Direct Line Breakdown Cover

Compare Direct Line breakdown cover

Nobody wants to end up stranded by the side of the road due to a vehicle breakdown, but if it does occur having the right vehicle breakdown cover in place can help you  get on the move again, you can use the table below to compare a selection of different breakdown insurance providers and click the relevant links to get quotes:

Compare Breakdown Cover Deals
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.
Multi Car Discount up to 15%Get Quotes >
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.

Direct Line breakdown cover

Direct Line breakdown cover works in partnership with Green Flag to help get you back on the road. They have a range of levels of cover so you can tailor your policy to suit you. epending on what you chose your policy may feature:

  • Unlimited callouts 365 days of the 24 hours a day
  • No call out charge or fees for special equipment
  • Average response time of 46 minutes
  • Misfueling cover
  • Personal or vehicle cover
  • No call out discount


Direct Line breakdown cover is available in 5 cover packages:


  • Rescue – Offers you roadside assistance for breakdowns that occur at least a quarter of a mile from your registered home address, you also benefit from a message service so Direct Line can contact your friends and family to let you know about the vehicle breakdown.


  • Rescue Plus – In addition to being covered at the roadside, you also get home assistance so you will be covered if your car doesn’t start when leaving home or if you breakdown within a quarter mile radius of your registered home address. You also get cover for misfueling your vehicle.


  • Recovery- The recovery option gives you the benefits of the ‘Rescue’ package plus if your vehicle cannot be fixed by the end of the day Direct Line breakdown cover will take you, your vehicle as well as your passengers to your original intended destination or your home or to a garage.


  • Recovery Plus – In addition to providing you with home and roadside assistance, as well as recovery to your original destination or home the Recovery Plus package could mean the provision of a hire car for a limited time period, or expenses for alternative travel or being put up in overnight accommodation.


  • Euro Plus – Direct Line’s ‘Euro Plus’package grants the same cover as their ‘Recovery Plus’ option but in additional you get European roadside help which could include the cost of travel home if necessary and for the repatriation of your car, and legal cover.


Finding breakdown cover

If you are currently in the market for breakdown cover, it can be advisable to shop around to find the best deal for your specific requirements as there are a variety of providers. You may want to consider in addition to the price things such as; average response time, how comprehensive a level of cover is provided and user ratings. As well as this you will find that some providers offer special incentives throughout the year in order to attract new customers which you may also want to consider in your decision.