Compare Roadside Breakdown Cover

Get the best roadside breakdown cover for the best price when you use our cheap roadside assistance comparison to compare top UK and European roadside break down services. We make it easy to find the cheapest roadside assistance available that will give you the reassurance you need in case of roadside breakdown.
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RAC Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £33.99
Get £20 cashback when you buy a minimum of Roadside & Recovery personal based breakdown. Get £50 for 2 qualifying products and £100 for 3; available on Rescue breakdown, Car Insurance, Home Insurance & Motorbike Insurance. T&C's apply.
 
AA Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery
& Home Service
from £34.99
Get FREE Onward Travel worth £39 for 12 months when you purchase personal cover that includes National Recovery. Offer ends 30th April, T&Cs apply.
 
Green Flag Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £27
 
QDOS Rescue Services Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £17.58
10% off QDOS Breakdown Repair Protector warranty when you purchase a QDOS breakdown policy.
 
GEM Motoring Assist Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery
& Home Service
from £58.29
Get 12 months for the price of 10. Award winning UK Breakdown cover – includes Roadside Assistance, Home Start, Nationwide Recovery, Alternative Travel and free mobile app. Offer ends 30th April 2014. Terms and conditions apply.
 
Startrescue.co.uk Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £18.30
 
Drive 24-7 Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £39.99
Includes Roadside Assistance, Homestart, Vehicle Recovery, Getting to Your Destination, Car Hire, Hotel accommodation, up to x6 Breakdowns Per Year.
 
Kwik-Fit Insurance Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £17.85
 
Autonational Rescue Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery
& Home Service
from £24
 
Churchill Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £26.50
 
Insure4Breakdown.co.uk Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £49.99
 
Insurance Choice Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £19
Up to £25 cashback when you take out a second policy with insurance choice. Terms and conditions apply.
 
Warranty Direct Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £33
 
LV= Britannia Rescue Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £29
 
RescuemyCar.com Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £17.90
 
2Gether Insurance Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £23
Single European trips start from £5.10 per day.
 
Direct Line Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £29.68
 
Quoteline Direct Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £59
 
The Green Insurance Company Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
person or vehicleRoadside, Recovery,
Home Service & European Travel
from £17.80
 
ABC Rescue Breakdown Cover
Policy BasisCover OptionsPremiums
vehicle onlyRoadside, Recovery
& Home Service
from £25
 

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How To Compare Roadside Recovery Services

If your car breaks down on the road or won’t start on the drive, you want to know you have the right breakdown cover to deal with the problem.

Man Pushing Car

Sometimes breakdown services make what they do too complicated, so you have to compare different providers to find the right cover at the right price.

If you need some advice about how to compare roadside recovery deals, here are some important points to consider:

Roadside assistance

If your car breaks down or is involved in an accident anywhere on the UK mainland, providing you are not at home, you need a breakdown service that will come and start the car, or if that fails, will take you home or to a nearby garage.

Most breakdown services call this ‘roadside assistance’ or ‘basic cover’.

If your car won’t start, a technician will try to solve the problem within 60 minutes.

You need to watch your roadside assistance comparison here - nearly every service has a different definition of how far from home the service starts. For some, it’s as close as 400 yards, while it’s a mile for others.

Don’t just go for a cheap roadside assistance policy, check the details so you don’t get caught out.

Roadside recovery

Roadside assistance and recovery come as a package - if the technician cannot start your car or you have had an accident that makes your car unroadworthy, roadside recovery will take you and the vehicle to your home or the nearest garage.

This is where roadside recovery comparison is important. Some roadside cover polcies have a towing radius limited to 10 miles from the call-out location, others allow a more generous 15 miles.

If you live in a rural area, that extra five miles can make all the difference so check the roadside cover limit before you buy.

Breaking down at home

If your car breaks down close to home, roadside assistance is no help, instead you would need cover that offers ‘homestart’ or ‘home rescue’.

This service offers the same features as roadside assistance and recovery, but a technician will come to your assistance even if you break down outside your front door. This does come at an extra cost so you need to consider whether it’s an additional benefit you’d find valuable.

Checking out your car’s condition

All roadside breakdown cover services will want to make sure your car is in a reasonable condition before putting your policy on risk.

Again, most roadside cover providers have their own view on ‘reasonable’ that covers age, mileage and type of vehicle and some will probably ask for a service history as well. Read the policy schedule to make sure your car fits the bill before you take up one of the roadside recovery offers available.

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