Sales enquiries: 0330 159 1111

Breakdown Cover

Personal cover

Covers you as a driver or passenger in any vehicle.

Roadside Rescue

We'll fix your vehicle at the roadside, as long as you're over 1/4 mile away from your home


We'll take you, up to 7 passengers and your car to your chosen destination anywhere in the UK

At Home Rescue

We'll attend if your car breaks down at home, or within 1/4 mile of your house

Onward Travel

We'll provide a courtesy car, hotel accommodation or alternative transport for you and up to 7 passengers 5 times a year

European Cover

European Cover in 48 countries in continental Europe.



Defaqto Five Star Breakdown Cover




To discuss breakdown cover on the phone call 0330 159 1111

£750 of parts and labour

With our Garage Parts & Labour, we'll cover the costs of certain parts and labour at the roadside or through our RAC Approved Network. With no excess to pay, we cover costs up to £750 per claim for up to 5 claims per year.

£1000 of Key Cover

What would you do if you lost your car or house keys, or if they we're stolen or broken? We'll cover the cost of new keys, locks and locksmith charges up to £1000.

New battery and fitting

We’ll source and fit a new battery up to the value of £600, if we can't recharge your battery, with no additional charge to you.

European Rescue

Includes cover in 48 countries across the continent, English-speaking incident managers and transport back to the UK if neccesary.

The RAC Difference

Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside in just 30 minutes on average

We're the UK's most experienced breakdown provider

All our vans carry over 500 parts and tools together with the latest diagnostic equipment so we'll fix the problem quickly

All roadside and labour fitting costs included

We repair on average 1 vehicle every 19 seconds

We’ll also rescue you in an accident3

3Wherever possible, the RAC will recover the cost of the recovery service from your insurer or 3rd party insurer. If this is not possible you will be asked to pay for the recovery.

Did You Know

All our Patrols carry a universal spare wheel, so if your car doesn’t have a spare as standard, we’ll get you moving again.

Did You Know

We’ve also bought together the expertise and experience of our Patrols together with investment in the latest diagnostic technology.

RAC Roadside, Recovery, At Home and Onward Travel breakdown cover has been awarded a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto

5-Star Breakdown Cover

RAC Roadside, Recovery, At Home and Onward Travel breakdown cover has been awarded a 5 star rating by Defaqto.
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Breakdown Cover

RAC Car Breakdown Cover will get you back on the road. Fast. And did you know, the RAC can come to your rescue if you have an accident3. Already a member? Existing members can take advantage of great Member Benefits with their car breakdown cover.

RAC Breakdown patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside. UK Breakdown Cover membership starts from just £27.99 for roadside assistance. Options also include roadside recovery cover, at home car breakdown cover and more.

We know you want great value cover from a name you can trust, which is why our cheap breakdown cover starts from just £27.99. Why not compare breakdown cover and see if another breakdown provider can offer all this.

In addition to providing roadside assistance for your car, we offer Motorbike Breakdown Cover, which starts from just £27.99. We also provide European Breakdown Cover to give you peace of mind whilst on your holiday road-trip, from Short Trip cover to our Comprehensive 5 Star Defaqto-rated cover.

Important information:

* Free At Home terms and conditions

  1. Free At Home is only available on personal based membership with a minimum cover level of Roadside, Recovery & At Home.
  1. You must purchase RAC Breakdown cover direct from RAC by visiting, or by calling us direct
  1. This offer is available to new RAC members and applies for the first year of membership only. Not available to members amending or renewing an existing policy.
  1. Offer ends 29.02.2016.
  1. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.
  1. Excludes membership purchased via cash back sites and voucher code sites.
  1. No cash or other alternatives available.
  1. Excludes vehicle based cover & RAC Response (Blue Badge membership).

† Price for 1 day Comprehensive cover for up to 8 people travelling in a 1 year old vehicle in France

1 Customer survey on service and our previous European Breakdown policy based on data collected between April 2014 and March 2015

^ Costs up to £150 excluding short trip cover

2 £27.99 price is available on the purchase of Vehicle Based Roadside only on an annual continuous basis for the first year of membership.

Breakdown cover provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England; Registered Offices: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall, WS5 4AW. Arranged, sold and administered by RAC Motoring Services who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities only. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.