breakdown cover

50%
OFF BREAKDOWN COVER

A yellow AA patrol van. A Which? Recommended Provider for 6 year running.

Exclusively available online until 29 July 2024.*

Get 50% off when you add At Home, National Recovery or Onward Travel.

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More UK drivers choose the AA than any other major UK breakdown cover service1

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More dedicated mobile mechanics than anyone else2

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Electric and hybrid vehicles covered at no extra cost

Our breakdown cover

With our starting level of breakdown cover you'll get Roadside Assistance, which is 24/7 support from a trained patrol if your car, van or motorbike breaks down more than 1/4 mile from your home.

  • If we can't fix the fault at the roadside, our vehicle recovery service will take you to a nearby garage – it's that simple
  • Get unlimited call-outs, as long as it's not for a recurring problem with your vehicle3
  • You can also add optional extras such as At Home, which gives you cover right up to your doorstep
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What types of breakdown cover are there?

There are 4 types of breakdown cover policy, allowing you to select the best type of cover for your specific driving needs. We cover any non-commercial vehicle, including cars, vans, motorbikes and electric vehicles (EVs).
Single personal cover

Personal breakdown cover for you as a driver or passenger in any vehicle.

Joint personal cover

Breakdown cover for you and someone you live with, as drivers or passengers in any vehicle.

Family personal cover

Breakdown cover for you and up to 3 other people you live with, as drivers or passengers in any vehicle.

Vehicle cover

Breakdown cover for one vehicle, whoever's behind the wheel.

What options can I add to my breakdown cover policy?

You can add up to 4 options to your breakdown cover policy. You’ll get Roadside Assistance as standard, including unlimited call-outs throughout the year.

At Home

If your vehicle won't start or breaks down within 1/4 mile of your home, you'll get breakdown recovery to a nearby garage. This extends our Roadside Assistance coverage straight to your door.

National Recovery

If you break down and we can't fix your vehicle at the roadside. We'll take you, your vehicle and up to 7 passengers to any single UK destination.

Onward Travel

If you break down and need repairs that stop your journey. We'll help with alternative transport or an overnight hotel stay.

Parts and Garage Cover

If you need repairs or work done at a garage after calling us out for a breakdown. We'll cover costs up to £535.

What are the key terms of our breakdown cover?

Please ensure you understand our conditions of fair use.

  • This policy does not cover vehicles used for any commercial purpose.
  • Your vehicle must be taxed, insured and have a valid MOT certificate.
  • We cannot provide assistance if you call us out for the same fault within 28 days.
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Why we're number 1 for breakdown cover

We've got more expert patrols than any other major UK breakdown service. Source: AA Annual Report & Accounts 2024 (c. 2,800 patrols) and RAC Annual Report & Financial Statements 2023 (1,600 patrols). Verify at theAA.com/Best
More members than any other major UK breakdown service. Sources: AA Annual Report & Accounts 2024 (14.3M roadside members) and RAC Annual Report & Financial Statements 2023 (12.9M roadside members). Verify at theAA.com/Best
We've been rated best breakdown service against all other major breakdown providers by UK drivers. Plus, we have a Defaqto 5 star rating. Source: Brand & Market Tracker survey, March 2024. Defaqto 2023, UK Motor Breakdown Cover. Verify at theAA.com/Best

About AA breakdown cover

If you purchase breakdown cover with us you can choose to pay 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 breakdown cover policy and the overall price for a year will be lower than 12 monthly payments. Please note that in some circumstances – such as promotions – annual payment may not be cheaper than 12 monthly payments. There’s no refund if you cancel after your 14-day cooling-off period. You can choose how your policy renews when you set up your cover and can opt out of autorenewal at any time if you change your mind.

We’ll use the payment details you provide to renew your cover automatically so that you’ll always be covered. Before the end of your first year, you’ll receive a renewal notice with the price of membership for your second year – so you’ll have plenty of time to change or cancel your cover

If you pay monthly, your account will be debited every month until your breakdown cover 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.

Your payments may change at any point, but we’ll let you know at least 45 days in advance – giving you plenty of time to change or cancel your cover.

Legal and privacy information

Our breakdown cover policy documents give you the terms and conditions of the contracts that make up AA Breakdown Membership and AA Parts and Garage Cover (AA Breakdown Repair Cover).

