RAC launches new European breakdown cover

RAC launches new European breakdown cover

Motorists heading off to Europe will now be able to take advantage of the most comprehensive breakdown cover on offer in the UK, thanks to a new service being launched by the RAC.

The RAC Comprehensive Plus European Breakdown Cover, which has been given a five-star rating by independent body Defaqto, is available in 48 countries.

It covers nine passengers or more and can provide up to £1,000 towards garage costs, more than any the major provider.

Further benefits include cover for up to three missed pre-booked connections and the offer of £100,000 of legal cover if drivers are involved in an accident.

Motorists will also be able to have their vehicle fixed on the roadside or taken to the nearest garage when this is not possible.

In cases where a vehicle cannot be repaired, it will be repatriated to the UK, with the offer of a UK hire car for seven days.

Case handlers at a contact centre open 24/7 will speak foreign languages to help manage repairs and arrange alternative travel arrangements where necessary.

Jonathan Wadd, RAC UK and European breakdown product manager, said: "We wanted to create a product that everyone could depend on, whatever the reason - whether they're popping to Paris for few days, or setting off on a two month road trip around all 48 European countries - with Comprehensive Plus European Breakdown Cover we've achieved that.

"With no overall claims limit, contribution to garage labour charges included, and covering more countries than any other major provider, we're proud to say our Comprehensive Plus European Breakdown Cover is the most comprehensive offering in the market. We have flexible cover options to suit everyone - so wherever you end up on holiday, we've got you covered."

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