Get the answers to FAQs on breakdown cover, then compare quotes to find the right deal for you.
If you regularly travel but don't have a boot full of jump leads, spanners and spare parts, breakdown insurance could really get you out of a jam should mechanical problems strike.
Read more in our beginners' guide to breakdown cover.
Compare the options, but remember to check whether a packaged product offers the cover level you require and to consider the dangers of doubling up on insurance.
For a detailed analysis, read our article on 'should I package breakdown cover with car insurance?'.
The two broad classes of cover available are:
It's not all about the AA, RAC and Green Flag
In addition your cover level choices should depend on your needs and circumstances. Read more about the main areas to consider:
Breakdown providers do not generally ask whether your vehicle is intended for business use, but read your policy to check for exclusions and if you have a large number of vehicles you may want to consider fleet cover. Read more in our article on vehicle breakdown cover for businesses.
It's not all about the AA, RAC and Green Flag - by contracting out to local recovery services a small breakdown provider may be able to offer a service that suits your needs. Read our article comparing the pros and cons of small v large providers.
Many providers will offer this service, but check whether it's excluded from your policy and whether there are limits to the number of call-outs you can make in a year.
As with wheel changes, many policies will cover this but it's an area where you should read your policy closely and beware of exclusions.
Generally speaking you should expect breakdown cover for a caravan or trailer as well as the towing vehicle, but read your terms and conditions.
See if you can find the answers in our breakdown insurance guides.