AA Roadside Recovery

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If your car breaks down by the side of the road and cannot be fixed there, then organising recovery can be an expensive and time consuming task. Having breakdown cover in place then that not only could help repair your car at the roadside, or tow it to a nearby garage is therefore a good idea whether you drive everyday or less frequently. You can use our comparison table below to view a selection of policies and click the links to get quotes.

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ProviderOnline DiscountCover FeaturesSpecial Offers 
Up to 40%

Cover from just £29.99.

Free Onward Travel when you spend as little as £9.45 a month. Available on Roadside & Recovery & above. New members only for 1st year. T&Cs apply.Get Quotes >
n/aPrices start from £17.50
Economy cover - 4 call outs per policy term. Up to 1 hour roadside assistance. Recovery to local garage within 25 mile radius.
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Up to 40%Cover from just £25. (10% of customers achieve these prices)

50% off your AA or RAC renewal quote. - (For vehicles 10 years & under on our closest equivalent UK cover). Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited

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n/aGet 24 hour roadside recovery assistance from £39

Save up to £75 on fuel when you buy breakdown membership with added options. T&C's apply*

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n/aAverage response time 36 minutes - fastest cover in the country. Cover from £11.99. 5 Star rating from independent customer review agency Review Centre. Cover available for cars, vans, motorbikes & fleets

Unlimited Callouts per year No excess or callout charges, vehicle Home Start available, up to 1 hour Roadside Assistance, 75% of breakdowns repaired at roadside, covers the driver and up to 7 passengers, European Cover also available

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n/aCover from just £17.90

Half price MOT.

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* New customers buying options with breakdown membership and paying on an annual continuous basis will get a fuel card worth up to £75. This will be an AA prepaid MasterCard that can be used at any UK fuel station where MasterCard is accepted. To qualify, you’ll need to buy breakdown membership with at least 1 option (National Recovery, At Home, Onward Travel and/or Parts and Garage Cover). The value of the fuel card will depend on the number of options added to your cover: £20 card when adding 1 option, £30 card when adding 2 options, £50 card when adding 3 options, £75 card when adding 4 options. The card will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. This offer is not available to Cashback Customers.

AA roadside recovery

AA roadside recovery breakdown cover has a range of options, so you can tailor your policy to fit your needs. Depending on which option you select some features could include:


  • 24 hour roadside recovery assistance with 98 out of 10 cars fixed by the roadside
  • The AA come to someone’s aid every 9 seconds
  • Over than 1,000 more dedicated breakdown response vehicles than any other provider in the UK
  • Home Start cover – get your vehicle moving if it breaks down at your home
  • Track your AA patrol with a breakdown app
  • AA membership card holders can get discounts in a selection of shops, bars, restaurants and service stations
  • Onward Travel – If you're away from home, AA breakdown cover will provide a replacement car for up to 48 hours, overnight accommodation, or onward travel if a local repair isn't possible.
  • Mud and snow recovery
  • Up to £5 worth of free parts for roadside repairs


Things to think about when looking at breakdown cover:

Even if you are confident your car would not breakdown due to a mechanical issue, other issues could stop you carrying on your journey, for example if you broke your key or if you put the wrong fuel in your car you would have to drain the tank before continuing. Some breakdown services will offer you aid in situations such as these.


Each provider is of course different, however in general breakdown cover can be bought at different levels of comprehensiveness:


  • Roadside assistance: Usually the cheapest cover available from a provider, it often means you will get a certain period of free labour at the roadside to try and repair your vehicle, if it cannot be fixed you will be towed to a nearby garage.


  • Home Assistance: Many basic roadside assistance polices do not include as standard cover for your car not starting when leaving your home or for breakdowns that occur within a close proximity to your registered address, often within a quarter of a mile to a mile. If you want to be covered for these possibilities you will need a home assistance package.


  • Onward Travel: Onward travel varies by provider but in essence means that if your car cannot be repaired the breakdown insurer will assist you in carrying on your journey, this could mean paying for a hire car or putting you up in nearby accommodation while vehicle repairs are made.