Breakdown Cover Help

Hi, does anyone have any suggestions/deals for reasonably priced car breakdown cover please? Is there only AA or RAC? Thanks

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Start Rescue, they're cheap, reliable, and have an app for your phone should you break down and need assistance.

I always just got cover from my broker at about £50 per vehicle, they weren't with the RAC or AA and never had a problem. just bought same cover from money supermarket for less than£30, haven't broke down but would imagine it will be the same level of service.

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Dyslexic_Dog

Start Rescue, they're cheap, reliable, and have an app for your phone … Start Rescue, they're cheap, reliable, and have an app for your phone should you break down and need assistance.


Thanks I'll have a look

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shadey12

I always just got cover from my broker at about £50 per vehicle, they … I always just got cover from my broker at about £50 per vehicle, they weren't with the RAC or AA and never had a problem. just bought same cover from money supermarket for less than£30, haven't broke down but would imagine it will be the same level of service.


Thanks I'll have a look at money supermarket

As with any insurance-related service, be aware of what is and is not included within the policy so that you are not disappointed by assumed cover that is actually not included and which results in additional unexpected cost. Example: AutoAid's comprehensive definition of a breakdown is "mechanical or electrical breakdown (failures or breakages), flat batteries, punctures, lack of fuel, lost ignition keys or damage which is caused by an accident, vandalism or theft and results in you not being able to drive the vehicle.." Just compare that to other providers and you shouldn't be caught out by "I thought this was covered" only to find out you're not. I excessively rambled about it in an earlier post, but it is still relevant: hotukdeals.com/ask…041

Best advice avoid AA RAC just end up paying for the brand and imo they're rubbish anyway lol

Autoaid is very good, and a lot cheaper than the aa /rac

Another recommendation for Start Rescue. I have cover with them and had to call them out when my clutch went. I was very happy with their service and will definitely be sticking with them in future.

Start Rescue only costs me £24 a year. Lucky I have not yet needed them.

+1 Start Rescue

I just took one out with 2gether insurance.

+1000 autoaid, been with them for years, unfortunately had to use them recently and were excellent. there quick and recovered car to my garage, driver even diagnosed issue as a cv joint. also they drive you straight there unlike aa and rac who swap you from truck to truck.

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AndyRoyd

As with any insurance-related service, be aware of what is and is not … As with any insurance-related service, be aware of what is and is not included within the policy so that you are not disappointed by assumed cover that is actually not included and which results in additional unexpected cost. Example: AutoAid's comprehensive definition of a breakdown is "mechanical or electrical breakdown (failures or breakages), flat batteries, punctures, lack of fuel, lost ignition keys or damage which is caused by an accident, vandalism or theft and results in you not being able to drive the vehicle.." Just compare that to other providers and you shouldn't be caught out by "I thought this was covered" only to find out you're not. I excessively rambled about it in an earlier post, but it is still relevant: http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/car-breakdown-cover-2615747?p=30016041


Thanks for the advice

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dafunq

Best advice avoid AA RAC just end up paying for the brand and imo they're … Best advice avoid AA RAC just end up paying for the brand and imo they're rubbish anyway lol


Thanks

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Qrunch

Autoaid is very good, and a lot cheaper than the aa /rac


Thank you, I'd never heard of them:D

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nhoops

Another recommendation for Start Rescue. I have cover with them and had … Another recommendation for Start Rescue. I have cover with them and had to call them out when my clutch went. I was very happy with their service and will definitely be sticking with them in future.


Thanks, I'll check them out

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Wadda

Start Rescue only costs me £24 a year. Lucky I have not yet needed them.


Wow that's brill, thank you so much

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HamanBasher

+1000 autoaid, been with them for years, unfortunately had to use them … +1000 autoaid, been with them for years, unfortunately had to use them recently and were excellent. there quick and recovered car to my garage, driver even diagnosed issue as a cv joint. also they drive you straight there unlike aa and rac who swap you from truck to truck.


Now that's a happy customer! Thank you

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DevilsReaper

I just took one out with 2gether insurance.


Did you do that through Wowcher by any chance?

I've just done a 3 star Personal cover with Start Rescue. There's a 15% off code on this site somewhere. I paid £62.24 after the 15% off.
15% off Code: TK2RENEW
I got the code from here 15% Code
It should still be working. My Topcashback also tracked @ £9.34
AA/RAC wanted over £130 for comparable cover.


Edited by: "knight01" 16th Feb

knight01

I've just done a 3 star Personal cover with Start Rescue. There's a 15% … I've just done a 3 star Personal cover with Start Rescue. There's a 15% off code on this site somewhere. I paid £62.24 after the 15% off.AA/RAC wanted over £130 for comparable cover.



