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AA Breakdown Cover

Why join the AA?

  • The AA is Britain's most trusted brand1
  • We have more dedicated patrols than any other UK breakdown service
  • Our unique breakdown app lets you call out and track your AA patrol
  • You can get exclusive AA Rewards with your membership card
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Independent reviews

  • 'Which?' have named us as recommended breakdown provider
  • AA Breakdown Services have been awarded a 5-star rating from Defaqto2
  • Most importantly, people who've used our service have rated us
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* The prices we quote online include introductory savings and are valid for your first year of cover. The free Onward Travel Options (Stay Mobile) offer is only available to new customers purchasing roadside assistance and a minimum of National Recovery (Relay). Vehicle cover is excluded. Offer ends 30 April 2014. The AA reserves the right to withdraw or alter this promotion without prior notice at any time.

1Source: Y&R BrandAsset™ 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).

2Defaqto 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.

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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Breakdown app

Our AA Breakdown & Traffic app gives you live updates on traffic and road works. It also has some helpful features for breakdown members.

Help when you've broken down

  • Call us out with the app and it'll tell us your exact location   so we can get to you even quicker
  • You can track where your AA patrol is so you'll know when we're going to arrive
  • There's a virtual membership card you can use if you don't have your real one handy

Extra features for Gold and Silver members

  • Search for parking spaces near you with My Parking
  • Find the cheapest fuel with My Fuel Prices
  • Check what a dashboard light means with the Warning Lights guide

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Our breakdown service is given 5 stars

Defaqto has awarded our breakdown cover service 5 stars

Motorbikes and other vehicles

AA Breakdown Cover doesn't just cover cars. You'll also be able to call us out for assistance with:

  • motorbikes
  • vans
  • minibuses
  • caravans or trailers on tow

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:

  • Maximum vehicle weight – 3.5 tonnes (3,500kg) gross vehicle weight
  • Maximum vehicle width – 7ft 6in (2.3m)

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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, Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 10am–2pm)

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, Sunday 10am–2pm)

Benefits of being a member

From rewards to loyalty perks

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.

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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, AA Roadside One Person One Vehicle Cover 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 from 1 September 2013 and renewing members from 1 October 2013:

AA Membership policy document – September 2013 (PDF)

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.

AA Breakdown Repair Cover

The current version below applies to new members who have bought Breakdown Repair Cover on or after 1 September 2013:

AA Breakdown Repair Cover policy document – September 2013 (PDF)

If you're an existing member who bought or renewed your Breakdown Repair Cover between 22 October 2012 and 31 August 2013, please see:

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

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European breakdown cover

  • 24-hour assistance if you break down
  • Policies for short breaks to annual cover
  • Over 40 countries across Europe

Save up to 30% when you buy online

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* * The discount is made up of 20% online discount plus a further 10% discount for AA members and any eligible AA customers. The discounts are only available online at www.theaa.com/europe.

European Breakdown Cover 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.

Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA.

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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Breakdown for companies

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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* Online discounts do not apply to Pay For Use services or Breakdown Repair Cover and are for new customers only in their first year of cover.

Frequently asked questions

All you need to know about AA Breakdown Cover

About AA Breakdown Cover

How does the AA compare with other breakdown organisations?

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.

What are the chances of you repairing my car at the roadside?

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.

Will you come out if I'm the passenger rather than the driver?

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.

How many times can I break down?

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.

How quickly can you reach me?

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.

What's Silver and Gold membership?

These are membership upgrades that provide breakdown cover enhancements to our loyal breakdown members. Please see Silver and Gold membership for more information.

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Buying breakdown cover

How soon will I be covered if I apply online?

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.

Can I buy AA Breakdown Cover as a present for someone else?

Yes you can, as long as you know their name and address. Please see Breakdown cover gift membership for more information.

Is my online payment secure?

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.

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Existing breakdown customers

I've broken down but haven't received my membership card yet. What should I do?

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.

Can I change the way I pay for AA Breakdown Cover?

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.

Can I make changes to my breakdown cover?

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.

How do I complain about AA products or services?

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.

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Renewing your cover

How can I renew my breakdown cover?

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.

Will I keep my existing membership number when I renew my breakdown cover?

Yes, your membership number will stay the same even if you've made changes to your cover.

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Emergency breakdown number

0800 88 77 66

Renew, change or cancel cover

0843 316 44 44

Get a breakdown quote

0800 085 2721

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