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Roadside We fix 4 out of 5 breakdowns at the roadside on average in just 30 minutes If you break down at the roadside (more than a ¼ mile from home) and we can't fix your vehicle, we'll tow it, you and your passengers to a garage or a destination of your choice up to 10 miles away.
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£35 per month?

I'll push it home!
These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.
anony_mous25/10/2019 22:55

These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is …These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.


They are awful. Left my wife in a truck stop overnight due to a “miscommunication “ the police who initially noticed her car broken down were livid. Took them close to 18 hours to recover a car 150 miles and they were entirely dependent on my wife chasing them up every hour and reminding them she was still sat there in a dead car with a mobile running out of charge.

I was in hospital at the time so was unaware btw.

Ps they then charged over £400 extra on her cc and it took us two months to sort it out.. this was earlier this year too

Had been with the useless prats for two decades.. never again
Heard a funny noise coming from my breaks and called RAC as I was concerned. Guy comes, checks everything, test the breaks, tells me everything is ok. Next day I take my car to a friend that happens to be a mechanic, he takes the breaks apart and basically tells me I am lucky to be alive. RAC are bloody useless
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£35 per month?

I'll push it home!
I'd want to be driven around by a chauffeur for that money.
zorbathegeek25/10/2019 22:51

£35 per month?I'll push it home!


Hahaha lol,its work out £13.25 pm the full cover
These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.
I already get this through my bank but heat added
Im sure this is normal price for just roadside. I can't see where it says 50% flash sale either.
Nice find OP.
Can you use tesco vouchers?
anony_mous25/10/2019 22:55

These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is …These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.


Our local recovery company charges about £300 per car
Edited by: "red23" 27th Oct 2019
4 hour wait for our last break down ....
Green flag is not bad, cheap as well I pay 5.50 a month for decent cover.
Any other?
Guys, any suggestions on good Break Down Cover
AA £39, plus £20 gift card for joining and if your lucky £18 Quidco when I did it. £1 for a year was a steal
Edited by: "strong1" 26th Oct 2019
strong126/10/2019 00:44

AA £39, plus £20 gift card for joining and if your lucky £18 Quidco when I …AA £39, plus £20 gift card for joining and if your lucky £18 Quidco when I did it. £1 for a year was a steal


Link please
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Came from an email. Currently £49 on there website now, go through a refer a friend for a £20 gift card and then open up Quidco for cash back before you pay. Worked for me
Edited by: "strong1" 26th Oct 2019
PreeShantShu_Rai25/10/2019 23:59

Guys, any suggestions on good Break Down Cover


I use start rescue. The online reviews aren’t that great but I’ve never had a problem. Been ‘rescued’ twice, once involved being towed to a garage. Came out within 40 minutes (on both occasions) and really helpful. I bought a policy for my son when he passed his test and he’s had them out too and had equally as good service and I had. I think cover from home is about £40 a year.
I was on holiday with someone who was a member of the RAC a few years back. Twice his car broke down, the RAC guy spent over hour fixing, and even put one of his screwdrivers in as part of the temporary fix as an engine mounting had broke.
Another time he was towed back from Southampton to Harlow.
I was very impressed. The RAC and the AA will actually try and fix your car. These other cheapo outfits will just tow you to a local garage, where you get hit with a repair bill.

Plus the AA and RAC have access to a computer data base on faults with all makes of cars and how to fix them. The cheapo outfits just call the local recovery firm out that they have a deal with, as I said they have no interest in fixing your vehicle.
Edited by: "Proveright" 26th Oct 2019
anony_mous25/10/2019 22:55

These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is …These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.


They are awful. Left my wife in a truck stop overnight due to a “miscommunication “ the police who initially noticed her car broken down were livid. Took them close to 18 hours to recover a car 150 miles and they were entirely dependent on my wife chasing them up every hour and reminding them she was still sat there in a dead car with a mobile running out of charge.

I was in hospital at the time so was unaware btw.

