Breakdown cover

Whether you use your car for daily commutes or your weekly shop, breakdown cover offers piece of mind if your car gives up the ghost.

Why do I need breakdown cover?

Even the most reliable cars can have a few problems and there’s nothing worse than being stranded on the side of the road with a car that just won’t start.

If your car breaks down and you’re not covered, unless there’s a passing charitable mechanic walking by, you’ll have to shelling out to get it sorted.

Without cover, and in the best-case scenario, you’ll have to pay a local garage’s callout charge and get fixed roadside. Here are the most common reasons for a breakdown callout:

flat or faulty battery
flat tyres
lost keys
engine problems
fuel problems
dodgy clutch cables

Typically, there are five features that breakdown cover can have:

Roadside recovery – typically provides help in getting your car restarted at the roadside and transporting you and your car to the nearest garage if necessary.

Vehicle recovery – includes all the benefits of the first feature, plus extras to ensure you and your car are returned to your home or your intended destination.

Home assistance/home start – a popular though more expensive breakdown option restarts your car within a quarter of a mile of your home.

Onward travel – this option ensures you’re not inconvenienced by providing a replacement car or covering public transport costs and accommodation while your car is being fixed.

European breakdown cover – if you break down abroad then towing, repair, accommodation and repatriation could be covered.

Our Breakdown cover costs just £55 for the full year – give us a call on 0191 510 3354 to arrange cover.

Phone: 0191 510 3354


Address: Unit 1 Lambton House, Newbottle Street, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4AR