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Breakdown Cover For The Driver

From as little as: £12.00 for the year.

What makes our cover unique?

  • A breakdown cover provider offering you our own in-house products & optional extras
  • Cover plans tailored to specific markets using claims data & a deep client understanding
  • 5 star defaqto & 4.3/5 TrustPilot ratings for excellent products with a comprehensive range of features and benefits
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Reliable Premium Quality Breakdown Services

Not all vehicle breakdown cover is created equal, and we believe that not all motorway speedsters have the same needs either, that's why we have varying definitions of breakdown cover for different driver needs.

What is breakdown cover?

Let's ditch the technical jargon and talk about peace of mind!

Breakdown cover is your trusty sidekick when your vehicle breaks or throws a minor tantrum. Whether it's a flat tyre or a full-blown engine meltdown, our roadside support and breakdown recovery ensures you're not left stranded. Just call for help, and friendly folks will be there to get you back on the road or take your vehicle to a local garage and arrange alternative transport if needed to get you to wherever you need to be.

Remember, it's best to double-check the details of different breakdown cover plans before making your final decision and trust a provider that gives you all the details. While this may be a general view of breakdown recovery services, we believe it may mean more than this to different individuals, for instance:

  • To the new driver:

    Breakdown cover goes beyond your car insurance policy, ensuring complete peace of mind. Whether you run into a pothole on the motorway, experience a flat battery or your car breaks down for any reason at all rest easy knowing you have a great team of recovery operators waiting for your call. It's the additional assurance you need to get back on the road quickly and hassle-free.

  • To the previously covered:

    You used to be covered in the past or recently discontinued your breakdown cover policy and seek flexible replacement cover to protect you on an upcoming trip or your vehicle has reached its golden age with its glory days behind it and you’re uncertain about how much faith to put into its reliability. Our intelligently priced plans offer you peace of mind taking into account your specific circumstance, and are there for you when you need it most.

  • To the deal hunter:

    You already have car breakdown cover, but can’t resist the urge to satisfy the need to know you've found the most cost-effective breakdown insurance, offering the most reliable and highest quality service, so you’re constantly on the lookout for a good deal. We’ve got your back with seasonal offers that ensure you similar or better coverage without the extra costs.

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Our Breakdown Cover Options

Enjoy a comprehensive bouquet of the vehicle and personal breakdown covers that give you access to home or roadside vehicle repair services, or vehicle recovery and transportation to a local repair centre, guaranteeing you’re able to get back home or give you access to a car hire or emergency accommodation when you need it most.

Top-class products and services don’t have to cost your arm and leg, and just because we’re more cost-effective than you might expect, that doesn't mean we cut any corners to offer you the most superior-quality, end-to-end, reliable and trustworthy breakdown cover for all your travel needs.

Which is the best cover for you?

Compare our cover levels and see the wide range of services and coverage that our members can benefit from.

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Premium With Excess

A high quality, low cost solution, ensuring you will be covered in every eventuality.

What's included

  • Unlimited callouts

  • Roadside assistance

  • Local Recovery

  • National recovery

  • Home start

  • Lockout cover

  • Misfuel cover

  • Onward travel option

  • Excess option

From as little as:

£29.45 /year
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From: £12.00 /year

Ensures you have essential protection and cover in place, should the worst happen.

  • Unlimited callouts
  • Roadside assistance
  • Local recovery
  • Lockout cover
  • Misfuel cover
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From: £38.75 /year

A high quality, low cost solution, ensuring you will be covered in every eventuality.

  • Unlimited callouts
  • Roadside assistance
  • Local recovery
  • National recovery
  • Home start
  • Onward travel option
  • Lockout cover
  • Misfuel cover
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From: £45.58 /year

Added surety of European Travel, makes for a complete service.

  • Unlimited callouts
  • Roadside assistance
  • Local recovery
  • National recovery
  • Home start
  • Onward travel option
  • European travel
  • Lockout cover
  • Misfuel cover
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Personal UK

From: £45.23 /year

Covering the individual in any vehicle they are driving or a passenger in.

