Britain's vehicle breakdown services are called out around 20,000 times each and every day. The most common reasons for these call outs are for punctured tyres, flat or dead batteries, and road traffic accidents. A high percentage of breakdown call outs are fixed at the roadside, enabling you to be back on the road without a huge delay. After all you don't want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere or stuck on the motorway hard shoulder for hours. Did you also know that motorway towing charges can be £150* and the average garage call out charge is £90? For less than the cost of an emergency call out, you could enjoy our first-rate Home and Roadside rescue that includes cover for anyone insured on your motor policy.
When choosing which breakdown cover is right for you, you need to think about:
Roadside Rescue - £39 With our basic breakdown cover you can expect 24/7 roadside assistance anywhere in the UK, as long as you are at least a mile from home. If your vehicle cannot be fixed or repaired at the roadside, we'll transport you, up to 7 passengers, and your vehicle to the nearest approved repairer within 20 miles.
Doorstep Rescue - £59 As well as our Roadside Recovery above, if you're at home and your vehicle won't start, or if it breaks down a short distance from your home address, then this covers you. Again if it cannot be fixed we'll transport you and your vehicle to the nearest approved repairer.
UK Rescue - £79 Our comprehensive UK cover. As well as Roadside Recovery anywhere in the UK, including at your home address, if your vehicle can't be fixed, we'll take you, your vehicle, and up to 7 others to a nearby garage, or on to your destination. Or, you could get a replacement vehicle for up to 24 hours while yours is being fixed, or if it's late at night we'll provide overnight emergency Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
European Rescue - £99 Our comprehensive UK Cover of Roadside Recovery, Doorstep, and onward travel, plus European travel. Extra benefits of European Rescue include cover before your trip, despatch of replacement parts should they not be available locally and repatriation to the UK if required.
Breakdown cover is provided in the United Kingdom and European Union through Aria Assistance. This optional extra will only be valid for the period of motor insurance, even if taken out mid way through your policy. Please refer to the Policy Wording. *The AA Report 2008 “False economy of driving without breakdown cover”
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American Express Insurance Services Europe Limited registered in England and Wales under company number 05048826 at 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX introduces you to UKAIS Limited who will arrange and administer your policy of Home Insurance. UKAIS Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration no. 307223. The company is registered in England and Wales under company no 02613429 with its offices at Prospect House, Gordon Banks Drive, Trentham Lakes North, Stoke On Trent, ST4 4TW.