What is the best breakdown cover in the UK?

The best breakdown providers in the UK 2022

  • RAC Rescue. Auto Express Driver Power Score.
  • The AA. Auto Express Driver Power Score.
  • Rescue My Car. Auto Express Driver Power Score.
  • QDOS Breakdown. Auto Express Delivery Power Score.
  • Cover My Breakdown.
  • GEM Motoring Rescue.
  • Allianz Assistance.
  • Emergency Assist Ltd.

Is it better to get separate breakdown cover?

Our research into packaging breakdown cover with car insurance suggests that, in many instances, it may be more cost effective to buy the two products separately. If you’ve bought a new car, breakdown insurance may be included as part of the purchase price, at least for the first year.

Is it best to cover a car or a person on breakdown cover?

Personal breakdown cover is most useful if you regularly drive different vehicles, whether you own two or more cars or use hire cars, and if you often travel as a passenger in other cars.

What are the different types of breakdown cover?

There are five main types of breakdown cover, which we will explain in more detail below:

  • Roadside Assistance Breakdown Cover.
  • National Recovery Breakdown Cover.
  • Home Start Breakdown Cover.
  • Onward Travel Breakdown Cover.
  • European Breakdown Cover.

Is Green Flag better than RAC?

On Trustpilot, RAC Breakdown Cover has a 4.3 out of 5 score; the AA scores 4.4/5 and Green Flag also scored 4.4. Car magazine Auto Express put together a ranking of breakdown cover providers, based on readers’ experiences, which you can read here. It put Green Flag in 2rd place, RAC in 4th place and AA in 5th.

Is AA or RAC better?

If you’re looking for a no-frills package and you’re happy taking out a longer contract, then the RAC Standard package should suit your needs. But if you want complete peace of mind, no matter what happens, then the AA Premium cover is the best value.

Is green flag better than RAC?

Does green flag cover car or driver?

Answer: At Green Flag we cover the vehicle not the person, so no matter who is driving, the vehicle is always covered.

Does RAC personal cover include vans?

With the RAC, you can buy personal cover for up to 5 people living at the same address. With personal cover, you’ll have breakdown cover in any vehicle† – including cars, motorbikes (49cc and over), minibuses and vans. And you’re not just covered as a driver, you’re covered as a passenger too.

Does AA breakdown cover vans?

What vehicles do we cover? Our breakdown cover includes most cars of any age (including classic cars), vans, motorbikes, caravans, and campervans. Your vehicle must be under 3.5 tonnes and 8ft 3in (2.55m) wide.

What is the difference between roadside assistance and breakdown cover?

This is the most basic level of breakdown cover, and means you get help by the side of the road if you break down. Roadside assistance only covers you if you break down a certain distance from your home, usually at least a quarter of a mile.

Can I join RAC and use it immediately?

As long as you haven’t broken down already, your breakdown cover will start as soon as your payment has been accepted. If you have Standard or Unlimited cover, you’ll be covered for Roadside Assistance and At Home, and a 10-mile tow for the first 24 hours.