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Breakdown Cover...

Postby Karl » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:54 pm

Our breakdown cover is due again, I've let my AA expire my over a month so I can choose any provider.

I went with the AA last year as I got a deal for £88 for roadside relay with £40 cashback from Top Cash Back.

Anyone know of any other good deals out there?
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby frv » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:26 pm

I don't buy breakdown cover as I get complimentary cover from my Honda dealer for all 3 cars :D

If I was in the market to buy it I would use AutoAid - £38 full cover for you & the missus http://www.autoaidbreakdown.co.uk/

This is a pay and reclaim policy, meaning it works very differently to the more traditional AA and RAC cover.

* It insures the person, not the car. This means vehicle age, mileage and reliability are irrelevant, plus caravans and trailers will also be towed if attached to your car.
* Free cover for a spouse. You'll also get free cover for a spouse or civil partner. Sadly, this doesn't apply if you're just co-habiting.
* Onward transport. Most budget policies only fix the car at the roadside or tow to a garage. With AutoAid you'll get transport to your destination for up to six people in total (inclusive of the driver).
* Home breakdown cover, limited to £65. It pays for labour and recovery, but not parts.[/list]

AutoAid's stated average call out time is 40 minutes, roughly on a par with others and it pays back claims in around 14 days.
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby MikeMarsUK » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:12 pm

I gave up on the AA when they gave me an insanely expensive renewal quote (£121) a few years ago. Currently using the break down cover supplied by my insurers, something in the area of £30 to £40 if I remember correctly (for homestart etc).

I hear greenflag is also pretty good value.

There is a German breakdown company which is apparently really good value & very good service, I think it is ADAC (but you really need to be able to read German to make use of it, which I don't).
--EDIT-- Here is the ADAC link http://www.adac.de/mitgliedschaft/adac_ ... geId=62927
... and also read this one: http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=178187
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby Karl » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:14 pm

Hmmm... seems too good to be true! I'll have a dig about.

Would be nice to hear from someone that's used them.
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby greenman » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm

Having had RAC, AA, Green Flag etc. I am firmly with Autoaid, I have used it and been reimbursed no problem. My partner was quoted AA gold or whatever it is for £180 - she rang up and got it down to £80 I think it was.
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby Karl » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:30 am

I've been putting it off but the wife had a puncture on the school run so I've finally joined autoaid.

My friend is a mobile tyre fitter so he's already on route to get her sorted.

Been doing some reading and the reviews are quite good indeed. Here's hoping I never need them!
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby frv » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:49 am

Good choice Karl - shame about the puncture though :( - I've been lucky, never had one (touch wood ;) ) that I've had to change it at the side of the road, I've only had slow punctures which I've managed to get repaired.
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Re: Breakdown Cover...

Postby Karl » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:52 am

She's just lucky that she wasn't loaded up with kids!

Offer to Exeter this weekend so I needed to order it anyway.
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