What is breakdown cover?
If your car breaks down, runs out of fuel, has a puncture or flat battery and you need emergency assistance to help you continue your journey, or to be taken to a nearby garage, you will need breakdown cover. There are three levels of cover on the breakdown cover we provide, with Call Assist, a Which? Recommended provider*, these are:
This gives you roadside assistance anywhere in UK provided that this is more than one mile from your home address. If the car cannot be fixed at the roadside, we will recover your car to a garage or your home for up to 10 miles from where you break down.
This gives you all everything that Local cover gives you, plus recovery to your home or chosen UK destination without the 10 mile limit. It also includes Home Assist, alternative onward travel options, key assist and overnight accommodation should you need it.
Yes, you guessed it. The allows you all the benefits of National cover extended outside the UK to provide cover whilst driving in Europe.
Should I add breakdown cover to my insurance?
New drivers may not know what to do if they found themselves broken down on the road. From just £25 for the year, breakdown cover gives peace of mind, so you know that if you do breakdown, you’re covered to get back up and running. It’s important to check if you have breakdown cover already before opting for the additional extra. Sometimes, it comes as part of a packaged bank account, or as part of a manufacturer’s warranty with a new car, for example.