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The RAC Difference

When considering breakdown cover, it’s important to know the differences between providers so you can choose a policy that meets all your needs. It’s not always about just cost but what you drive, how far you drive and the conditions you normally drive in. With so many factors to consider, finding out which provider is best for you can prove tricky, do we’ve looked at what makes RAC Breakdown Cover different.

Read our RAC Difference guide below to learn how the RAC is best suited to meet all your Car Breakdown Cover needs.

What is the RAC Difference?

  • We are Britain's most experienced breakdown provider, with 118 years’ experience in offering exceptional service
  • We repair 4 out 5 vehicles at the roadside, on average within 31 minutes
  • All roadside labour and fitting costs included in your membership, so there will no nasty surprises
  • Our Patrols carry over 500 parts and tools onboard all our vans so we can bring the garage to you
  • We’ll also rescue you in an accident1

The rise of the ‘puncture, no spare’ breakdown led our technical experts to develop an innovative and highly effective solution. The first option for an RAC Patrol is always to try to repair a puncture. If this isn’t possible, fitting the vehicle’s spare wheel would normally be the next step. Unfortunately, half of all new vehicles rolling off production lines no longer come with a spare wheel as standard. To overcome this, RAC Car Breakdown Cover has created a universal spare wheel designed to speed up the fix time and minimise inconvenience for our members who experience a puncture without having a spare, getting you back on the road, without the need for a tow to a garage.

As cars have become more computer oriented, it has become increasingly difficult for your average driver to fix them. So we’ve equipped all our Patrols with some of the most advanced breakdown diagnostic software in the world. The investment in RACScan+ allows the RAC to diagnose faults across multiple vehicle systems on today’s high-spec, high-tech cars, which would otherwise have to be towed to a garage for repair, our focus is always on getting you fixed at the roadside and moving again.

Contact us today

Find further information on Breakdown Cover for your car by speaking to one of our RAC advisers on 0330 159 1111 to get a quote.

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Breakdown Cover from just £29.99

  • Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside in just 30 minutes on average
  • As Britain’s most experienced provider we've been championing motorists for 119 years
  • 92% of our members would recommend RAC breakdown cover to their friends and family

Wherever 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.