UK Breakdown Cover

Access to breakdown support nationwide

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Looking for cheaper UK breakdown cover? From just £78 a year, Asda Breakdown Cover provides a service you might expect from the AA and RAC at a price you might not. You can be sure there’s plenty under the bonnet to help you out in almost any breakdown situation to get you back on the road.

Our breakdown cover in the UK not only gives you access to a network of over local 4,000 breakdown professionals all over the country, but also a range of additional services so you can complete your journey and avoid being stranded without help.

Why choose Asda Breakdown Cover?

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Here’s what you get with UK cover:

Whether you’re planning a cross country journey or just making occasional trip to the shops, you’ll get full UK breakdown cover which includes the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland.

  • Roadside assistance at least a quarter of a mile from your home
  • Home Assist if your car won’t start at your home address
  • Relief driver service if the only driver falls ill or suffers an injury en route
  • Recovery to a local garage or destination of your choice
  • Unlimited annual callouts
  • Car hire or accommodation options if your car can’t be repaired the same day
  • Message relay service to your family if you breakdown
  • Optional second vehicle cover or personal cover for any vehicle you may be driving

Can we cover you? 

  • Our UK breakdown has no age limit on the vehicle you're covering
  • We’re also able to provide breakdown cover for vans, motorbikes and motorhomes too
  • If you’re towing a caravan or trailer, these will also be recovered if your vehicle breaks down

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

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. 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.

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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