My insurance policy is coming to an end soon which also means my breakdown cover is too.
My new insurance policy doesn't include breakdown cover so I'm gonna have to get it separate.
Thought it could be a good idea for a thread, so who are you all with and what are you paying?
Getting quotes from the main 3 I'm looking at;
All of which are for the highest spec excluding european cover.
So roadside assistance, at home, national cover and onward travel. AA also includes parts and garage cover upto 500quid a time with 35quid excess
All quotes are also for personal cover and not just vehicle cover, ie it doesn't matter if I break down in my own car or if I'm a passenger of someone elses broken down car, whatever vehicle I'm in is covered.
Even though I never broke down once last year so the breakdown cover was a lost expense, you can never be too sure, and as I'm prone to trips up n down the country, having the top spec is important.
Not that either of these offers sway it but
AA is currently doing a free £50quid amazon voucher offer that seems straight forward enough that they'll send you it within a month..
RAC is doing a £50quid free fuel offer n making a big point of it in the adverts so it seems a good deal. That is till you read the small print of course..
They say they'll give you a 50quid fuel card, but what actually happens is more hassle than its probably worth.
What happens is 15days after purchase and paying almost 200quid for a service you'll most likely not use, is they'll send you a reference number.
With the reference number in hand you enter it on a website, after doing so they'll send you the fuel card, which could take up to 60 days.
After waiting 2 and a half months after paying 200quid in full, you have to phone a number to activate the card, and then they'll process your first quarterly installment.
Yup that's right, quarterly. They make a big point of giving you 50quid fuel for breakdown cover and 50quid if you also take out insurance with em. And the advert shows a bloke putting 100quid straight into his tank.
But in actual fact, after waiting 2 and a half months all you'll get if you take out breakdown cover only is £12.50.
Then you will have to log onto a website every 3 months to claim your next £12.50 until you've had your full £50quids worth over a year after taking out your cover.
Now I aint after summin for nothing, and i know they dont have to give you any free fuel at all. Personally I'd be happy just getting what I was paying for which is breakdown cover.
It's just the fact they make a huge point of giving you £50 free fuel to draw you in, only to find out its really £12.50 every 3 months for a year. Just doesn't really seem worth the effort of all the hoops you have to jump through for it.
Anyway I'm well aware I've gone completely off topic in my own topic but it just really annoys me lol
So back on topic..
Who you with and what you paying?
Answers on a postcard