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    • MSE Tony
    • By MSE Tony 27th Mar 12, 4:48 PM
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    MSE Tony
    Car Breakdown Discussion
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    • 27th Mar 12, 4:48 PM
    Car Breakdown Discussion 27th Mar 12 at 4:48 PM


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    Last edited by MSE Tony; 27-03-2012 at 7:00 PM.
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  • Johnny Cogs
    I just took up the AA offer thru Topcashback today...

    Got fully comp breakdown...89.00

    30 minutes later had email from Topcashback to say 50.50 tracked!...
    Originally posted by koolkatsaffi
    Just checked out this offer and it would work out well for me too. Does anyone know if the offer is valid to new topcashback members? I have signed up today but this would be my first buy through them.

    Many thanks in advance...

    J.
    • smileyme
    • By smileyme 24th Apr 12, 10:02 AM
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    smileyme
    RAC Fuel Card
    Hi,
    I have just been looking various breakdown websites and cashback sites to try and find some cheap breakdown cover.

    RAC are currently offering a 25 fuel card on selected policies. A single membership has been quoted at 39.99, but with the 25 fuel card not a bad price at all!!



    T x
  • Johnny Cogs
    Hi,
    I have just been looking various breakdown websites and cashback sites to try and find some cheap breakdown cover.

    RAC are currently offering a 25 fuel card on selected policies. A single membership has been quoted at 39.99, but with the 25 fuel card not a bad price at all!!



    T x
    Originally posted by smileyme

    Have a look at the rac again, but go through topcashback.com and see the cashbak reward you would recieve..... you might ending up getting (effectively) free cover!

    JC
    • barafear799
    • By barafear799 8th May 12, 1:49 PM
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    barafear799
    Hi
    My RAC renewal has come through. I only have basic roadside cover and they are quoting me just over 50. However, my car is 13 years old, so this limits my options to go elsewhere - can anyone suggest an alternative - I don't really want to go down the route of Gem or Autoaid (ie: paying and reclaiming).

    Many thanks
  • jules01
    No idea if there any good or not but have been mulling a few options at the moment and Kwik fit breakdown insurance seem pretty cheap,maybe worth trying them for a quote...
    • nemesis0001
    • By nemesis0001 9th May 12, 4:36 PM
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    nemesis0001
    Under 40 per annum
    The Green Insurance Company.

    I just took out full UK breakdown cover with them for 28.80 for the year! Thats a bargain in my book.
    • corinne_s13
    • By corinne_s13 10th May 12, 2:16 PM
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    corinne_s13
    12 months "FREE" motoring cover
    Just got an email from "Free Recovery Plus" offering 12 months free cover for :

    > FREE UK-wide vehicle recovery
    > FREE UK-wide vehicle repair

    > FREE like-for-like replacement vehicle
    > FREE physiotherapy treatment
    > Specialist legal support
    > Covers ALL your family's vehicles
    > Covers ALL your family members


    Too good to be true?
  • cjapeterborough
    Just got an email from "Free Recovery Plus" offering 12 months free cover for :

    > FREE UK-wide vehicle recovery
    > FREE UK-wide vehicle repair

    > FREE like-for-like replacement vehicle
    > FREE physiotherapy treatment
    > Specialist legal support
    > Covers ALL your family's vehicles
    > Covers ALL your family members


    Too good to be true?
    Originally posted by corinne_s13

    This is an accident recovery service only and not breakdown cover
  • mikey72
    And it won't be free, there'll be a claim mangement company involved, and charging to someones insurance where they can.
  • TillyThrift
    Tesco clubcard voucher for 40% off on RAC breakdown cover
    Amongst my Tesco clubcard vouchers received a few weeks ago was one for '40% off on RAC breakdown cover'. Offer valid until 31/12/12.
    I decided to use it, that is, until I read the 'small print' on the back of the voucher.
    Who wrote this?
    " Discount on single personal based cover with payment on a continuous annual basis for the first year of membership only."
    And " Excludes Roadside."
    I didn't use it. This is voucher, to me, is worthless.

  • fragglerock123
    integrated breakdown and insurance
    I have an old Austin mini - I get free breakdown including 3 months Eurocover, unlimited mileage, agreed value with 2 drivers on the policy for 122 - plus I am recycling!

