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One-year basic UK breakdown cover - £14.88 / One-year premium UK breakdown cover including home start - £20.40 - Groupon (Until 4pm)
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Offer valid until 4pm when you use code : GIFT15 (Valid here ) There are alternatives... Choose Between Two Options £17.50 for one-year basic UK breakdown cover (up to 6… Read more
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Anyone else had Groupon say the deal was in "processing" and then suddenly the deal vanishes?
Customer service say that my credit card blocked payment - I checked, they didn't even receive a request.
But the app was giving some weird cryptic messages where a translation clearly hadn't been put in, like a popup window saying "AUTH_SYNC_FAILED" or "CONSTRAINTS_NOT_MET".
They now won't honour the coupon code. D'ya reckon they're trying to wiggle out of it?
Not expired - still available on the site for £24.
But also - bought mine at 3:35, still processing - is this normal?
alien72 h, 39 m ago

The reviews are a complete disaster => click here


Thanks for posting that link. I haven't missed a bargain after all.
Thanks for posting the reviews, saved!
I had breakdown off Wowcher a couple of years ago (unsure if it was with Emergency assist). The service was excellent for £20. Couldn't start my car from home and someone came out in 40 minutes, repaired the vehicle as he knew the fault immediately and I never had the same problem again. Worth taking a chance.
No catches: Electrical Emergency & Breakdown Cover for £1/ month, £12/ year @ Homeserve - genuine unlimited call-outs included + parts
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Yes this is hard to believe but it's genuine - you'll be covered for: Repairs to your home’s mains electrical wiring system Repairs to a broken immersion heater So any lightin… Read more
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It's so funny looking at all the magnitude of problems people have had and the standard response from so called homeserveUK.

My comment still holds.. steer well clear. It's dirt cheap for a reason... Sheer incompetence. Nothing more nothing less..

With kindest regards..
Thanks. Just signed up and set a reminder on my Google Calendar to cancel the cover and DD in 12 months time
HomeServeUK1 h, 1 m ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to comment. When it comes to tap …Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to comment. When it comes to tap issues, our engineers would always aim to provide a repair in the first instance, only replacing a tap if this is necessary in order for the issue to be rectified. Our engineers go out with their vans fully loaded to repair most things they come across however, we would not be able to stock all varieties of taps. You are well within your rights to advise that you would prefer to source your own tap and we would then attend further to replace this.If you would like to discuss anything further please get in touch via heretohelp@homeserve.com . Kindest regards Rebecca Here To Help Team


Hi Rebecca and thanks for replying.

However you've deflected the issue - the cartridge in the tap was faulty but rather than fix that, the "plumber" chose to replace the tap instead because he wasn't sure of his ability to fix it! Further, a new appointment was booked for Tuesday but no one bothered to turn up!

I'm sure I'll hear more excuses but it's really poor service, or rather no service.
fester57912th Feb

This is an awful company, got 2 years cover for my new house and they were …This is an awful company, got 2 years cover for my new house and they were useless. Things were missed and when they did find fault the service was poor. They did not actually rectify any issues, I'm sure others may have better experience but certainly not me.


Hi there,

I’m sorry to learn of any issues you faced during your experience.We should be making this as easy as possible and doing all we can to rectify your service issues.We would like to take a further look into your concerns, please email heretohelp@homeserve.com and we can discuss this further.


Kindest regards

Rebecca

Here To Help Team
monkey199912th Feb

There boiler cover service was awful in my experience


Hey

Thanks for taking the time to make us aware of your thoughts.I’m really sorry you feel this way as it is not how we would want any of our Customers to feel. If you would like us to address anything please get in touch via heretohelp@homeserve.com and we can take a further look.

