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Get a free MOT test for your car when you purchase at least national recovery and cover at home with your breakdown cover. Valid for 12 months at National Tyres and Autocare. Annual payment only. Terms apply*.
Roadside cover in any car + national recovery + at home + free MOT
Roadside cover in any car + national recovery
Roadside cover in any car
Just want cover for a single car? You can also create your own breakdown cover package to suit you.
The prices we quote online include introductory savings against standard renewal price for 2nd year of AA membership.
You're in safe hands. As the UK's largest breakdown organisation, we fix more cars by the roadside than anyone else. And AA's Roadside Assistance was awarded stars by 'Which?' magazine.
Thanks go to Patrol Bernard, Amy and all of the other call-centre staff who helped to co-ordinate our rescue. For musicians who are constantly on the road, the AA really is the fourth
emergency service and we will be forever grateful for their assistance. If you aren't a member already, you should be!”
Mr A Potts
Insurance against breakdowns when you join online
** Free Home Emergency Response for six months is only available to new customers. Certain postcode restrictions apply. Eligible customers will be asked qualifying property questions before payment is taken. When your Home Emergency Response cover expires in 6 months' we will automatically renew your cover for 12 months, unless you tell us not to. You'll be sent a renewal letter four weeks before your cover expires, so you'll have plenty of time to change, upgrade or cancel if you don't want to renew. Please see Home Emergency Response for details of cover.
In the 2012 Which? report for breakdown services, the AA's Roadside Assistance was awarded 5 stars. Defaqto has also given us 5 stars. Defaqto is an independent, financial research company that specialises in rating, comparing and analysing financial products.
AA Breakdown Cover is arranged by Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited. Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA. Registered in England and Wales number 2414212.
Home Emergency Response is underwritten by Acromas Insurance Company Limited, registered number 88716 (Gibraltar), and sold by Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited, registered number 2414212 England and Wales. Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA.
Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). You can check on the FSA's register by visiting the FSA's website or by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234.
Defaqto has awarded our breakdown cover service 5 stars
AA Breakdown Cover doesn't just cover cars. You'll also be able to call us out for assistance with:
However, some restrictions do apply. Your vehicle will need to meet the following specifications in order for us to be able to provide you with breakdown cover:
Great value breakdown cover
Here are some useful numbers if you've broken down or need to speak to someone.
For breakdown assistance in the UK call 0800 88 77 66 or 0121 275 3746.
If you have Breakdown Repair Cover (parts and garage cover) and your vehicle needs parts and/or garage labour, please see How to make a claim or call our claims helpline on 0844 579 0042.
(Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Saturdays 9am–1pm)
For free advice following a road-traffic accident call the AA Accident Assist team on 0800 048 2678
We'll write to you well in advance of your renewal, but if you'd like to talk to someone about renewing or changing your cover now, call:
0843 316 4444 or 0161 332 1789
(Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, weekends 9am–5pm)
If you'd like to amend your parts and garage cover (Breakdown Repair Cover) then call: 0800 587 5856
(Mon–Fri 8am–8pm, weekends 9am–5pm)
AA discounts saved our members more than £3.6 million* in 2011. And you could save an average of £300 over a year. Find details of all discounts and offers on AA Rewards, along with exclusive events, competitions and features.
In addition, we’ve introduced AA Silver and Gold Membership upgrades for loyal AA Breakdown members that provide access to a range of free breakdown cover enhancements.
* All offers, benefits and savings including terms and conditions can be found in the AA Rewards section of theAA.com. Please go to theAA.com/tc for all AA and third-party terms and conditions. All offers may be amended or withdrawn without notice at any time. The AA is not responsible for products and services provided by third parties. The AA is not responsible for the use of personal data supplied.
The breakdown cover policy documents set out the terms and conditions of the contracts that make up AA Membership, AA Roadside One Person One Vehicle Cover and AA Breakdown Repair Cover (parts and garage cover). They are split into two parts:
The current version below applies to new members and existing members who renewed their breakdown cover on or after 1 October 2012:
If you're an existing member who bought your breakdown cover before 1 October 2012, please see Terms and conditions for existing members.
