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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.

Level of breakdown cover

What does each level of breakdown cover actually mean? Both the RAC and startrescue.co.uk have a range of cover options. Here’s what each actually provides.
 

RAC

Standard

Advanced

Ultimate

Rescue at the roadside and at home
Also known as ‘roadside assistance’ and ‘at home’.

Rescue at the roadside and at home
Also known as ‘roadside assistance’ and ‘at home’.

Rescue at the roadside and at home
Also known as ‘roadside assistance’ and ‘at home’.
3 callouts a year Unlimited callouts Unlimited callouts

10-mile tow
To a garage or somewhere else within 10 miles.

Unlimited tow
Tow to any garage or destination in the UK. Also known as 'national recovery'.
Unlimited tow
Tow to any garage or destination in the UK.
20-mile taxi 
We’ll reimburse you for the cost of a taxi from the garage
 
Up to 2 days’ hire car or taxi
Stay mobile if your vehicle’s in the garage. This is a type of onward travel.
 
Up to 7 days’ hire car or taxi
Stay mobile for longer if your vehicle’s in the garage.  
 
Fault report for the garage
So you can let the garage know what’s wrong
 
Advanced garage support
Your patrol will arrange priority access to an RAC garage. And get a repair estimate for you. 
Ultimate garage support
In addition to Advanced garage support, we’ll also arrange a taxi for you from the scene of the breakdown. So you won’t need to come to the garage with us.



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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