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Breakdown Cover Insurers

European Breakdown

What is a "Breakdown Cover"?

Breakdown cover is an insurance policy that provides assistance to motorists whose vehicles have suffered a mechanical failure that is significant enough to leave them stranded at their present location. It is traditionally provided by a country's national automobile association - the AA, but may also be made available as part of the service of a vehicle insurance company.

The term breakdown cover is most common in the United Kingdom;it may also be referred to as emergency roadside repair or roadside assistance. The service originated with the development of the first motoring organisations such as the Automobile Association in the UK and Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club in Germany, many of which were founded as membership bodies for motorists; services to assist members where often introduced later, with the creation of a fleet of patrolmen. In the case of the AA, these were traditionally motorcycle-mounted prior to the introduction of vans.

When communication technology and availability made it practical, a network of emergency phone boxes, placed at intervals by the roadside, was introduced. In recent years, the widespread ownership of mobile phones has, to a large degree, supplanted the need for an emergency phone network. With many more vehicles on the road, breakdown cover is now offered by a greater number of companies, particularly car insurers.

Links to the most popular such insurers is provided here.

Breakdown cover may include jump starting an automobile, towing a vehicle, helping to change a flat tire, providing a small amount of fuel when a vehicle runs out of it, pulling out a vehicle that is stuck in snow or helping people who are locked out of their cars.

Green Flag

Green Flag

50% off your AA or RAC renewal quote
For vehicles 10 years & under on our closest equivalent UK vehicle cover. Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited

Green Flag rescue from £25
10% of customers achieve this price online. Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited.

14 days Short-Term Euro cover for the equivalent of £3.85 a day
Based on 14 days cover for vehicles 10 years and under. Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited.

The AA UK Breakdown

Free Onward Cover when you buy AA Breakdown cover with National Recovery

Start and End Date
Wednesday 21st March 2018 - end in June 2018.


* Terms and Conditions: Only confirmed sales from the following products will be accepted: breakdown, car, home, landlord, life, public liability, pet and van insurance. We will verify all sales and your name will only be entered should the insurance remain in place for at least 3 months. All sales will be checked against the advertiser databases and only those confirmed will enter the draw. We reserve the right to decline entry for sales that have been cancelled.

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