Kindest regards

Rebecca
One-year premium UK breakdown cover including home start from Emergency Assist via groupon (possible £14 for new groupon account with code) £24 - Groupon
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Found 11th FebFound 11th Feb
One-year premium UK breakdown cover including home start. With emergency assist via groupon New groupon account can use promo code new50 for £10 off making it £14 (The emergency… Read more
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djt98718th Feb

came with a horse and rope, needed to stop off on route to fill boot with …came with a horse and rope, needed to stop off on route to fill boot with hay, he did line it out as to not ruin the carpet


Besford8 h, 34 m ago

Towing for 2 hours! Dangerous and possibly damaging to the car. Haven't …Towing for 2 hours! Dangerous and possibly damaging to the car. Haven't they got flatbeds?


came with a horse and rope, needed to stop off on route to fill boot with hay, he did line it out as to not ruin the carpet
djt9871 h, 37 m ago

broke down yesterday a little slow on the phone taking details, and i …broke down yesterday a little slow on the phone taking details, and i wasnt too sure of my location, but got there in the end guess he wanted to make sure evey thing was correct. They were more than willing to tow my car back home over 2 hours away!This would of cost me around £200 - £300 if not more, late Saturday evening as stuck in london.well worth the £12 i paid outwill be happy to use them in the future


Towing for 2 hours! Dangerous and possibly damaging to the car. Haven't they got flatbeds?
Besford12th Feb

Did you read the thread and review links and STILL buy? I'd love to know …Did you read the thread and review links and STILL buy? I'd love to know your reasoning.


broke down yesterday a little slow on the phone taking details, and i wasnt too sure of my location, but got there in the end guess he wanted to make sure evey thing was correct. They were more than willing to tow my car back home over 2 hours away!

This would of cost me around £200 - £300 if not more, late Saturday evening as stuck in london.
well worth the £12 i paid out
will be happy to use them in the future
strykezero13th Feb

Would not recommend these broke down on the motorway and they wanted £120 …Would not recommend these broke down on the motorway and they wanted £120 to get me off. Go with start rescue and pay the extra it'll be worth it when you actually need to use it.


I don't understand. Why did they ask for £120 ? Isn't nationwide recovery included?
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GROUPON DEAL - Premium breakdown in home start - £24 for 1 years cover
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Groupon deal 1 year premium breakdown cover for just £24 instead of £91.16
Bought the same deal last year. Never used them but this is genuinely a bargain. I thought Start rescue were cheapest until I stumbled across this
They just said it was my own fault for forgetting to turn the lights off. My car (Honda CRV) is stupid, it doesnt have a buzzer to remind you the lights are on when you turn the car off. I ended up buying one of those small powerpacks that can jumpstart the car from Amazon.
msharif9111 h, 3 m ago

I've had these before, they are cheap but refused to come out when my …I've had these before, they are cheap but refused to come out when my battery went flat while I was away from home. AA/RAC always come out whatever.


What was their reasoning? Shouldn’t they have to come out in that situation
I've had these before, they are cheap but refused to come out when my battery went flat while I was away from home. AA/RAC always come out whatever.
£10 off £20 Groupon Local - First time order e.g. Afternoon tea for two with Prosecco for £11 - Breakfast Canal cruise £19.99 -  One-year Premium UK breakdown cover + home start £14
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Spotted a £10 off £20 discount for Groupon Local, which works on first time orders. It works on most items in the Local section on Groupon (there are some exclusions - is trial a… Read more
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oh.....
Just set up a new account and no luck for me. I’ll try again on my desktop.
edit:- tried on desktop and found it only worked on a few items, nothing I wanted though.
Edited by: "BigBuds" 19th Jan
worked for me thank you!
Check the reviews on flowers before buying. majority are terrible. Just put me right off.
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Guess it's a new account then
AutoAid breakdown cover inc. free cover for spouse/partner - normally £43.31, now £39 @ Groupon & £34 per year viaTopCashback
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As shown on Martin Lewis' recent show, this is a breakdown cover package which covers an individual and their other spouse, civil partner, or common law partner (this was added in … Read more
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Not sure if this has been covered before but it states that this is only available for "new customers"... i currently have autoaid which expires in 2 weeks, so could I cancel the policy and sign up again? or does this not qualify as a "new customer"....

Alternatively, could just cancel the policy and register the new one under my wife.

Thoughts?
djstrobe4real12th Feb

Doesn’t include cost of parts, thought I’d just add as I just found out aft …Doesn’t include cost of parts, thought I’d just add as I just found out after purchasing...


