European Breakdown Cover

  • Standard breakdown cover policies do not cover you when driving abroad
  • Dedicated European breakdown cover provide peace of mind to motorists when driving on the continent
  • Compare features and prices for European breakdown cover from leading UK providers in the table below
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RAC European Breakdown Cover
  • Defaqto 5 star cover
  • Up to £1,000 garage labour costs included unlike any other provider*
  • Up to £1,200 accommodation expenses and up to £3,000 to continue your journey

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RAC European Breakdown Cover
  • Defaqto 5 star cover
  • Up to £1,000 garage labour costs included unlike any other provider*
  • Up to £1,200 accommodation expenses and up to £3,000 to continue your journey

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Breakdown Cover FAQs

Breakdown cover is an important way of looking after your car and your family. It ensures that you have the power to get where you need to go when mechanical problems would otherwise stop your journey in its tracks.

Breakdown cover isn't just purchased for cars - it can also be obtained for motorcycles, vans, trucks, and other road vehicles too.

The right breakdown cover can help to make sure that you don't have to pay hundreds, or even thousands of pounds for rescue and recovery in the case of an emergency.

What kind of breakdown cover policies can I get?

There are different types of breakdown cover to choose from depending on the kind of protection you want to have when out on the road. The most common policies are:

  • Basic Policies
    These policies ensure that you will receive assistance whenever you experience a breakdown on the road. Most of the time, a basic cover will also allow you to be towed to a local garage, but it will not cover the costs of a breakdown that occurs too close to your home.
  • Home Start
    These policies offer basic cover alongside the opportunity to access help if your vehicle will not start at home.
  • Onward Travel
    With these policies, if your car needs to be kept in a garage for repair, you will receive a hire car to keep you moving. Some policies will also cover accommodation if you're stuck out of town.
  • European Cover
    Standard breakdown cover policies will only provide protection while you're driving in the UK. For travel on the continent you will need dedicated European cover that is usually available in annual or single-trip options.
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