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Not all breakdown providers are the same, and when it comes to choosing the right car breakdown cover for you, we know that you have a lot of choice and a lot to think about. To help make your decision making process a little easier, you can compare breakdown cover with the RAC using this helpful comparison chart.

Car breakdown cover comparison

Different car breakdown cover providers offer different levels of coverage, so before you can compare breakdown cover it is important to understand what you are looking for.

Should you experience a car breakdown while out on the road, having the right level of breakdown cover can help you to get back on the move again so you can continue with your journey. When it comes to car breakdown cover, it's not just about getting to you quickly, it's about getting you going again. Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 cars there and then at the roadside - and with roadside labour and fitting included in the cost of your cover, there are no nasty surprises. You can rest assured you'll have Britain's most experienced provider by your side, with 117 years’ experience in rescuing our members on the roadside.

RAC Breakdown offers

Join the RAC online today and get 2 months FREE breakdown cover*.

12 months for price of 10 on new, personal based Roadside & Recovery and selected levels above on annual continuous payment direct from RAC. Ends 12.5.15.

 


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      RAC logo. AA logo. Green Flag logo.
  Patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside1   Information not available on the website
  Company employs its own roadside technicians2  
  Includes roadside labour and fitting costs as standard3  
  Discounted roadside Fuel Drain service available4   Not included on Rescue only
  Exclusive member offers programme  
  Years of breakdown experience5   117 years 109 years 43 years
  Fixed vehicle based membership starting prices6   £27.99 £29.99 Variable
from £27

Table sources:

1) 4 out of 5 vehicles fixed at the roadside
RAC Measurement & Insight: December 2012 - May 2013.
AA source: http://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/

2) Company employs its own roadside technicians
RAC Measurement & Insight January 2013.
AA source: http://www.theaacareers.co.uk/working-here/our-jobs/aa-roadside-technician/.
Green Flag source: Mintel report Sept 2012 states on page 60 “Green Flag does not have its own patrols, instead relying on independent breakdown operators...”.
 
3) Includes roadside labour and fitting costs as standard
RAC Terms & Conditions page 10.
AA source: http://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/#tabview%3Dtab5.
Green Flag source: Green Flag Full Terms & Conditions page 6: “we may choose to repair the vehicle (at your cost) following a breakdown, rather than arranging for it to be recovered”.

4) Discounted roadside Fuel Drain service available
RAC source: http://www.rac.co.uk/breakdown-cover/wrong-fuel-recovery.
AA source: http://www.theaa.com/fuel-assist/index.html#tabview%3Dtab3.
Green Flag source: Green Flag Full Terms & Conditions page 24.

5) Source Mintel report September 2012: States AA established in 1905, RAC established in 1897, Green Flag launched in 1971.

6) Fixed vehicle based membership starting price.
Roadside cover for any driver of your vehicle.
AA source: http://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/uk-breakdown/view-optionsAndCoverTypes.do?isOptionsAndCoverTypes=true&optMshp=pcon100.
Green Flag source: Green Flag cost dependent on rating criteria including vehicle, mileage and postcode. Starting price taken from GreenFlag.com.

1 Charges will apply.

* 2 Months Free Terms and Conditions:

1. Two months free is 12 months breakdown cover for the price of 10 on an annual UK breakdown membership.

2. You must purchase Personal Based membership on one of the following cover combinations to qualify:

- Roadside & Recovery
- Roadside, Recovery & At Home
- Roadside, Recovery & Onward Travel
- Roadside, Recovery, At Home & Onward Travel

Other cover options or optional extras may be added, but will not be subject to the discount

3. Purchases must be made direct from RAC by calling 0844 891 3111 or from www.rac.co.uk between 12 March 2015 and 12 May 2015.

4. Offer is only available to new RAC Members and applies for the first year of membership on an annual continuous payment method only. Not available to customers amending or renewing an existing policy.

5. This offer is not available to new customers who purchase RAC Breakdown cover via voucher code or cash back websites.

6. No cash alternatives available.

7. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

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.