Traditionally there were just two major Breakdown Sevices in the UK – the AA and RAC. In more recent times they have been joined by Green Flag and Britannia and a whole host of Insurance providers. There are two main types of breakdown services. Those like the AA and RAC who use their own trained staff and those who sub-contract to local garages to attend the broken down vehicle.
Which Breakdown Service is best for You?
The main levels of service are:
Basic Breakdown Service – attempt to repair your car or get it to the nearest garage
Relay/Recovery – attempt to repair your car or get you and the car to your destination
HomeStart – attend to your car while it is parked at or close to home.
Of course there are various extra options that are added by some companies such as overnight accomodation and replacement vehicles but these are the basic options. The other area to look at is that some companies cover the vehicle, whoever is driving it, whilst others cover the person, regardless of who owns the car. You will need to decide which level of service is best for you