Unfortunately it happens to the best of us and is often unavoidable, but proper preparation and knowledge of what to do will assist you in the event of your vehicle breaking down. Reading through these articles will help you to be ready for a breakdown.
A vehicle might be “written off” by an insurer if repair costs following a collision are deemed uneconomical. Learn about write-off categories and more.
Most - if not all - breakdown cover policies will not cover the costs of draining and flushing your vehicle after misfuelling, but may help with towing you somewhere safe.
These are three of the top reasons why drivers have to call out their vehicle recovery provider.
If you have misfuelled your car, you need to know how your vehicle will be affected and how to respond.
Breakdown cover offers peace of mind on the road: with a tap on an app, or a phone call, a trained vehicle recovery team can be with you in under an hour.
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Even if you have a brand new car, things can still go wrong - and breakdown insurance gives you the peace of mind that help is available, should you need it.
It is important to be properly prepared in case of a breakdown, it can happen to even the best maintained cars.
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Personal breakdown cover is attached to an individual rather than a named vehicle, so you're covered to drive in multiple cars. Learn more.
If your car needs to be taken to the garage for repairs after a breakdown, will your car insurer pay for the work?
Is your no-claims bonus affected by requesting a call out from your breakdown service provider?
Lost your car keys? Don’t have a spare? Be sure to check your car insurance, breakdown cover policy and any specific car key insurance products.
If you need to request roadside assistance then using the mobile app from startrescue.co.uk makes it easier than ever.
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Here are some basic checks you can carry out to reduce the risk of your car breaking down unexpectedly.
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