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Direct Line vs RAC Breakdown Cover

We all know the importance of breakdown cover for motorists. If your vehicle breaks down while you’re out and about on the road, it can put you in a vulnerable position. If you have breakdown cover in place, help and support is just a phone call away. If you don’t, then you’ll have to figure out another way to get your vehicle up and running again. So, if you’re a driver, having breakdown cover can be invaluable.

For today’s motorist, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a breakdown cover provider. The RAC is the UK’s oldest breakdown cover provider, but how do we compare with Direct Line, who have also started to offer breakdown cover?


Brand and Reliability

When you compare breakdown cover, the brand and reliability of your provider should also be taken into consideration. With the RAC, you know you’re in safe hands – we’re proud to be known as the oldest, and longest established breakdown cover provider in the UK. 

  • The RAC includes At Home cover as standard for new members – some other providers make you upgrade for this
  • We fix 4 out of 5 at the roadside – in just 30 minutes on average
  • 125 years’ experience – we’ve been helping drivers for more than a century 

Levels of breakdown cover

Not all breakdown cover providers offer the same type or level of cover, so it’s important not to miss the detail when running a comparison of services. Here’s a summary of the types of breakdown cover provided by the RAC and Direct Line, via Green Flag***:

RAC

Standard

Unlimited

Unlimited callouts Unlimited callouts

Roadside Assistance
We’ll fix you on the spot, or recover you to a local garage within 10 miles 

Roadside Assistance
We’ll fix you on the spot, or recover you to a garage
We’ll rescue you if you break down at home 
We’ll rescue you if you break down at home 
20-mile taxi
We’ll reimburse you for the cost of a taxi from the garage
 
20-mile taxi
We’ll reimburse you for the cost of a taxi from the garage
 
If we can’t fix you, we’ll tow you to any garage or destination in the UK


Direct Line

Roadside 

Assistance if you breakdown ¼ mile from home address day or night.

Recovery

Recovery to UK destination if your vehicle cannot be fixed locally the same day.

At Home

You’ll get assistance if your vehicle breaks down at home or within ¼ mile.

Onward Travel Hire car or alternative transport if vehicle cannot be fixed at roadside.

*** comparison accurate as October 2019 

RAC Source - Terms and Conditions
Direct Line/Green Flag Source - Terms and Conditions (https://www.greenflag.com/breakdown-cover/policy-documents)
 

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