Personal Breakdown Cover
What is personal breakdown cover?
Personal breakdown cover is a type of breakdown cover that applies to a named person, rather than a specific vehicle. With the RAC, you can buy personal cover for up to 5 people living at the same address.
With personal cover, you’ll have breakdown cover in any vehicle† – including cars, motorbikes (49cc and over), minibuses and vans. And you’re not just covered as a driver, you’re covered as a passenger too.
This is different to vehicle breakdown cover, which covers a particular vehicle no matter who is driving when it breaks down.
If you borrow your partner’s car and you break down, personal breakdown cover will cover you. Or if you’re riding pillion on a friend’s motorbike and they don’t have cover, you can still call for help.
Pros and cons of personal breakdown cover
Do I need personal or vehicle breakdown cover?
You can choose breakdown cover that applies to you in any vehicle† (personal breakdown cover) or a specific vehicle (vehicle breakdown cover). The right type of cover for you depends on your needs.
Can I add additional people to my policy?
Just choose ‘personal breakdown cover’ and select the number of people you’d like to cover.
What’s included in our breakdown cover?
^^Monthly prices on a fixed 18 month plan, for 1 person.
*For new, single personal based cover on a fixed 18 month plan. Standard cover from £5.75 a month. Ends 27/09/21, 7am.
What our members say
Personal Breakdown Cover - FAQs
Q. Can I pay monthly for personal breakdown cover?
Yes, you can choose to pay for personal breakdown cover on a flexible monthly basis.
Q. Can I get help if the vehicle breaks down at someone's house?
Yes. Whether you have ‘Standard’, 'Advance' or ‘Ultimate’ cover, we’ll come to your rescue if you break down at someone else’s house. We’ll try to fix you there and then, or we’ll tow you to a garage if we can’t.
Q. How many times can I claim on personal breakdown cover?
This depends on the level of cover you choose. With ‘Standard’, you have up to 4 callouts. With ‘Advanced’ and 'Ultimate', you have unlimited callouts – so you can call us out as many times as you like, as long as it’s not for a recurring problem.
Q. Am I covered as a pillion passenger on a motorcycle?
Yes, with Personal Cover you're covered in any vehicle*. RAC breakdown packages give the same level of cover to motorbikes as cars. Please note that motorcycles need to be over 49cc and not be classed as a mobility scooter.
Q. What kind of vehicles are you covered in?
We cover any vehicle* of any age – including cars, hybrid, electric vehicles, motorbikes, cars, hybrids, electric vehicles, motorbikes (49cc and over), campervans and vans.
Your vehicle must weigh less than 3.5 tonnes (3,500 kg) and it can’t be bigger than 6.4 m long and 2.55 m wide (that's roughly the weight and size of a Ford Transit long wheelbase van).