UK and European
vehicle breakdown recovery

Great value annual breakdown cover from £27.22 per year with no excess to pay.

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Startrescue.co.uk
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startrescue.co.uk is rated 4.61 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 36038 merchant reviews

Mr Anthony

Very competitive prices as well as a Which Award, highly recommended.

12 Hours Ago

Mr Peter

first class service and less money than last year plus legal cover for no extra cost.well pleased.

12 Hours Ago

Mr David

very quick and easy to set up

13 Hours Ago

Anonymous

Very easy to join and choose cover - discount for NHS staff appreciated. Will review again if I have occasion to use the service. Lets hope not!!

13 Hours Ago

Anonymous

Very good prices and easy to purchase

14 Hours Ago

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Customers who stay with us never pay more than our website retail prices!

Car Breakdown Cover from startrescue.co.uk

startrescue.co.uk is a leading car breakdown cover specialist giving peace of mind to thousands of motorists every year! As well as giving you the protection you need out on the roads, you’ll find we have some of the most competitive prices in the market.

You’re sure to find the policy that suits your needs across our five different levels of cheap breakdown cover. There are different features and benefits included in each level of cover, so you can effectively choose a bespoke policy just for you.

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Startrescue.co.uk
reviews

startrescue.co.uk is rated 4.61 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 36038 merchant reviews

Mr Anthony

Very competitive prices as well as a Which Award, highly recommended.

12 Hours Ago

Mr Peter

first class service and less money than last year plus legal cover for no extra cost.well pleased.

12 Hours Ago

Mr David

very quick and easy to set up

13 Hours Ago

Anonymous

Very easy to join and choose cover - discount for NHS staff appreciated. Will review again if I have occasion to use the service. Lets hope not!!

13 Hours Ago

Anonymous

Very good prices and easy to purchase

14 Hours Ago

Renew & Save

Customers who stay with us never pay more than our website retail prices!

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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.

Why Choose startrescue.co.uk

Car Breakdown Cover

If you’re looking for breakdown recovery, car roadside assistance or breakdown insurance, you’ve come to the right place. Our breakdown service has been split into five simple levels to ensure you get the right policy for your lifestyle and budget. We understand that you may have some questions that you need answering before you make any decisions, which is why we’ve put together a few of the most commonly asked ones below.

 

What is Car Breakdown Cover?

Car breakdown cover is an insurance policy that provides roadside recovery when the policy holder's car unexpectedly suffers a mechanical or electrical fault or has been involved in an accident.

 

Which breakdown cover is right for me?

Choosing the breakdown cover that’s right for you can be quite difficult once you factor in all of the varying features and benefits some policies offer. Here, at startrescue.co.uk, we’ve tried to make it as simple as possible so you know that the cover you choose is the right one for you. We’ve broken our cover down into straightforward levels using a star rating system, for example:

 

One Star (★)

While our One Star cover is is our cheapest level, there is still get a wealth of features included. If your vehicle breaks down more than a mile away from your home address, our service provides roadside assistance (within a 10-mile radius of the incident) and recovery for your vehicle, you and your passengers. Alternative travel, emergency overnight accommodation, key assist and a message service are all also included. We’ll even recovery your trailer or caravan at no extra cost!

 

Two Star (★★)

Our Two Star level of cover has all the same benefits as One Star, but with the addition of nationwide recovery.

 

Three Star (★★★)

Three Star is our most popular level of cover, and we can see why! Three Star will provide you with the following features: roadside assistance, nationwide cover and home assist, so we can help you at your registered address if, for example, you wake up to a flat battery or deflated tyre.

 

Four Star (★★★★)

Our Four Star level of cover has all of the benefits of Two Star, with the bonus of roadside assistance and recovery within the Territorial Limits of the UK and Europe. Four Star is perfect for those planning a European road trip.

 

Five Star (★★★★★)

Five Star is our most feature-rich level of breakdown cover. It includes roadside assistance and nationwide recovery in the UK and Europe, home assist, alternative travel, emergency overnight accommodation, key assist and complimentary message service, as well as cover for illness or injury and vandalism or theft. This means that if you’re unable to continue your journey due to illness or injury (and none of your passengers can drive), we will cover the cost of an alternative driver to return the vehicle to a nominated destination within the territorial limits (UK). If you can’t go with your vehicle we will pay up to £1000 for alternative transport to where your vehicle is. If you’re not able to move your vehicle due to theft or vandalism, we will recover your vehicle to your home address or nominated garage within a five-mile radius of your home address. If you can’t go with your vehicle and you are more than one mile away from your home, we will pay up to £1000 for alternative transport to where your vehicle is. If your vehicle is rendered immobile due to an accident, we will provide the same service as above.

