All competitor prices have been based on our most popular 3 star level of cover for a vehicle aged up to 5 years old. Cover includes nationwide recovery, home assistance, alternative transport, overnight accommodation and key assist. Last updated 13/07/2020.
With a 79% roadside repair success rate and affordable premiums and products with 5 Star Ratings by Defaqto, thousands of UK motorists rely on car breakdown cover from startrescue.co.uk. From our budget One Star cover, through to our Two, Three and Four Star options to our comprehensive Five Star insurance product, we have the perfect policy for your needs and budget.
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With a 79% roadside repair success rate and affordable premiums and products with 5 Star Ratings by Defaqto, thousands of UK motorists rely on car breakdown cover from startrescue.co.uk. From our budget One Star cover, through our Two, Three and Four Star options to our comprehensive Five Star insurance product, we have the perfect policy for your needs and budget. This range covers every benefit you might need, from home cover (protecting against a breakdown within one mile of your home address), to cover for theft, vandalism and illness. Along with car, motorcycle and van national recovery services, we provide cover for driving in over 40 European countries for cars and motorcycles too, with our Annual and Short Term European Cover. In the UK, in order to enjoy startrescue.co.uk cover when travelling in somebody else’s vehicle should it suffer a breakdown, customers find our Personal Cover policies ideal.
startrescue.co.uk's Three Star Cover level (our customers' favourite) has been awarded a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto. Top ratings from Defaqto show that the features and benefits of our Three Star Cover Level are of the highest quality on the market. For more information on who Defaqto are and how our products are rated check out our Defaqto page.
We understand how stressful it can be when you have broken down. That's why our roadside assistance teams will work to get you quickly back on the road and driving again – no matter what the problem. Flat tyres, diagnosing wrong fuel usage, as well as assistance with home emergency breakdowns, national recovery transport, onward travel arrangements and overnight accommodation – all these problems and more are dealt with on a daily basis by startrescue.co.uk. We can also advise on where and how to get car windscreen repairs undertaken.
And whether you find yourself broken down on the way to work, on holiday, or enjoying a family day out, when you call us, our Recovery Agents will aim to get you moving again, fast.
Get a car breakdown cover insurance quote today and buy online quickly as well as securely. Our Customer Services Department operates from Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm should you wish to call us about any aspect of our policies. If you suffer a breakdown you can call us out anytime by contacting our Control Centre, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we cannot repair your vehicle by the roadside, we will recover it to a garage or your home – under the specific terms and conditions of your selected roadside assistance policy. Read more about vehicle recovery.
As a national recovery breakdown organisation that embraces the latest technology in its operations, startrescue.co.uk manages an advanced Control Centre that will get you the help you need fast. We also harness a range of digital technologies such as a dedicated breakdown repair app that enables you to request assistance – without calling us by phone. In addition, our regularly updated blog and motoring advice section offers advice and information about dealing with a breakdown, customer news, motoring repair advice, as well as tips on driving abroad, permits, car body maintenance, car windscreen repairs, home emergencies, breakdown apps, home cover, wrong fuel use, car data, choosing car accessories, tyres, replacement parts and repair, driving in adverse weather conditions – and much more.
Breakdown cover is a service which ensures that if your vehicle suffers a mechanical failure, you and your passengers will not be stranded at the roadside. When a breakdown is reported, startrescue.co.uk will send out a Vehicle Recovery Operator to repair your vehicle at the roadside, or if this is not possible, the vehicle will be towed to your home or to a local garage, dependent on your circumstances and policy cover level. Policies are available in five different levels which cover you at home, nationally and throughout Europe - it's important to read through each policy and decide which one is best for you.
startrescue.co.uk is operated by Call Assist Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).
Our service has received many excellent breakdown cover reviews, so when you buy from us or renew your cover, you can, you can be sure you will be protected by one of the UK’s leading recovery services.
Buying or renewing breakdown insurance from startrescue.co.uk is quick and easy. Get a quote online for your ideal cover option then buy securely using your credit or debit card.
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