European breakdown cover?

Looking to take the car across the channel.

Could you recommend breakdown cover?

Cost isn't the main consideration, and I don't mind paying a bit extra (within reason), for better coverage.

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  • jimjames
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    I use the cover with Nationwide bank account, £13 per month
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  • QrizB
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    jimjames said:
    I use the cover with Nationwide bank account, £13 per month
    So do my parents, who have a camper van and go to France / Spain / Portugal  2-3 times a year.

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  • jimjames said:
    I use the cover with Nationwide bank account, £13 per month

    I'm not a Nationwide customer.
  • Mildly_Miffed
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    Nor was I, but the FlexPlus bank account's cover is such a bargain that I opened an account. £13/mo for full Euro cover, personal any-car for us both, no vehicle age limit, covers our camper van... including full global travel and mobile phone insurance? Bargain!

    That aside, try the comparison engines. The actual roadside recovery and return will bethe same whoever you buy from - it's just an insurance policy.

    How old's your car? Lots of providers put a cap on age covered... and they all put a limit on repatriation cost. Nobody will spend more than the vehicle's worth - they'll write it off - often after the expected repair cost is subtracted. Some also have a finite £ figure, which doesn't go far if you're a long way south.
  • akira181
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    edited 30 January at 12:03PM
    I typically just pay my insurer for EU breakdown cover if I'm driving over there. Came to £80 for the year for me and can be arranged last minute (as I'm terrible at planning). 
    Dedicated breakdown policies usually need to be taken out 48-72 hours before your trip starts to be valid (not before you breakdown)
  • How old's your car?

    February 2015.
  • Mildly_Miffed
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    How old's your car?
    February 2015.
    The cut-off for many is 10yo, so you should get a wide choice.
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