Roadside Cover

Get a helping hand at the roadside for less.

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Most of us rely on our cars to get us from A to B every day, but sometimes we run into trouble and can get stuck with a broken down car in the middle of a journey. Our Roadside Cover is here to make sure you can get on your way again with great service and value for money.

Get cheap roadside assistance from over 4,000 professionals nationwide who’re ready to keep you moving by fixing your car at the roadside or getting you to a nearby garage.

Why choose Asda Breakdown Cover?

Provided by Liverpool Victoria

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We're on hand to make sure car trouble doesn't stop you in your tracks.

Our network of breakdown professionals will help to fix your car at the roadside or take you and your vehicle to a garage for more serious repairs. This is usually the cheapest breakdown cover type available, giving you standalone roadside assistance.

  • Roadside assistance at least a quarter of a mile from your home
  • Covers anywhere in the UK, including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland
  • Roadside recovery to a local garage or destination of your choice, up to 10 miles away from where you broke down
  • Up to six call-outs per year

Can we cover you?

  • The maximum vehicle age for new Roadside Cover policies is 10 years old
  • We can provide roadside cover for motorhomes, vans and motorbikes too
  • Caravans and trailers will be recovered if your vehicle breaks down away from your home

As you might expect, terms and conditions apply, so please see our policy documents.

Top Roadside Cover FAQs

What does roadside cover mean?

Roadside cover is usually the cheapest roadside assistance product available. It’s a form of breakdown cover that gives you the basic features in order to cover the costs of emergency callouts if you breakdown while driving somewhere, both in the UK and in Europe. This will allow us to send out a professional to either fix the problem, or recommend recovery to a garage for more complex problems which can’t be fixed at the roadside. To view our other cover types take a look at our comparison guide.

What do I need to do if I breakdown?

First of all, be safe. Get out of your vehicle as safely as possible and switch your hazard lights on. Once you’re in a safe place, please call our 24 hour roadside assistance helpline on 0800 202 8100 and they will be able to talk you through the next steps. For more information, check out our FAQ's page.

Can I call someone to change my tyre?

If your car breaks down due to a double puncture or serious damage to your wheel, then you can use roadside assistance to call out someone to help get you back on the road. You can typically change a flat tyre yourself if you have the tools handy (keeping them in the boot can be useful for emergencies), and it can save you using one of your callouts if you have an annual limit.

How long will I have to wait if I break down?

We aim to attend every breakdown within an hour, although we currently have a 55 minute average response time. Britannia Rescue will let you know if the breakdown professional is delayed, so you’re aware of roughly when roadside assistance will arrive.

Is there a limit to the number of callouts per year with Roadside Cover?

Our Roadside Cover has a limit of six callouts a year which you won’t be charged for. Any callouts made after exceeding the limit will not be covered and will need to be paid for separately. If you’re concerned that you might need to make more than six roadside callouts in a year, there are no limits on callouts with our UK Breakdown Cover or our European Breakdown Cover.

Can I use Roadside Cover if I’m driving another vehicle?

Normally, Roadside Cover only applies to the insured vehicle specified by your policy. But you can take out personal cover, which lets you use your roadside assistance in the UK no matter the vehicle you’re driving, for just £28 a year extra on Roadside Cover (or £47 a year for UK Breakdown and European Breakdown Cover - Personal Cover only applies in the UK). This can be particularly useful if you have more than one vehicle you regularly drive.

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 6.5 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 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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