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.
- Northern Ireland
- The Channel Islands
- Republic of Ireland
- & Over 40 other European countries
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 4.61 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 36094 merchant reviews
I have been with START RESCUE for a number of years now. This year i even downloaded the APP. My breakdown cover is a great product, fairly priced and great value. I have never had cause to worry START RESCUE are not there for me whenever i need the service.
Very easy to renew cover.
Impressed by your offer of cheaper renewal cost this year as compared to last year. Have not had cause to use your call out service- yet, But as a retired person -- of an older age - I am reassured that you will be available - if I ever need you.
It was very quick and easy.....Got a reply within minutes.
Fortunately haven't had to use the service yet, but so far it's been a positive experience