Breakdown Cover

Roadside recovery you can rely on

Asda Breakdown Cover Reviews

COVID-19 - In light of the impact that coronavirus is having globally, we’ve made some changes to how we assist our breakdown customers. If you need to make a claim, and you or somebody in your vehicle is self-isolating or showing symptoms of coronavirus, please tell us when you call. We’ll let our recovery team know, so they can handle your breakdown in the best way possible and take measures to keep themselves safe. We’ll continue to offer breakdown recovery in Europe wherever possible. However, government actions such as border closures may affect our service. You can continue to contact us in the normal way if you need to make a claim. Thank you for your understanding during these exceptional circumstances.

Get assistance from over 4,000 professionals ready to keep you moving. Most of us rely on our cars to get us from A to B every day, but sometimes we run into trouble and get stuck with a broken-down car. 

We fix 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside and with UK breakdown cover from only £78 a year and a 49 minute average response time, our breakdown cover is here to make sure you can get on your way again with great service and value for money.

Our Cover Types

  1. Roadside Cover

    Cover for anywhere in the UK to a local garage

    From £27 a year, you can make up to six call-outs a year, if you’re more than a quarter of a mile from home. Maximum vehicle age for new cover is 10 years old.

    Roadside cover overview
  2. UK Breakdown Cover

    Cover UK wide to anywhere in the UK

    From £78 a year, there are no age limits on covered cars and you can benefit from home assist. Hire cars or alternative transport also included as standard.

    UK breakdown cover overview
  3. European Breakdown Cover

    Cover for the continent as well as the UK

    From £142 a year, all the benefits of our UK Breakdown Cover with protection if you take your car to the EU and need assistance.

    European breakdown cover overview

Why choose Asda Breakdown Cover?

Provided by Liverpool Victoria

  • Asda logo

    The Asda advantage

    Known for putting value for money at the centre of everything we do

  • LV= and Britannia Logo stacked

    Partner expertise

    Over 4,000 breakdown professionals at your service

  • Award-winning provider

    Awarded Best Online Breakdown Insurance Provider in the Awards 2019

About Breakdown Cover:

What is covered by Asda Breakdown Cover?

All the different tiers of Asda Money Breakdown Cover offer assistance over a 1⁄4 mile away to ensure we can get you going no matter where you are. You also get local recovery up to 10 miles away from wherever you break down, so you can get your car back home or to the nearest garage if the problem can’t be fixed at the roadside. On average, our team fixes 4 out of 5 vehicles at the roadside and have a 49 minute average response time.

We offer three types of breakdown cover for your vehicle, all of which are provided by our partners LV=, ranging from standard roadside coverage up to assistance anywhere in Europe.

Why do I need breakdown cover?

From a puncture to engine troubles, you never know when something might go wrong on a long journey. By having Breakdown Cover with Asda, you know you can rely on roadside recovery anywhere in the UK.

If you’re not insured for breakdown cover then you can still make a call out to one of the many companies that offer breakdown assistance, but you will have to pay whatever fees they charge for non-members which can be very expensive compared to having your own breakdown cover, or Breakdown Cover with Asda.

What types of Breakdown Cover do we offer?

Roadside Cover

Roadside Cover lets you make up to six call-outs a year, so you’ll be covered anywhere in the UK if you’re at least a quarter of a mile from home. The maximum vehicle age for new Roadside Cover policies is 10 years old.


UK Breakdown Cover

UK Breakdown Cover doesn’t have any vehicle age limits, meaning we can provide assistance to almost any vehicle, and includes Home Assist to get you going if your car won’t start and recovery to a local garage if needed. We’ll even provide a hire car or alternative transport if your car throws a spanner in the works!


European Breakdown Cover

European Breakdown Cover is perfect if you think you’ll be going continental in the next 12 months and still want all the benefits of our UK Breakdown Cover like alternative transport if necessary and Home Assist.

Top Breakdown Cover FAQs:

What should I do if I breakdown?

If you breakdown on the roadside, you need to ensure everything you do is safe. Switch on your hazard lights so other vehicles know you’re having an issue and can see your vehicle clearly. Then, when it is safe to do so, get out of your vehicle and stand away from road at a safe distance. You should then call our 24 hour UK breakdown cover helpline on 0800 202 8100 and they will be able to talk you through the next steps. For more information, check out our FAQs page.

What’s the average wait time for breakdown assistance?

Although every provider is different, we aim to attend every breakdown within an hour. However, we currently have a 49 minute average response time. Britannia Rescue will let you know if the breakdown professional is delayed.

What is the difference between breakdown cover and roadside assistance?

While you might think the two are pretty much the same, roadside assistance is a basic form of breakdown cover which helps if your car breaks down, but has restrictions on where you can get help and limits on the number of callouts you can make per year.

Other breakdown cover policies, such as UK Breakdown Cover and European Breakdown Cover, give you access to roadside assistance but have less restrictions and unlimited callouts, as well as other useful features which can be helpful in a wider range of breakdown situations.

What does home start mean on breakdown cover?

Home start or home assist in a breakdown cover policy means that you can request breakdown help at your home address. Some types of cover, such as our Roadside Cover, won’t include assistance if you’re at home, so it’s worth checking the details of a policy to be sure it’s included. This can be especially useful if you rely on your car for work and travel from home often, as problems can sometimes arise overnight.

Can I get breakdown cover on a second car?

Standard breakdown cover will give you vehicle cover, meaning that only the specific vehicle named in the policy is covered. However, you can typically add a second car as an optional extra for a small fee, which means that you can make a call-out no matter what car you are driving. You can take out personal cover, which means you’re covered for any vehicle you might need to drive during the year, for just £28 a year extra for Roadside Cover and £47 a year for UK Breakdown and European Breakdown Cover. Personal Cover only applies in the UK. For more information check out our cover comparison guide.

Award Winning Breakdown Cover

We're proud to be awarded the Best Online Breakdown Insurance Provider by in 2019.

The longest standing awarding body in the industry, YourMoney considers competitiveness of price and structure as well as the customer experience of mystery shoppers. To receive this award is confirmation of our excellent breakdown cover offering and the service experience we provide to our customers.

About our trusted provider, LV=

We’re proud to be working alongside one of the UK's largest personal lines insurers, LV=. They have more than 7 million customers and 4,000 employees, and throughout their 170 year history, they have put their people and customers at the heart of everything they do.

LV= Britannia Rescue is an award-winning breakdown service which is there for customers 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether your car insurance is with LV= or not, you can still benefit from Britannia Rescue and their 4,000 breakdown professionals across the UK.

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