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AA Breakdown are one the United Kingdom’s largest breakdown, insurance and roadside assistance companies. There are numerous reasons to contact the AA, including calling to receive an insurance quote, request an amendment to your policy, renew your breakdown cover and to discuss the various financial services now provided by the AA. In the United Kingdom, it is a legal requirement to own car insurance when you wish to drive on public roads. For this reason, it is important to contact AA Breakdown if you believe your insurance has expired or you would like to change your provider over to the AA. It is also important that you do not confuse the AA with AA. In the case of this guide, AA stands for Automobile Association.
It is also important to keep in contact with AA Breakdown when it comes to breakdown cover. While this number will not put you through to a breakdown assistance worker, you will be able to find out how to order one and which number you should call if your car happens to breakdown. AA Breakdown cover can be called wherever you are, including your own house. Prices vary based on which level of cover you select, we’ll cover the pricing differences in more detail further down the page. If you have no interest in reading this guide and would simply like to get in touch with AA Breakdown, you can all AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to speak to a member of their customer support team and, hopefully, solve your problem over the phone.
AA Breakdown are best known for their breakdown cover, hence their name. There are a number of different forms of breakdown cover available through the AA, with prices varying based on the level of cover you select, as well as a number of other factors.
For AA Breakdown Membership, you receive 24/7 breakdown cover for any issue over a ¼ mile from your home. AA Breakdown will attempt to repair your car on site, though if the AA engineer is unable to repair your vehicle, you will be towed to a nearby garage. You can call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to purchase this form of breakdown cover today.
AA Breakdown Membership starts at a cost of £35 annually and gives you access to over 1000 dedicated repair vehicles, unlimited breakdown callouts and 20% off at over 700 selected restaurants, pubs and service stations. There is also a “no quibbles” approach to free fuel top ups, recovery in mud and snow and up to £5 off parts for roadside repairs. There are further custom options available to customers, allowing you to personalise the cover to suit your own ends. If you would like to learn more about the custom options available, you can call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to discuss bespoke packages and the added costs of selecting such options.
The AA website can be a little tough to use when it comes to figuring out prices. Customers are recommended to make use of the cover cost calculator, or to use the live chat option at the side of the screen. The £35 figure is to cover a single vehicle. Breakdown cover for a person, whether you are driving any vehicle or a passenger, costs £50, with prices rising as more and more people are covered. Customers are able to add national recovery, at home cover, onward travel (car hire, hotel or public transport costs if your car cannot be fixed at the roadside) and parts and garage cover. Each added option raises the price, up to a total of £297.28 for family cover with every option selected at an introductory rate. Customers can also selected monthly coverage, should that suit their situation.
Basic breakdown cover is an AA Breakdown cover option that costs £28 per year to cover a single vehicle. It entitles you to 24/7 breakdown cover over a ¼ mile from home. If repairs aren’t possible at the roadside, your car (and you) will be towed to a local garage. This option gives you access to over 1000 of the AA’s roaming dedicated repair vehicles and a total of two callouts per year. You can call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to order this form of breakdown cover, or to enquire about the various forms of breakdown cover available. On average, it takes 45 minutes for an AA Breakdown vehicle to arrive at the roadside scene and 4/5 of vehicles are fixed at the roadside.
If you are already an AA Breakdown member, you may be able to find a number of AA member deals, only available to current members. If you have been an AA Breakdown member for a year or longer, you may be able to upgrade to Silver or Gold membership, an option with extra benefits. You can find out more about offers available (and visible) only to members by signing into the AA Breakdown website or by calling AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404. Often, when it comes to car insurance companies, calling the company to discuss policy renewal can result in cheaper deals. This is due to the fear insurance and cover companies have of losing customers to better deals.
If you would like to change your form of AA Breakdown cover, you are able to call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to speak to a member of their customer support team. They will be able to let you know what the change process entails and whether you will be able to change your policy.
