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Breakdown Cover for Seasonnaire’s Vehicle?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Any suggestions for breakdown cover for a 5 month stay in France?

European cover from AA etc. have limits in duration and only seem to want to get you home (up to their assessment of the market value of the vehicle - ominously!)

Anyone had experience of getting cover from a French equivalent to AA?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
If you're old enough to become a Saga customer their Euro breakdown cover is long and extensive.
Alternatively buy an old French car where you're heading and insure it there.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
There is no French equivalent of the AA Very Happy
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https://www.europ-assistance.fr/fr/automobile/mobilem-auto-moto?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuuHdBRCvARIsAELQRQF7-iaopRKwbo1kzSIEPt4nQjGSuGuQGRE4ZZOG5OJJTnLN0gsL3W0aAjy3EALw_wcB ?
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@Wi11iam, how likely are you to breakdown?

That link is €6 a month. If you are unlikely to breakdown... self insure.
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Yep, I guess my point is that most (all?) UK sourced policies are aiming to repatriate you and your vehicle- fine if you're away for 2 weeks, not so good if it's for a season. French policies like the one above are commonly offered as "add ons" to your French car insurance policy.
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@gvj, hah too subtle for a Sat PM! Laughing
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Join the Caravan Club and get their cheap breakdown cover (up to a year I think).
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How likely am I to break down?

Hopefully not. But then we’d all say that. FSH, will be MOTd before we go and the garage have been over it with a ‘find it, fix it’ brief. But it’s not a new car but equally there’s precious little to go wrong.

Will have a read of the link and look for a local set up there to save the number for.
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And then, if its a UK reg car, you get into the whole kerfuffle of needing to register and insure it in France.

30 days continuous I think is the limit for registration, and your UK insurance will limit you.

Even with Europe extension on mine with Aviva I am allowed up to 6 months i Europe, but no more than 90 days consecutive.
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@ChrisKernow, 6 months for registration, longer than most ski seasons...
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@ChrisKernow, 6 months for registration, longer than most ski seasons...


Ah yes. The 30 day rule seems to apply to those becoming resident.

http://www.rivierareporter.com/motoring/124-using-a-foreign-car-in-france
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LV insurance and breakdown is valid for 6 months both just add-ons on your UK cover, no faff just a drop down menu on line.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
https://www.stuartcollins.com/breakdown.php Have a look at these guys. We used them after we moved to Italy until we re-registered our car.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Try ADAC, you can use your UK address and then you're covered all over Europe.

https://www.adac.de/mitgliedschaft/adac-membership/ - look at ADAC Plus.
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@slowboarder, I was recently told that ADAC are not taking on new UK customers.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sorry wasn't aware of that for new members.
Shame as it's great value for money.
We just renew our membership so look to be okay ....... for the mo.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Try Stuart Collins to insure you car for more than 90 days continuous abroad. Most UK policies have a 90 day max. They also offer European Breakdown cover with DAS or AXA.
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