What is breakdown cover?
Breakdown cover is a type of insurance policy that provides you with roadside assistance if your vehicle breaks down. As a minimum, breakdown policies will normally cover the costs of sending a mechanic to your car and, if they can’t repair it, towing it to a garage.
More comprehensive breakdown policies will offer extra features and protection, such as recovery to any location, “at home” recovery, and the costs of alternative travel and/or accommodation.
Many drivers may find it useful to have some form of breakdown cover, but if you are unsure, you can read our guide to help you decide if you need breakdown cover.