Cheap breakdown cover

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Low price, same high service

Looking for a cheap deal on breakdown cover? When you're comparing policies, other emergency breakdown providers might cut your benefits to keep the price down. But not us.

Our skilled mobile mechanics have the latest technology and specialist equipment to get you back on the road. With more experts than anyone else, we’re the largest UK breakdown organisation.1

So, chances are, we won’t be far away if you’re stranded.


How much could you save?

Without breakdown cover you could be in for some nasty surprises.

  • The average cost of a callout from a local garage is £802
  • A breakdown on the motorway could cost over £1503

It’s usually cheaper to buy a year's policy in advance than break down and have to call someone out.


Vehicle cover packages

Cover for 1 vehicle, whoever's driving it. You may have to pay more when you renew as these prices are for new customers only.

Average quoted renewal £15.50 a month4

£12

for monthly cover

Unlimited call-outs
Call us out as many times as you need to, as long as it's not a recurring problem with your vehicle.
Roadside Assistance
24/7 cover for breakdowns over 1/4 mile from home. If we can't complete repairs at the roadside we'll take you and your vehicle to a nearby garage.
At Home
Brings cover to your doorstep and within 1/4 mile from home.

Average quoted renewal £28 a month

£17

for monthly cover

Unlimited call-outs
Call us out as many times as you need to, as long as it's not a recurring problem with your vehicle.
Roadside Assistance
24/7 cover for breakdowns over 1/4 mile from home. If we can't complete repairs at the roadside we'll take you and your vehicle to a nearby garage.
At Home
Brings cover to your doorstep and within 1/4 mile from home.
National Recovery
We'll take you, your vehicle and up to 7 passengers to any single UK destination if your vehicle can't be fixed.
Onward Travel
Car hire, overnight accommodation or costs towards public transport if we can't get your vehicle going again straight away.

Our cheapest roadside assistance always gives you:

  • 24/7 cover, 365 days a year
  • Unlimited callouts
  • Cover even if your car is over 10 years old
  • Cover for breakdowns over 1/4 mile from home
  • A tow to a nearby garage if your car can't be fixed at the roadside
  • Up to £5 of free parts for roadside repairs

Choose your level of cover

Our cheapest breakdown cover is vehicle cover:


If you want breakdown cover in multiple vehicles, you can choose one of our options for personal cover:

  • Cover for you - Covers you as a driver or passenger in any vehicle (including cars, vans and bikes).
  • Cover for two people - Joint cover for you and someone you live with, as drivers or passengers in any vehicle.
  • Family cover - Covers you, and up to 3 other people you live with, as drivers or passengers in any vehicle.


Add-ons for extra peace of mind

Need more cover? You can choose to add these to your breakdown membership for more peace of mind:

  • At Home – Covers you right to your doorstep if you break down at home
  • National Recovery – Gets you and your car to a UK mainland destination of your choice
  • Onward Travel – Choose a hire car for up to 72 hours, public transport costs or overnight B&B stay if your car can’t be fixed

With a choice of cover level, you'll be in control of the price.


The benefits of membership

The benefits of AA membership help you save even more on top of our cheap breakdown price. From deals on dinners to days out, we give you perks just for being with us.

  • Up to 25% off selected pubs and restaurants
  • Discounts on days out
  • Savings on car care
  • Deals on travel and car hire

Find out more about our Member Benefits to see how you could save.


Join millions of happy Members

Over 14 million people in the UK and Ireland rely on us to get them moving again if they break down.

What our Members say

Excellent service with old fashion courtesy

The AA rescued me in just 35 minutes and having identified the cause, fixed a new battery to allow me to continue

JFGI

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Good to know

1 AA staff list has 2,974 mechanics (January 2019). The website of the second largest provider stated that they had 'around 1,800 patrols' on 17 June 2019.

2 AA Survey of Garages Nationwide, March 2015.

3 Based on the cost of a Highways England arranged tow off the motorway, September 2015.

4 The price shown is the average quoted renewal price, which reflects the average price all existing Members are invited to renew at for the equivalent level of cover you have selected to purchase today, and has been calculated for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. Your new Member discount is an introductory offer and is only available for new Members. The average quoted renewal price is not an indication of what your renewal price will be next year and excludes any promotional offers.


How do you use my data?

To find out how we use your data, please read our website privacy notice and our specific roadside product privacy notice.

For more information, there's also our cookie policy and website terms and conditions.

Policy documents

Our breakdown cover policy documents give you the terms and conditions of the contracts that make up AA Breakdown 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 Breakdown Membership

The current version below applies to cover bought or renewed on or after 18 September 2019:

AA Breakdown Membership Terms and Conditions Booklet – September 2019


AA Breakdown Repair Cover (Parts and Garage Cover)

The current version below applies to cover bought or renewed on or after 18 September 2019:

AA Breakdown Repair Cover Terms and Conditions Booklet – September 2019


Member Extras

This applies to cover bought on or after 20 April 2018:

Member Extras Terms and Conditions Booklet – April 2018

Paying for your cover
How can I pay?

There are 3 ways to do this – annually by card or direct debit, or monthly by direct debit.

If you pay annually, you’ll pay up front for a fixed 12-month policy and the overall price for a year will be lower than 12 monthly payments. There’s no refund if you cancel after your 14-day cooling-off period though. Your policy will automatically renew each year unless it's cancelled.

If you pay monthly, your account will be debited every month until your policy is cancelled. This gives you the convenience of paying per month, together with the flexibility of being able to cancel your cover at any time. After the 14-day cooling-off period, you'll just need to give us 30 days' notice.

We only offer continuous payment options online. However, if you want to make a one-off payment for a year of cover, call us on 0800 085 2721.


Is my online payment secure?

Yes – we use the highest form of encryption available, to make sure your payment is safe.

Our secure-server software scrambles all the details you enter before they’re sent, so that only we can understand them.


Can I change my level of cover after I've bought it?

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 us on 0343 316 4444.

Lines are open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm, Saturday.


Can I buy breakdown cover for someone else?

If you want to arrange personal cover for someone else, call us on 0800 085 2721. However, if you want to cover a specific vehicle you can buy vehicle cover online.