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The first thing you need to decide is it 'You' or a particular 'Car' that you want cover for.

The RAC do a package that's not too costly that covers 'You' rather than the vehicle, and at least that way what ever you happen to be driving will be covered.

Of course if you only have one car and it is driven by multiple drivers then you are probably better to get the car covered.

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If you only have one car and nobody else ever drives it then I would get driver breakdown cover from the RAC. If you get yourself covered then if you breakdown while driving something else they will still help you.

The AA is good but no better than the RAC but more expensive. Others like Greenflag are cheaper but they use a lot of small independent garages to do the recovery work and it's very hit and miss as to how good they are.

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On 1/14/2022 at 4:40 PM, lasthope said:

thinking of getting some breakdown cover any info whos best

I don’t think anyone can say which is best.It’s all about your experience at the time you need them.I’m with the AA .My starter failed at home and turned up even though I don’t have the home breakdown package,which was good of them.They offered to replace my faulty starter but unfortunately their quote was expensive so decided to replace myself. 
One little niggle, but it’s probably just me, I had to answer far too many questions on the phone before my call out was active.

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Recently I ran out of petrol on a motorbike.  Stupid I know but old bikes don’t have petrol gauges. I rang RAC , took ages on phone going through details twice with different people , then they said it would take 4 hours even though I was on the  edge of a city.  So I told them to forget it so I walked home (about 30-40 mins) and got petrol can. Perhaps they were busy and had staff off with covid but the telephone experience was poor.  I have cover on me as a person for an vehicle I am driving or in as a passenger.  Automatically includes motorbikes. 

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In february, 2021, I took advantage of an AA membership offer of about £30.00

for basic cover and relay.

A few weeks ago, I received the renewal details and I was some what shocked

to see the cost had risen to more than £103.00

An increase of around 145%.

I decided NOT to renew, because they are all at it!

 

 

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I've been using AutoAid for a few years now. Reasonable price and is personal cover, so covers me on my motorbike too. Covers you at home too, something I never had with RAC or the AA as it was always too expensive.

Have a read here and Here

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I've had poor experiences with both RAC & AA.  With StartRescue now (cost about £25 a year) but would rather wreck the car limping it home than rely on a breakdown service again...obviously there are a few faults where that's not possible so always good to have the backup.

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We got breakdown cover last year for the first time purely because we had a Nissan Qashqai and had a wee bit of trouble with it and no Nissan dealer up here! Cost was about £18 with Green Flag.

We've kept it on even though we've now got the EcoSport and the backing of a local Ford dealer as we go down to Inverness a couple of times a year.

Doesn't really matter up here what company you go with as one garage has the contract with all the major breakdown companies 😀

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