None of them do... I thought that was included with rac several years ago when I had a 6 inch fuel hose split, they charged me £30 !
Local motor factors wanted ONE pound, but when. you're desperate you pay up, and the barstewards exploit that
Doesn’t include cost of parts, thought I’d just add as I just found out after purchasing...
ianjones3231st Jan

how does this compare to the AA/RAC etc?


They are better because they use local firms to recover and not a franchise network. Every time had to use them I’ve had someone arrive within 30mins even on a Sunday
loaky4th Feb

Thanks OP the deal is still on with Groupon! and when I went to buy I saw …Thanks OP the deal is still on with Groupon! and when I went to buy I saw a banner with the code 'DEAL10' that takes £10 off selected deals so that chucked it down to £29.99. I didn't see how long the code lasted but thought i'd mention it in case someone stumbles on this thread.


Wow....how did you do that?

"Please note that no promo codes are valid in conjunction with this deal."


I got mine the other day and didn't see that.
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RAC Basic breakdown cover £34.99 with £13 cash back via quidco @ RAC
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Breakdown cover = £34.99 Quidco = - £13 Total = = £21.99
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BE CAREFUL of their auto renewals every year. Once the money's gone, they charge £10 admin fee and then give you a refund!
If I use clubcard boost will it void cashback??
AceAlfa14 m ago

I took out a deal early last year and RAC declined the claim no reason. …I took out a deal early last year and RAC declined the claim no reason. I've had to challenge it through Quidco and still waiting for the cashback.


I didn't get mine from RAC so don't count on it. Title needs amending.
I took out a deal early last year and RAC declined the claim no reason. I've had to challenge it through Quidco and still waiting for the cashback.
British gas home care 4, £246 with £100 prepaid mastercard and £75 quidco.
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British gas home care 4 is priced at £246 per year (£20.50 per month). Works out £5.91 per month after quidco and the £100 prepaid mastercard. Note that this option has a £60 exces… Read more
I have nothing but love for bg they have been professional every time I have had my money’s worth many times over, Saturday just gone f62 error engineer came Sunday replaced PCB same day and serviced the boiler third time over the years pCB has gone on a 9 year old valiant ecotec boiler ,and various other parts replaced over the years its worth its weight in gold I pay around £34 a month which also covers all my electrics and plumbing and appliances no call out charges, also had a new washer and dryer and loads of other stuff all hassle free I tryed corgi for a while never again you get what you pay for imo
Has anyone got their £100 prepaid cards yet?
zararh1 h, 15 m ago

Do you have a commercial property


Nope, normal detached house.

Unfortunately it seems that it's all fine and their course of action is all above board - gassaferegister.co.uk/hel…qs/
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axum19 h, 54 m ago

Thanks - yep, they won't cover the boiler without a flue inspection hatch …Thanks - yep, they won't cover the boiler without a flue inspection hatch or some way to get into the roof to inspect the flue, a legal requirement or something now they said. So he immediately slapped a 'don't use this boiler' type sticker on it (which he said I could remove of course as he was more than confident nothing was wrong with the flue) asked me to sign a waiver and then proceeded with the service and to check other things. The boiler was well within all manufacturer parameters but 'computer said no' because of the lack of a flue inspection - which he knew about straight away

Do you have a commercial property
A boiler is expected to last 10-15 years. Cost of replacement including parts and labour between £2000 to £3000.

This "deal" does not make economic or financial sense

Consider that the likelihood is that your boiler would only need servicing/troubleshooting towards the end of its 10/15 year life and you are paying an awful lot of money for perhaps one or 2 visits. That is £3840 for 2 visits!!!

British gas wont touch anything over 15 years old and will start complaining about lack of parts/the age of your boiler once it is 8 years old.

