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General Chat Thread, Breakdown recovery in General; Where do you get yours? My Green Flag has just come up for renewal and it's gone up a fair ...
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    Breakdown recovery

    Where do you get yours? My Green Flag has just come up for renewal and it's gone up a fair bit. So it's shopping around time.

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    Free with LloydsTSB current account.

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    @creese:

    Ditto free with Barclay's platinum account plus a myriad of other freebies.

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    I don't bother with it, my car is German and thus never breaks-down But if I chose to get some, I'd go for The AA I'm not posh (or rich) enough to bother with these premier bank accounts that give it "free"

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    The Lloyds one does require a certain level of income, but it isn't expensive to get the "free" motor cover. I was already with the AA when I "upgraded" my bank account. What the AA cover would cost me (Relay & Homestart) pays for nearly all the account charge. Thus all the other 'useful' extras are free.

    Having some sort of cover is also cheap compared to just one tow off a motorway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    I use AutoAid. It's an insurance service, but bear with me.

    You break down, then phone AutoAid. They arrange a local recovery service. You pay the recovery service, either with a card or they can send you an invoice. You then send the bill to Autoaid and they reimburse you.

    From personal experience, I recommend them. If you're married, they automatically include your spouse. They cover all cars in your household (for a few years I was covering two cars and a camper van).

    I've used them twice and they were excellent.

    It's £36 per year.

    If works out well if you have a few vehicles to cover and you're married!
    I second AutoAid - they will also pay for the cost of labour/repairs(not parts) if linked to the breakdown. the only downside is the need to pay for it yourself first then claim it back...i have recieved a cheque from autoaid within two weeks each time.

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    Asda - £6 per month for full RAC cover

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    I have been with the RAC for years and they have always been excellent. I get onwards, roadside and recovery.
    I also have free recovery with my insurance (the nodding dog), AA cover through my Bank and full SEAT recover service with my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    I have been with the RAC for years and they have always been excellent. I get onwards, roadside and recovery.
    I also have free recovery with my insurance (the nodding dog), AA cover through my Bank and full SEAT recover service with my car.
    So if you break down do they all arrive at once and start fighting over who gets to fix it?

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    don't really know. I have been a member of RAc for 12 years and will always keep them as My policy covers me and not the car. The Insurance cover is for the named car on the insurance policy and the SEAT cover is part of the warranty on the car as it is new.
    The AA is for a me only and has limited cover due to the fact that it is through the bank account.

    personally I would always recommend the RAC. Over the years they have always arrivedquickly and fixed or sorted in great time. One guy even took us to our hotel when we broke down in the middle of lizard point at 11.00pm in Cornwall and then went back to the car and waited for the breakdown truck to arrive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Have you noticed how breakdown trucks are always 50 minutes away no matter where you are in the country? It's a known geographical phenomenon.
    whats more interesting is how many of the other companies trucks or van go past once you have made a phone call......

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    We are with Britannia Rescue

    Breakdown Cover - Britannia Rescue - UK & European breakdown recovery

    They are part of LV Insurance Group, being a Unison member gets you discount for Britannia Rescue membership & insurance too.

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    I use Drive 24-7 (Drive 24-7 UK and European Breakdown Insurance). ~£35 for a years cover i think. I've them twice this year, once when supervising students on their Bronze DofE; I was up and running again in less than an hour - brillient!

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