Ps they then charged over £400 extra on her cc and it took us two months to sort it out.. this was earlier this year too

Had been with the useless prats for two decades.. never again
Heard a funny noise coming from my breaks and called RAC as I was concerned. Guy comes, checks everything, test the breaks, tells me everything is ok. Next day I take my car to a friend that happens to be a mechanic, he takes the breaks apart and basically tells me I am lucky to be alive. RAC are bloody useless
Hi,my wife broke down this week on her own,and they said they were going to be 3-4 before they get to her! Would not recommend there service shocking. Waste of money.
Edited by: "Rolefitleader" 26th Oct 2019
Proveright26/10/2019 01:43

I was on holiday with someone who was a member of the RAC a few years …I was on holiday with someone who was a member of the RAC a few years back. Twice his car broke down, the RAC guy spent over hour fixing, and even put one of his screwdrivers in as part of the temporary fix as an engine mounting had broke. Another time he was towed back from Southampton to Harlow. I was very impressed. The RAC and the AA will actually try and fix your car. These other cheapo outfits will just tow you to a local garage, where you get hit with a repair bill.Plus the AA and RAC have access to a computer data base on faults with all makes of cars and how to fix them. The cheapo outfits just call the local recovery firm out that they have a deal with, as I said they have no interest in fixing your vehicle.



That’s why you need to get one with national recovery which will tow you anywhere in the UK. The breakdowns seem to be battery, tyres or something serious. RAC will only replace the battery. They’d tow you for the other two. Honestly given the wait and the expected resolution, you’re really better off going with someone that outsources.
CalamitySue26/10/2019 00:59

I use start rescue. The online reviews aren’t that great but I’ve never had …I use start rescue. The online reviews aren’t that great but I’ve never had a problem. Been ‘rescued’ twice, once involved being towed to a garage. Came out within 40 minutes (on both occasions) and really helpful. I bought a policy for my son when he passed his test and he’s had them out too and had equally as good service and I had. I think cover from home is about £40 a year.


I use Start Rescue too and have found them very good when I needed assistance, I'll be renewing with them when the time comes.
Over the last 6-7 years i’ve been with them, it’s been a mixed bag on the 3 call outs. 1 call out within an hour, the next in rural norfolk within 40mins by a local subcontractor and final time as i was on a side street and could get home i was low priority on one of the colder days of this year. Did turn up 5 hrs later (called me beforehand), fixed car enough for it to run, followed me 4 miles across town. Honestly, can’t complain. End of the day, they’re an insurance that deals with THOUSANDS of calls each day, theres always bound to be issues. I pay around a £100 a year. One breakdown costs that when towed. So deal!
anony_mous25/10/2019 22:55

These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is …These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.


I broke down with my child on the motorway at 5pm. they drove me to the nearest motorway petrol station, and left me there until 5 a.m. the next morning. They were pretty unapologetic and and I had to fight and argue how to get any of my money back which I had paid extra for onward travel. Disgusting company.
We all have stories and given the misery of when we use breakdown services, most will be full of woe. I parked on some grass. Car sank. Required towing out. RAC appeared 40 mins after call. Tow broke driver front spring. RAC aren't responsible for my stupidity. We can however all be slightly more responsible for our vehicles and less reliant on car recovery services:

I replace my battery every 8 years (<£40) before it needs replacing. No 'voltmeter' used by the RAC (or others) distinguishes between a failed battery or a flat one which can be recharged. They do however charge you ~£200 for a replacement.

You are meant to check tyres regularly, and everyone should know how to change a tyre......there is nothing more rediculous than someone stranded on the motorway standing with a spare tyre and no idea how to use it. Oh and if you have a space-saver or some of those perishing foam spray things.... jokers..... how much more fuel efficient is your SUV/diesel?
Edited by: "friar_chris" 26th Oct 2019
Great price for cover right as my AA membership wants to renew me for £135. Equivalent cover just cost me £62.50 and 11% cashback has tracked already 🤑 that's a great saving for me!
RAC £82.50, Start Rescue £35.45. Decision decisions. Actually no contest just renewed with Start .
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 26th Oct 2019
anony_mous25/10/2019 22:55

These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is …These guys are pretty useless. They only rely on their own guys which is understandable but as a result of that, priority calls take place - also understandable. Basically unless you breakdown with a load of kids in the back on a very busy road, or have some medical condition, expect them to take 2-3h. Honestly at that rate you’re better off just forking out the call out from somewhere local and just get covered by people like autoaid for national recovery - who I have used and can actually recommend.


Yeh, 3 hour wait the other day. Luckily I was in Morrisons car park!
PreeShantShu_Rai25/10/2019 23:59

Guys, any suggestions on good Break Down Cover


Start rescue, used on 3 occasions & great service wouldn’t go anywhere else
Utterly useless company waited 6h to be rescued... not even for free a deal
Autoaid l would recommend them and cover you and your partner. No matter which car you in. So me and Mrs both covered on our 2 cars
Lots of bad experience with the RAC in this thread. Allow me to counterbalance this.

