RAC Breakdown Cover

RAC Breakdown Cover

The RAC is the second largest breakdown company in the UK (after the AA) with more than 1,500 patrols. The organisation was established in 1897, introducing uniformed patrols in 1901 and roadside emergency telephone boxes in 1912. It is now part of Aviva, the largest insurance group in the UK, which operates under the Norwich Union brand.

RAC Rescue has around 7 million roadside assistance customers and handles around 2.5 million breakdowns each year. It also deals with a wide network of contractors and partners across continental Europe to provide breakdown assistance to members whilst they're abroad.

Policy Options

RAC breakdown policies cover you as the driver or passenger in your vehicle or any other. You may also extend these policies to include up to four named members of your household. There are five different levels of policy to choose from, which are detailed in the table below.

Plan Name Roadside Relay Home Start Recovery
Roadside Yes x x x
Solution 1 Yes Yes x x
Solution 2 Yes x Yes x
Solution 3 Yes Yes Yes x
Solution 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes

Benefits of Joining the RAC

  • Over 100 years experience in providing breakdown assistance
  • Average response time of around 40 minutes
  • 24-hour assistance, 365 days a year
  • National network of breakdown specialists
  • The worlds most advanced computer systems to deal with calls for roadside assistance
  • No charge for labour carried out at the roadside
  • Exclusive RAC member only offers
  • Accident Care
  • 10% 'No call out' discounts available on next year's policy if you don't call them out
  • Online discounts

RAC Breakdown Policy Offers

There are usually a number of RAC breakdown offers available online; you can find out some of the latest RAC deals here.