Breakdown Cover

Looking for the best breakdown cover advice in the UK?

Bobatoo has reviewed all the top breakdown cover providers to make it easier for you to choose the best. Take a look at Bobatoo's guides and reviews for further information...

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What is breakdown cover?

Breakdowns in the UK have reached a 5-year high, with more than 224,000 recorded in the 2018/19 financial year!

While not a legal requirement, breakdown cover is definitely worth having.

If you get a flat tyre on the motorway or accidentally put diesel in a petrol vehicle, your breakdown cover policy can send you on your way again in as little as one hour.

Whether you’re looking for a basic roadside assistance policy or full European cover, there is a breakdown cover policy available to suit you.

For full reviews of the UK’s best breakdown cover providers, read Bobatoo's reviews at the top of this page!


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Everything you need to know about breakdown cover is in Bobatoo's complete guide here...

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How to save money on breakdown cover

Finding the right breakdown cover policy for you can be difficult, which is why Bobatoo works to give you the very best information and advice when it comes to choosing your breakdown cover provider.

What are the different types of breakdown cover?

There are generally 3 main types of breakdown cover in the UK: roadside assistance, vehicle recover and onward travel:

Roadside assistance

Roadside assistance is typically the cheapest form of breakdown cover as it is the least comprehensive. A quick phone call will send a mechanic to your rescue ASAP and, if they can’t fix your car, you’ll be towed to a nearby garage.

Vehicle recovery

Offering similar benefits to roadside assistance, vehicle recovery lets you choose to have you, your car and your passengers transported a bit further – usually anywhere in the UK – making it a perfect option if you travel far from home.

Onward travel

With onward travel, you get everything included in a vehicle recovery policy, as well as cover for extra expenses where necessary. This can include overnight accommodation, public transport costs, a hire car and, in some cases, money for breakfast the next morning!

For more detail, read Bobatoo's complete breakdown cover guide here.


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