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    • erictheonly1
    • By erictheonly1 10th Jun 17, 12:17 PM
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    Car Broken Down, No Cover
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:17 PM
    Car Broken Down, No Cover 10th Jun 17 at 12:17 PM
    Hello

    My car recently broke down at work and I have no break down cover (i know). The fault with the vehicle sounds like it is a fuel injection issue as it turns over and it has power (and petrol), but it's just not going (similar thing happened 2 years ago).

    Now my place of work is 25 miles from my home and I would ideally like to move it to a garage local to my home if it cannot be repaired. I just want to ask those who have had a similar experience what the recommended course of action would be.
    Last edited by erictheonly1; 10-06-2017 at 12:17 PM. Reason: Spelling error.
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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 10th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
    Can the garage collect it for you?
    • erictheonly1
    • By erictheonly1 10th Jun 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:39 PM
    Can the garage collect it for you?
    Originally posted by wgl2014
    Not sure, but it's something i need to check and get a price for.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 10th Jun 17, 12:40 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:40 PM
    The collection charges will make the cost of breakdown cover look very cheap.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 10th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
    If you dont need the car for a few days, cant you join a breakdown service, then call them up middle of next week when you 'break down' at work?
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    • erictheonly1
    • By erictheonly1 10th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
    If you dont need the car for a few days, cant you join a breakdown service, then call them up middle of next week when you 'break down' at work?
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Would be keen to know if anyone has done this successfully?
    • Cash-Cows
    • By Cash-Cows 10th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:20 PM
    The collection charges will make the cost of breakdown cover look very cheap.
    Originally posted by Robin9
    My local independent garage charges £35 to recover a car making breakdown cover look very expensive.
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 10th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
    Ring around for quotes to transport the car to your garage of choice?
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 10th Jun 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:29 PM
    Would be keen to know if anyone has done this successfully?
    Originally posted by erictheonly1
    Most policies have a 48/72 HR before you can claim so why not give it a go.you would be just unfortunate to have a breakdown so soon on new policy
    • erictheonly1
    • By erictheonly1 10th Jun 17, 1:36 PM
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    The collection charges will make the cost of breakdown cover look very cheap.
    Originally posted by Robin9
    Do you have an estimate of costs (in your experience)?
    • erictheonly1
    • By erictheonly1 10th Jun 17, 1:38 PM
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    Most policies have a 48/72 HR before you can claim so why not give it a go.you would be just unfortunate to have a breakdown so soon on new policy
    Originally posted by gardner1
    Some providers I have looked at requires that the car is serviced, which my car hasn't been (again I know).
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 10th Jun 17, 1:54 PM
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    Find a mate who has personal cover and get him to request his breakdown service to deal with it
    • erictheonly1
    • By erictheonly1 10th Jun 17, 1:59 PM
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    Find a mate who has personal cover and get him to request his breakdown service to deal with it
    Originally posted by Quentin
    Is this something you have personally done?
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 10th Jun 17, 2:03 PM
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    (What is the relevance of your question?)


    It's a solution! (Personal cover normally includes the policy holder as a passenger in any vehicle)
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 10th Jun 17, 2:05 PM
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    Would be keen to know if anyone has done this successfully?
    Originally posted by erictheonly1
    A lad I worked with did this but it was back in the early nineties.

    As a graduate he was driving an old banger, I think his father bought them every couple of years, he lived in the south coast and the site was in Gloucestershire. The car developed problems on his way up on a Monday morning, nursed to to get to site and then rang up AA or rac and signed up with them on the Monday or Tuesday. He then got recovered on the Friday when he went back home.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 10th Jun 17, 2:38 PM
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    Is this something you have personally done?
    Originally posted by erictheonly1
    I've done it. Daughter broke down (water pump seized) on the way to college managed to drive it to a petrol station. I drove there and parked at the back and invoked my breakdown cover without a problem.
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 10th Jun 17, 2:56 PM
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    25 miles... a local one man band recovery truck service should do it cheap enough... £40-50
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 10th Jun 17, 3:17 PM
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    Should be lots of independent man and trucks on Gumtree
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    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 10th Jun 17, 5:30 PM
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    Not got any with your bank acct? Or just ring round a few places
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 10th Jun 17, 6:09 PM
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    Some providers I have looked at requires that the car is serviced, which my car hasn't been (again I know).
    Originally posted by erictheonly1
    unless the car is a real heap of !!!! I've never know a breakdown company ask for proof of service history and if they did just say you or your spouse/partner does it
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