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Breakdown Cover

UK breakdown cover options
£20 Gift Card
£30 Gift Card
£50 Gift Card
£100 Gift Card
Personal based
Covers you as a driver or passenger in any vehicle

5 call-out limit

5 call-out limit

Unlimited call-outs

Unlimited call-outs

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
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 Rescue
European Rescue covers you in 48 countries in continental Europe.
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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 17 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.
european breakdown cover
Choose from some of our most popular car breakdown packages

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:

* RAC Gift Card(s) Winter Offer 2015

The Offer

  1. A maximum of £100 Gift Card** can be claimed by eligible new customers purchasing RAC Breakdown cover. The level of cover purchased determines the amount awarded:
  • £20 – Roadside & Recovery
  • £20 – Roadside and At Home
  • £20 – Roadside, Recovery and Onward Travel
  • £30 – Roadside, Recovery & At Home (Unlimited)
  • £50 – Roadside, Recovery, At Home & Onward Travel (Premier)
  • £100 – Roadside, Recovery, At Home, Onward Travel & European

To Qualify

  1. To qualify for the Gift Card you must purchase RAC Breakdown cover direct from RAC by visiting, or by calling us direct.
  1. You must purchase Personal Based membership on an annual continuous payment method on one of the above cover combinations to qualify.
  1. Your policy must have started before the end of January 2016 and we must have received full payment in order for us to issue your Gift Card.
  1. The offer is not available to existing RAC Breakdown customers buying (or renewing their existing) breakdown cover or on purchases of breakdown during a breakdown situation.
  1. This offer is fulfilled online and you must therefore provide a valid email address at the time of purchase in order to claim your Gift Card.
  1. The offer excludes purchases made through cashback and voucher code sites.
  1. The offer excludes employees of RAC, their immediate families, agents or any other person connected with the promotion.
  1. The Gift Card can be redeemed against eligible purchases on the website.
  1. Only one Gift Card offer claim per customer, UK residents only.
  1. There are no cash or any other alternatives available.

How It Works

  1. To claim your Gift Card you must visit before midnight on 21 May 2016 and enter your membership and unique reference number which will be emailed to you within 72 hours after your purchase date.
  1. Provided payments have been received in full, and you have logged in to to accept the offer terms and conditions and claim your Gift Card, the Gift Card will be emailed to you 35 days after your policy start date.
  1. The Gift Card will be valid for 10 years from the date it was issued. To redeem your gift Gift Card, follow these steps:
  • Visit
  • Enter the Claim Code and click ‘Apply to Account’ when prompted.
  • Gift card funds will be applied automatically to eligible orders during the checkout process.
  • You must pay for any remaining balance on your order with another payment method.
  • Gift Card claim code may also be entered when prompted during checkout. To redeem your Gift Card using the 1-Click® service, first add the gift card funds to Your Account.

Things You Need To Know

  1. Offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and RAC reserve the right to vary or amend these terms and conditions or to withdraw the promotion at any time.
  1. By participating in the promotion, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the Gift Card terms of use.
  1. It will be necessary to pass some of your data to The Grass Roots Group UK Limited for the purposes of administering the Gift Card. Your data will be kept secure and will not be used for any other purpose.

** is not a sponsor of this promotion. Gift Cards ("GCs") may be redeemed on the website towards the purchase of eligible products listed in our online catalogue and sold by or any other seller selling through GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other is not responsible if a GC is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. See or complete terms and conditions. GCs are issued by Amazon EU S.à r.l. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of, Inc. or its affiliates.

† 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.