APH ‘Brakes-down’ Top Roadside Assistance Policies in the UK

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With the holiday season fast-approaching and large numbers of motorists planning to set-off on longer journeys, cover against roadside breakdown is a must. To help travellers choose the most suitable, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com) has compiled a comprehensive guide comparing the top roadside assistance policies in the UK. The guide is available in the Know Before You Go section of the website at www.aph.com/roadassistance.

NAME OF CAR INSURANCE COMPANY

NAME OF SCHEME/S

COST

TOWING TO NEARBY GARAGE

ASSISTANCE IF YOU BREAK DOWN AT HOME

NO CALL OUT CHARGE

CARAVAN & TRAILER COVER

ADDITIONAL

AA

Roadside Assistance

£34.99

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  • N/A

At Home

£85.99

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  • N/A

Admiral

Local Cover

£39.95

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  • Up to £600 overnight accommodation
  • Up to £500 for alternative travel options

National Plus Cover

£79.95

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  • Up to £600 overnight accommodation
  • Up to £500 for alternative travel options

Autonational Rescue

Roadside Super Service

£24.00

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  • N/A

Recovery SuperService

£51.00

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Home Superservice

£69.00

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Emergency Travel

£81.00

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Up to £100 for alternative travel options

AutoAid

Autoaid Recovery

£39.95

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  • Overnight accommodation or alternative transport options

Aviva

Rescue

£47.70

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  • N/A

Rescue & Recovery

£68.90

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Rescue, Recovery & At Home

£90.91

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  • Overnight accommodation or alternative transport options

Breakdown Direct

Roadside Rescue

£29.95

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  • Legal advice
  • Legal expenses of up to £100,000

Nationwide Recovery

£53.80

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  • Legal advice
  • Legal expenses of up to £100,000

HomeStarter

£68.95

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  • Legal advice
  • Legal expenses of up to £100,000

Churchill Breakdown Cover

Breakdown Service

£31.90

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  • N/A

Homecall Service

£55.12

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Rescue Service

£54.06

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  • Long distance recovery

Homecall and Rescue Service

£77.38

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  • Long distance recovery
  • Overnight accommodation  or alternative transport  options

Direct Line

Rescue

£32.96

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  • N/A

Rescue Plus

£58.30

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  • Misfuelling cover
  • Long distance recovery

Recovery

£81.62

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  • Misfuelling cover
  • Long distance recovery
  • Overnight accommodation or alternative transport  options

Recovery Plus

£92.22

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  • Misfuelling cover
  • Long distance recovery
  • Overnight accommodation or alternative transport options

Drive 24-7

UK Cover

£39.99

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  • Up to £1000 claim per incident

ETA

Essentials

£67.59

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Premium

£104.48

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Premium Plus

£194.86

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  • One nights’ accommodation or five days vehicle hire

GEM Motoring Assist Breakdown Cover

Recovery Reclaim
*With this option customers make their own arrangements for assistance, however the member pays the attending garage when assistance or recovery has been completed and reclaims the appropriate costs through a claim form and receipts

£58.29

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • European cover

Recovery Extra

£75.62

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • European cover

Insurance Choice Breakdown

Copper

£19.00

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  • N/A

Bronze

£30.00

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  • Misfuelling cover
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options

Silver

£50.00

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  • Misfuelling cover
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options

Gold

£65.00

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  • Misfuelling cover
  • Key service
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • European cover

Kwik-Fit

Roadside

£30.25

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  • N/A

Roadside Plus

£39.45

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  • Overnight accommodation

Recovery

£58.70

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  • Overnight accommodation

Recovery Plus

£58.90

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • European cover

RAC

Roadside Recovery

£50.50

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  • N/A

Recovery

£78.99

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  • Long distance recovery

At Home Rescue

£112.99

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  • N/A

Startrescue.co.uk

1 star

£18.30

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options

2 star

£25.30

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • Nationwide recovery

3 star

£35.40

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • Nationwide recovery

4 star

£58.92

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • Nationwide recovery
  • European cover

5 star

£74.50

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  • Overnight accommodation
  • Alternative transport options
  • Nationwide recovery
  • Theft, vandalism and illness cover
  • European cover

Warranty Direct

BreakdownCare

£33.00

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  • N/A

BreakdownCare Plus

£99.00

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  • 90 day European assistance

2Gether Insurance

Roadside Assistance

£17.50

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  • N/A

Full UK With Homestart

£39.95

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  • N/A
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