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Breakdown Cover for Older Vehicles

If you drive an older vehicle you will have probably realised that most breakdown cover policies have a vehicle age limit. The providers available on comparebreakdowncover.co.uk vary in the vehicle age limits, but we do have some providers who may be able to cover vehicles up to (and including) 15 years old in Europe and 20 years old in the UK.

Roadside Recovery is offered if the vehicle cannot be repaired at the roadside. The recovery agent will normally have the vehicle towed to a local garage for further repairs. There is usually provision in European Breakdown Cover for onwards travel, overnight accommodation, or - where available - a hire vehicle if your vehicle cannot be repaired within a few hours. Make sure you check through your documentation for any restrictions to the hire vehicle clause, as you will usually be using local hire car companies there may be restrictions on the types of vehicles available as well as driver’s ages, license types, or other limitations that may apply.

The cost of spare parts are not covered by any of our providers. Please read through your cover documentation for full details before you travel. Some of our providers may include free delivery of the spare parts if the parts are not available locally. So, although you may have to pay for the part itself, at least you won’t have to worry about how it gets to you.

Repatriation plays an important role in European breakdown cover, as if your vehicle is not able to be repaired then your provider may be able to arrange for you, your passengers and your vehicle to be transported back to the UK. Depending on the distance, they may instead pay the cost of public transport back out to your vehicle once repairs are complete; so that you may drive the vehicle back home to the UK yourself.

Please note that some of our providers may have additional limitations or exclusions on the above sections depending on the age of your vehicle.