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Parts and Garage Cover

If you need more than a fix at the roadside

We’ll help reduce your garage repair bill after a breakdown.

Reducing your repair costs

We’ll always do our best to fix your vehicle by the roadside – but sometimes vehicles need parts or garage work to get them going again.

With Parts and Garage Cover (also known as Breakdown Repair Cover) we’ll help out with your garage repair bills after a breakdown.

  • Claim up to £500 (including VAT; £35 excess is payable) towards expenses if your vehicle needs parts or garage after a breakdown attended by the AA
  • make up to 5 claims a year (6 if you cover more than 1 vehicle on a joint/family policy)
  • cover up to 4 vehicles on 1 policy

Saving you money

Average costs for some of the most common parts and repairs include:

  • starter motor – £209
  • radiator – £210
  • alternator – £277
  • turbo – £336

With Parts and Garage Cover, you only need to pay the £35 excess for your claim.

Parts and Garage Cover activates 14 days after you buy. If you're new to the AA, you can add it to your cover when you buy online.

To add Parts and Garage Cover to your existing AA cover, call us now on 0343 316 4444 to get a quote and update your policy.

Want to make a claim?

If you already have Parts and Garage cover with us and want to claim back the costs of repairs, contact our claims helpline on 0344 579 0042 before the work is started. You must have broken down and been attended by an AA mechanic.

Parts and Garage Cover claims can only be made for breakdowns that occur after the first 14 days of your cover.

Did you know?

We helped our members cover the cost of over 61,000 repairs in 2014.
In 2014, our members saved over £12.2 million in repair costs.

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Member or not, we can help. Call 24/7 on 0800 88 77 66

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What’s included?

With Parts and Garage Cover we’ll help you with repair costs for mechanical or electrical breakdowns that we’ve attempted to fix by the roadside.

We don’t cover the costs for repairing pre-existing faults.

Can I cover my vehicle?

We cover vehicles of any age or mileage, but this doesn’t include caravans and other trailers, kit cars or taxis. 

We don’t cover vehicles used to carry goods for reward – including haulage, courier services or parcel delivery.

Once you’ve added your vehicle(s) to your Parts and Garage Cover, you’ll need to keep it serviced in line with your manufacturer’s recommendations. This must be done by a suitable garage. Other limitations and restrictions do apply.

Just so you know: you can hold just one Parts and Garage policy per Membership, but you can cover up to four vehicles on it.

How do I make a claim?

To make a claim under your Parts and Garage Cover, you'll first need to call us for breakdown assistance.

If we can fix your vehicle at the roadside and you need a part replacement, you'll only need to pay the £35 excess to the patrol.

If a garage repair is needed, contact our claims helpline on 0344 579 0042 before the work is started. We'll confirm if it's covered once the problem is diagnosed. If it is, we'll authorise the garage to carry out the work. 

We'll also help to make sure the process of getting your vehicle repaired is as simple, quick and hassle-free as possible.  We manage all aspects of the repair with the garage to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. 

We can even arrange to pay the breakdown repair bill directly to the garage.

Just so you know, the garage must get confirmation of cover and authorisation from us before any repair work is started in order for you to be able to make a claim.

A claim on your Parts and Garage Cover can't be made for any faults that occur during the first 14 days after your agreed policy start date. 

If you change your vehicle you also won’t be able to claim for it until 14 days after making the change.

New to the AA?

0800 085 2721

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