  • Any vehicle under 15 years of age
  • Unlimited callouts
  • Roadside assistance
  • Local recovery
  • National recovery
  • Home start
  • Onward travel option
  • Lockout cover
  • Misfuel cover
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Looking for a Specialised Type of Breakdown Cover?


Are you responsible for the repairs and well-being of family members' cars, or want to ensure that your weekly runner and weekend tourer are covered within the same policy?
With a multi-car breakdown cover, you have the option to pick your ride and simply drive, and if anything happens on the road, you have a single policy number to remember, how’s that for convenience?

Personal Cover

Unsure of your next vehicle choice? Our UK and European Personal Breakdown offers comprehensive coverage regardless of your chosen mode of transport. Enjoy peace of mind on every journey, from UK roadside assistance to European recovery, ensuring you and your vehicle reach your destination safely and efficiently.
Get a quote today and experience the freedom of unplanned adventures with the assurance of reliable breakdown support.


Engine sputter? Flat tyre? Don't sweat it! You can count on our 24/7 guardian angels waiting to take your call. From roadside fixes to home-start heroes, we get you back on track (or comfy at home) ASAP.
Choose your cover, ditch the drama, and ride with confidence. Get a quote and hit the road worry-free!

Classic Cars

Love your classic car but hate the thought of breakdowns? Our specialist breakdown cover keeps you cruising, not stressing. Expert technicians understand your unique vehicle, offering roadside fixes or gentle recovery to trusted garages.
Choose your coverage level & enjoy peace of mind. Get a quote today & keep the adventure rolling!

Motorhomes & Campervans

From flat tyres on motorhomes to electrical gremlins in campervans, unforeseen issues can disrupt your RV adventures. Secure your mobile haven with our comprehensive breakdown cover.
Our specialists tackle the unique challenges facing each vehicle, ensuring swift repairs and minimal disruption. Enjoy uninterrupted exploration, knowing every detour is covered. Get a quote and hit the road confidently!

European Breakdown Cover

Extend your UK breakdown cover and embark on your European adventures with unwavering confidence. Our comprehensive European cover ensures peace of mind across more than 25 European countries, encompassing short breaks and extended travels.
From roadside assistance to expert repairs, our extensive network of local partners provides prompt and effective solutions, minimising disruption to your journey. Secure your vehicle and request a quote today.

We are here for you when your vehicle has broken down

Car trouble never comes at a good time. But with our cover, you're never alone. Whether it's a flat tyre in the countryside or engine woes in the city, get unlimited callouts to our 24/7 helpline for expert advice. Our vehicle recovery teams get you back on the road quickly, arranging repairs at a nearby garage. Want to prevent problems? Use our MOT assessment reminder tool to help keep your vehicle compliant with the law as well as avoid any future hiccups.

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Frequently asked questions

Find the answer to our most commonly asked questions, and if you cannot find what you are looking for, feel free to reach out to us for a quick answer.


In the event of a breakdown please call us on 01945 586228, or if you are in Europe, +44 1945 586228.

As over 95% of our memberships are bought online we do not issue membership cards. We have also undertaken a survey of our members who feel that membership cards in this day and age are not necessary given the advent of mobile phones and modern technology. Whilst we advise to have your membership number to hand in the event of a breakdown, service will not be refused if you do not, as we are able to find your membership on other parameters such as your name, postcode or vehicle registration.

Our average attendance time is 60 minutes.

Either. Depends on the cover you are looking for. We are able to cover the vehicle specifically, meaning that no matter who is driving, as long as they are doing so legally and with your permission as the membership holder, they can call upon our service. Alternatively we can cover you as an individual, on any car you are driving or are a passenger in, subject to it being less than 15 years of age.

All of the memberships we offer here at Emergency Assist cover the vehicle and not you personally. This means that no matter who is driving the vehicle, as long as they are doing so legally and with your permission as the membership holder, they can call upon our service.

Unfortunately no. Our memberships carry a 46 hour inception period, which means that for the first 48 hours from when your membership commences, you will not be able to call upon our service. Please note that in the event you change your vehicle during the course of your membership the 48 hour inception period will reapply from when the change takes effect.

The prices we quote are for our annual pricing, providing cover for the year. However during the process of purchasing your membership you will be offered the option of spreading the cost over a monthly direct debit. By doing so, this not only helps you spread the cost, but you will also receive a range of additional benefits.

