AA breakdown mechanics

The UK’s roadside heroes

Find out who they are and what they do

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We fix 8/10 cars at the roadside


Each mechanic has helped 10,000 members on average


Each mechanic has 9.6 years of service on average

Our breakdown mechanics

We have more skilled mobile mechanics than anyone else. And they’re all absolutely lovely.

  • Expert knowledge and cutting-edge tech mean our mechanics repair most cars there and then.
  • On average, each of our mechanics have helped 10,000 Members like you.
  • Our highly-skilled mechanics have over 9 years' service on average.

Here for a flat, here for a chat

When you've broken down, all you want is to get going again quickly and to know that it hasn't ruined your day. So, before doing anything else, our patrols make sure you're okay.

Whether it's reassuring you about your car or getting you out of the cold and into the warm, every breakdown starts with you.

Once we know you're safe and comfortable, we'll fix your car as quickly as possible – we'll usually get to you in under an hour.


We'll get you going again

Our patrols are well-equipped to fix the majority of breakdowns there and then, so you can get going again quicker. Last year, each of our mechanics went to over 1,100 call-outs up and down the country.

Flat tyre? Our vans carry an innovative 'multi-fit' spare wheel, which fits up to 90% of cars. So even if you don't have a spare  or you have a double puncture  we can get you rolling.

Our mechanics carry spare batteries in their vans, so we can usually replace yours quickly if a recharge won't fix it. If we don't have the right battery with us, we'll nip to the nearest supplier to pick one up and fit it for you.

Even if you need a tow, most of our vans have specialist towing equipment on board, so you don't have to wait for a truck.


A wealth of experience under each belt

Whatever your car trouble, we can handle it. 

Our mechanics get extensive training at a purpose-built AA facility. They're all fully qualified, and our battery technicians have specialist training before they head into the field.

What our members say

Reported breakdown on the app

Reported breakdown on the app, was given an estimate of 45 minutes but the guy turned up within 15 minutes, diagnosed the fault and followed me to the nearest repair location. Excellent service all round!

Terry Faulkner

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