Breakdown Cover - Drivethru
Has anyone joined the AA or a breakdown service on the spot when they have broken down. I was just wondering if it is more expensive to do that otherwise what is the point of joining in advance?
Breakdown Cover - cheddar
Which hard shoulder are you sitting on ;-)
Breakdown Cover - Enoughalready
I think.....

You won't get recovery - only a drag off the motorway to the nearest garage regardless if you join on the spot to the recovery service and there is an additional call-out fee ontop of the membership.

Breakdown Cover - Enoughalready
Apologies, by recovery I mean get you & vehicle home should a repair not be possible.
Breakdown Cover - Hamsafar
Yes, you can join on the sport but they charge about £130 to tow you to a garage first. It's cheaper to contact a local breakdown outfit and have them tow you somewhere usefull.
Breakdown Cover - oldgit
Yes, you can join on the sport but they charge about
£130 to tow you to a garage first. It's cheaper to
contact a local breakdown outfit and have them tow you somewhere
usefull.

Oh yes, I can imagine the scenario now. You have broken down in the middle of nowhere in an area totally unfamiliar to yourself and you hope that you know of and are able to contact a 'local' friendly garage (pigs may fly).

No, anyone owning a car and who travels average mileages around this country, would be foolish not to join a reputable breakdown service, wouldn't they, then the scenario would be so simple. Use your mobile phone (if you have one) and phone that service and wait in the comfort of your car especially if it's dark and peeing down with rain.

You can get all this and more for around £2/£3 per week. Why skimp on the essentials of motoring?
Breakdown Cover - fordprefect
Has anyone joined the AA or a breakdown service on the spot when they have broken down.>>


A few years ago daughter's boyfriend's Mk111 escort threw a rod through the block. He hitched a lift home, joined the AA, got a lift back to the car the next day and got them to recover it home.


Breakdown Cover - corblimeyguvnar
One week ago, mobile call from me mother, just shredded a tyre on the M4, so I say no problem just change the wheel, apparantly she couldnt get the nuts off!! :-), so I say just ring your Breakdown company, umm aaahh, forgot to renew!!!, so next answer is no I aint driving 120 miles to change the wheel, especially as I just bought you 2 new tyres because I told you your front ones were 2mm or less!!!
Result, she had to re-join the AA, at almost £100 to call em out to change a wheel.
Moral of the story, if you aint a mechanic (like me), at least join a budget breakdown co. with the minimal cover, this can sometimes work in your favour, like me daughter a month or so ago, she only has the barest minimum with GEM, but the nice breakdown guy came out and fixed the car, told her what to tell the garage was causing the problem and even approx how much it should cost to get fixed.
BUT, her breakdown insurance ran out last week, has she renewed, no! You just cant help some people can you.
Cheers
CBG
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Breakdown Cover - Pugugly {P}
They wouldn't have dared charge my mother (Gad the very thought).
Breakdown Cover - Armitage Shanks {p}
You can always call Yellow Pages on your mobile for the name of your nearest recovery company and take it from there. I had no recovery service for 20 years and didn't have a breakdown; I have now joined up and had two call outs in 11 years.
Breakdown Cover - ajsdoc
You can get good cover a lot cheaper than £2/£3 per week. More like £2/£3 per month - do a search on Autoaid, great value IMO.
Breakdown Cover - slowboy
do my cover through more than ,they are cheap and i think good got keys out of boot of focus in belgium. cant afford there car insurance

 

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