I paid £80 for a local boiler repair person to replace the clogged up parts on my 15 year old boiler and it is as good as new - all that just for a little over the excess on this "deal"
1 year Breakdown Cover with Emergency Assist - £17 via Wowcher
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Found 3rd JanFound 3rd Jan
One of the cheapest breakdown covers I have yet seen
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Anyone reading this...go to groupon...same price but you can create new account and use promo new50 for £10 off the premium cover so it's £14 instead of £24

Although the emergency assist website still said invalid code...I'll have to call them and chase it up...
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rimalpatel0074th Jan

I have had their policy for two years now. Last year they were taken over …I have had their policy for two years now. Last year they were taken over can't remember the previous name. Anyway I've never had a breakdown or made a claim so can't comment. 1st year I paid £6 as their was a Groupon offer floating around. Last year I paid £20.


I claimed for a call out from mobile tyre fitter, was easy, just emailed receipt and they sent me a cheque
Keeps telling me my code is invalid
Suggest you read customer reviews before parting with any money. All positive reviews are from customers who have merely signed up for the very favourable rates, but have not had cause to use the service. Customers that have used the service seem to paint a very different picture. It seems like any other service you get what you pay for
Zameen11 h, 27 m ago

Does it cover car or person ? Or partner like auto aid ?


Extra for partners. This was cover for her and her car only.
Britis Gas - free Boiler and Controls Breakdown Cover for a whole year. £99 excess. Exclusively for SKY customers
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Received Email from SKY "*Offer of Boiler and Controls Breakdown Cover for free is only available to customers who click the link in the email and it is not available to current B… Read more
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leon_gx30th Dec 2017

U have to pay £99 for excess and there is no annual service. Pointless.


Stuff the service, if its broke pay job done.
rolstherat3 h, 52 m ago

Update from me.Signed up on the 31st Dec. Received a welcome email on the …Update from me.Signed up on the 31st Dec. Received a welcome email on the 15th Jan, and no mention of needing to be ore-assessed before they will cover you. Nothing else received.Boiler was not working this morning showing likely PCB error. Booked a BG engineerEngineer came at lunchtime. Thought I needed to be assessed but said he would see what he could do. He found out I actually did not need to be pre-assessed on this product.I had my PCB replaced, it's 8 years old, and some work on my flue, a bracket was addeded as it needed one due to its length, as they have to give your boiler a once over. All in all a good experience. I may not have needed the PCB but it was fixed efficiently and new PCB so can't be too bad for £99. Will certainly give the boiler extra life. PCB would have been £125-£225 and bracket £15


Sounds like a good result!
Update from me.
Signed up on the 31st Dec. Received a welcome email on the 15th Jan, and no mention of needing to be ore-assessed before they will cover you. Nothing else received.
Boiler was not working this morning showing likely PCB error. Booked a BG engineer
Engineer came at lunchtime. Thought I needed to be assessed but said he would see what he could do. He found out I actually did not need to be pre-assessed on this product.
I had my PCB replaced, it's 8 years old, and some work on my flue, a bracket was addeded as it needed one due to its length, as they have to give your boiler a once over.
All in all a good experience. I may not have needed the PCB but it was fixed efficiently and new PCB so can't be too bad for £99. Will certainly give the boiler extra life. PCB would have been £125-£225 and bracket £15
Just read the above. I was not aware of the the 42 day Chech needed first. So that buggers me. Even though bg have supplied me energy? Non mention of it in their welcome email??
Right. My boiler has just gone. Gas valve error. Let's see what the does. Trying my usual plumber first to make sure it's not a simple fix
car breakdown cover groupon Emergency Assist one year cover with home start - £19.20 with voucher @ Groupon
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20% off with vouchercloud here: https://www.vouchercloud.com/groupon-vouchers looks good seems to do old cars too pick the £24 option with 20% off thanks Premium cover inclu… Read more
Sophiasky3 h, 26 m ago

Some customers had to wait for around 3-4


Sounds like my last "experience" with RAC! Not saying these are any cop mind.
Sophiasky1 h, 33 m ago

I'm having second thoughts about EA now after reading this. I've had a …I'm having second thoughts about EA now after reading this. I've had a flat battery before and have been covered by my current breakdown company - Start Rescue. I've now read some reviews on their website and I'm not going to take up this offer now! Some customers had to wait for around 3-4 hours for the breakdown company to turn up. I think that it is a brilliant offer if you pay out for it and you have no cause to use them over the year, as you would not have paid out too much for breakdown. I know that Start Rescue is reliable and I'm paying about £40 for full breakdown cover - my gearbox packed up at Bournemouth Airport once and they turned up really quickly and towed my car all the way back to Exeter (around 84 miles), no problems at all.


