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European breakdown cover

 Poster: A snowHead
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Dear collective,

Happy new year to you all!

Looking for some recommendations for a single trip European breakdown cover. Driving to Avoriaz from the UK in Feb for a week. Iíve read some historic threads on this site but just wondered if anyone had some up-to-date advice/recommendations?

Many thanks!
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For most of last few years we've had the European Breakdown option as part of our normal policy with LV=, this has been reasonable but (fortunately) we've never needed to make a claim so havent really tested it out.

Previously (2012/13) I had an 'off the internet' from Quotelinedirect and not only was it cheap but when my diesel froze in Tignes the service I got was superb. Call out within the hour, resolved on the spot and nothing to pay, all sorted direct - very impressed.

Then of course the other option is buy a Merc and its free European cover with its Mobilo scheme Toofy Grin

Good luck!
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Vehicle Rescue Direct were great for me when I needed the car repatriated - 2013 though. That was when I learned how important it is to have your registration (or a colour copy in my case)
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I get my breakdown cover through DAS (comes with the insurance). Good service.
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Maybe ask your car insurance company what it would cost extra, especially if you're in the last month or two or three of your policy. Mine did it pro-rata last year.
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Thatís a good shout
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startrescue.co.uk
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@billb, yes, that's what I do now with Aviva
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I have cover with Eurobreakdown.com and when my car had to be repatriated and my family flown back at the end of the Feb half term week, they were very good and efficient and we were very pleased with the service. For an initial investment of £89, by my calculation we had about £2.5K of benefit from them, and no questions asked once their mechanic had confirmed the car had to be towed.
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startrescue.co.uk as well. Great service in UK, not had to call out in rest of Europe.
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startrescue.co.uk

Keith_b wrote:
startrescue.co.uk as well. Great service in UK, not had to call out in rest of Europe.

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My bank account (Nationwide Flexi) has breakdown cover and holiday insurance inc skiing for £13 per month. Has other stuff, phone insurance white goods cover.

All paid out on the travel policy when daughter had panic attack on the lesson she was on and had to be taken down the mountain but haven't used break down cover (touch wood). It also covers my motorbikes, so for me its very good value.
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@harrim51, that's the Flexplus account, which we've just switched to. It also pays 3% on balances of up to £2,500.

The ordinary FlexAccount includes European travel insurance (but only if you opened the Flex account prior to September 2016) and you can upgrade to worldwide and ski.
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Used to use EuroRescue until we started buying an extension on the Aviva car insurance.
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I had ADAC cover until a recent repatriation of my car from Italy back to the UK meant i was no longer a desirable customer rolling eyes

I now use https://www.eta.co.uk/ which seems to offer the same level of cover and importantly cover cars over ten yrs old!
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adac are no longer taking new customers from outside germany either.
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I wasn't aware of that..but am not suprised as they were not much interested in customer service full stop. Shame as the product is really good value!
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We have used the annual AA European Breakdown cover. I think itís about £120.
If you take your car on summer holiday is quite reasonable.

A few years ago, an Audi rammed into the back of our car 20 minutes after setting off from home on a summer camping and appartment holiday. The car was a write off. You are covered from the moment you leave home, and their response was excellent.

They offered a hire car for the full 3 weeks, but we negotiated with them to pay for 8 days hotel accommodation instead of the camping part. They also paid for new ferry tickets for the following day and we four set off in our 2 door Fiesta...

We have had minor car trouble a couple of times and again the service was brilliant.
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Another for Nationwide flexplus ; just the travel and breakdown insurance makes it worth it
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Again, thanks all for the replies. Very helpful
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