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startrescue.co.uk breakdown cover vs RAC

If you’re a driver, you really should have car breakdown cover, which can provide assistance if your vehicle runs into problems and needs fixing. The good news is that there are plenty of options when it comes to car breakdown insurance, which can be as cheap or comprehensive as you need.

The RAC is the UK’s most experienced breakdown provider, a fact we’re proud of. But we’re not the only company that provides a rescue and recovery service. So, how do we compare to startrescue.co.uk?
 

Contents:

Brand and Reliability
Level of breakdown cover
 


Brand and Reliability

The RAC has been coming to the rescue of UK motorists for over 120 years. Our patrols have a proud record of fixing four out of five cars at the roadside in an average of 30 minutes.

Our members give us very positive feedback - 4 out of 5 customers who experienced a breakdown would recommend our service to family and friends.

RAC Breakdown Cover was awarded a 5-Star rating by Defaqto in 2019.

startrescue.co.uk say they repair 79% of vehicles at the roadside, and that 96% of their customers would recommend them.

startrescue.co.uk was awarded a 5-Star rating by Defaqto in 2019.

Levels of breakdown cover

What does each level of breakdown cover actually include? Both the RAC and startrescue.co.uk have a range of cover options. See exactly what's included in the tables below.
 

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


Other add-ons are also available – including Onward Travel, Tyre Replace, Key Replace and Battery Replace.

startrescue.co.uk

One Star: Roadside & local

  • Roadside Assistance
  • Local Recovery up to 10 miles
  • Accident Recovery
  • Alternative Travel
  • Emergency Overnight Accommodation
  • Key Assist
  • Message Assist
  • Free Mobile Apps
  • Exclusive Deals

Two Star: Nationwide

Includes everything in One Star and:
  • Nationwide Recovery

Three Star: Home

Includes everything in Two Star and:
  • Home Assist
Four Star: European Includes everything in Two Star and:
  • Europe

Five Star: Full Cover

Includes everything in One to Four-Star cover.

 

RAC Source - Terms and Conditions
startrescue.co.uk  - Terms and Condtions as of October 2019 (https://www.startrescue.co.uk/documents/18/terms-and-conditions.pdf)

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