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Should I consider a small breakdown provider?
Smaller breakdown providers work differently to the likes of the AA and RAC in that, instead of using their own fleet of recovery vehicles and drivers, they contract their business out to recovery services in the local area. Read the terms and conditions, but the actual service offered can be directly comparableEmily Bater, Gocompare.com
How can we help you with breakdown cover today?
Even the most modern of vehicles can't guarantee 100% reliability, so let us help you search a wide range of breakdown policies to compare prices and levels of cover, with options for cars, vans and motorbikes.
To find the cover you need, click into our quotes process where the short, two-step form will ask for the age of your vehicle.
All the breakdown products we offer will have roadside assistance and local recovery as standard features, and you'll have the option of adding any or all of the following to your quote - home start, nationwide recovery, onward travel and European cover.
When you've made your choice, our table will show you the available options and the prices, along with the name of the brand and policy, and the level of cover included.
When you see an option you like there's the opportunity to look at more detailed product information, or to proceed with the purchase.
Hints and tips
- Learn how to change a wheel
- Always pack a jack, a spare wheel, a towing eye, oil and water in the boot
- Make sure you have enough fuel to complete your journey
- Keep warm clothes and blankets in your vehicle for emergencies
- Carry a torch
If you're having trouble deciding on the insurance you need, have a read of our breakdown cover guides, where you'll also get the answers to frequently asked questions.
You can find out more about standard breakdown insurance, pay and claim cover, roadside assistance, vehicle recovery, home assistance, onward travel, and the other options you may need to think about, such as vehicle, individual or family cover.
Our guides can help with areas such as whether breakdown protection will cover you abroad, and whether you should couple the product with your car insurance or buy it as a separate policy.
There are dedicated pages on classic car cover, caravans and trailers, motorhomes, motorbikes, vans and business use, plus an article considering the pros and cons of choosing a small breakdown provider against one of the big organisations such as Green Flag, the AA or RAC.
Remember to watch out for exclusions - find out, for example, why you should check whether you're covered if you break down on private land, if your car will be recovered after an accident, and whether you'll get help with a flat tyre or if you put the wrong fuel in.
We've got money-saving tips for breakdown cover, you can read a guide on what to do if your vehicle breaks down, and an essential motoring checklist that may help prevent that unfortunate eventuality.