 

They are split into two parts:

 

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

 

AA Breakdown Membership

 

AA Breakdown Membership Terms and Conditions Booklet – February 2024

 

 

AA Parts and Garage Cover (AA Breakdown Repair Cover)

 

AA Parts and Garage Cover Terms and Conditions Booklet – November 2021

 

 

Member Extras

 

Member Extras Terms and Conditions Booklet – November 2021

*50% off breakdown cover packages is only available when you take out a new Membership with At Home, National Recovery or Onward Travel on theAA.com

The sale starts on 17 July 2024 and ends at 11.59 pm on 29 July 2024. This introductory offer: (1) is only available online at theAA.com; (2) is for new AA breakdown customers only who are UK residents, and not existing AA breakdown members or at renewal; (3) only applies to the first year of your membership; (4) does not apply when only Roadside Assistance is purchased, or to Parts & Garage Cover; (5) is not available in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion or in a breakdown situation; and (6) is not valid and prices are subject to change if you hold your Breakdown membership in relation to a vehicle used to carry items or people for money, or if you are in material breach of any other terms of your Roadside Assistance policy. You can choose how your policy renews when you set up your cover. You’ll receive notice beforehand of the price of membership after the first 12 months, so you’ll have plenty of time to change or cancel your cover. There’s no cash alternative. The AA reserves the right to withdraw or alter this promotion without prior notice at any time.


About the price

 

10% of new AA customers paid £7 for monthly vehicle breakdown cover. Source: survey of new business sales from theAA.com, 1 March 2024 to 31 May 2024.

 

Prices shown include insurance premiums payable to the insurer(s) and a fee payable under a separate contract between you and Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited (AAIS) for arranging and administering your cover. Please see the terms and conditions for more information.

 

AA Breakdown Cover is arranged by Automobile Association Insurance Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You can check their register online. Registered office: Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA. Registered in England and Wales number 2414212.

 

Private and domestic use only

Please do not buy this cover for any vehicle used for any commercial purpose, such as:

Carrying items/people for money
Delivery or collection of goods
Transporting passengers
Carrying equipment, tools or materials
Moving vehicles for trade purposes, vehicles used for sporting events, or any combination of private, domestic and commercial use

If you try to use this policy for a vehicle that’s used for commercial purposes, we may not be able to help or may have to charge a service fee.

For any commercial use, you'll need our Business Breakdown Cover.

 

Breakdown not routine maintenance

 

This cover provides emergency assistance when a vehicle suffers a sudden or unexpected mechanical or electrical fault that prevents it from being driven or continuing a journey safely. 

It does not cover cosmetic, non-emergency, self-induced faults or where we suspect third-party interference. Please do not try to use it as a replacement for routine servicing, maintenance, or repairs, or to cover faults caused by actions or omissions of the driver.

If you try to use this policy for a vehicle that has not been serviced or maintained appropriately, we may not be able to help or may have to charge a service fee.

 

Roadworthy and road-legal vehicles only

This cover provides assistance for vehicles that are roadworthy and road-legal. It does not cover vehicles that are unsafe, unroadworthy, unlawful, overladen or being used improperly.

 

Throughout the life of the policy, please ensure that vehicles are serviced annually (or following manufacturers’ guidelines), are maintained in line with manufacturer guidelines, are in good condition and safe to be driven on the road. Please also ensure that vehicles are taxed, insured and have a valid MOT certificate. 

 

If you try to use this policy for a vehicle that’s not roadworthy or road-legal, we will not be able to help you get back on the road.

 

Repeat call-outs and pre-existing conditions are not covered

Assistance cannot be provided if we have attended your vehicle and you call us out for the same fault within 28 days, unless you can provide proof that a permanent repair has been completed by a garage. Please arrange for a permanent repair to be made following a temporary repair carried out by us. 

Cover will not be provided for any known faults that existed before you purchased cover, so please do not try to claim for them. If you try to use this policy for a vehicle with a known fault or still has a temporary repair, we may not be able to help or may have to charge a service fee.

Covered vehicles and drivers

 

The policy covers vehicles that are up to 3.5 tonnes (3,500 kg) in weight and up to 8 foot 3 inches (2.55 metres) wide. 

Please do not use breakdown cover for vehicles that are heavier than 3.5 tonnes or wider than 2.55 metres. Assistance cannot be provided for vehicles that have been vandalised or subject to malicious damage, as these are insured events usually covered by motor insurance.

If you have a vehicle-based policy, then the vehicle registered with the AA is covered for all drivers. 

If you change your vehicle, please ensure that you update us promptly.

If you have a personal-based policy (single, joint, family) then a vehicle is covered only if the member is a driver or passenger in that vehicle when it breaks down. Assistance cannot be provided if drivers or passengers are abusive or uncooperative.

 

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.

 

What does the Which? endorsement mean?

 

The AA is the only major breakdown service provider to be Which? Recommended in 2023 and for the last 6 years in a row. The Which? Recommended Provider endorsement is only awarded to companies that score highly in their category and based on Which?’s assessment benchmarks, plus customer scores and star ratings gathered through their regular surveys.

1Source: AA Annual Report & Accounts 2024 (3.3 million paid personal members) and RAC Annual Report & Financial Statements 2023 (2.7 million consumer members). Verify at theAA.com/Best

2Source: AA Annual Report & Accounts 2024 (c. 2,800 patrols) and RAC Annual Report & Financial Statements 2023 (1,600 patrols). Verify at theAA.com/Best

3Repeat call-outs for the same fault within 28 days will not be covered. Your call-out levels may affect future renewals.

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