The current version below applies to new members and existing members who renewed their One Person One Vehicle Cover on or after 19 March 2013:
The current version below applies to new members and existing members who renewed their Breakdown Repair Cover on or after 22 October 2012:
If you're an existing member who renewed your Breakdown Repair Cover after 1 June 2011 and 21 October 2012, please see:
If you're an existing member who renewed your Breakdown Repair Cover between 15 July 2011 and 31 May 2012, please see:
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Keeping your company's fleet of cars, vans, trucks and other vehicles moving is crucial.
Our fleet breakdown cover options include roadside assistance in the UK and European breakdown cover. So, whether you have a small fleet of cars or a single commercial vehicle, we can keep your company on the move.
You'll be able to manage your breakdown account online and add vehicles as you need them. To find out more, please see Business breakdown cover.
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* Discount does not apply to Pay For Use services or Breakdown Repair Cover.
As the UK's largest breakdown organisation, we fix more breakdowns by the roadside than anyone else. There's no charge for labour at the roadside and 95% of our members would recommend us to friends. As a member you're also entitled to AA Rewards, which could save you more than the cost of your membership.
We're able to help over 3.5 million people a year. We fix 4 out of 5 cars at the roadside using unique on-board computers to help diagnose faults when you've broken down.
Yes, with AA Breakdown Cover you're always covered as a driver or a passenger. If you've got Personal membership (cover for you) this applies for any vehicle. With Vehicle membership (cover for your car), you're covered in the vehicle you registered when you bought your breakdown cover.
You can call us out five times in one membership year (seven times with Joint membership or eight with Family membership) without incurring any call-out charges.
If you break down, we've got the latest satellite technology to help find the shortest route to get to you. We also give priority to people in vulnerable situations. If you download our app we can locate you by using your mobile phone's GPS signal.
These are membership upgrades that provide breakdown cover enhancements to our loyal breakdown members. Please see Silver and Gold membership for more information.Back to top
Your Roadside Assistance begins immediately after your online application has been successfully processed. If you provide your email address we'll email you confirmation of your cover. Your documents and membership card(s) will be posted to you within 28 days. Please note: Home Start, Relay and Stay Mobile benefits only start 24 hours after your membership begins. Breakdown Repair Cover (parts and garage cover) begins 14 days after your cover has started.
Yes you can, as long as you know their name and address. Please see Breakdown cover gift membership for more information.
Yes. We use the highest form of encryption generally available to make sure your payment is safe. Our secure-server software scrambles all the details you input before they are sent, so that only we can understand them.Back to top
Don't worry, just call us on 0800 887766 if you break down. If you bought your breakdown cover online, please remember to quote the membership number that was emailed to you at the time.
Yes. We provide a choice of easy payment methods. When you renew you can choose to set up a direct debit or a continuous payment by credit or debit card. These options will save you time in the future as we'll renew your cover automatically at the end of the year. You can also make a one-off payment with either a credit or debit card when renewing. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Alternatively, you can pay for your cover monthly directly from your bank account. Just call us on 0800 085 2721.
Yes. If you'd like to talk to someone about changing your cover, please call us on 0843 316 4444 or 0161 332 1789. To amend your Breakdown Repair Cover, please call 0800 587 5856.
If you're unhappy with our service for any reason, we really want to hear from you. Please see the information on what you need to do next.Back to top
We'll send you a renewal invitation up to 10 weeks before your cover is due to expire. This will include details of your renewal, based on your existing level of cover, and the various ways to renew. If you're not already paying on a continuous credit card or annual direct debit basis, you can choose a payment method to suit you. You'll soon be able to renew your cover online, but until then call us on 0800 085 2721.
Yes, your membership number will stay the same even if you've made changes to your cover.Back to top
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