Got stuck down the bottom of an icy road a couple of weeks ago- solid ice meant there was no way I could drive back up. Start Rescue told me I wasn't covered for ice, snow or mud. I thought that's what I was paying for. Absolutely useless, am considering getting Green Flag membership (no such t&cs) even though my Start Rescue membership is months away from finishing. It's false economy going for these cheaper quotes.
cret161 h, 41 m ago

I HAD EA breakdown cover. It is not worth the paper its not printed on. …I HAD EA breakdown cover. It is not worth the paper its not printed on. Three times I needed assistance and 3 times they found obscure T & C's which they used to say the breakdown was not covered. On the 3 occasions it took 20+ minutes to get through to an operator, on a premium number. I checked and Green Flag, AA and RAC would cover the breakdowns and none would have been refused. None of the breakdowns were unusual....one was for a flat battery.....they used an excuse that the battery had to be checked on a regular basis. As it wasn't and the T&C's said the car had to be properly maintained, they refused to come out. One was keys locked in the car, they told me to break a window....AA, RAC and Green Flag would all have helped. The third was a brake calliper sticking and they used the servicing and maintenance T&C's against me, even though the brakes had just been serviced and new discs had been fitted. They told me the garage who fitted them was responsible for the breakdown and I would need to take the breakdown up with them (on a Sunday). I am considering the Ombudsman and a serious complaint. I am with the AA right now.


I'm having second thoughts about EA now after reading this. I've had a flat battery before and have been covered by my current breakdown company - Start Rescue. I've now read some reviews on their website and I'm not going to take up this offer now! Some customers had to wait for around 3-4 hours for the breakdown company to turn up. I think that it is a brilliant offer if you pay out for it and you have no cause to use them over the year, as you would not have paid out too much for breakdown. I know that Start Rescue is reliable and I'm paying about £40 for full breakdown cover - my gearbox packed up at Bournemouth Airport once and they turned up really quickly and towed my car all the way back to Exeter (around 84 miles), no problems at all.
My car is 11 years old and my son's is a 1994 reg - will these years be covered by this? Thank you.
Thank you, will take a look.
Recoverme - One-Year Full UK Car Breakdown Cover Including Homestart - from £20 with code @ Groupon
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Choose Between Two Options £25 for 12 months of RecoverMe Standard Breakdown Cover £30 for 12 months of RecoverMe Standard plus Breakdown Cover Vouchercloud are doing 20% off … Read more
Their website says "What we do not cover - vehicles that have not been serviced and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations..." Plenty of scope for dispute here. Not worth taking the risk. Anyway, if you want their "Get You Home" policy it costs £69.99, more expensive than Greenflag
Is it better to stick to autoaid?
Groupon products and services are usually poor quality
So the only benefit of the plus cover over standard is up to £1000 for engine parts if you miss-fuel.
The standard cover includes misfuelling , so its not really worth the extra to cover parts for that reason only ( they don't cover parts for any other breakdown ).

Neither of these offer nationwide recovery . They only tow to a garage within 15 miles.
One-Year Premium UK Breakdown Cover from Emergency Assist via Groupon for £20.40 with code
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A very good deal i'd say. Reliable and professional service given by the company. Use XMASFLASH to get 15% off the £24 price. 5.25% via Topcashback. CODE ONLY VALID TODAY. Use … Read more
It's £14 with code new50

But the emergency assist website doesn't like the groupon code..I'll have to call to get it sorted
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STEVENCOLBERT7721 m ago

Last year ? The website itself states :-" founded in 2017, Emergency …Last year ? The website itself states :-" founded in 2017, Emergency Assist boast a wealth of experience and knowledge in the motor breakdown sector"https://www.emergencyassistltd.co.uk/about/


My bad, double checked it was 2gether insurance ltd which I did find on Groupon also.
I am so sick of inefficient groupon sales.
SJ012 h, 7 m ago

I got good service last year. Don't know about now but still cheap.



