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Any car breakdown cover for cars over 10 years old?
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Old 27-05-2011, 10:05 AM
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All the good offers seem to restrict it to cars that are up to 10 years but mine is 15 years, is there anything available or won't it be worth it?

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Old 27-05-2011, 10:47 AM
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AutoAid is a good company, widely recommended on this site ( and by me, I use it ! )

I'm not aware of any age restrictions, as long as it's an "ordinary" car. 38 quid covers you and spouse to drive any car. It's a "pay and reclaim" policy - if you break down, you pay the breakdown company and claim the cost back from AutoAid. I've only ever had to use them once ( thankfully ! ), but there was absolutely no hassle. You can either phone your own preferred garage, or phone AutoAid and they'll send a local recovery firm to get you. What I found was nice, they towed me to the garage near my home, rather than just the nearest garage to where I had broken down, which made life a lot easier. Sent the receipt off to AutoAid, got a cheque back within a few days. No problem.
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Old 27-05-2011, 10:49 AM
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You can have normal AA or RAC cover, but you need to pay a little extra for personal cover rather than vehicle cover. Insurance choice will cover cars up to 16 years old for 39. I'm with them - its particularly good for the money as it includes nationwide recovery/onward travel. Although they've recently changed their prices - used to be only 29 regardless of age.

http://www.icbreakdown.co.uk/compare.php
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Old 27-05-2011, 10:53 AM
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there are loads out there at first glance -

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/road...ailsID=3850049

I'm with ICbreakdown, my car is 10 years old. I've called them out once so far, on Christmas Eve morning, very impressed with the speed and service.
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Old 27-05-2011, 3:53 PM
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I also have RAC personal membership

My oldest car is over 50 years old. It broke down once and they sorted without any issues.

If you use Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy membership it won't break the bank.
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Old 27-05-2011, 4:45 PM
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Trouble is though, Gloomendoom, you would have to shop at Tesco, in order to get the vouchers.
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Old 27-05-2011, 6:03 PM
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I have AA cover which covers me for 5 x 500 claims on their own warranty in one year!! Excellent!!
Take what you can they said, take it while you may. But keep in mind the penalty fits the crime, and it deals no softened blow.
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Old 27-05-2011, 6:23 PM
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I've had RAC cover paid with Tesco Clubcard points and had no problem with them coming out to my 25 year old Capri and my Dads 40 year old Morris Minor.
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Old 27-05-2011, 6:33 PM
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We asked the RAC the same question and they said as long as you had more than the most basic cover it did not matter how old the car is.
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my xsara is 12. so had to get personal cover from the RAC.. not fussed as im covered whoever's car im in..
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Trouble is though, Gloomendoom, you would have to shop at Tesco, in order to get the vouchers.
I rarely go in the place. My wife however...
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I've had RAC cover paid with Tesco Clubcard points and had no problem with them coming out to my 25 year old Capri and my Dads 40 year old Morris Minor.
I would imagine a Morris Minor and a twenty-five year old Capri are far easier to repair, than a brand new Vauxhall Vectra.
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Old 27-05-2011, 10:15 PM
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I would imagine a Morris Minor and a twenty-five year old Capri are far easier to repair, than a brand new Vauxhall Vectra.
and of course the man that came to repair it at the roadside understands points and condensors and even stocks them in his van next to the renault pencil coils...................
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and of course the man that came to repair it at the roadside understands points and condensors and even stocks them in his van next to the renault pencil coils...................
Actually when my dads moggy broke down, the guy did. Not only that, he went off to a local motor factors, bought a new set of points and condenser, fitted them and set the timing.

I got the feeling there was a bit of nostalgia going on as it was well above the call of duty.

With the Capri, one of the large seals on the oil cooler takeoff plate had gone and it was late at night so was a recovery job.
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Im in the AA and I have my 11 year old Punto HGT (from new). Havn't ever had to call them out though and touch wood, the way it loves motorways, I don't see that I will need them anytime soon.
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Old 28-05-2011, 3:19 AM
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We had AA then RAC cover on our 11 year old Yaris until we got shot of it - we only had to call them out once when the tyre got knackered when OH drove over something in the road. They were very good and the price wasnt bad either - we've got cover now through Toyota on the new Yaris.
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Old 28-05-2011, 3:37 PM
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Green Flag quite happily cover our 15 year old import Isuzu, and that does create problems for them if recovery is needed as it weighs in at 2.6 tonnes (so no towing on a dolly or stiff bar unless the towing vehicle can meet the MAM).
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