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    Breakdown recovery? AA or RAC?

    I don;t have breakdown recovery but which one would you recommend?

    Are certain ones better for certain areas?
    I live in Grimsby

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    I have never used or needed to use a breakdown recovery service. Touch wood! But then I know a little bit about cars so I could probably fix most of the minor things at the roadside.

    But I would probably just go for what company fits your needs best.
    They all have a service level agreement which they adhere to such as we will turn up within 30 minutes, or within 20 if you are a lady on your own etc.

    Remember there are loads of others ones as well such as green flag and you can also usually save money by taking it out at the same time as your car insurance.

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    i have RAC recovery and i am pissed off with them because i got a letter the other day saying i only have 1 recovery left for the year. After that they will charge me from £60 a callout.

    You only get 5 callouts a year which they never tell anyone

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    They're all like that, otherwise you could just buy a rubbish car, have it breakdown all the time and just get the recovery company to tow you around

    I'm with the AA, only used them once in 4 years but it was worth the £11 per month fee for my wife and I to be covered - with her doing more of the driving with our daughter in the car I figure it is important to ensure she is covered if anything went wrong with her car. I also do a lot of driving for my job - I'd not like to get stranded miles from anywhere without such cover.

    Note that some companies cover you in any car and others only cover your car.

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    if you can take out a lloyds TSB Gold service account and you get AA cover free,

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    i was reading a review of most of the breakdown services in auto express a few weeks ago, so spent 15 mins looking for it online, only to see the mag on my desk in front of me lol
    anyway
    1 GEM motoring assist
    2 autonational rescue
    3 RAC (my uncle who used to work for the AA calls them Rent A Clown )
    4 national breakdown
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    9 tesco
    10 direct line
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    I have a LloydsTSB platinum account and get free top level AA cover. They only charge £15 a month and you get loads of other stuff aswell.. Well worth it in my opinion.
    Have been with the AA for years as have my family and have always had good service from them....
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    We use Green flag and if you go through Quidco there is £20 cashback plus decent national cover for £6 a month.
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    We are with the AA to through LloydsTSB


    With the AA 'your the member' so if your in a friends car you and them are covered so you wont be stranded anywhere.
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9532richy View Post
    if you can take out a lloyds TSB Gold service account and you get AA cover free,
    If you take out Platnium you get all but 1 of the options.
    Only needed them once when my lock jammed but now I know how to fix it.
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