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 
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 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.

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.