Tesco Car Breakdown

Compare Tesco car breakdown cover

Tesco car breakdown cover is available as part of Tesco Bank Car insurance, but not currently available as a standalone package. There are however a variety of other breakdown cover policies available, you can compare a selection of different providers by using the table below and click the links in order to get quotes:

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ProviderOnline DiscountCover FeaturesSpecial Offers 
Up to 40%

Cover from just £27.99.

Get a £50 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card this spring. Voucher available for vehicle and personal cover. Spend over £149 on cover for £50 voucher, spend between £99 and £149 for £30 voucherGet 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.
NEW misfuelling cover - Green Flag will come to your aid if you accidentally put the wrong fuel in your vehicle

50% Off Your AA or RAC Renewal - 24/7 assistance, 365 days a year. Plus unlimited callouts to breakdowns.

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n/aGet 24 hour roadside recovery assistance

Free At Home cover when you add National Recovery to personal cover and pay annually Discount depends added. 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 AA Breakdown Cover with National Recovery and paying on an annual basis can add At Home for no additional charge. Vehicle cover is excluded.This introductory offer applies to the first year of your membership only. We'll use your payment details to renew your At Home cover after 12 months. You'll receive a renewal invitation beforehand, so you'll have plenty of time to change or cancel your cover.The offer is not available to customers arriving from 'cashback' websites including Quidco, Top Cashback, Asperity and Greasy Palm. There is no cash alternative to this offer and the AA reserves the right to withdraw or alter this promotion without prior notice at any time.

***Offer is only available to new members of GEM breakdown cover and applies for the first year of membership only. Not available to members amending or renewing an existing policy. Not available to members whose policy has lapsed within the last 4 months. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. GEM Motoring Assist reserves the right to cancel any policies if we discover or suspect the terms of the offer are being abused.GEM Motoring Assist reserves the right to alter, extend or withdraw this offer at any time. Offer valid until 30th June 2016.

Tesco car breakdown cover

While Tesco car breakdown cover is only available when purchased as an optional extra with their car insurance. There are many other providers of car breakdown insurance you may want to consider, by shopping around before taking out a policy you can try to insure you secure the best deal for the level of cover you desire.


Benefits to look for when choosing car breakdown insurance include:

  • No callout or excess charges
  • Unlimited callouts
  • Fast average response time
  • Good response vehicle to customer ratio
  • UK wide coverage
  • Recovery options for caravans and trailers
  • Available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Discounts for members in different shops, restaurants and bars
  • Cover for motorbikes or classic vehicles
  • Inclusion of cover for mishaps like lost keys or misfueling


Many policies will give you a choice between a personal policy and a vehicle policy:


  • Vehicle cover – works on a nominated vehicle, so whoever is driving it when it breaks down your policy covers it, providing the driver is legally allowed to do so. Some policies will let you add additional vehicles for a discounted rate.


  • Personal Cover – works on an individual basis, so the policy holder has breakdown cover for any private vehicle they are driving or a passenger in, such as; their own, a family member’s or friend’s. Some providers will let you take out household cover for  up to five individuals who live at the same address.


Levels of cover:

When looking at different car breakdown insurance policies you will find that many providers let you purchase cover at different price bands, so you can tailor how comprehensive your policy is based on your own needs. The names and features of these cover levels will vary by provider but may include:


  • Roadside assistance: The most basic package usually offered by an insurer. It will provide you with a certain amount of time’s worth of free roadside labour; if the vehicle cannot be fixed at the roadside then you will be towed to a nearby garage.


  • Home Assistance: roadside assistance packages often don’t provide cover if your car won’t start when leaving your home or breakdown near your registered home address, as such they often offer a home assistance option for people who want cover for these possibilities.


  • Onward Travel: If your car cannot be fixed at the roadside or within a certain time constraint at a nearby garage then an onward travel package may be able to help you carry on your journey, what is offered varies considerably by provider but may include being provided with a hire car for a limited time, costs for alternative transport or being put up in a nearby hotel for the night while you wait for your vehicle to be fixed.


  • European Cover: European cover affords you cover for driving in continental Europe for a set number of days of the year.