Many providers will help you get a hire car so that you can get around while yours is being repaired, and some will provide hotel accommodation if you need somewhere to stay locally.
Some providers offer to take you all the way home to the UK if something goes wrong – and some don’t, so make sure you know exactly what you’re getting for your money.
Other things to be aware of are that some providers won’t cover you if you are regularly driving to a holiday home on the continent, so if this is you, do check that carefully. And if you usually bring your caravan it will be much trickier to tow you, so some providers won’t cover this.
Of course, the different levels of cover come with different costs, so it’s worth using a comparison site to compare car breakdown cover to really understand what the options are and whether you should opt for cheap breakdown cover or spend a little more to make sure you aren’t left stranded or out of pocket.