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

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    Last edited by MSE Tony; 27-03-2012 at 7:00 PM.
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    • 2muchfun
    • By 2muchfun 28th Apr 17, 12:07 PM
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    AA member 37 years!!! best offer for renewal 123.00 (incl 'complimentary' Member Benefits for stuff that is always far far away & unusable). Signed up with Auto Aid - hope not to need but the price difference is unbelievable.
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 28th Apr 17, 12:32 PM
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    Vote with your feet, best way to teach them
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
    • nappy501
    • By nappy501 31st May 17, 6:34 PM
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    Looking for a recommendation for breakdown cover
    Hi Everyone,

    I am looking for some breakdown cover. I have a 2004 Peugeot Expert van that is for my own personal use. I sometimes transport clients for work, but not as a taxi.

    I have just had a look at AutoAid and the van weighs too much. Any recommendations for a company to use apart from the big names expensive ones. Thank you.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 22nd Jul 17, 12:40 PM
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    Covers from home as well?
    I'm looking for the best breakdown cover that covers me from home as well?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 22nd Jul 17, 12:54 PM
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    Is the aa for 109 the best one?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 22nd Jul 17, 2:01 PM
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    Sounds expensive compared with the cheaper firms mentioned in the mse article on breakdown services

    Do your own checks to see if the cover from aa does justify the cost

    See the cashback sites who usually do cashback for as purchases
    Last edited by Quentin; 22-07-2017 at 2:03 PM.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 22nd Jul 17, 6:32 PM
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    Which ever service you use, make sure you get the introductory discount, do not use the TopCashBack offers listed on this site, they do not pay out.

    I have video evidence of signup process, the support at TopCashBack are next to useless, just an automated email or 1 line email when complaint made and nothing for MONTHS.
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    This is a shame I just paid 109
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 22nd Jul 17, 6:32 PM
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    I should cancel in cooling off period
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 25th Jul 17, 8:26 AM
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    Trying to cancel but they are making it difficult

    I paid 109 and it's not even a very good one, there are much cheaper deals I see now
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 22nd Aug 17, 1:41 PM
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    MSE Andrea
    Hi everyone

    Our Breakdown Cover guide is in our weekly email again this week so you may see more questions and discussion on this thread. If you're a regular here on the Insurance board and can help newbies out on here please do.

    Thank you!
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    • OldGuit
    • By OldGuit 23rd Aug 17, 12:47 PM
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    Missing provider
    Lots of talk about the big famous outfits but shouldn't comparisons also include the lesser known? We've been with StartRescue ( for a good few years now and they're great. Their basic cover BEATS MSE's recommended by a long way -- 16.45. Can't understand why they aren't included in MSE's comparisons??!! We have had to call them out and our experience was: quick, efficient, helpful friendly, good follow-up.
    • waddy13
    • By waddy13 30th Aug 17, 1:42 PM
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    Haggle with AA RESULT
    AA renewal came in at 202.67 for roadside and relay single car cover,rang up to haggle and was offered same cover for 166.07 , 137.83 , 124.54 finaly settled on new member offer price (as on website) of
    89. Saved 113.67 for 10 mins phone call
    • cefynbach
    • By cefynbach 5th Sep 17, 11:21 AM
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    I have a Peugout Boxer Holdsworth Campervan which is 20 years old and having difficulty in finding a reasonably priced breakdown. It is my only vehicle and there are no other vehicles in household as I am on my own.
    Any ideas anyone
    • G_M
    • By G_M 11th Oct 17, 10:09 PM
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    Yes why does the weekly email recommend autoaid (+ RAC/AA) but ignore

    I've just spent the last week looking at all the alternatives and Start comes out highly on service as well as on cost. (No, I don't work for them!).

    Which? Consumer Association rate them in top 3 (above AA & RAC for speed of response, customer service etc. And it costs just 28 (35 for cars older than 5 years) and that's for Roadside, National Recovery, Onward Travel, and Homestart.

    Far cheaper than the big 4 (AA, RAC, Green Flag, Brittania).

    Saga was highly rated too, but much more expensive.

    Only thing I noticed missing is StartRescue won't cover you if you run out of fuel, though they will if you put diesel in a petrol tank.....
    Last edited by G_M; 11-10-2017 at 10:15 PM.
    • Mateen
    • By Mateen 13th Oct 17, 2:19 PM
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    Breakdown Cover 24 via Deals Site.
    I have found Breakdown Cover at a deals website for 24

    Premium cover includes: roadside assistance | local recovery | national recovery | home start | onward travel | car hire | overnight accommodation.

    I am thinking of going for this. Is there any reason I should be worried?

    Thank you very much for your feedback.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 13th Oct 17, 2:40 PM
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    Without knowing the company no one can really advise or comment

    Use google or search here for reviews of the company involved - as you will be aware it is very cheap - wonder why?
    • Mateen
    • By Mateen 13th Oct 17, 3:14 PM
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    Hi, it's coming up as a rating of 3.6 stars out of 5.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 13th Oct 17, 7:05 PM
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    Without knowing the company no one can really advise or comment
    Hi, it's coming up as a rating of 3.6 stars out of 5.
    Originally posted by Mateen
    That does not answer the question!

    and 3.6 stars allocated by who? A review site where the company itself enters 'reviews', or an objective evaluation by, for example, the Consumers Association?
    • Amsyv
    • By Amsyv 16th Oct 17, 3:20 PM
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    Greenflag - 50% off Renewal Quote
    I've been hunting for a decent breakdown cover that didn't cost the earth - my renewal quote was for 182.40 (includes recovery at home and national etc so its full cover) and spotted this! definitely worth giving them a call, they are more than happy to have a look at a quote for you and talk through the options. My renewal quote is based on a two year policy to works out at about 90/year - Greenflag were more than happy to assist and provide the promised 50% off - policy now costs me only 44.80 for the year! WOW!

    If only phoning to cancel my current policy was as easy! I am not naming names here but given the deal you can narrow it down. From the moment I spoke to my current provider they advised me that I would not get the same cover, stating greenflag do not cover at home or national?? eh I think they do! they then proceeded to tear strips off the cover and became rather intimidating. I had been with this company for years and have recommended them on several occasions, so I am now left feeling disgusted and taken aback. Needless to say they couldn't offer anywhere near the deal I got through greenflag so greenflag recovery plus it is for me and my car!
    • mamaduke
    • By mamaduke 21st Oct 17, 5:34 PM
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    I have been with them for just over 12 months & needed them for the first time today, I had just popped to the village & the car wouldn't start on my return.
    I had no documents with me as I had left my bag at home.
    I rang them, they were very efficient & courteous & found my details quickly, they contacted garages in the area & one responded saying he would be with me in the hour.
    10 minutes later he was pulling into the car park, recharged my battery, small amount if paper work & I was on my way within 15 minutes of ringing them.
    Very highly recommended.
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