What is breakdown cover?
If your car breaks down 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 two levels of cover on the breakdown cover we provide, with RAC, these are:
1. Roadside, Recovery and At Home
This gives you roadside assistance, recovery of the insured car and passengers to a UK destination, recovery if the driver is taken ill, and cover at home with transport to a garage within 10 miles!
2. Roadside, Recovery, At Home & Onward Travel
This gives you all everything that option 1 gives you, but also gives you alternative onward travel options, and overnight accommodation should you need it.
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. 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.