Breakdown Cover Deals

RAC Breakdown Cover from just £7.95 a month*

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*New, single vehicle-based cover. £7.95 a month for Basic cover.

Breakdown cover deals from the RAC

From time to time, the RAC has deals on breakdown cover and add-ons. So you can get complete peace of mind on the road for even less. You’ll find all the latest deals and promotions here on this page – have a look around and see if you can save right now. 

FREE Battery Replace with Extra & Complete cover^

With our latest offer, we’ll cover the cost of buying and fitting a new battery, if we can’t recharge yours.
  • We get to most breakdowns in 60 mins or less
  • Our patrols fix 4/5 on the spot
  • Up to £150 of savings on servicing, tyres and more

Vehicle breakdown cover is typically our most affordable level of cover and provides protection for the vehicle, rather than the driver. This type of breakdown cover is ideal for

  • If you only travel frequently in one vehicle – this can be more cost-effective than other levels of cover
  • If you’re part of a family or household that shares one vehicle between multiple people

Personal breakdown cover protects a named person instead of a specific car. The policy holder is covered if the car they’re driving breaks down but also if they’re a passenger in another car, driven by someone else. This type of policy is perfect for:

  • People who regularly drive more than one vehicle
  • People that frequently travel as passengers in someone else’s vehicle

Hurry this offer ends Friday 8th December 2023, at 7am.

^For 1 nominated vehicle when added to Extra or Complete cover. New customers only. Ends 08/12/23, 7am.

Deals on family breakdown cover

Family breakdown cover is a cost-effective way to cover multiple people you live with on a single policy. It costs a minimum of £3 a month to add an extra person to your breakdown policy, depending on the level of cover you have. Or for a minimum of £6 extra a month you can choose our family breakdown cover, which covers up to 5 people in one household.

  • You can cover up to 5 people on the same policy (as long as everyone lives at the same address)
  • Just select ‘cover for you’, ‘for two’ or ‘family breakdown cover’ 
  • Everyone will be covered as drivers or passengers in any eligible vehicle2, including cars, motorbikes and vans.

Alternatively, you can also cover multiple vehicles on one policy if you choose vehicle cover. This means each vehicle is covered no matter who is driving when it breaks down. You can cover up to 3 vehicles registered to the same address. 

What's our cheapest breakdown cover?

The cheapest cover from the RAC starts from just £7.95 a month. For this, you’ll get our ‘Basic’ single vehicle-based cover – which includes Roadside Assistance and 5 callouts per year. And if we’re running an offer, you might find an even better price.

Here's our breakdown cover

^For 1 nominated vehicle when added to Extra or Complete cover. New customers only. Ends 08/12/23, 7am.
Prices above are for single, vehicle-based cover.

Cover to avoid a big bill

For more reassurance, you can add extras to your breakdown cover

Onward Travel

Can't do without your car? Get a hire car while yours is in the garage.

Tyre Replace

Puncture? No problem – you're covered for the cost of 5 new tyres a year.

Battery Replace

Get a new battery if we can’t recharge yours – saving you £160 on average.

Key Replace

Lost your car keys? We'll replace them, saving you £300 on average.

Find out more

About breakdown cover

Find all the information you need to have a better understanding of the different levels of cover that the RAC have on offer.


Many vehicle breakdowns happen at home – but with RAC At Home Cover you can get on with your day quickly again.


If your vehicle breaks down miles away from home, national recovery cover from the RAC could prove invaluable – find out more here.


If your vehicle cannot be fixed at the side of the road, our vehicle recovery service will transport it to either a garage or back to your home address.


If your vehicles in the garage after a breakdown, RAC’s Onward Travel helps you keep moving. We’ll pay for hire care for up to 3 days, overnight accommodations or alternative transport.


Vehicle breakdown cover can be a great value option if you’re looking for cheap breakdown cover – this guide from the RAC looks at the benefits of it.


Personal breakdown cover can give you peace of mind in whatever vehicle you’re driving or travelling in as a passenger, as this guide from the RAC explains.


Family breakdown cover provides vehicle cover for several members of your family within a joint policy.


Multi-car breakdown cover enables you to get breakdown cover for several vehicles under one policy.


