European Breakdown Cover from Start Rescue
Make your trip stress free with single trip European breakdown cover
We can cover your vehicle in over 40 countries from 1 day to 31 days.
Each European breakdown cover single trip policy provides the same advantages, with differing lengths of cover.
What does a short term European Breakdown policy cover?
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European Cover and Short Term European Cover
You may have already made the decision to purchase short term European breakdown cover, or you could still be looking for more information on European breakdown cover in general.
To help you further, below we’ve listed a few questions you may still have to ensure your car or motorcycle is fully protected by our European breakdown insurance should a breakdown occur.
As well as roadside assistance and recovery in the UK and Europe, European breakdown cover from Start Rescue includes a range of features to offer you peace of mind when driving in Europe:
So whatever the open road throws at you, you can be sure that with a single trip European breakdown cover policy from Start Rescue, we will be there to minimise stress and delays to your trip.
If you leave the UK without European breakdown cover, getting breakdown assistance in Europe can be quite a challenge.
But when you rely on Start Rescue's motorbike and car breakdown cover in Europe, you'll get roadside assistance quickly from an experienced Recovery Operator.
In the unlikely event that we can't fix your vehicle by the roadside immediately, our alternative travel and overnight accommodation features included in all European breakdown insurance policies, are sure to ease the strain.
So, whether you are looking for single trip European breakdown cover or breakdown cover for multiple trips to Europe, make sure to get your European Breakdown Cover before you leave.
At Start Rescue we offer temporary European breakdown cover in the form of single trip European breakdown cover, or annual European breakdown cover:
Single trip European breakdown cover
Start Rescue has short term European breakdown cover available, starting from just a single day up to 31 days. So if you are planning a short road trip in Europe this temporary single trip breakdown cover option may be the best for your needs.
Annual European vehicle breakdown cover
However, if you are planning to use your vehicle in Europe more than once in a twelve month period, or you wish to travel for more than 31 consecutive days our Four or Five Star Annual Breakdown Cover may be better suited for you.
Our Four and Five Star breakdown cover options include annual European cover, which will protect your vehicle for up to 90 days per trip.
Upgrade your current policy to include European breakdown cover
Existing customers can upgrade their breakdown policy to get a Four or Five Star annual policy with breakdown cover for Europe online via the Customer Lounge.
Whether for business or pleasure, driving in Europe can be a very pleasant experience, but when something goes wrong with your vehicle it can be harder to fix than being in the UK.
Breakdown cover for Europe provides the perfect solution!
Our short term European breakdown cover has been designed to set your mind at ease, with a range of features that mean if your vehicle does break down whilst abroad, you'll be back on the road in no time.
Our European breakdown cover includes benefits such as:
- Home Assist
- Alternative travel
- Pre-departure cover
- Overnight accommodation
- Key Assist
- Shipping of spare parts benefit
Short term European cover is an insurance policy that ensures the policy holder will be assisted if their vehicle breaks down while in the UK and Europe.
These policies are designed to be bought for short term European breakdown cover for a single trip.
Start Rescue Short Term European Cover
At Start Rescue we offer short term European car breakdown cover and motorbike breakdown cover (European breakdown cover single trip) from a single day up to 31 consecutive days.
The best European breakdown cover policies, like those offered by us at Start Rescue, will include a range of benefits including:
- Roadside assistance and recovery in the UK and Europe. Find out how many countries we cover in our European and EU breakdown cover here.
- Assistance at your home address or within a quarter of a mile radius/straight line from your home address.
- Alternative transport or a hire vehicle to allow you to continue your trip whilst your vehicle remains unroadworthy.
- Pre-departure cover.
- Overnight accommodation, including breakfast whilst your vehicle is being repaired.
- If you lose or break your keys we will recover you back to the operator’s base or your home if closer.
- We will organise the shipping of replacement parts to the repairing garage. Please note that you will be responsible for the cost of the spare parts.
- Minimise stress and delays to your trip.
Short term European cover (European breakdown cover single trip) covers the vehicle in which you are travelling in the Territorial Limits (UK) or Territorial Limits (Europe).
The Territorial Limits (UK) include Great Britain, Northern Ireland and for non-residents the Isle of Man.
The Territorial Limits (Europe) contains the following European Countries: Andorra, Austria, Balearics, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Isles, Corsica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Sardinia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.
Start Rescue’s European breakdown cover will provide European breakdown insurance for cars or motorbikes under 10 years of age.
If you're broken down now but don't have cover with us, we may be able to help.
Call us on 0044 1206 785 999 to see if we are able to provide a quote for one-off European breakdown assistance. Please be aware, the cost is likely to be more than our regular cover.
It is possible that vehicle parts may cost more in your current destination that in the UK. It is also possible that parts may not be readily available in order to undertake a repair of your vehicle
Where it is more efficient and cost effective to do so, we will pay the reasonable cost of shipping replacement parts to the repairing garage within the territorial limits (Europe).
Please ensure you carry your driving licence and V5C registration document with you during your journey.
Due to local regulations and customs, you may be required to provide copies of your driving licence or V5C registration document. You will be held liable for any costs incurred if copies of your driving licence or V5C registration document are not immediately available.
Driving regulations in Europe
Please also check for any additional documentation and/or equipment that you may be required to store in your vehicle as the rules and regulations of the highways for each country you travel to may differ.
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