 

Alternatively, if you're looking for a policy to cover yourself and others in your household in any car then our Personal Cover could be right for you. If you want to cover more than one car in your household, our Multi Car Breakdown Cover offers an additional 10% discount. You may just want to cover your car for a short holiday in Europe. If so, our Short Term European Cover might be the right choice for you.

 

Whichever one of our comprehensive cover levels you choose, we always highly recommend reading through the terms and conditions fully to make sure you are purchasing the correct cover to suit your needs.

 

What is a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto?

As an independent financial services research company, Defaqto consistently analyses the market and assess thousands of products to make sure you, the customer, have a useful star rating guide for each product. Click here for more information about startrescue.co.uk’s 5 Star Rating awarded by Defaqto.

 

How do I purchase Breakdown Cover Online?

Our secure online purchasing system can make setting up your car breakdown cover fast and simple. Here are the steps you will need to take to purchase a breakdown policy from startrescue.co.uk:

Step 1: Read through our available cover levels and policy wording
Step 2: Select the right cover for you by pressing the relevant ‘Buy Now’ button
Step 3: Enter your vehicle and contact details
Step 4: Invest in your chosen cover from startrescue.co.uk and make the most of our reliable and dependable car breakdown service. You’ll then have access to our exclusive customer deals, including discounts on airport car parking, Travel Insurance and much more!
Step 5: Utilise our Customer Lounge to amend or renew your existing startrescue.co.uk policy.

 

What do I do if I breakdown?

If you do happen to suffer a vehicle breakdown, please read through our guide here.

 

What happens after I report my vehicle breakdown?

Once your vehicle breakdown has been reported either over the phone or via our mobile app, a recovery operator will be dispatched to repair or assist with the vehicle. Dependent on the level of cover you have purchased, startrescue.co.uk will either assist you 1 mile away from your registered address, at your registered address or within the Territorial Limits of Europe.


If in the opinion of the recovery operator, they are unable to repair the vehicle at the roadside within 60 minutes, we will either:

  1. Arrange for your vehicle, you and the passengers to be recovered to the nearest garage (within 10 miles of the scene of the breakdown) which can undertake the repair.

  2. If the above is not possible or the repair cannot be made in the same working day, we will arrange for your vehicle, you and the passengers to be transported to your chosen destination (within 10 miles from the scene of the breakdown with One Star cover, or nationwide with Two, Three, Four and Five Star cover).

 

We will pay up to £250 towards the cost of alternative travel or car hire if your vehicle is unable to be repaired on the same working day. We will also pay up to £150 for one person to return to collect the repaired vehicle. Sometimes your journey cannot be completed and we will need to provide emergency overnight accommodation. In these circumstances, we will pay up to £150 for a lone traveller or £75 per person for one night’s accommodation, including breakfast (Maximum payment per incident is £500).

 

If your broken down vehicle is towing a caravan or trailer we will recover it at no extra cost, provided the caravan/trailer is fitted with a standard towing hitch. If you lose, break, or lock your keys within your vehicle, we will pay the callout and mileage charges back to the recovery operator’s base or your home address if closer. To ease your worry we will pass on two messages to your home or workplace to let them know of your situation. This is great for those who have run out of texts!

 

If we've missed your question, you can find more answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Startrescue.co.uk
reviews

startrescue.co.uk is rated 4.61 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 36038 merchant reviews

Mr Anthony

Very competitive prices as well as a Which Award, highly recommended.

12 Hours Ago

Mr Peter

first class service and less money than last year plus legal cover for no extra cost.well pleased.

12 Hours Ago

Mr David

very quick and easy to set up

13 Hours Ago

Anonymous

Very easy to join and choose cover - discount for NHS staff appreciated. Will review again if I have occasion to use the service. Lets hope not!!

13 Hours Ago

Anonymous

Very good prices and easy to purchase

14 Hours Ago

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