I think AA / RAC are not perfect, but they still remain the standard bearers and are worth paying a small premium for.

RAC with the full shebang including At Home and Onward Journey can be had for £75 and if you wanted to add full European cover, that's only £20 more (no cashback etc):

rac.co.uk/uk-…nge?cid=aff%7CDigidip%20UK%20&%20USA%20-%20deal%20sites%7CDiscount+Code&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=voucher&utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F&WT.tsrc=Affiliate&WT.mc_id=Affiliate_http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F&_$ja=tsid:62651%7Ccgn:249371%7Ckw:http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F&awc=3790_1487264409_4b5f406e41627365970ab46e20e71741

mubashar

I think AA / RAC are not perfect, but they still remain the standard … I think AA / RAC are not perfect, but they still remain the standard bearers and are worth paying a small premium for.RAC with the full shebang including At Home and Onward Journey can be had for £75 and if you wanted to add full European cover, that's only £20 more (no cashback etc):http://www.rac.co.uk/uk-corporate/orange?cid=aff%7CDigidip%20UK%20&%20USA%20-%20deal%20sites%7CDiscount+Code&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=voucher&utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F&WT.tsrc=Affiliate&WT.mc_id=Affiliate_http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F&_$ja=tsid:62651%7Ccgn:249371%7Ckw:http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edigidip%2Enet%2F&awc=3790_1487264409_4b5f406e41627365970ab46e20e71741



Is that through corporate discount via Orange. If I go through the normal website, the price is £129.99.

I had AA last year and I broke down (fuel leak through fuel filter pipe) last Feb. 2016, on a high street/main road. Called them @ 7pm on Saturday night, took them 2 and half hours to arrive.
Edited by: "knight01" 16th Feb

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knight01

I've just done a 3 star Personal cover with Start Rescue. There's a 15% … I've just done a 3 star Personal cover with Start Rescue. There's a 15% off code on this site somewhere. I paid £62.24 after the 15% off.15% off Code: TK2RENEW I got the code from here 15% CodeIt should still be working. My Topcashback also tracked @ £9.34AA/RAC wanted over £130 for comparable cover.


That's great thank you

OH will have a look

mines AA and that's through the bank and if I remember it's a good package through the bank

good deals on groupon , just bought one and it has better cover than the bigger motoring groups

RAC was on a TV program recently like Rogue traders forcing owners to buy a new battery when it was working fine.

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aw08

OH will have a look


Thank you

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danh88

mines AA and that's through the bank and if I remember it's a good … mines AA and that's through the bank and if I remember it's a good package through the bank


I didn't know the banks did this. I will look into it thank you for your advice

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davy666666

good deals on groupon , just bought one and it has better cover than the … good deals on groupon , just bought one and it has better cover than the bigger motoring groups


Thanks, I'll take a look

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foes4you

RAC was on a TV program recently like Rogue traders forcing owners to buy … RAC was on a TV program recently like Rogue traders forcing owners to buy a new battery when it was working fine.


Really? Thanks for your help

nope, it was one of the price comparison sites

shywallflower

Did you do that through Wowcher by any chance?


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DevilsReaper

nope, it was one of the price comparison sites


Oh I didn't know there was comparison sites for breakdown cover, thanks

if you need more than breakdown cover, have a look at the Nationwide Flexplus account, £10 including breakdown cover, travel insurance and much more.

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eslick

if you need more than breakdown cover, have a look at the Nationwide … if you need more than breakdown cover, have a look at the Nationwide Flexplus account, £10 including breakdown cover, travel insurance and much more.


That would be ideal thank you so much

Another vote for autoaid been with the years ams numerous call outs. Also been with RAC and AA and find autoaid to be good. They cover both you and your spouse in any car you're travelling for less than £50 compare that to any other of the breakdown services and I haven't found one that comes close to the level of cover they give you. You're supposed to pay the recovery person when they recover you and then you claim it back but I've found on my last few breakdowns that I've not needed to do this and they've billed autoaid directly. would highly recommend them.

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adhkarzf

Another vote for autoaid been with the years ams numerous call outs. Also … Another vote for autoaid been with the years ams numerous call outs. Also been with RAC and AA and find autoaid to be good. They cover both you and your spouse in any car you're travelling for less than £50 compare that to any other of the breakdown services and I haven't found one that comes close to the level of cover they give you. You're supposed to pay the recovery person when they recover you and then you claim it back but I've found on my last few breakdowns that I've not needed to do this and they've billed autoaid directly. would highly recommend them.


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