RAC Breakdown Service

Compare RAC Breakdown Service cover

There are a variety of breakdown cover providers so it worthwhile shopping around to find the best deal for your needs, you can check our comparison table below to view a selection of offerings from different providers:

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ProviderOnline DiscountCover FeaturesSpecial Offers 
Up to 40%

Cover from just £29.99.

Free At Home Cover – Save up to £25. Available on Roadside & Recovery & above. New Members only for 1st year. Saving based on Roadside Recovery & At Home. 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 online)

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

Winter Gift Card - Get up to £50 to spend at Amazon or M&S. 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 any combination of National Recovery, At Home and Onward Travel options with breakdown membership and paying on an annual continuous basis will get an M&S or Amazon.co.uk Gift gift card worth up to £50. To qualify, you’ll need to buy breakdown membership with at least 1 option (National Recovery, At Home and/or Onward Travel). The value of the gift gift card will depend on the number of options added to your cover - £20 gift gift card when adding 1 option, £30 gift gift card when adding 2 options, £50 gift gift card when adding 3 options.

RAC breakdown service

The RAC breakdown service offers cover in 5 different levels, as well as optional extras so you can select the cover that fits your needs best. Depending on which you choose your plan may feature:

 

  • Patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside
  • Priority rescue for anyone in a vulnerable situation
  • Over 1600 highly trained and dedicated patrols
  • £1000 worth of key cover whether your keys are lost, stolen or broken
  • Rated number 1 UK brand for services for the fourth time
  • Options for battery rescue – The RAC will source and fit a new battery up to the value of £600 if yours cannot be recharged with no additional charge

 

Finding breakdown cover

Even if you are confident that your vehicle is mechanically sound and will not suffer a breakdown, some policies will cover you for things that could occur to any vehicle, like losing your keys or putting the wrong fuel in the tank.

 

There are a variety of providers of breakdown cover so it worth comparing the market to try and find the best deal for a level of cover you are happy with, in addition to cost and what is included in your cover you may also want to consider factors such as:

  • Average response time
  • Recovery vehicle to membership ratio
  • User ratings
  • Joining incentives
  • Discounts and perks for members

 

Many cover providers will give you a choice of cover level, so you can tailor how comprehensive your policy is to fit your needs. Levels of cover offered by a provider may include:

 

  • Roadside Assistance – often the most basic level of cover offered. Normally provides a certain amount of free labour at the roadside and if the vehicle cannot be repaired there then it will also include a tow to a nearby garage. Roadside assistance often doesn’t provide cover for breakdowns that occur at or close to your registered home address.

 

  • Home Assistance – Provides cover for breakdowns that happen at or near your registered home address.

 

  • Onward Travel – Onward travel packages are designed to assist you in continuing your journey if your vehicle cannot be fixed within a certain time period, this assistance could include the provision of a hire car, alternative transport costs or a room in a nearby hotel for the night. What’s offered in onward travel packages can vary considerably between providers.

 

  • European cover – Provides breakdown cover in continental Europe.