We all love a French holiday getaway, but nothing’s worse than being stuck in a country where you may not be linguistically adept enough to get out of a sticky situation; that’s why our European breakdown cover combines the best of all our policies, giving you full roadside assistance and recovery from your front door all the way across Europe, and back again.
If you do break down whilst driving in France, generally our policies offer basic roadside assistance where a registered mechanic will come to you and attempt to repair your car for up to one hour. If they can’t do this, then we usually include cover for further repairs. You and your lovely family will be towed and taken to a close by garage for further work, so you can get on with your journey as quickly as possible. It is important to note that spare parts and some labour costs can’t always be covered, but never fear. Our European breakdown policies can include free delivery of spare parts if they are not found locally. So, although you may have to pay for the part itself, at least you don’t have to worry about how it gets to you.
In serious cases, if the charming French mechanic can’t find a way to get you back on the road within the day, we do offer overnight accommodation for you, so whilst parts are ordered, or further repairs done, we’ll have you sipping champagne and ordering moules frites at a local hotel in no time. We do also provide hire cars for people wanting to continue their journey more promptly. But do be sure to check through the cover documentation for any restrictions to this hire vehicle clause, as you will often be using local French companies there may be restrictions on driver’s ages, license types, and other limitations.
In very severe cases, we can repatriate your vehicle. If you’d prefer or, if repairs cannot be completed for whatever reason, we will make sure to transport your car to your home address from wherever in Europe, as long as it’s a country we cover. Also, depending on the distance, you might be paid the cost of public transport back out to your vehicle once repairs are complete; so that you may drive the vehicle back yourself. Also, if your main driver is taken ill and no other passengers are eligible to drive the vehicle, a chauffeur can often be provided to help you get back home.
So, if you’re heading to France on a family vacation, a cultural city break or even a cheeky booze cruise (sip responsibly, please) we’ve got you covered. And for those more adventurous of holidayers, our Zone 1 European cover includes travel to Ireland and Benelux as well as France.