BREAKDOWN COVER

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More expert Patrols in more places. With breakdown cover starting from just £7 a month.

Which? Recommend Provider awards, 2018 to 2022

A Which? Recommended Provider for 5 years running.

Roadside assistance

We get to more motorists in 30 minutes than the other major breakdown cover providers1

Mechanic

More dedicated mobile mechanics than any other UK breakdown service2

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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 callouts, 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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Get personal or vehicle breakdown cover

Cover for you
Cover for you

Personal breakdown cover for you as a driver or passenger in any vehicle – including cars, vans, motorbikes and electric vehicles (EVs).

Cover for two
Cover for two people

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

Family cover
Family cover

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

Vehicle cover
Vehicle cover

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

Build your perfect breakdown cover policy

With us, you'll get Roadside Assistance as standard. And you can easily add more features with our optional extras:

At home
At Home

If your vehicle won't start or breaks down within 1/4 mile of your home. This extends our Roadside Assistance coverage straight to your door.

National recovery
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
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 cov
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.

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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 2021 (2,500 Patrols) and RAC Annual Report 2021 (1,600 Patrols). Verify at theAA.com/Best
More UK drivers choose the AA than any other major UK breakdown service. Source: AA Limited Mid-Year update 2022 (3.219m Roadside paid personal members and 9.521m Roadside business customers) and RAC Interim Report HY 2022 (2.6m Roadside Membership Services consumer members and 9.5m Roadside Membership Services business 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, June 2022. Defaqto 2021, 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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

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 – September 2022

 

 

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

About the price

 

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.

 

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 2022 and for the last 5 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.

1 What Car? Reliability Survey, November 2020

2 More mobile mechanics

The AA uses a fleet of dedicated vehicles – which means we own and manage them, and they are driven by our own patrols. These include breakdown vans, recovery trucks and other specialist vehicles to support a wide range of breakdown situations our members find themselves in. Sometimes we may use garages to reduce wait times, but only when necessary. We’ll always let you know in advance.

We have more highly skilled mobile mechanics than anyone else. And they’re all absolutely lovely. The AA is the largest UK breakdown provider, with over 2,500 patrols compared to around 1,600 patrols for the second-largest provider in the UK.

Source: AA Staff List (2,550, October 2021) and RAC website (1,600, October 2021).

3 Unlimited call-outs

Repeat call-outs for the same fault, within 28 days, will not be covered.

4 What vehicles do we cover?

Our breakdown cover includes most cars of any age (including classic cars), vans, motorbikes, caravans, and campervans. Your vehicle must be under 3.5 tonnes and 8ft 3in (2.55m) wide.

 

About the price

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."

 

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 2021 and for the last 4 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.

 

1What Car? Reliability Survey, November 2020

2Source: AA Annual Report 2021 (2,500 Patrols) and RAC Annual Report 2021 (1,600 Patrols). Verify at theaa.com/Best

3Repeat callouts for the same fault within 28 days will not be covered. Your callout levels may affect future renewals.

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