Compare car breakdown cover for older cars

These companies cover cars as they become older and more likely to break down. You can compare the different types of cover they offer for a great value deal to keep you on the road.

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How to get breakdown cover for your older car

If your car is over 10 years old, it may be more difficult to get a breakdown policy because older vehicles are more likely to develop a fault and can be more expensive to repair.

You can use this comparison to find providers that can protect your older vehicle.

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What type of policy do you need?

There are two types of breakdown cover available for older cars:

  • Vehicle breakdown cover covers you when you are in the car named on your policy

  • Personal breakdown cover covers you in any car, regardless of whether you are the driver or a passenger 

Some providers only cover old cars if you get a vehicle breakdown policy, so check the terms and conditions carefully.

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Can I get cover for classic cars?

Yes. Most breakdown policies that cover older cars will also offer protection for classic vehicles.

Classic cars are usually more expensive than other older vehicles and are often at least 20 years old.

Check the policy carefully to make sure your classic car is covered. Some breakdown companies will not cover vehicles over 16 years old, but others can protect cars of any age.

How to choose the right cover for classic cars

To find the best breakdown policy for your older car, think about the level of cover you want.

Here are the different options available:

  • Roadside assistance gives you cover when your car breaks down away from home

  • Home start offers you cover if your car breaks down at home

  • Vehicle recovery adds the option of having your vehicle towed to a location, including your home or preferred garage

  • Onwards travel provides a hire car and covers the cost of hotel accommodation if your car cannot be repaired straight away

Once you know which options you want, you can use our comparison tools to get as many quotes as possible.

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Last updated: 13 April, 2022