During a service I was advised by a local mechanic that my water pump could do with changing but they didn't have the time available to do it before I needed it for a holiday with my son and mother. They said I would be fine anyway as they had seen worse drive for 1000s of more miles.

On their advice I managed to limp down to Weston super mare, but as we arrived it started making noises. Went to a local Toyota garage. They wanted 95 quid for a diagnostic and 400 quid to replace the water pump. They didn't have time to see it anyway. I thought I would have to risk it and drove another mile to a car park for the day.

On picking the car back up it made a REALLY bad noise. The belt driving the water pump was slipping like mad and I managed to get it to a local Tesco car park. I had ticked a box on my car insurance that gave me basic RAC cover so I rang them. Phoned the RAC and was seen inside 40 minutes. It was 6pm on a Saturday and he quickly diagnosed the water pump was completely seized. He phoned around for another part and as he did another RAC guy came along to see if any help was needed. He quickly nipped off to get the 1 part available that might do the job but with all the suppliers shutting for the night we were really in a spot.

As the helper was off fetching the part, the guy who helped me said that I didn't have recovery as an option so I was probably looking at 300 quid just to get it back to our holiday home if the part wasnt the correct Japanese model. He also said that had I driven for another mile my engine would have been a write-off, costing me 1000's to get back on the road.

When he fitted the part (it was the right one) this guy managed to save me the cost of 10 holidays. When I got home I booked full cover including replacement car and hotel stays. Only cost me about a tenner a month. Frankly it's worth it.

There may be some luck of the draw with who you get and the time you breakdown, but I saved a ton of cash and inconvenience that day. The holiday wasn't ruined but saved because of the RAC.
Edited by: "Rustybucket" 26th Oct 2019
I went through the details and it came back £82.50
My calliper had stuck on so phoned RAC and was told it would be 3hrs, waited until 8 then to be told it would not be for another 2hrs. Luckily the calliper had freed so took the risk and drove the half hour to get home.
friar_chris26/10/2019 08:34

We all have stories and given the misery of when we use breakdown …We all have stories and given the misery of when we use breakdown services, most will be full of woe. I parked on some grass. Car sank. Required towing out. RAC appeared 40 mins after call. Tow broke driver front spring. RAC aren't responsible for my stupidity. We can however all be slightly more responsible for our vehicles and less reliant on car recovery services:I replace my battery every 8 years (<£40) before it needs replacing. No 'voltmeter' used by the RAC (or others) distinguishes between a failed battery or a flat one which can be recharged. They do however charge you ~£200 for a replacement.You are meant to check tyres regularly, and everyone should know how to change a tyre......there is nothing more rediculous than someone stranded on the motorway standing with a spare tyre and no idea how to use it. Oh and if you have a space-saver or some of those perishing foam spray things.... jokers..... how much more fuel efficient is your SUV/diesel?


There’s some truth on what you’re saying but at the end of the day I wouldn’t be telling my girlfriend to be changing a tyre on her car on the hard shoulder of the M25 with a 3 year old in the car. Routine servicing and maintenance isn’t going to stop you getting a puncture or develop some electrical fault etc. So if she had to wait a couple of hours if I’m not around then so be it.
This link seems to be only giving the option to purchase personal cover as opposed to specific car cover??
Told me my car had a blown head gasket and it wouldn't be worth keeping. It turned out to be a timing chain issue.
Title should read "RAC Flash Sale Now On! 50% OFF all single personal based cover levels."
We were travelling down the M5 to Cornwall overnight. Shortly after leaving a service area the driver's door mirror became detached from its housing leaving it dangling by the wires and making the car completely unsafe to drive - obviously someone had hit it at the service area.
This was about 2am. The RAC (a contractor) arrived about two and a half hours later with a low loader. They hadn't brought any tools with them and spent the whole time moaning about being called out at night.
They insisted that the only option was to transport us on the low loader at a cost (payable directly go them) of well over £200 as the mirror was beyond repair.
We refused so they begrudgingly did a temporary fix with gaffer tape (which damaged the paintwork) and we continued the journey.
In daylight the following morning I fixed it using a couple of screwdrivers to pull back the springs and clips within less than 60 seconds.
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