Unlike car insurance, it’s not a legal requirement to have breakdown cover in the UK for your vehicle. For obvious reasons, it’s highly recommended, but never mandatory.
For people who drive regularly or drive long distances it’s an important safety net to have and can help save you £100’s if you do break down.
What’s the difference between local and national cover?
It’s important to remember that we offer both local and national cover policies and it’s probably worthwhile making sure you know the difference between the two.
With local cover, if your car can’t be fixed by the roadside, you’ll only be offered recovery to a garage within a certain distance of where you’ve broken down, usually up to a distance of 10 or 25 miles, depending on the policy type.
With national cover, you can be recovered to a garage of your choosing anywhere in the UK. This is a much more popular policy type as it means you can be taken much closer to your final destination point and therefore save you time, and stress, in the long run.
Can I upgrade my UK cover to European?
Unfortunately, because we work with our Breakdown partners, rather than supply the insurance ourselves, you cannot upgrade your policy after you’ve bought it, but we can arrange European cover for you by using our contact us form, just fill in your policy details and the cover your require (this could be single trip or annual European cover) and our customer service team will get right on it for you and will be in touch.
What if I need to make a change?
You can make admin changes to your policy via our contact us form. It’s incredibly easy; just fill in your policy details and the change you’d like to make (for example: change your vehicle) and our customer service team will get right on it for you.
Looking for Personal Breakdown Cover?
Before you go ahead and choose your UK breakdown cover, you might want to consider selecting our Personal breakdown cover option. This may suit your needs more, depending on how many different vehicles you drive. Essentially, personal breakdown cover insures you, the driver, rather than your car. We do offer personal breakdown cover for the UK and if you’d like to know more about this then head to our Personal Breakdown Cover Page.