I'm thinking about joining AA Breakdown??? Good or Bad idea?

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Found 21st Apr 2010
As above... Are they any good?

If not, any other suggestions.

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Banned

what kind of car and i will tell you?

i use greenflag cheaper for the same cover.
also use quid co

Banned

good idea using a break down type firm.. cost me a mint to get recovered back home when the motor broke down in London

Original Poster

RFC;8424685

what kind of car and i will tell you?



206cc... Although it's been fine for the year I've had it, just wanted the piece of mind really - to know that I am covered?:oops:

dog_cop;8424702

good idea using a break down type firm.. cost me a mint to get recovered … good idea using a break down type firm.. cost me a mint to get recovered back home when the motor broke down in London



Should've flashed your card, got your truncheon out and smashed the recovery drivers rear light then threatened him with points for having a 'defective' rear light, unless he gets you car home.

+1, great cover for the money

DAMNOME;8424669

Autoaidhttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recovery

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Foxy102;8424732

Should've flashed your card, got your truncheon out and smashed the … Should've flashed your card, got your truncheon out and smashed the recovery drivers rear light then threatened him with point for having a 'defective' rear light, unless he gets you car home.


mmm some thoughts for a cheaper recovery service ...:thumbsup:

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DAMNOME;8424669

Autoaidhttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recovery



Has ANYONE had any experiences with this company?

I just want them to be reputable, so I know theres no quibbles if I ever did need them:roll:!

i would defo recommend having it, because for less than £10/year (after quidco) its invaluable if you are unfortunate enough to break down.

If you live in a remote area, or anywhere in scotland, the number of breakdown trucks from some of the less mainstream companies can be an issue, so i would recommend AA or RAC.

dog_cop;8424754

mmm some thoughts for a cheaper recovery service ...:thumbsup:



Where there's a will there's a way lol :thumbsup:

Banned

[quote=Foxy102;8424809]Where there's a will there's a way lol :thumbsup:[/quote

mm looking for assistants :thumbsup:

Pr3cious18;8424776

Has ANYONE had any experiences with this company?I just want them to be … Has ANYONE had any experiences with this company?I just want them to be reputable, so I know theres no quibbles if I ever did need them:roll:!



yes - me
really happy with them

just read the link I posted too

To the OP. The AA are superb. Used them many many times (when I had my old banger), and they were brilliant....and a lot less hassle than calling my old man out to rescue me!

I use Green Flag (Through my Barclays account)

The only reason I went to AutoAid is because I was with RAC and when I needed them they took 4 hours to get to me then just towed me to a garage down the road!
I have called out AutoAid once and the took 20 mins to arrive... and fixed the problem.

To me the beauty of autoaid is that you can use any recovery agent that you want, you get them to invoice you and claim the money back from autoaid. They will also send somebody out if you give them a call.

My parents broke down on the motorway and made the call. A garage called them asked a few questions and turned up with the right parts within 15mins.
Dad paid with plastic, made the claim the next day and was reimbursed in 10days.

Several high st banks also offer accounts with breakdown cover, mobile phone/travel insurance etc for £10ish a month.

Worth considering if you would pay for these things separately.

Good idea, especially now, as it's £21 cashback on TopCashBack/Quidco and only £28 for the cover.

They will probably send you a letter after 2 or 3 months offering you Relay for £10 too.

i was in my local shopping mall and an aa salesman was offering full cover including homestart for £50

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ninegt;8425614

i was in my local shopping mall and an aa salesman was offering full … i was in my local shopping mall and an aa salesman was offering full cover including homestart for £50



What shopping centre is that please?:?

wonder-baby;8424788

If you live in a remote area, or anywhere in scotland, the number of … If you live in a remote area, or anywhere in scotland, the number of breakdown trucks from some of the less mainstream companies can be an issue, so i would recommend AA or RAC.


I would assume they have contracts with local companies just as the AA/RAC do - I think of all the call outs I've only ever seen a single AA vehicle, the rest have been local companies working on behalf of the AA/whoever.

Either way I think it's well worth having regardless of what car you have because a single breakdown is likely to cost more than many years of standard cover.

John

Pr3cious18;8425640

What shopping centre is that please?:?


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