Getting breakdown cover is a “no brainer”
Car Breakdown services
Join the RAC now and don’t get stranded by the roadside
  • RAC Car Breakdown Cover will get you back on the road. Fast.
  • The RAC can come to your rescue if you have an accident!
  • RAC Breakdown patrols fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside.
  • RAC Roadside, Recovery, At Home and Onward Travel breakdown cover has been awarded a 5 star rating by Defaqto.

Car breakdown services from the RAC mean you are covered 365 days, 24hrs a day, in any vehicle.

RAC patrols

Our patrols are highly trained and equipped, We’ll always find the fastest route to you with the help of global positioning and satellite navigation.

The RAC provide two options for car breakdown cover:

  • Personal cover; will give you cover as driver or passenger in any car.
  • Vehicle-based cover; this covers your car no matter who is the driver.

Roadside Rescue breakdown insurance

Roadside Rescue 24/7 is the RAC standard cover.

You will be covered for roadside assistance providing you are a minimum of 1/4 mile from your home.

If the car can’t be fixed, then the Roadside Rescue service will include taking your car to a garage of your choice within 10 miles.

At Home Rescue

Home Rescue gives you cover on your driveway or up to a ¼ mile from home. The cover includes FREE labour, but you will need to pay for replacement parts.

You will be able to book the time for the RAC to arrive to fix the car.

If your car doesn’t start at home, the RAC will come out to your assistance this is most common during winter when your car can experience cold and damp conditions.

Your car will be taken to the nearest garage if the RAC are unable to get it started.

National Recovery

National Recovery takes your car, you and your passengers home or to any single UK mainland place after a breakdown if the RAC are unable to repair the car at the roadside.

Onward Travel

Onward Travel from the RAC could include hotel accommodation, public transport, car hire if your car can’t be fixed it will be taken to a garage.

European Cover

European Cover if your car has a mechanical breakdown, it will be fixed at the roadside or towed to a local garage for repair.


The RAC is Britain’s most experienced breakdown cover provider and has been providing exceptional service to Britain’s’ motorist for 118 years.

RAC repairs just under 5000 vehicles a day, fixing 4 out of 5 vehicles the roadside and on average within 31 minutes.

In 2014, the organisation assisted over 2.3 million breakdowns.

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