and my wife, annual cover in any vehicle for every breakdown recovery option via the normal RAC website is £148.99 if paid up front. Buying via the RAC webpage that Quidco and Topcashback links to, the same options cost £202.99, a whopping £54 more, wiping out nearly all of the apparently decent cashback offered by Quidco and Topcashback which is not even guaranteed to pay out anyway. It's sly marketing really.
Edited by: "Robbo11" 9th Mar
p-e-t-e4 h, 53 m ago

Broken down twice in Jan with works vehicle. Both times I could only …Broken down twice in Jan with works vehicle. Both times I could only describe the RAC’s response as “truly diabolical” the 2nd time I was given an ETA of 19:45 they arrived at 00:40 (7 hrs 30 mins after first call) with numerous missed ETA’s with me ringing approx 30 minutes after each missed ETA.I appreciate they may have had higher priority calls, but not informing me was unacceptable.Worryingly, both times the recovery drivers told me that the RAC was the worst company for customer service that they dealt with. There were a catalogue of failures in them sorting out a hire car (they had 3 different attempts at organising and over 8 hours to sort after about 20 phone calls) Just calling a taxi to get me home took them 1.5 hours and more, which I won’t elaborate on, but diabolical doesn’t even come close to describing how I was treated by completely incompetent employees. I would NEVER give any of my own money to this “disgusting” company as long as I live. Not sure there is any other company that I feel this strongly about.


If you have kids or medical/disability you are prioritised as a consumer, as a business they probably take the money and run as you found out, the contract will be more for the vehicle recovery than the employee. Shame you didn’t break down as you were starting work, getting paid to sit surf your phone till RAC arrive sounds like a good result
Dont count on Quidcon to pay out
SteMoss2 h, 30 m ago

Dont count on Quidcon to pay out


Yup. Still cheaper for a very basic policy than their website non Quidco though. Will work for most but not long distance commuters.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 1st Mar
Besford15 h, 21 m ago

That's the one! Thanks. Haven't had to use them so far but surveys rate …That's the one! Thanks. Haven't had to use them so far but surveys rate them highly.


I've used them plenty of times and only had issues once but still rate them.
tdogg21 h, 33 m ago

rang today, for a flat tyre, they said 5 hours!. I ended up changing it …rang today, for a flat tyre, they said 5 hours!. I ended up changing it myself in pretty bad weather as couldn't wait that long! lucky my spare was in good shape.


Surely this is the reason the company is unable to cope. Why call them when you can do it yourself - pretty lazy and don't get me started on "lucky my spare"... FFS
seaniboy28th Feb

Always take to a garage or it can cost charge £100-350 to get it there …Always take to a garage or it can cost charge £100-350 to get it there from home, think of £35 as a insurance policy - that’s why they exclude ‘home’ so never get a tow back there. Confusion equals commerciali$m never forget that, study on google hard and well all the excluded/included polices costs outside the policy/costs - then make a educated decision to purchase whatever level of breakdown insurance will hopefully save you the most money for the least outlay.




Thanks for the info.
AA wouldnt even budge on renewal for me. my renewal price was the same as a standard price for new members

Just took out RAC Roadside & Recovery Rescue - Roadside + Recovery - £90.99. Via quidco, cashback is currently tracking at £39

So total of £51.99. we shall see...
SteMoss28th Feb

Dont count on Quidcon to pay out





"Your purchase on 26 Apr 18 for £133.97 and for £50.00 cashback at RAC UK Breakdown Cover has been tracked."
rd3d22 h, 2 m ago

"Your purchase on 26 Apr 18 for £133.97 and for £50.00 cashback at RAC UK …"Your purchase on 26 Apr 18 for £133.97 and for £50.00 cashback at RAC UK Breakdown Cover has been tracked."


Tracked means nothing! Give it 9/10months then it will decline.
SteMoss1 h, 18 m ago

Tracked means nothing! Give it 9/10months then it will decline.



Well, my total Quidco is over £2k so forgive me for not buying your negativity
Edited by: "rd3d2" 26th Apr
rd3d219 m ago

Well, my total Quidco is over £2k so forgive me for not buying your …Well, my total Quidco is over £2k so forgive me for not buying your negativity


I forgive you. But there isnt just me who is saying this, search another Quidco thread and im sure someone will mention how much they con people out of their cashback these days, your the luckly one
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