With 21 years of experience in the field of vehicle recovery, our policies are now relied upon by thousands of UK motorists for fast, reliable roadside assistance – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our rescue and recovery network is well established to ensure our customers experience an efficient, timely and safe recovery. Our network is contractually required to work to the highest standards and maintain industry certification for employees and equipment.
Motorists from right across the United Kingdom can use our service. Whether you live in the furthest north of Scotland or the very south of England, a large city such as London, Cardiff or Glasgow, or a small rural village – our expert Recovery Operators are on hand to help get you and your vehicle back on the road, to a garage or your home, fast. Whatever the weather, be it winter, spring, summer or autumn – our agents are ready to help you 365 days a year.
We're proud to be at the forefront of UK breakdown assistance, having been part of its evolution over the last two decades; we’ve become something of a household name in the process. The industry has changed a great deal since the first associations emerged in the 1910s, which were able to carry out limited mechanical work or tow a broken down vehicle to a local garage or to an owner's home.
Today, however, British drivers can expect far more from Recovery Operators, such as those who work with startrescue.co.uk. Thanks to this expertise, startrescue.co.uk is able to boast an excellent roadside repair rate.
While older motoring organisations invested in fleets of assistance vehicles and equipment – and retained their own mechanics – in the 1970s a fresh, innovative assistance model was developed. A new wave of breakdown cover firms employed breakdown technicians from the best independent UK vehicle workshops and garages to undertake repairs and recoveries. This efficient model is the one used by startrescue.co.uk today.
As well as covering cars, specialist networks are able to assist with different vehicle and incident types.
With a specialist network of motorcycle rescue and recovery companies in the main populated areas of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each comprising of trained Recovery Operators in the safe movement of motorcycles, we are well equipped to attend to your motorcycle and scooter breakdown needs.
Our network of Recovery Operators has many years of experience in roadside repair and safe recovery of cars, classic cars, prestige cars and vans.
With many years of experience our network of vehicle Recovery Operators is under constant review ensuring first class service performance.
If you break down simply call us or use our free breakdown app to request a call back. Our agents will quickly respond and upon arrival at the scene the Recovery Operator will carry out an inspection, then diagnose the issue quickly to provide auto care and get you back on the road. From solving issues with car batteries to providing wrong fuel recoveries, it is very likely we will get you driving to your destination in no time. If a mechanical repair is not possible, we will take you to a garage or your home, or provide alternative transport or accommodation, based on the conditions of your chosen policy.
Across the startrescue.co.uk news section you will find auto and motorbike news, tips and advice for your information and entertainment. From family cars to sports cars, traffic news to route planning, sourcing car parts to choosing screen wash and digital maps to driver safety – we post on these subjects regularly. We also deliver content on classic van and automobile collections, new transport services, MOT testing, tyre checks, replacing your windscreen wipers – and much more info besides. On our main site you’ll find clear, comprehensive information on topics such as breakdown policy details and areas covered.
Wherever you and your vehicle are based in the UK, we have the right policy for you. Choose from our cost-effective One Star cover, our popular Two, Three and Four Star packages, or our comprehensive Five Star policy, which are all backed up with testimonials from happy customers. And don’t forget, our Four and Five Star packages include cover for Europe, too.
No matter what service level you need, we’ll give you a highly competitive quote. Recovery vehicles from across our nationwide network will be ready to serve you as soon as you buy your startrescue.co.uk breakdown cover insurance policy. Terms and conditions apply.
startrescue.co.uk is rated 4.6 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 33554 merchant reviews
Simply laid out website, easy to navigate. Good price and different types of cover clearly explained. Haven't called them out yet so I can't review that side of the business.
Very competitive price and service with a variety of choices.
Start usually provide a very competitive quote for my (2) multi-car policy. I have only had to call on them once, and unfortunately, as I was in a very rural location they had difficulty finding me, and the rescue vehicle that was sent at first was too wide for the lane. However they were very helpful on the phone and I was able to get back on the road after a bit of a delay. Only this stopped me giving 5*.
Excellent service and communication.