Am I eligible for RAC Breakdown Cover?

Vehicle Eligibility

RAC UK Breakdown Cover is available to members travelling by:

  • Car
  • Motorised caravan
  • Van or pickup
  • Car derived van
  • Minibus/limousine
  • Motorcycle

Within the below dimensions:

Max Weight (gross) Max Length* Max Width
Vehicles 3.5 Tonnes 6.4 metres (including tow bar) 2.55 metres
Pickups/Trailers/Car-derived Vans 3.5 Tonnes 6.4 metres long (including tow bar) 2.55 metres
*If you require cover for towing a caravan over 7 metres please look at our Arrival product

Excluded vehicles include:

  • Mobility scooters
  • Vehicles with trade plates
  • Caravans/trailers where the towing vehicle hasn’t broken down. Otherwise, please see our Arrival Product to cover your caravan/trailer.
  • Vehicles used on a ‘hire or reward’ basis eg. taxis and private hire cars. Please see our Business Breakdown Cover.
  • Vehicles broken down in areas that don’t have public right of access.
  • Unroadworthy vehicles at point of joining, upgrading membership, or in a break down situation.
  • Vehicles or trailers containing horses or livestock.

Please read the full RAC Terms and Conditions for more information.


Q. Do you provide breakdown cover for imported cars?
Yes, if the vehicle fits the specifications outlined in the RAC Terms and Conditions.
Q. Will my motorbike be covered as standard?

All RAC Breakdown Cover packages give the same level of Motorbike Breakdown cover as standard.

The motorbike must have an engine capacity of 49cc or above and be within our standard vehicle specifications.

We’ll come with a bike trailer or low loader for recovery if needed. We may need to send a second recovery vehicle for this.

We also cover licenced, taxed and tested quad bikes and trikes as standard.

Q. Can I cover 10 or more cars?

RAC Business Breakdown Cover is the best cover if you want to cover more than 3 vehicles. You can cover 1-99 vehicles.

Q. Is there any age restriction on vehicles you’ll cover?

No, we cover vehicles of all ages.

RAC contact options

It’s often quicker to get the help you need online. To see other frequently asked questions to help you manage your breakdown membership, you can visit some of our member query pages:

Contact us

To speak to us about your existing or a new membership, please call 0330 159 1111

Mon-Fri 8am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, bank holidays 9am to 5pm.

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Breakdown cover from just £7 a month

  • Roadside Assistance included with all cover levels
  • Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 on the spot – with repairs done in 30 minutes on average
  • We won't charge you a penny for roadside labour and fitting