Sainsbury's Breakdown Cover

Compare Sainsbury's breakdown cover

Whether you’re travelling far or near, a vehicle breakdown is going to be an unwelcome addition to your journey, having the right level of motor breakdown insurance in place can help you get going again in a cost and time effective manner. Check the table below to see a comparison of different vehicle breakdown cover providers and click the links to get quotes:

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ProviderOnline DiscountCover FeaturesSpecial Offers 
n/aCover from £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 vehicle cover. Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited

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n/aPersonal cover from £8 per month

Don’t let a breakdown spoil your summer – Join now and get FREE Onward Travel and FREE Key Replace. New customers. Selected cover levels. T&Cs; apply. 4 out of 5 breakdowns fixed at the roadside. We'll fix you and get you on your way on average in just 30 minutes, 92% of members recommend the RAC. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot, making RAC the most trusted breakdown provider

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n/aNo matter the vehicle type or age you can rest assured you are in safe hands with one of the UK’s leading specialistsAny vehicle covered, any age. With our Full UK cover you are covered in every eventuality, from assistance at the roadside and your home address, through to overnight accommodation, hire car and onward travel should you vehicle not be immediately repairable.Get Quotes >
n/aGet 24 hour roadside recovery assistance from £39

Enjoy free At Home cover. New customers buying AA Breakdown Cover with National Recovery can add At Home cover at no extra cost. 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 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.

Sainsbury’s breakdown cover

Sainsbury’s Bank breakdown cover is a service provided via Green Flag. You cannot however purchase this Sainsbury’s cover as a standalone product; it is only available as an optional extra when you take out car insurance with Sainsbury’s Bank.


If you are looking for a standalone breakdown policy there are a wide range of options, it is therefore a good idea to shop around before taking out a policy, so you can find the best deal on the level of cover you want. In addition to considering the cost of each plan you might also want to factor other things into your decision such as:

  • Average response time
  • Percentage of vehicles fixed at roadside
  • Inclusion of cover for trailers or caravans
  • How many call outs you get a year
  • No excess charges
  • Customer ratings and reviews
  • Message service
  • Nationwide cover
  • Cover for freeing you from snow or mud


Levels of cover

Many providers of vehicle breakdown insurance allow you to purchase policies at different levels of cover so you don’t need to pay for cover that you feel you don’t need. The specific names and features of each cover level will vary by provider but may include:


  • Roadside Assistance – Typically the most basic level of cover offered by an insurer, it usually means you will be provided with assistance for breakdowns that occur over a set distance from your home. This normally includes a set amount of free labour at the roadside and if the vehicle cannot be fixed there and then it will also include a tow to a nearby garage.


  • Home Assistance – Basic roadside assistance packages often exclude breakdowns which occur close to your home (commonly either within a quarter of a mile or a mile depending on provider) or if your car won’t start as you leave your home. To be covered for these instances you would need a policy that includes home assistance.


  • Recovery – While a basic roadside assist package may be able to tow you to a nearby location if your vehicle cannot be fixed at the roadside a national recovery package will give you the option of you, your vehicle and any passengers being taken to any one location of your choosing anywhere in mainland UK.


  • Onward Travel – Onward travel packages are designed to present the policy holder with additional options to complete their journey if the vehicle can’t be fixed at the roadside, this could include the provision of a hire car for a set period of time, or being put up in a nearby hotel for the night.