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Breakdown cover gives you peace of mind when you’re on the road. If you break down on the motorway, or you can't get started at home, it's good to know help is at hand. 

There are lots of breakdown providers to choose from, offering a range of cover levels, as well as a range of prices. Before you make a decision, it's important to do your research.

Price will play a role in your decision, but don’t forget to think about service and reputation. It’s worth reading reviews to help understand how customers rate their provider. You can get real feedback on customer service, response time and other aspects of their cover. 

The RAC, like other breakdown cover providers, is included on the review site Trustpilot. You can read the latest RAC Breakdown Cover reviews here.


What does RAC Breakdown Cover include?

With other providers, entry-level cover only includes roadside assistance, which will help you if you break down over ¼ mile from home. To get anything else, you need to upgrade.

But with the RAC, you get a complete breakdown service as standard. That means every cover level includes roadside and home rescue, plus some level of garage support and alternative transport. 

  • Rescue anywhere: we won't make you upgrade for cover at home – wherever you break down we'll be there. When your patrol arrives, they’ll try to fix you on the spot. But if they can’t, they’ll tow you up to 10 miles (with Standard) or an unlimited distance (with Advanced and Ultimate). 
  • Garage support: with Standard, our breakdown report tells the garage what's wrong with your vehicle, to get you fixed quickly. With Advanced, you'll get priority access to RAC garages, and with Ultimate we’ll take your vehicle to the garage and book it in for you, while you get on with your day.
  • Alternative transport: RAC offer a taxi from the garage as standard. And when you upgrade to Advanced or Ultimate, you can get hire car or taxi while your car’s being fixed. So you can carry on, even if your car can't.

 

Compare our levels of cover

*Max saving of £50 a year over 2 years, when switching to closest equivalent RAC cover. Compare cover here. Excludes AA Roadside Assistance. Ends 04/02/22, 7am.
^^Monthly prices on a fixed 24 month plan, for 1 vehicle.

Save up to 1/3^

The longer you stay, the less you pay

24 month plan
Fixed


Our lowest monthly web price.
Save up to 1/3^.


Cancellation fees apply.


From £8.50/month

12 month plan
Fixed


Save up to 25%^. Cheaper than a 1 month plan if you stay for a year.


Cancellation fees apply.


From £9.50/month

Rolling monthly
Flexible


Pay on a rolling monthly basis.


You'll pay a bit more, but you’re free to cancel at any time with no fees.

From £12.75/month

^Max savings for 1 vehicle on Standard cover, based on the monthly cost of a fixed plan vs. flexible monthly.

What our Members say

 

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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.

  

Get outstanding roadside cover with a wealth of additional extras with the RAC. We fix four out of five vehicles at the side of the road.

  

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 vehicle can't be fixed in the same day after a breakdown, RAC's onward travel product helps you to make alternative travel plans to continue your journey.

  

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.

  
Compare breakdown

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 Green Flag, to see how it compares for level of cover, pricing and customer reviews.

  

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

  

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

  

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.

  

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.

  
Additional cover

Our breakdown patrol will know you're a blue badge holder before they reach you.

  

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 comprehensive 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.

  

* AA Renewal Offer terms and conditions

  • Offer only applies to policies purchased via www.rac.co.uk. Offer ends 4th February 2022, 7am.
  • Saving applicable to closest equivalent breakdown cover levels only. Comparison table for AA’s cover levels vs RAC’s closest equivalent cover levels can be found here.
  • AA standalone Roadside cover, RAC Tyre Replace, Battery Replace, Garage Parts Cover and Key Replace are excluded.
  • AA optional extras such as Garage Parts and Labour or Smart Cover will not be taken into account towards the saving.
  • Up to £100 saving applicable to annual customers on a 24 month plan or £50 saving applicable to annual customers on 12m plan. Equivalent monthly saving is £4.16 per month. For monthly policies you would achieve the full £100 if you were to remain an RAC customer for 24 months or remain with RAC for 12months to achieve the £50 saving.
  • Saving applies to AA’s original renewal price or, for monthly customers, most recent price increase. AA price must have been given within the last 45 days.
  • If you cancel after 14 days and you haven’t used our service you’ll receive a refund, minus an amount for the time you’ve been covered and up to £50 arrangement and administration fee.
  • All cover levels on Flexible rolling monthly cover are excluded from the promotion.

How the offer works:

  • Check the comparison table here to see which of our products most closely matches your current AA cover and to compare prices.  
  • Purchase your RAC cover via www.rac.co.uk
  • If you are unable to achieve the full saving on annual policies or £4.16 saving on monthly policies when switching to RAC cover, email [email protected] and provide the following information within 7 days of purchasing your RAC policy.

Annual AA customers:

  • Copy of your AA renewal quote which needs to be dated within the last 45 days.
  • Full name, home address, email address, vehicle registration (if you have purchased a vehicle based policy) & RAC policy number. This information needs to match the details you provided when purchasing your RAC cover.
  • The following details on your AA renewal quote; your full name, home address & vehicle registration details (if you have a vehicle based policy). If your cover level includes multiple vehicles or additional members, then the details of these would need to be provided. These details must match your new RAC policy.
  • Eligible customers who have an annual policy will be refunded the difference onto their original payment card within 30 working days.
  • The information above will be solely used to validate your claim. No information will be kept.

Monthly AA customers:

  • A document showing your current monthly price and evidence that you have been an AA member for a minimum of 12 months.
  • The document which you submit to the RAC to confirm your AA policy needs to show your: full name, home address, email address, vehicle registration (if you have purchased a vehicle based policy). If your cover level includes multiple vehicles or additional members, then the details of these would need to be provided. This information needs to match the details you provided when purchasing your RAC cover. You must also include your RAC policy number.
  • Eligible customers who have a monthly policy will have the difference refunded by amending the monthly price. The discounted price will be applied for as long as you keep your RAC policy, up to a maximum of 12 continuous months.
  • The information above will be solely used to validate your claim. No information will be kept.
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