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European Breakdown Cover

Postby Alterastro » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:37 pm

I've got UK recovery as part of my bank account benefits. I just phoned to find out how much extra it would be to upgrade it for a trip to France and the RAC want £77 for a week or £194 for a year. They said its quite expensive because of the age of my car (1995), but it does sound very high.

Who do you use and how much do you pay?

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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby Bushy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:21 pm

Adac for me chap, covers the wife and me in all of Europe and its €90 if I remember correctly. They are a Germany company so I hope you're using google chrome or can speak German lol

Only joking they have English speaking operators and are very easy to communicate with over the phone, one catch is all paperwork they send is in Germany, but bablefish or the like will help translate it for you :)

Ps check your bank policy as some only cover a 20 radius from your home address, pretty sure it's only Barclays that give the full cover, the rest are very limited, I only noticed after RO incident and checking the small print on my Halifax account, which is 15 mile radius from home - pretty crap tbh

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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby LeJap » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:57 pm

2GFS have a good policy and not very expensive too! :yes: I just got the Audi done for £60 European cover and should be the same for 4x4's especially if you have a policy with them.

We are currently negotiating an insurance deal with them so keep an eye out!


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European Breakdown Cover

Postby Wombat » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:16 pm

Check any policy as they normally only cover a vehicle under 11 years old.


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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby PJ_ » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:26 pm

Image Im also with ADAC. family cover for me n the mrs is 100Euro per year. The AA cover ADAC customers in the UK.

http://www.adac.de/mitgliedschaft/adac_membership/


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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby maadmaan10 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:04 pm

Also worth mentioning that you should carry ONE OF THESEin Europe too - and amazingly they are free!


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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby ratrace » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:18 pm

From there web site

Using the links below to acquire ADAC membership requires that your place of residence is in Germany. For technical reasons, our system does not support international addresses.

If you do not have a German address, please contact local office at ADAC or call 01805 10 11 12 (14 cents / min German landline, max. Min to 42 cents /. From mobile networks). We apologize for any inconvenience caused.



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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby PJ_ » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:53 am

In France you now have to carry a personal breathalyzer kit along with ya hivis, first aid box and warning triangle.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/new ... rance.html


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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby mudslingger » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:23 am

Iam with Barclays and last year when we did the alps, so spent a load of time check with rac and it did cover a vehicle over 15 years old subject to an access of £100 payable if you brake down which I thought was quite good as I couldn't find anyone else who would cover it
Although it a Landrover so never needed it and never thought I would



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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby Alterastro » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:52 am

Having 3 cars means I ideally would have personal cover for me and the wife rather than the cars individually. Do any of them do that? Green Flag do personal cover but only in the uk and cars up to 15 years old :(



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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby ratrace » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:59 am

Will ring ADAC in the morning and see what the deal is for ADAC single Plusmembership



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Postby LeJap » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:24 am

GEM gets my vote for personal cover.... But they don't do European :( it's cheap though and in some cases you pay up front and claim back. this way you decide if you want them to recover you back home and you don't wait for some companies to 'assess' the vehicle and then send a recovery truck!


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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby kp nuts » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:41 pm

i always use the rac as i am allready a member and trust them more than some firm that i have never heard of, a point worth noting is that they[rac] will charge more for cars 11 years or older and despite my point that since i have taken out cover[for the last ten years] that yes my car is now over 10 years[1997] and that i have never used the cover they still charge more due to age. i said to them why dont they look at vehicle type verses breakdowns and charge people with more unreliable cars more but its just not how they work. also they will only recover your vehicle up to its value so in other words dont think that a £200 banger will get recovered from italy for nothing--last year they said that as my vehicle was only worth 1200-1500 that if the recovery came to more than that then they would expect me to pay the difference or the car would get wrote off and stay in whatever particular country it was in, also make sure that things like other passengers and ferrys ect are included and that you know exactly what your getting!


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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby Alterastro » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:12 pm

Adrian Flux do a fully fledged UK and European Recovery service for just £62 and there is no age limit :yipi: In fact if your truck is over 20 years old it reduces to £32!!! If you take it out when taking out insurance with them or renewing its just £54

That seems pretty goo to me :gr8:

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Re: European Breakdown Cover

Postby Bushy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:17 pm

ratrace wrote:From there web site

Using the links below to acquire ADAC membership requires that your place of residence is in Germany. For technical reasons, our system does not support international addresses.

If you do not have a German address, please contact local office at ADAC or call 01805 10 11 12 (14 cents / min German landline, max. Min to 42 cents /. From mobile networks). We apologize for any inconvenience caused.



You must call them if you are not a resident of Germany, I have the policy and live in the UK, no hassle but has to be organised over the phone :yes:

They even cover you and then send payment details out in the post, total trust unlike a Uk company I could name :lol:

But do double check whether there is an age limit to the vehicle, I have yet to see that caveat but always worth double and treble checking :)


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