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BREAKDOWN COVER

Breakdown Cover History Good Points Bad Points Yearly Premiums* Visitcars User Rating Sample Policy Wording
Britsh provider of breakdown cover only, so business isn;t diluted into any other areas UK call centres

"Best Breakdown provider" 4 years running in the "Your money awards

Reviews are mixed about customer service £25.00

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The RAC has over 1,500 patrols in the UK for private and business motorists Ranks the highest in satisfying emergency roadside assistance customers in 2007 Very expensive brand to go with £34.50

Customer Service:

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GEM Motoring Assist is the UK’s leading driving based Road Safety association with around 60,000 members. Almost half the price of the leading companys

24 hour Rescue Control Centre with over 6,000 recovery vehicles.

When you buy breakdown cover, you get FREE club membership

Their cheapest package offers more service but comes in at a higher cost if you are looking for the cheapest deal £46.35

Customer Service:

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BREAKDOWN COVER PRICE COMPARISON

Breakdown Cover Provider* Roadside Roadside & Recovery Roadside & Home Cover Roadside, Recovery & Home Cover Roadside, Recovery, Home Cover & Onward Travel Apply
RAC £34.50 £71.25 £81.63 £105.75 £134.63 apply for RAC Breakdown Cover
The Green Insurance Company n/a £21.95 n/a £34.95 n/a apply for The Green Insurance Company Breakdown Cover
Rescue my Car £29.95 £39.95 £42.00 £39.95 £66.50 apply for Rescue my Car Breakdown Cover
The AA £27.00 £76.50 n/a £99 £139.87 apply for The AA Breakdown Cover
GEM n/a £46.35 n/a £62.55 £81.90 apply for GEM Breakdown Cover
Green Flag £25.00 £46.00 £48.00 £59.00 £119.00 apply for Green Flag Breakdown Cover

*Prices quoted are for personal based, single cover. Prices are correct on the 24.04.09. All company's prices are subject to change. These are rough guides for a consumer looking for a good comparison on their breakdown cover.


AUTOEXPRESS SURVEY for BREAKDOWN COVER

2 July 2008, Auto Express No.1,019 (p 58)

autoexpress-breakdown-cover-surveyWe were delighted to read the Breakdown Cover roadside assistance survey in the 2 July edition of Auto Express magazine. This nationwide survey gathered feedback from more than 32,000 readers, who placed GEM Motoring Assist at the top of an amazing line-up of 11 breakdown providers. A combination of value for money, friendliness and helpfulness, general presentation and overall service saw GEM sweep the board with a score of 84.5% - more than three per cent ahead of Autonational, its nearest rival.

Auto Express’s analysis summed up its readers’ comments: “GEM was the only organisation to secure marks over four (80%) in every sector, showing the size of the firm is not always an indicator of quality.”

The RAC took third place (79.55%), with Green Flag in sixth place (78.32%), the AA seventh (78.25), Tesco ninth (77.18%), Direct Line 10th (76.60%) and Churchill at the bottom (75.32%). We particularly liked the comment about Tesco, with its position among the bottom three providers. ‘This goes to show,” say Auto Express, “that some services are best left to the experts. After all, GEM Motoring Assist doesn’t sell fruit and veg!” GEM are constantly striving to grow their membership in order to help support road safety initiatives, and for that we love them.



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