What is onward travel?
Onward travel breakdown cover is one of the most comprehensive types of breakdown policy.
If your vehicle breaks down and needs taking to a garage for repairs, onward travel helps you to continue your journey while it’s being fixed. This can minimise the disruption caused by a breakdown, as you’re able to carry on with what you need to do rather than changing your plans and sorting out other arrangements yourself.
The exact details of onward travel cover will vary between policies and providers, but will often include cover for a hire car or reimbursement of public transport and overnight accommodation costs, if necessary.
Onward travel cover can offer peace of mind when driving, especially if you regularly travel long distances. It ensures you won’t be left to fend for yourself should your vehicle stop working, helping you to get back home or go to another destination until your vehicle is ready to drive again.
Bear in mind that providers may call this level of cover different names.
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