Last year ?

The website itself states :-
" founded in 2017, Emergency Assist boast a wealth of experience and knowledge in the motor breakdown sector"

emergencyassistltd.co.uk/about/
I would not compare this as a like for like against the TheAA , RAC and or GreenFlag.
The price is good, however this just seems to be a Recovery / towing firm.
All the extra services provided have to be paid by yourself and then claimed back.
I guess for the money its not bad deal.
AA 5618 Breakdown and Safety Kit Plus @ Amazon for £26.54
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Dodge6223 m ago

The experts at AA are presumably the marketing people responsible for …The experts at AA are presumably the marketing people responsible for selling their brand to anyone willing to pay for it. Not sure about AA stuff, but RAC-branded stuff is usually shocking quality - cheap rubbish from China that someone's paid to have the RAC logo printed on it.I doubt that a set of jump cables are gong to be much cop in a set of this size and price. For jump cables to work they need to be thick, and either solid copper or copper-coated aluminium.I'd disagree that the tow-rope is pointless. There are situations where you might find your drive wheels stuck in mud or snow where a quick tow from a friend or passer-by will save you from a 3-hour wait for the rescue service. Have to know where your tow hook is stored, though, as most are removable these days.


Agreed on the jumper cables. Mine are very thick and heavy duty (they also weigh a ton), I've seen others that look like Christmas lights.



I can't see anyone else mentioning the tow rope so I assume you are referring to my post.

I never said it is pointless.

My post was designed to help, not misinform.

I simply said in my case, for me personally it is not required. I certainly do not consider a tow rope pointless. It simply isn't required for my daily use and therefore doesn't have a place in what I consider my 'always leave it in the car' kit.

I could have elaborated and explained that I don't go off road or camping anymore but as you can see the post was already a monster in size.

Granted, if I were going camping, off road, out in snowy weather etc then I would consider adding it. Just as I would consider other gear depending on what I might need. But day to day, for me, it just isn't required.

Unfortunatley when we had an old VW camper it was a part of the everyday kit.
The experts at AA are presumably the marketing people responsible for selling their brand to anyone willing to pay for it. Not sure about AA stuff, but RAC-branded stuff is usually shocking quality - cheap rubbish from China that someone's paid to have the RAC logo printed on it.

I doubt that a set of jump cables are gong to be much cop in a set of this size and price. For jump cables to work they need to be thick, and either solid copper or copper-coated aluminium.

I'd disagree that the tow-rope is pointless. There are situations where you might find your drive wheels stuck in mud or snow where a quick tow from a friend or passer-by will save you from a 3-hour wait for the rescue service. Have to know where your tow hook is stored, though, as most are removable these days.
Good to have just in case. And as it says the triangle is required by law in some countries.

I dont have this kit but I keep some of what it includes in the boot at all times. The triangle, jumper leads, high vis, torch and until recently tow rope.

I dont have an electric pump in my car but i have a spare tire and jack. I think the pump is more for topping off at home. In the event of multiple punctures you would need to repair the puncture anyway at which point it is time to call the recovery services. Alternatively you can replace one tire and use one of those spray repair cans on another. They can be used to seal punctures AND inflate the same tire allowing you to drive to safety/a garage, making the pump superfluous.

The heaviest thing in the boot is the jumper cables (and tow rope when I had it). Both would be provided by your breakdown / recovery services in an emergency. However if you've just left your lights on while shopping or overnight and find your battery flat when you get in, the cable is nice to have to ask a neighbour or other motorist to give you a jump.

OMG but I'm British!

I know. I feel your pain, I do. I too would rather call work and feign sickness than ask a stranger for assistance. But you have the choice (I mean, not really).


The tow rope isn't something I see myself using. If I need to be towed anywhere I'm calling my breakdown cover and they have tow rope, batteries, lights and all manner of other equipment to make the recovery safe and less hassle. In that instance I don't need to provide anything for them, just gear to keep myself and my family warm and visible. When I had an older car that needed constant assistance, the tow rope made sense, now, not so much.

