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Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside

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Compare Breakdown Cover

Not all breakdown providers are the same, and when it comes to choosing the right car breakdown cover for you, we know that you have a lot of choice and a lot to think about. To help make your decision making process a little easier, you can compare breakdown cover with the RAC using this helpful comparison chart.

RAC AA Green Flag
Trust Pilot score (out of 10)1 8 2 4.7
Patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside2 Yes Yes Information not available on the website
Includes roadside labour and fitting costs as standard3 Yes Yes No
Exclusive member offers programme Yes Yes No
Years of breakdown experience4 120 years 112 years 46 years
Fixed vehicle based membership starting prices5 £34.99 £39 Variable
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Car Breakdown Cover Comparison

Different car breakdown cover providers offer different levels of coverage, so before you can compare breakdown cover it is important to understand what you are looking for.

Should you experience a car breakdown while out on the road, having the right level of breakdown cover can help you to get back on the move again so you can continue with your journey. When it comes to car breakdown cover, it's not just about getting to you quickly, it's about getting you going again. Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 cars there and then at the roadside - and with roadside labour and fitting included in the cost of your cover, there are no nasty surprises. You can rest assured you'll have Britain's most experienced provider by your side, with 120 years’ experience in rescuing our members on the roadside.

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How to Compare RAC Breakdown Cover Options

Knowing how to compare the different RAC Breakdown Cover options is essential when you are looking to purchase the right breakdown cover for you. To do this you need to understand what your breakdown needs are, what our standard cover provides and how our additional levels of cover compare to that. Tempting as it is to go with the cheapest package when making a breakdown cover comparison, the cheapest package may not meet all your needs and you may end up paying more in the long run. Our RAC Breakdown Cover Comparison guide will help you understand which options are available, how they compare and which levels options are best suited for you needs.

Do you drive long distances on a regular basis?

If you travel far on a regular basis then it is important to understand how our Breakdown options compare to ensure you are properly covered. With our standard Roadside Rescue package your vehicle will be attended at the roadside 24/7, as long as you are over a ¼ mile away from home. If in the unlikely event we are unable to fix your vehicle, our Roadside Rescue cover also includes a 10-mile tow to a destination of your choice. In comparison, our Recovery option will take you and up to 8 passengers and your car to your chosen destination anywhere in mainland UK. This additional level of cover is desirable for those who regularly travel with passengers or for those who travel far from home and need the flexibility of a mainland tow.

Do you drive locally on a regular basis?

Most motorists are unaware of the fact that most car breakdowns are likely to occur near the home. If you primarily travel locally, whether it’s dropping the kids to school or popping round the shops, then it certainly worth comparing the different RAC Rescue options. Where our Roadside Rescue will attend your vehicle a ¼ mile away from your home, our At Home will attend your car if it breaks down at home, or within a quarter of a mile of your home.

Are you dependent on your car?

Though we are proud of our record of fixing 4 out of 5 vehicles by the roadside, we also provide further services if we are unable to fix your vehicle. Compared to our standard level of cover, our Garage Parts and Labour package is designed for drivers who depend heavily on their vehicle, but may not have the finances to fit it straight away. This optional extra will cover the cost of certain parts and labour up to £750 per claim through the RAC-approved garage network to help get you back on the road again. It should be remembered that this option is only available with our Recovery cover package.

How often do you drive your car?

Flat batteries are one of the most frequent causes of breakdowns. If you drive infrequently and for short periods of time, then you could be increasing the chance of a flat battery. Compared to our stand-alone basic level of cover, for just £20.99 extra per year our Battery Rescue will source, fit and pay for a replacement battery if yours cannot be recharged.


Breakdown Cover from just £34.99

  • Our patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside in just 30 minutes on average
  • As Britain’s most experienced provider we've been championing motorists for 120 years
  • 92% of our members would recommend RAC breakdown cover to their friends and family


Table sources:

1) Trust Pilot score
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.rac.co.uk
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.theaa.com
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.greenflag.com

2) 4 out of 5 vehicles fixed at the roadside
RAC Measurement & Insight: Correct as of 09/09/2016.
AA source: http://www.theaa.com/breakdown

3) Includes roadside labour and fitting costs as standard
RAC Terms & Conditions page 6.
AA source: https://www.theaa.com/resources/Documents/pdf/breakdown-cover/terms-and-conditions-current.pdf, page 14.
Green Flag source: https://www.greenflag.com/breakdown-cover/policy-document.pdf, page 22.

4) RAC established in 1897
AA established in 1905: http://www.theaa.com/about-us
Green Flag launched in 1971: https://www.greenflag.com/about-us

5) Fixed vehicle based membership starting price.
Roadside cover for any driver of your vehicle.
AA source: http://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/uk-breakdown/view-optionsAndCoverTypes.do?isOptionsAndCoverTypes=true&optMshp=pcon100.
Green Flag source: Green Flag cost dependent on rating criteria including vehicle, mileage and postcode. Starting price taken from GreenFlag.com.

RAC terms and conditions here
AA terms and conditions here
Green flag terms and conditions here

Breakdown cover arranged and administered by RAC Financial Services Limited (Registered No 05171817) and provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and/or RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England; Registered Offices: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. RAC Motoring Services and RAC Financial Services Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.