Find out what our members are saying about our breakdown services:
“I broke down on a family day out. I was very impressed with the patrol man that came out within 30 minutes. He never gave up on the problem and managed to get the car going so I could enjoy the rest of the day with my family.” — Lynne, Tutbury
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1The 3 months' extra cover free offer is only available to new customers purchasing Roadside Assistance and at least one option using an annual payment method. Offer ends 02 September 2014. The AA reserves the right to withdraw or alter this promotion without prior notice at any time.
2Source: Y&R BrandAssetTM Valuator April 2014. The AA came first in a survey of over 3000 people in the UK, ahead of the Post Office and Boots (charities excluded).
3AA members can save up to 20% on food and drink at over 50 Moto service areas across the UK. For more information see Moto terms and conditions.
4The VW camper van prize draw is open until 02 September 2014. Customers purchasing or upgrading a breakdown cover policy before then will automatically be entered. Existing members can also enter through Member benefits. See terms and conditions for details.
Which? is an independent consumer research group that has named us as a recommended breakdown provider.
Defaqto is an independent financial research company that has awarded AA breakdown services a 5-star rating.
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.
Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You can check their register or call the FCA on 0800 111 6768.
Our AA Breakdown & Traffic app gives you live updates on traffic and road works. It also has some helpful features for breakdown members.
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, Saturday 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, Saturday 9am–5pm
Find details of all discounts and offers, 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.
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 from 1 September 2013 and renewing members from 1 October 2013:
If you're an existing member who bought your breakdown cover on or before 31 August 2013, please see Terms and conditions for existing members.
The current version below applies to new members who have bought Breakdown Repair Cover on or after 1 September 2013:
If you're an existing member who bought or renewed your Breakdown Repair Cover between 22 October 2012 and 31 August 2013, please see:
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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
0800 88 77 66
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0800 085 2721
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