I was due to travel back from the West Country on 23rd December but a mechanical failure to the vehicle prevented me from travelling. Originally, the service dealer thought it OK to proceed home (with caution) but this was the day that the worst storm in living memory hit the South Coast, and I wondered how stretched the RAC was on that day. If we had become stuck en route would we have had to wait hours for a recovery vehicle and the hire car offered under warranty? My thought is that, for all their professionalism and capabilities, the RAC (and others) would have been stretched above and beyond their abilities in such extreme weather conditions and the number of associated callouts. Can anyone provide some stats to assist my case for getting the work done in advance of travelling?