Road accidents (or RTCs) are not covered with our memberships as standard. However, during the process of purchasing your membership, you will be offered our Accident and Vandalism cover at an additional cost. Not only does this provide recovery in the event of an accident, but also should the vehicle suffer pothole damage, kerb damage, be immobile as a result of vandalism or as a result of damage to any of the vehicle's glass.

Unfortunately we are unable to assist. Please call your insurance company.

If you need to make a claim for reimbursement of costs for overnight accommodation, hire car or onward travel, please email your request, along with receipts and invoices, to [email protected]

Membership Cover

We are able to cover any vehicle for any kind of use, however our online system currently only allows the purchase of memberships for cars, vans and motorcycles. If you require a quotation or cover for any other type of vehicle please contact us

For our Saver and Premium membership levels there is no restriction on the maximum age of vehicle. With our Complete cover, and with this covering you in Europe, the maximum permissible age of vehicle is 10 years. For our Personal based membership, this provides cover in any vehicle under 15 years of age.

Unlimited. No matter the level of cover you opt for you are entitled to an unlimited number of callouts during the term of your membership.

All of our cover levels cover you in the event of having a flat, blown or punctured tyre. If you have an accessible and serviceable spare wheel, along with any locking wheel nut key where applicable, an agent shall attend and change the wheel for you.

Should you not have any of the above, after you are able to source a mobile tyre fitter to attend the call out charge of this shall be covered within your membership on a reimbursement basis of up to £70.00. But any tyre(s) or parts required are to be paid by yourself at the roadside or home address.

If you are towing a caravan or trailer at the point with which the vehicle covered breaks down, and the caravan or trailer is within the permitted dimensions (max length: 7 metres, max width: 2.44 metres, max weight: 3.5 tonnes), the caravan or trailer shall be recovered along with the vehicle if this is required. If, however, the caravan or trailer develops a fault and breaks down where there is no issue with the towing vehicle that is covered on the membership, then no attendance shall be granted.

Yes. Our memberships as standard cover the loss, damage or theft of keys. We cover the loss, damage or theft of keys, meaning that should you be unable to gain access to the vehicle, or start the vehicle, we shall recover the vehicle to a suitable place of repair.

Should you misfuel and put the wrong fuel type in your vehicle, our memberships entitle you to attendance by a specialist to drain the incorrect fuel type from the vehicle, flush the system and provide you with £20.00 of the correct fuel type. Should this fail to mobilise the vehicle you will be recovered to the nearest garage able to affect a repair.

We can but this is not a standard feature of our breakdown cover. When purchasing your membership, you will have the option to include our Parts and Labour cover, which will reimburse up to £500 for the repairs to your vehicle following a breakdown.

In the event your vehicle is recovered to a garage, and they are not able to repair the vehicle the same working day, we will offer either overnight accommodation, onward travel or replacement hire car. These are on a reimbursement basis, meaning that they are to be initially paid for by you, with receipt and invoices provided to us at a later date for reimbursement. We do not operate a pre paid card service of payment for these on your behalf. For further details of the limits, and conditions of each of the options, please refer to the appropriate membership wording.

If you have a prepaid code or voucher and you wish to redeem it, please click here.


We provide cover in the following European countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

You sure can. In order to upgrade your membership from Premium to Complete, so that you are covered in Europe, please call us on 01945 586200.

If you are travelling to Europe you need to notify us at least 48 hours before you leave as to your travel dates and the countries you will be visiting. Failure to do so may mean that attendance is refused in the event of a breakdown.

Membership Changes

For any changes relating to your membership, including change of name, vehicle and address, please click here.

If you make a change to your membership there will be a £5.00 administration charge to do so which is payable online when you process the change. If you add a vehicle to your membership, or change your membership level, there will be additional costs involved which you will be made aware of at the time of enquiring about the change.

When you process a request online to change your vehicle you will be sent revised documentation reflecting this shortly thereafter. The 48 hour inception period also applies when you change a vehicle on your membership, meaning you have to wait at least 48 hours from when you make the change to being able to call upon our service with regard to the new vehicle.

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