If you are approaching your breakdown cover expiry date and would like to renew, AA Breakdown will get in touch with you in advance of this date. You may be able to apply for other cover options outlined above. Call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to learn more about the renewal process and the options available to you. If you would like to automatically renew your AA Breakdown cover, you can set up a direct debit or organise to have your credit or debit card continuously pay for the cover. If you would rather avoid automatic payment, you can make a one off payment through a Visa or MasterCard.
AA Breakdown provide cover across Europe, not just the United Kingdom. You can select nationwide breakdown cover when creating your personal AA Breakdown cover package. You are also able to add European breakdown cover, an option that gives you access to over 40,000 AA approved garage agents throughout the continent. Customers can select single trip cover or cover for multiple trips, depending on their personal preferences. To receive a quote, use the tool on the AA Breakdown website or call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404.
It is a legal requirement that all vehicles used on public roads have passed an MOT if they are over three years old. Certain vehicles must be MOTed when they are one year old, you can find out which by visiting the GOV.UK website dedicated to MOTs. AA Breakdown advise all customers to select a reliable garage when sending their car off for a service of MOT. To find out how to find a reliable garage, visit this advisory section of the AA Breakdown website.
If you breakdown, there are a number of different protocols to follow, advised by AA Breakdown. Due to the inherent danger in stopping on a busy road, it is important to pull over in as safe a place as possible. If you are able to find a place to legally stop that is not on the road, do so. Switch on your hazard lights too, particularly if your vehicle is not entirely out of the way and is obstructing other drivers. In the event of an emergency while driving on the motorway, you are able to pull over to the hard shoulder. The hard shoulder should only be used in event of an emergency, you should not pull over on the hard shoulder to go to the toilet, to make a phone call or to take a look at a map. If you do not know how to contact AA Breakdown, you can call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 to get put through to the AA Breakdown team.
The AA advise drivers to reach a safer spot than the hard shoulder if possible, such as a motorway service station. If this is impossible, use the hard shoulder. When pulling over on the hard shoulder, make sure you park as far to the left as is possible. You should also turn your wheels to the left. Parking as far to the left as is possible keeps you further away from vehicles on the motorway. You should turn on your hazard lights and your leave your sidelights on to allow other drivers to see your car and make it easier for AA Breakdown vehicles to find you. In the event of an emergency, you and your passengers should leave the car by the left side doors. Do not exit through the right hard doors. Leave all animals in the car, unless they absolutely have to leave the vehicle. If this is the case, keep them under close control on the verge. Do not place a warning triangle on the hard shoulder. If you happen to own some high visibility jackets, put them on. Stand as far away from the lanes as possible and stand behind a barrier, if possible. AA Breakdown advise all drivers to avoid attempting repairs of any kind.
When you find a safe place to stop and are ready to call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404, you will need to let the breakdown team know where you are on the motorway. To give them an accurate idea of where you are on the motorway, you can use a driver location sign. These signs are blue with fluorescent orange writing. Read out the information written on the sign when you are asked for your location. You may also find an emergency telephone on the hard shoulder. This phone is free and will connect you to the police or the highways agency.
One of AA Breakdown’s most popular services is their car insurance provision. You can visit the AA’s website to take a look at the various types of cover and receive a quote on a car insurance policy from AA Breakdown. Current AA customers can make an insurance claim at any time by calling AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404. AA Insurance provides customers with EU cover for 90 days of the year, allowing you to safely drive in European countries that are EU members.
AA Insurance promise members that they will not pay excess or lose their no-claims discount when involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, provided it is not your fault. If you have a named driver on your policy, they will also be able to earn a no-claims discount, so long as they take out an AA Insurance policy later on. AA members will also get higher levels of cover from their vehicle insurance policy. For more information on this policy, call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404.
The AA provide multiple forms of insurance, beyond car insurance. The AA offer home, travel, motorcycle, van, learner, caravan, boiler insurance. You get the picture. For a detailed run down of all the forms of insurance provided by the AA, you can call AA Roadside Assistance on 0843 504 7404 or visit the insurance section of the AA website.
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