RAC

UK Breakdown Cover -
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RAC Breakdown allows you to tailor cover to suit your needs

And, with over 100 years experience, around 1,600 patrols, and we fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside*, you can be sure we'll provide you with a great service whatever cover you choose.

That means we'll aim to reach you within 40 minutes, 24/7, 365 days a year, and we'll give you priority if you're in a vulnerable situation.

So, what do we cover?

  • You or your vehicle
  • Motorbikes, trikes and most 4x4s as standard
  • Five call-outs a year (plus additional if you have joint/family or 2/3 vehicles)
  • If we replace a part at the roadside to get you going again, the fitting costs are included in your membership, so you only pay for the part itself.

You can choose to pay monthly or annually and, if you opt to cover yourself rather than your vehicle, there's no age limit on the vehicle**

Cover options

Roadside Assistance

Available from £33.99, this covers you at the roadside as long as you're more than a quarter of a mile away from home. We'll aim to get you back on the road but if that's not possible we'll tow you up to 10 miles to an approved garage or your home.

Nationwide Recovery

This extends your cover to include:

  • Transportation of your vehicle to your home or a single address in the UK
  • Transportation as above, for you and up to seven passengers
  • Transportation as above, if you are taken ill and there are no passengers to drive the vehicle

At Home

Add this option and you're covered should you need assistance at, or within a quarter of a mile, of your home.

"I was so grateful to the RAC patrolman who came to my aid, when I had a puncture at the top of a remote, steep and icy single track lane."

Ms F Bland, Blackburn

Onward Travel

This is an add-on to Nationwide Recovery and extends your cover (if we can't repair your vehicle at the roadside) to include:

  • Replacement car hire for a maximum of three consecutive days while your car is being repaired (over 21s only)
  • Reimbursement of rail, air, or other public transport costs (up to £150 per person or £500 per group, whichever is less)
  • One night's B&B accommodation for up to eight people (as above)
  • Special medical assistance as above, if one member of the party is taken into hospital more than 20 miles from home)

We can also arrange for your caravan or trailer to be recovered but you'll need to meet any additional costs yourself. And once you've joined, you can extend your UK membership to include European Cover.

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* RAC Measurement and Insight - Feb 2010. Excludes accidents and extreme failures.

** Roadside assistance cover for your vehicle only is not available for cars over ten years.

At Home usage statistics from December 2009/10 and January 2010/11 compared with June and July 2010/11.

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Broken down now?

If your vehicle has already broken down, you cannot buy your RAC Membership online.

However, we can still help. Call us for immediate cover on 0800 197 7815.