If you do break down then as long as it is safe to do so you are supposed to move away from the car to await recovery. This makes sense, if the car - now an obstacle for traffic - gets hit so do you. So breakdown often means facing the elements. If it is summer then great. British summer.. not so much. Anything else see below.

I also keep several small ponchos, at least one blanket and additional reflective shoulder and waist straps for passengers in case of an emergency. The ponchos are disposable and 3 together take up less space than a paperback in the boot, they're also clear so the high vis stuff can be seen through them. The reflective bands are the same cyclists use and take up little space but give peace of mind. The blanket is a blanket. It does blanket things.

I broke down in January on a busy A road with no battery for hazards, or phone to call the police or rescue services. It was unpleasant. Do not expect people to stop and help you during rush hour in the middle of winter. They might, but most don't. In my experience.

Unless you flag them down.

But again. British. You understand.

2 hours in the freezing wet dark with nothing but my high vis clad body, a torch and a tiny red triangle to warn oncoming rush hour traffic that my car is blocking one of two lanes on a roundabout exit is nothing compared to speaking to a stranger.

Unlit road btw.



I recommend keeping the above as a minimum if you are expecting harsh weather.
It sounds like a lot to be carrying around but the reality is, only the coat and jumper cables take up any space.

I dont think any of this is optional personally. I would rather have a safety net in case of emergency than not. And if we are going to be stuck on the hard shoulder awaiting recovery (even knowing it is on the way) this is the minimum I would want for myself and family.

A quick note on the single coat. Im not heartless; my children always have coats 'just in case' so the ponchos are enough. However if there is a problem i know they will be safely tucked up under plastic and blankets snug in their coats while im left in the rain waiting to speak to the recovery guy or trying to get to a phone (assuming no service or we have to use one of those motorway boxes).

So I get a thick coat.

Because no blanket for me.
Edited by: "distracted247" 9th Dec 2017
Do they not do the breakdown kit on it's own? I have relatives and friends with German cars, would be the perfect gift.
Heat from me and a great post. The more people with safety kits in the car the better.
Free 2-Year Breakdown Cover from Amazon Protect.For eligible laptops.
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If you love amazon for the good prices and customer service now you can get free 2 year free warrant check the link or eligible laptops. Who is eligible for free breakdown cover? … Read more
tawse5713 m ago

I thought they had got into car breakdown cover reading the deal headline.

Same here...and my car breakdown cover finishing in 3 months.
I thought they had got into car breakdown cover reading the deal headline.
Churchill offers 1st year free breakdown service to new Motor customers
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Obtain car quote - take out insurance First year Breakdown service (roadside only), provided by Green Flag, new policies only. Breakdown chargeable at renewal. Underwritten by U K… Read more
Coop motor insurance includes free break down cover, for every year.

It depends what the total quote is with breakdown and then compare all companies quotes. I have never come across Churchill as being the cheapest. Perhaps they are if you are a dog?
Edited by: "Proveright" 12th Nov 2017
Expensive for me I have plenty of ncb and a 1.4 liter car and am over 35 years old it shocking a veteran company like this rips people off same with lv...
not exactly free if you have to buy the insurance.
lots of insurance groups will throw in break down cover, at no addition cost (see that's not free), if you haggle on the phone with them.
Alternatively, just go for a cheaper insurance quote and buy AA/Greenflag yourself and get cashback on both with quidco etc.
Banned
They are a complete rip off - shop around
12-Month Personal Breakdown Cover for Policy Holder and Spouse from AutoAid - £29 with code @ Groupon
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The Deal £39 for 12-month personal breakdown cover This includes UK wide Roadside Assistance, Home Breakdown and Emergency Travel and Overnight Accommodation. Please use the c… Read more
Seems a bit draconian they will seemingly only cover a spouse or civil partner. Been together longer than a lot of marriages last!
Edited by: "Bossworld" 4th Jan
I cannot get either of these codes to work either. I think they must have expired.
Can't get any code to work. Tried twice with 2 new account. Any tips?
Thank you good find.