Find out more about our offering for electric and hybrid vehicles here.

Compare breakdown cover

Compare breakdown cover from the RAC and other providers to help you understand the differences in service, coverage, optional extras and reliability.


This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with AA, to see how it compares for level of cover, pricing and customer reviews.


This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with AXA, to see how it compares for level of cover and pricing.

If you’re searching for the best breakdown cover deal, using a comparison service can really help – here are some useful tips to consider before you start your search.


How does the RAC compare with Direct Line, when it comes to providing breakdown cover services? This guide takes a look at prices, level of cover and customer reviews.


This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with Emergency Assist, to see how it compares for level of cover and pricing.


This guide compares the RAC, one of the UK’s major breakdown cover companies, with Green Flag, to see how it compares for level of cover, pricing and customer reviews.


The RAC is one of the UK’s leading providers of breakdown cover and vehicle recovery, but how does it compare to StartRescue?


The RAC and Rescuemycar are both UK car breakdown providers, but how do their levels of cover, prices and customer reviews compare?

Additional cover

Keep your business moving with tailored breakdown assistance for 1 to 100+ vehicles.


The Camping and Caravanning Club's breakdown and recovery scheme provided by RAC.


RAC European Breakdown Cover provides you with peace of mind and single-trip or annual cover you can rely on during your holidays.


Punctures, battery problems, non-starts and cut-outs are all covered. We'll even come out if you run out of fuel.


Put the wrong fuel in your car? Don't panic. Call us now for our fuel drain service.


Find out more about our offering for electric and hybrid vehicles here.


We bring the garage to you. Book a service or repairs at your home or work.


RAC Approved Garages work to the highest standards and provide exceptional customer service.


Our trusted garages explain everything clearly, so you can book with confidence.

Driving hints and tips

Not sure what that light on your dashboard means? View our guide and easily identify what that warning light means


Before buying breakdown cover, it’s useful to read reviews. Check out the RAC’s score on Trustpilot.


More and more new cars are being built without space for a spare wheel. Find out how we have used innovation to overcome this problem


Important Information:

^Free Battery Replace terms and conditions:

  1. Free Battery Replace cover for 1 nominated vehicle, when purchased with Extra or Complete cover.
  2. Offer available with vehicle-based cover for 1 vehicle and personal-based cover for 1 – 5 people.
  3. Battery Replace must be selected in the purchase journey to qualify for the offer.
  4. Battery Replace is free for the first 12 months only, after which it will become chargeable.
  5. You must purchase RAC Breakdown Cover online before 08/12/23, 7am.
  6. Offer applies to new customers only.
  7. Not available on purchases made during a breakdown situation.
  8. No cash or other alternatives.

Free MOT terms and conditions:

  1. The promotion is for one free MOT (up to the statutory maximum fee of £54.85) and is available to new customers purchasing Complete cover.
  2. You must purchase RAC Breakdown Cover online direct by visiting or by calling us on 0330 159 0382.
  3. Not available to members amending or renewing an existing policy or on purchases during a breakdown situation.
  4. Each MOT can only be redeemed per unique voucher code.
  5. This offer will be fulfilled on behalf of RAC by a third party (Who Can Fix My Car).
  6. You must keep your RAC Breakdown Cover for 12 months in order to be eligible for this offer. We reserve the right to recover the cost of the MOT if this condition is not complied with.
  7. Providing your payments are up to date and you haven’t cancelled your cover you'll receive an email within 15 working days after your policy starts containing your unique voucher code and details on how to book your free MOT.
  8. You will then have a further 12 months from the date of this email to book your MOT. After this date the offer will be deemed to have expired and cannot be reissued.
  9. You will need to provide a printed copy, or show the email containing the unique voucher codes and the RAC membership number to the garage on the day of the MOT.
  10. The free MOT can only be redeemed at RAC Approved Garages bookable via the WhoCanFixMyCar platform. To find your nearest RAC Approved Garage click here.
  11. Please note that not all RAC Approved Garages are able to offer MOT's for motorbikes.
  12. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
  13. No cash or other alternatives available.

2There are certain restrictions to the types of vehicles that can be covered. Please head to our vehicle eligibility page for more information on this.

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