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  • RAC logo

    Roadside & Recovery

    • Flash Sale: 25% OFF Single Vehicle Based Cover Levels*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £110
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £67.50
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • AA logo

    Roadside + National Recovery

    • Personal Price (From)
      £129
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £119
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • RAC logo

    Roadside, Recovery & At Home

    • Flash Sale: 25% OFF Single Vehicle Based Cover Levels*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £145
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £93.75
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Emergency Assist logo

    Premium Cover

    • 10% discount using code NW10OFF
    • Personal Price (From)
      n/a
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £20.50
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • GEM Motoring Assist logo

    Recovery RECLAIM

    • Personal Price (From)
      £78.50
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      n/a
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Cover My logo

    National & Home Cover

    • Personal Price (From)
      £39.97
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £23.37
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Nova Direct logo

    Bronze Cover

    • Exclusive offer: Use code NW10 for 10% off
    • Personal Price (From)
      n/a
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £25.99
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Nova Direct logo

    Silver Cover

    • Exclusive offer: Use code NW10 for 10% off
    • Personal Price (From)
      n/a
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £28.99
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Green Flag logo

    Recovery Plus

    • 50% off your AA or RAC renewal quote*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £90
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £60
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • RAC logo

    Roadside, Recovery & Onward Travel

    • Flash Sale: 25% OFF Single Vehicle Based Cover Levels*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £145
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £93.75
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • RAC logo

    Roadside, Recovery, At Home & Onward Travel

    • Flash Sale: 25% OFF Single Vehicle Based Cover Levels*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £165
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £108.25
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • AA logo

    Roadside + At Home + National Recovery

    • Personal Price (From)
      £149
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £139
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • AA logo

    Roadside + National Recovery + Onward Travel

    • Personal Price (From)
      £149
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £139
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • AA logo

    Roadside + At Home + National Recovery + Onward Travel

    • Personal Price (From)
      £179
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £169
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • AA logo

    Roadside + National Recovery + Parts & Garage Cover

    • Personal Price (From)
      £184.96**
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £174.96**
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • GEM Motoring Assist logo

    Recovery EXTRA

    • Personal Price (From)
      £96.66
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      n/a
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel

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Last updated on 09 November 2020.

Breakdown cover – National Recovery FAQ

When you’re considering the level of breakdown cover to take out, it’s important to establish the various levels of cover available. Here, we’ll look at what national recovery means and how it could benefit you if you find yourself broken down while away from home.

What does national breakdown recovery mean?

National breakdown recovery is a type of breakdown cover that can help you and your passengers to continue your journey to wherever you need to be. Importantly, this type of cover will also usually recover your car to a garage for repairs in a UK destination of your choice.

This type of breakdown cover might be useful when the recovery engineer is unable to fix your car at the roadside after a breakdown. If you are on your way somewhere, you might want to continue your journey and this type of cover can help you to do that.

Does every national recovery policy offer the same services?

No. It’s very important to check with each provider for details of what their ‘national recovery’ service includes. Here are some of the services often included in national recovery policies:

  • Recovery of the driver to any UK destination
  • Recovery of the car to any UK destination
  • Recovery of passengers to any UK destination –there is usually a limit on the number of passengers included

Some providers offer national recovery as an add-on on top of their basic breakdown cover. Others will offer only one level of cover and this may or may not include national recovery, so it’s important to check the details of any policy you are considering.

How could national breakdown recovery cover benefit me?

National breakdown recovery can be particularly useful if you break down while out and about and need to return home or to any other UK destination of your choice. If, for example, you break down while hours away from home, you might welcome a service that recovers you and your family to your home address, while recovering your car to a garage near to where you live.

Alternatively, you might be on your way to a family holiday when you break down. In this situation, national recovery may enable for your car to be taken for repair at a garage near your destination while you and your family are transported to your destination by your breakdown cover provider.

Do I need national breakdown cover?

National breakdown recovery isn’t for everyone, and you should take time to consider whether you are likely to need national recovery services before opting for this level of policy. Most basic breakdown policies will cover you and your car within a certain distance of your home. If you often make longer journeys then national recovery might benefit you.

When might national breakdown cover not be useful?

If you use your car for local journeys only, you may find that you have little need for national recovery. A policy without national recovery as an add-on may be sufficient to get you back on the road when close to home.