Bike breakdown and recovery

Motorcycle breakdown cover

Great value cover for your bike

The AA awarded breakdown service given 5 stars

Defaqto has awarded our breakdown cover service 5 stars

Bike breakdown and recovery

  • 24/7 repairs at the roadside
  • recovery to a local garage if your bike can't be fixed
  • support in the event of an accident
  • one AA policy can cover both your bike and your car

Why AA Breakdown Cover

AA Breakdown covers bikes as well as cars, so just one AA policy can cover both. Last year we rescued over 23,000 bikers who'd broken down – that's one motorcycle every 20 minutes. And The AA has 50 patrols on motorbikes in six major cities to help get to you quicker.

Simon Fisher, bike repair and recovery patrol

"As keen bikers too, we know what it's like when your bike breaks down – you just want the best possible service. That's just what we aim to provide. …you know your bike will be in good hands."
Simon Fisher, bike repair and recovery patrol

Great value breakdown cover

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Multi-bike and tailored cover from just £90

AA European Breakdown

European breakdown

AA European Breakdown Cover can help you relax and enjoy your holiday

AA Members Rewards

Members save 20%

You can save up to £300 on everything from short breaks to travel accessories

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.

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Existing breakdown customers

Here are some useful numbers if you've broken down or need to speak to someone.

Broken down?

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)

Had an accident?

For free advice following a road-traffic accident call the AA Accident Assist team on 0800 048 2678

Change or renew your breakdown cover

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)

Benefits of being a member

From rewards to loyalty perks

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 Please go to 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.

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Policy documents

The breakdown cover policy documents set out the terms and conditions of the contracts that make up AA Membership and AA Breakdown Repair Cover (parts and garage cover). They are split into two parts:

  1. the policy
  2. the membership arrangement and administration contract

AA Membership

The current version below applies to new members and existing members who renewed their breakdown cover on or after 1 October 2012:

AA Membership policy document – October 2012 (PDF)

If you're an existing member who bought your breakdown cover before 1 October 2012, please see Terms and conditions for existing members.

AA Breakdown Repair Cover

The current version below applies to new members and existing members who renewed their Breakdown Repair Cover on or after 22 October 2012:

AA Breakdown Repair Cover policy document – October 2012 (PDF)

If you're an existing member who renewed your Breakdown Repair Cover after 1 June 2011 and 21 October 2012, please see:

AA Breakdown Repair Cover policy document – June 2012 (PDF)

If you're an existing member who renewed your Breakdown Repair Cover between 15 July 2011 and 31 May 2012, please see:

AA Breakdown Repair Cover policy document – July 2011 (PDF)

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Upcoming shows and events for 2013



5th January Classic Bike Guide - Winter Classic

12th January Manchester Motorcycle Show



15th February MCN London Motorcycle Show

16th February 33rd Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show



9th March MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

23rd March Manchester Bike Show



1st April Ace Cafe Southend Shakedow

7th April Prescott Bike Festival

27th April 33rd International Classic Motorcycle Show



6th May Bike 1066 Spring Opener

11th May Thundersprint & Great Scottish Bike Show

18th May The BMF Show

27th May The Ace Caf� Margate Meltdown



15th June Cholmondeley Pagent of Power

22nd June Newark Bike Bonanza



28th July Durham Bikewise



28th August Ace Cafe Streetfighter and Stunt Festival



14th September Ace Cafe Reunion & BMF Tail End Show

28th September 19th Big Kent Bike Show

30th September Copdock Motorcycle Show



19th October Motorcycle Mechanics Show


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