NEW50 did not work for me even with a new registration. Have used HELLO15 & bought it at £33.15
jane3413th Nov

Thank you op, heat added,manage to use the code HELLO15 which brought it …Thank you op, heat added,manage to use the code HELLO15 which brought it down to £33.15New50 woudlnt workgood deal


Thank you jane34
Just bought and when I opened my groupon app it says expires 31st march 2017? is that the recovery period?
1 year UK breakdown cover(no home start) for £17.50 and UK premium breakdown cover for £24 (home start, onward journey, car hire, overnight accommodation..) - £17.50 at Groupon
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Never heard of this company 'Emergency Assist' before.Good price for basic breakdown for £17.50 and premium cover for £24 with home start,onward journey,car hire,overnight accommod… Read more
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Does this cover include recovering the vehicle back to the home owners address?
This company have taken over 2gether breakdown customers
Thanks :-)
I got the premium cover for £14 with the code NEW50 (new groupon customers only)
jayman19864 h, 5 m ago

I know someone who bought this about a year ago and whilst driving on the …I know someone who bought this about a year ago and whilst driving on the A14 suddenly heard loud rumbling and grinding sound. He stopped to find the wheel arch plastic guard had come off and was hanging by some nuts. They wouldn't come out to assist as his "engine was still running fine"He then spent 1 hour without any tools ripping the plastic guard off the wheel arch.


That’s fair enough, he just needs to man up a bit
£40 off RAC Breakdown cover £89.99
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I’ve just had an email where you can get £40 off your breakdown cover this half term from the RAC. I’ve taken a look and this would normally cost £129.99 on their website. S… Read more
are you serious where is the deal
No contest....Autoaid every time.
Start Rescue all the way for me
Mud8oy13 m ago

justonemoreI'd been with the big names but switched two years ago to …justonemoreI'd been with the big names but switched two years ago to Autoaid most people don't want to change becuase they are worried they won't get the same service or customer care. I haven't noticed any difference except on the price!


If my cash back tracks and is paid I will have a years cover for pretty much everything apart from European Cover for about £36
£53 for 2 drivers
UK and European breakdown cover - £56 for the year @ Adrian Flux
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For standard vehicles. Includes: Roadside Assistance Vehicle Recovery Home Service European Cover The cost of this policy varies depending on type of risk, whether the p… Read more
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Be very careful with this company. You think you have a policy with them then they suddenly send you a letter demanding more documentation, etc. Exorbitant cancellation fees is another of their games.

Don't say you weren't warned.
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AndyRoyd4 m ago

Can anybody indicate where the terms&conditions are located please. I want …Can anybody indicate where the terms&conditions are located please. I want to check if it's one-car or any car (personal) cover, and if covered for lost keys, no-fuel, post-vandalism, post-RTA, etc. Thanks.


Link to full Ts&Cs - customers.adrianflux.co.uk/pol…pdf



Keycare is an add-on to the policy:


Keycare
If you've ever lost your keys, you'll know that it's no laughing matter, and can in fact end up costing you a lot of money in locksmith fees.

For just £19.50 a year, our keycare insurance policy will cover locksmith expenses, replacement locks and keys, car immobilizer replacement costs, and transport costs if you're stranded, up to a value of £1,500.

Every key kept on our keycare fob is covered, and we'll pay out if your keys are stolen, locked inside your home or vehicle, or lost for three days.

For more information and to add keycare to your policy, speak to a member of our team today.

Edited by: "Itsbowtime" 5th Oct 2017
Can anybody indicate where the terms&conditions are located please. I want to check if it's one-car or any car (personal) cover, and if covered for lost keys, no-fuel, post-vandalism, post-RTA, etc. Thanks.
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bednim4 m ago

hahaha noo00 I just heard every call outs and towing are expensive, …hahaha noo00 I just heard every call outs and towing are expensive, hence my comment.I hope I'm wrong




Not too sure when this was published, but gives a more realistic pricing:

lawgistics.co.uk/war…ges
Itsbowtime13 m ago

Blimey, what are you driving - a Bagger 288?


hahaha noo00 I just heard every call outs and towing are expensive, hence my comment.

I hope I'm wrong
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