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Cover that gets you back on the road when you breakdown

Cover that gets you back on the road when you breakdown

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Breakdown cover is not a qualifying product; however, compare prices now and find the right cover for you.

What you need to know about comparing breakdown cover:

When it comes to car breakdowns, they’ll happen at the most inconvenient times and more often than not in the most inconvenient places. With so many of us relying on our cars to get us from A to B, breakdown cover will ensure that you’re back on the road when disaster strikes.

There are many different car breakdown policies and some car insurance providers may offer this as part of their core policy, or offer it as an optional add on for an additional fee. If this isn’t an option for you, you can easily compare and buy a separate breakdown policy with a provider of your choice. 

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Frequently thought questions

We do appreciate that questions about breakdown cover prices aren’t always asked, but they can be thought.

So we’ve compiled the following simple answers to questions frequently thought, about finding a good quote when comparing breakdown cover.

Before you begin comparing breakdown cover

Its super simple to compare your breakdown cover options. We just need an idea of how old your vehicle is and some basic details about you.

If you’ve just bought a new car, you may want to check whether your dealership included any breakdown cover. If cover is included, it’s worth checking the level to make sure you have everything you might need, such as cover in Europe.

What type of breakdown cover is right for me?

The level of cover that’s right for you will, of course, depend on your individual circumstances and needs.

There are five main levels of breakdown cover:

1. Roadside assistance. The most basic form of breakdown cover. This is when a recovery vehicle comes to where you’ve broken down and tries to fix your car by the side of the road. If this isn’t possible, your car will be taken to a destination of your choice, within a 10 mile radius of where you’ve broken down (normally a garage).

2. Roadside recovery. This is the same as roadside assistance, but you get to choose the destination you’re taken to (anywhere in the UK).

3. Onward travel. This includes a means of continuing your journey. For example, some policies provide a replacement car while yours is at the garage, others offer reimbursement of public transport costs, and some even cover a night’s accommodation and medical assistance.

4. Home start This type of policy covers you if your car breaks down at your property or within a quarter mile radius of your house.

5. European cover. This tends to include all of the other levels of cover, but is also applicable while you’re abroad in Europe. Specific details will vary from policy to policy though, so always check before you set off on your travels.

What is personal cover?

This covers the person(s) named on the policy as a passenger or driver of any vehicle that meets the policy requirements. This can also cover up to four people that live at the same address and the vehicles covered can be a mixture of cars, vans or bikes.

What is vehicle cover?

This covers the vehicle(s) specified on the policy. This can cover up to four vehicles, as long as those on the policy are registered at the same address. The vehicles can be a mixture of cars, vans or bikes.

What happens if I have to use my breakdown cover?

Using your breakdown cover is simple and stress free.

Firstly, be prepared. It’s useful to keep a printed copy of your policy details in your car or downloaded to your phone. Then, if your car breaks down, all you need to do is call your breakdown provider. They’ll take down the details of where you are and roughly what the problem is, then send a mechanic out to you.

Depending on the nature of the problem, and your level of cover, the mechanic will either fix the issue there and then or send you and your vehicle to a nearby garage or destination of your choice.

Why compare breakdown cover with

From roadside assistance, to onward travel and European cover we can help find you a great deal.

We help you compare breakdown providers and show you an impartial, easy-to-read list of your prices.

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