Compare Breakdown Cover for Older Cars
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- RAC vans carry over 500 tools and parts
- RAC fix 4 out of 5 cars at the roadside in just 30 minutes on average
- RAC Breakdown Cover has been awarded a 5-Star rating by Defaqto
*New, single vehicle-based cover. Ends 16/06/21. 7am.
Older Car Cover
- No car age restrictions (personal-based cover). 12 months for the price of 10*
- Roadside Assistance
- National Recovery
- Home Start
- Onward Travel
- European Cover
- GEM breakdown cover was voted 'Best Breakdown Cover - Gold Winner' in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey 2019
- GEM Motoring Assist Breakdown Cover has a Defaqto 5 Star Rating
- GEM's 24/7 UK breakdown cover includes - Home Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Nationwide Recovery, Onward Travel and Club Membership
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Breakdown Cover for an Older Car FAQs
What does breakdown cover for an older car include?
There are many different levels of breakdown cover on offer. Most drivers will consider factors such as the condition and age of their car and where they typically drive their car before deciding on the level of cover they should take out. Basic breakdown cover will include roadside assistance and recovery to a nearby garage in most cases. However, policyholders will pay more for cover that includes things like home start recovery, national recovery or even European recovery.
Can I take out breakdown cover for an older car?
Most breakdown cover policies will have an age limit on the cars they are willing to cover. This is because older cars are more likely to break down. However, many providers still offer cover to cars that are between 15 to 20 years old.
What levels of breakdown cover for an older car are available?
The levels of breakdown cover for older cars are similar to those available to younger cars. However, it’s important to check the age restrictions on the cars that the policy will cover before taking out breakdown cover.
Roadside assistance is a basic level of breakdown cover and usually includes calling out a repair engineer who will try to fix your car by the roadside and recover it to a nearby garage, should that not be possible. Many drivers opt to add ‘home start’ to their policies to ensure they can also call out help if their car won’t start while they are still at home or very close to home.
National recovery is another level of breakdown cover that will often include recovery to a garage anywhere in the country and may include recovery of the driver, the passengers and the car to any UK address.
European cover can provide those using their car abroad with the peace of mind that breakdown cover provides. European breakdown cover will allow drivers to call out roadside recovery when in Europe and might even cover repatriation of the car and onward journey expenses for the driver and passengers.
Who might want to take out breakdown cover for an older car?
Anyone who drives a vehicle that is around 15 years old or more may find it more difficult to obtain breakdown cover, but some providers do continue to offer it. For those who drive very old cars, such as classic cars, specialist breakdown cover is available, but it is likely to cost more than standard breakdown cover.
Why are there age limits on breakdown cover?
Most policies have a number of eligibility criteria for the vehicles they will cover under a standard breakdown policy and the car’s age is just one such criteria. Older cars are more likely to break down, which might mean a driver of an older car will have to make many more call-outs than a driver of a brand new car, for example.
AA Breakdown Cover
Established in 1905, the AA is one of the best-known breakdown cover providers, with the UK?s largest in-house recovery fleet.Read more
Cover My Breakdown
Vehicle and personal-based breakdown cover with 24 hour UK call centres and a network of repair operatives.Read more
Emergency Assist Breakdown Cover
Independent breakdown provider established in 2017. Emergency Assist provide low cost UK and European recovery membership.Read more
Euro Plus Breakdown Cover
European breakdown cover specialists offering cover on the continent provided by Allianz Global Assistance.Read more
GEM Motoring Assist Breakdown Cover
Established in 1932, GEM is a personal breakdown cover provider that has been offering recovery assistance since 1978.Read more
Green Flag Breakdown Cover
One of the UK's leading recovery companies that works with a nationwide network of breakdown specialists.Read more
Nova Direct Breakdown Cover
Nova Direct is an insurance specialist - Policy Excess Insure Ltd providing a range of breakdown cover options.Read more
Ping Insure Breakdown Cover
Vehicle-based breakdown cover with a large network of recovery operators.Read more
RAC Breakdown Cover
Long established motoring association that has been at the forefront of British vehicle recovery since the 19th century.Read more
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