  • jbimmerman
    Hi, I've got GEM breakdown cover for myself and my wife (EXTRA Joint cover, currently about 115). This includes roadside assistance, UK recovery, home assistance, alternative travel/overnight accomodation, driver illness, with personal cover in any car in which we travel in (handy for travelling with 2 small children) but doesn't include any European cover. We are going to France for a week so I'll need to get additional cover which will cost an additional 50 plus. My cover is up for renewal in the next few weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions for an equivalent cover which also includes European recovery?

    Thanks,

    Bimm
    Last edited by jbimmerman; 05-06-2012 at 5:40 PM. Reason: grammer
    • qaz
    • By qaz 7th Jun 12, 11:51 AM
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    qaz
    wheres that cheap breakdown cover
    hi

    anyone know the name of the breakdown insurance where u pay [at the time of breakdown] then reclaim it back from them
    • MSE Tony
    • By MSE Tony 7th Jun 12, 11:58 AM
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    MSE Tony
    Hi qaz,

    I believe the one you are referring to is Autoaid.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recovery

    Check out the 'tab' titled 38 'fully comp' cover.
    • thriftyspender
    • By thriftyspender 8th Jun 12, 11:12 AM
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    thriftyspender
    Britannia Rescue
    There are good savings for CSMA members, but watch out for the catch..... Recurring payment! Being aware of the horror stories of people struggling to cancel this type of payment, potential customers might wish to avoid this. Britannia Rescue will charge you a 5 admin fee to avoid the recurring payment. Cheek!
  • bluemore
    Not in my experience
    We have had this cover for the past 4 years and have made only 1 claim (well, my wife has). The company that came to her assistance told her that they could not diagnose the fault at the roadside and towed her to their garage and then billed her just under 300 for replacing an air filter and then the towing fee (which was paid by autoaid after 6 weeks due to silly issues like the wrong format invoice from the garage or we need to check things with them). They seemed to make it difficult rather than easy to get your money back.
    On the matter of the garage rip-off and refusing to undertake roadside repair, autoaid they refused to speak to my wife (as I was the policy holder) and then refused to speak with me as I had not made the claim.
    Great headline price, nothing to back it up. I consider this a scam and will not be renewing with them again


    I joined Autoaid last year - a bit doubtful about it as it sounded too cheap. Anyway I didn't have to claim, so still wasn't sure if it was a good buy. I joined again this year, and unfortunately had quite a bad breakdown. I let them know what had happened, then phoned our local breakdown man who sent out a recovery truck. I filled in Autoaid's claim form and sent it off. 2 weeks later I received a cheque for the full amount, with no trouble at all. It seems to be an excellent service as it covers the person, rather than the vehicle and my husband is also included in this. For 39 for the year, I think it is a great deal. All power to their elbow!
    Originally posted by remrats
    • normalpeopleworryme
    • By normalpeopleworryme 13th Jun 12, 5:27 PM
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    normalpeopleworryme
    Autoaid rock
    I tried autoaid for the first time last year as fed up with AA cold calling me, and having to pay extra for homestart etc. Autoaid do homestart, roadside recovery, emergency accommodation if needed etc...

    I had problems with my cars ECU, then battery, so had to call them out multiple times, and make multiple claims totalling approx 150.

    I thought "there is no way they'll let me renew...", but renewal letter came through, same premium, same policy, same car. Just got my confirmation of renewal!

    AND I submitted one claim a few months after the incident, passed the deadline on the claim form, and they still honoured it!

    Nice in this day and age to give such positive reports!
  • pacmed
    Any thoughts on the cheapest cover for those of us with a car over 10 years old?
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 15th Jun 12, 11:23 AM
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    Quentin
    Cheapest is the basic cover via the cashback sites

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/roadside-recovery
    • misterspoon
    • By misterspoon 18th Jun 12, 10:03 PM
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    misterspoon
    I was wondering about that too. My car is more than ten years old and when I followed the link via this site for the AA cashback, then AA said I have to have personal cover for the driver , not for the car. This is 42 a year , rather than 30.
    Do you think I will still get the cashback, or would this be a good excuse for them not to pay? I guess there is no way to know until after you pay.
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