Roadside

Get the best deal on basic Roadside cover from the UK’s most reputable breakdown providers. We’ve taken the time to compare prices so you don’t have to! Check out our Roadside cover table below;

Roadside
Recovery
Home Cover
Onward Travel
European Cover
Repair Cover
Personal Cover
Vehicle Cover
No Claims Discount
Online Discount
Prices start from
Buy Cover
Rescue
included tick
optional tick
optional tick
optional tick
included tick
included tick
-
£20
Green Flag
Roadside
included tick
optional tick
optional tick
included tick
42%
£30
Join the RAC today
Roadside
included tick
optional tick
optional tick
included tick
optional tick
46%
£30
Information about breakdown cover from the AA
Local Recovery
included tick
included tick
-
£38
Swinton Breakdown Cover
Roadside Assistance
included cover
Included cover
Included cover
-
£39
More Than Breakdown Cover
Roadside
included tick
included tick
-
£49
GEM Breakdown Cover
Optional-key
Included-tick

Roadside cover is basic entry level cover for drivers who want the peace of mind of knowing that help is on hand if they breakdown anywhere in the UK. The average response time for most breakdown companies is around 30 – 40 minutes and the major breakdown companies will fix anywhere between 70% – 85% of breakdowns by the roadside.

Most companies stipulate that you need to be a quarter of a mile from home for the breakdown to qualify as a Roadside call out. Any nearer and you would need to buy additional cover for home breakdowns. Roadside cover mechanics tend to ‘patch you up’ until you can get home or a garage, whichever works best for you. In some cases when a proper fix can be made and the mechanic has the part onboard the recovery vehicle, they will do it. In most cases the labour is free, but there will be an additional charge for the parts. It is possible with some breakdown providers to take out extra cover for parts.

Comparing Roadside cover life-for-like is tricky because not all car breakdown companies categorise their products in the same way, with some providers choosing to bundle additional cover into the price. Our tables aim to give you an at-a-glance comparison of the products on offer from the major UK breakdown providers. We hope you find the right cover package for you and that you don’t need to use it!

Roadside 4.9/5 (98%) 8 votes

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