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European Breakdown Cover.

European Breakdown Cover

Cover is available from the moment you leave home, to the moment you get back. We'll fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage.

Reassurance of a 24/7 English-speaking helpline
RAC Comprehensive European Breakdown cover has been awarded a 5 Star rating by Defaqto
92% of our customers would recommend us1

Unlike other major providers, we've got flexible options to suit you - single trip and annual policies for vehicles of any age, including classic cars, and we provide cover if you’re towing.

To discuss breakdown cover on the phone call 0330 332 8302*

Our Cover Levels

Short trip European Breakdown Cover from £5
Standard European Breakdown Cover from £6
5 Star Comprehensive European Breakdown Cover from £7

Up to £300 cover for one trip of up to 5 days

Up to £1250 cover per trip No overall claims limit

We'll fix you at the roadside or tow you to the nearest garage

Up to £400 for accommodation expenses and up to £400 to continue your journey Up to £500 for accommodation expenses and up to £1500 to continue your journey
  Garage labour costs of up to £150 UK roadside assistance & recovery up to the value of £300 (pre-departure)
  Up to £500 to get your vehicle back to the UK
Garage labour costs of up to £150

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Compare our European Breakdown Cover

What does RAC offer that the AA and Green flag don't?2 Find out more.

Cover / Product
RAC Comprehensive
Green Flag
Garage labour costs included^
Cover for 9 passengers or more online2
Cover for legal costs (assistance in recovering uninsured losses)2

Cover online if you tow2

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5-Star European Breakdown Cover

RAC Comprehensive European Breakdown Cover has been awarded a 5 star rating by Defaqto.


Praise for our European Breakdown service

"The assistance I received turned a potential holiday catastophe into a mere temporary inconvenience. I am really most grateful."

"I didn't realise how exceptional the RAC is. Unbelievably, there was a breakdown truck with us within 50 minutes and he diagnosed a flat battery... Or as the French say 'Il es mort!'"

"In a world which, at times, seems to be constantly complaining about poor service from organisations, I am moved to praise the 'excellent' service I have received lately from your European Breakdown Service."

"I am aware that Opteven is a separate business, but this was not obvious during my dealings with the team - it was a 'one RAC' experience. And a world-class experience at that. I am now telling everyone I know to sign up with the RAC!"

"The European Breakdown Service was nothing short of first rate."

For cover within the UK, visit our Breakdown Cover page for information regarding our most popular breakdown packages.

Full terms and conditions apply. Maximum benefits payable under the policy - please read the terms and conditions policy booklet for details. Additional cover available in some areas upon payment of an additional premium.

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

* 03 numbers are charged at national call rates and are usually included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.

1Based on data collated between April 2014 and March 2015 from our Customer survey on service.

^ Costs up to £150 excluding short trip cover.

2Comparisons based on the top cover levels from the AA and Green Flag and where applicable the maximum number of countries available as at 25.06.15. Click here for full details.

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.