Breakdown Cover

Breakdown cover is a policy that provides roadside assistance if your vehicle breaks down.

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Alternative Transport
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

Breakdown cover

Say goodbye to stress, say hello to peace of mind

Experiencing a motor breakdown can be stressful and frightening. Cover with us ensures that help will be on its way when you need it most!

Cover with us means complete peace of mind and with an average call out time of just 60 minutes, you’ll soon be back on the road!

We will be here for you 24/7. The average wait time for roadside recovery is 60-90 minutes.

Our breakdown patrols fix four out of five vehicles at the roadside within an average of 30 minutes.

If your vehicle breaks down or is involved in a road traffic collision in Europe during a journey, we will send you help to either: Repair the vehicle or Recover the vehicle

Choose your breakdown cover

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

BASIC

£49.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL

£79.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL+

£99.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM

£119.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM+

£139.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL

£99.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL+

£119.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM

£139.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM+

£199.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

BASIC

£99.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

ESSENTIAL+

£119.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM

£139.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM+

£169.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

BASIC

£36.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL

£54.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL+

£84.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM

£109.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM+

£129.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

BASIC

£29.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL

£39.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL+

£54.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM

£74.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM+

£89.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

ESSENTIAL

£42.80

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

ESSENTIAL+

£64.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM

£79.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM+

£129.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

BASIC

£109.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

ESSENTIAL

£139.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

ESSENTIAL+

£179.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM

£199.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

BASIC

£99.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

ESSENTIAL+

£119.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM

£149.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

PREMIUM+

£179.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel

Features of
Breakdown Cover

  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL

£89.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

ESSENTIAL+

£99.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM

£109.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

PREMIUM+

£169.99

Per Year
  • Roadside Rescue
  • Roadside Recovery
  • Home Breakdown
  • Onward Travel
  • European Cover

Roadside Rescue

Roadside rescue is designed to ensure that in the event of a breakdown, you and the passengers of your car will be transported safely away from the incident. You can also rest assured that your car will be transported by the RAC team to safety. If the RAC cannot repair your vehicle on the roadside, we will:

  • Transport you and your passengers to a destination of your choice up to 10 miles away from the incident.
  • Transport your vehicle to a destination of your choice up to 10 miles away from the incident.

Breakdown cover

Roadside Recovery

If we are unable to repair the vehicle under the Roadside Rescue section, we will recover the vehicle from the breakdown location to a local garage or a single destination chosen by the driver within the UK. If we attend a breakdown, and cannot fix the vehicle on the same day, we will help the driver by planning to allow continuation of the journey.

Hire Car Arranged

Alternative Transport

Overnight Accommodation

Assistance in a medical emergency

  • Road Assist & Recovery
  • Lost keys
  • Alternative travel
  • Home Assist
  • Road assist in Europe
  • Recovery of the vehicle in or from Europe
  • Any breakdown which has occurred prior to purchase
  • The cost of any parts
  • Any breakdown resulting from a pre-existing fault
  • Vehicles used for hire and reward or courier services
  • Mis-fuelling
  • Tyre faults where the vehicle is not carrying a serviceable spare tyre

Frequently asked questions

We cover a very large variety of vehicles, such as:

Car, Minibus, Courier, Classic Car, Bike, Van, Taxi Minibus, Taxi Car, Motor Home

The choice is yours.
Monthly payments are a flexible option, as you can pay on a monthly basis with no annual contract.

Annual payments are the cheapest option for a 12 months cover, you can pay upfront for a full year and automatically renew each year.

Breakdown cover it is not a legal requirement, however a motor breakdown can happen at any time regardless of the age of your car. By getting covered with RAC, you can rest assured that that a helping hand will always be there, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Help
& Support

How we help you

  • You can report any fault to us by calling us on 03333 449 559, using our live online chat or even by sending us an email. You can reach us over the phone between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and from 10am-4pm on Saturdays.
  • Our Priority Helpline will try to resolve or diagnose the problem within hours and wherever possible, we will try to talk you through a solution instantly.