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View the_mcanuff_stuff's Profile the_mcanuff_stuff Flag Caterham 24 Jan 19 12.34pm Send a Private Message to the_mcanuff_stuff Add the_mcanuff_stuff as a friend

Hi all,

Need to renew my breakdown service for my car and am wondering if anyone has any tips?

I notice a lot of smaller breakdown services charge a lot less for seemingly identical services. And they have decent customer ratings.

Or am I not comparing apples with apples and am better off sticking with the AA or RAC?

 

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View dorking's Profile dorking Flag 24 Jan 19 12.40pm Send a Private Message to dorking Add dorking as a friend

I'm with RAC and always found them to be top notch. Make sure you have all the different types of cover though - roadside, recovery, at home, onward travel.
Onward travel is very handy as you get a free hire car for 3 days following a breakdown and recovery. Gets you out of a hole if you haven't got a 2nd car

Last time I broke down, I think I heard that if you are with Green Flag, it may be half the price, but they just subcontract, in other words they use whatever local recovery company they can find.

At least with RAC (and AA)they have their own fleet of recovery vehicles and staff, so they do have a good standard of customer care.

I get free Tesco clubcard vouchers by shopping in Tesco's and buying petrol from their petrol stations. You can use these vouchers (multiplied by 3x their face value) towards the cost of RAC cover, so it costs you less in 'real money'

 

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View the_mcanuff_stuff's Profile the_mcanuff_stuff Flag Caterham 24 Jan 19 1.07pm Send a Private Message to the_mcanuff_stuff Add the_mcanuff_stuff as a friend

Originally posted by dorking

I'm with RAC and always found them to be top notch. Make sure you have all the different types of cover though - roadside, recovery, at home, onward travel.
Onward travel is very handy as you get a free hire car for 3 days following a breakdown and recovery. Gets you out of a hole if you haven't got a 2nd car

Last time I broke down, I think I heard that if you are with Green Flag, it may be half the price, but they just subcontract, in other words they use whatever local recovery company they can find.

At least with RAC (and AA)they have their own fleet of recovery vehicles and staff, so they do have a good standard of customer care.

I get free Tesco clubcard vouchers by shopping in Tesco's and buying petrol from their petrol stations. You can use these vouchers (multiplied by 3x their face value) towards the cost of RAC cover, so it costs you less in 'real money'

Thanks. I will probably go for AA/RAC again, I was just wondering if I'm being mugged off paying the extra.

 

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View milaneagle's Profile milaneagle Flag Waltham Cross 24 Jan 19 1.12pm Send a Private Message to milaneagle Add milaneagle as a friend

RAC combined with with TOPCASHBACK

Total steal and they are much better that The AA (though i am biased as dad used to work for the RAC :-))

Edited by milaneagle (24 Jan 2019 1.13pm)

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 24 Jan 19 2.09pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

I am with Green Flag and have been for many years
Always good service and quick . They once took my car to my house and the next day came to take it to a garage for repair

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 24 Jan 19 2.35pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Fatherken

I am with Green Flag and have been for many years
Always good service and quick . They once took my car to my house and the next day came to take it to a garage for repair

Always found them very good. Could also look to see if your insurance includes one. Mine does for a little extra cost

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 25 Jan 19 9.09pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

The company that is doing rather well at the moment is Autoaid.
Provides full breakdown services from £78.00 gives free spouses cover and offers a 50% discount on a second car.
Got my business this year. Haven't put them to the test yet but saved me some money in premiums.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 26 Jan 19 4.31pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Green flag worked very well for us for over four years, always very helpful when needed.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 26 Jan 19 4.47pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I haven’t paid for membership for years, I get free AA cover with my Lloyd’s bank account.

 

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