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Choosing the right Breakdown Cover.

Choosing the correct breakdown cover for your car can be a bit of a minefield if you are not aware of the different choices available. There are different types of deals to choose from and a lot of factors to consider. Breakdown cover for some, is more piece of mind than a necessity. With more of us having newer cars these days, most of us don’t give breakdown cover much thought, however having it just in case is always a good thing.

Choosing the right breakdown cover for your car

Just imagine, you are driving along a dark country lane late at night and all of a sudden you hear a loud clunking noise coming from the engine and the car rolls to a halt. What do you do now? Well. If you have breakdown cover you ring them to assist you and if you don’t, you might wind up frantically ringing someone who you think may be able to help. Breakdown and recovery companies will still come out to assist you if you are not a member, however the bill will be a lot higher compared to an existing member.

Listed below are the most common types of breakdown cover:

  • Roadside Assistance.

This is the most basic type of breakdown cover.  The roadside assistance vehicle will come to your aid and attempt to get your vehicle back on the road. If your vehicle cannot be repaired at the roadside, you will have to pay additional costs to have your vehicle towed to the nearest garage. However, they will only assist if you are a certain distance from your home. If you are at home and your car won’t start then you will need home assistance within your breakdown cover.

  • Local Recovery.

This is in addition to roadside assistance. If your vehicle cannot be fixed at the roadside, you will be towed to the nearest garage. Some providers bundle this with roadside assistance so be sure to check when comparing prices.

  • National Recovery

This is a step up from local recovery. From anywhere in the UK you and your vehicle will be taken to a garage or destination of your choice at no extra cost.

  • European Recovery.

Most companies will offer European cover either as a stand alone policy or as an add on to an existing policy. If you plan on taking your vehicle to Europe then breakdown cover could be a sound investment. Breaking down in Europe can be expensive and stressful so be sure to get the right cover.

  • PAYG Breakdown cover.

Pay As You Go breakdown cover is quite new to the market however it is becoming more popular with savvy car owners today. At Premier Vehicle Care we offer free membership to PAYG breakdown cover. You only pay when you use the service and our prices are cheaper than our competitors. Fill out the form below to receive your no obligation quote today. 


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