5 reasons to buy European breakdown cover

5 reasons to buy European breakdown cover

Even if you are going on holiday for one week, you never know when your car will break down. We’ve compiled our top 5 reasons why you should get yourself covered, before you take a trip to the mainland.

Have peace of mind when you travel

If organising a trip to Europe isn’t stressful enough, breaking down far away from home on your journey is a traveller’s worst nightmare. European breakdown cover offers you peace of mind during your time abroad, providing all the benefits you would receive in the UK.

For a single trip to Europe, you’ll be able to buy this type of cover as an add-on to your policy for 12 months.  This may depend on whether your current provider offers this service.

Alternatively, you can purchase European breakdown cover if you plan on making more than one journey to the continent.

Whether you need to be towed to the nearest garage or requiring roadside assistance, European breakdown cover will help you get back to enjoying your holiday.

Get back to the UK in the event of a breakdown

Driving in a foreign country can be a nerve-wracking experience in itself, but breaking down far away from home can also cause a lot of stress and disrupt your holiday.

Selected European breakdown policies will give you the cover your need to get you, your passengers and your vehicle back to the UK hassle-free if your car can’t be fixed overseas.

If you’re right at the beginning of your holiday and need to get to your destination, the AA’s European breakdown cover offers a service to take you there.

Receive cover across many European countries

Many providers offer European breakdown cover across many EU countries, so it’s important to make sure your holiday destination is valid with your cover.

If you’re travelling across the continent, RAC’s European breakdown cover is valid in up to 47 countries. This means your policy can be used across your journey through Europe, unless you break down in one of the three remaining countries that are not included under the RAC’s policy.

Convenient access to European garages

If your vehicle can’t be repaired on the roadside, your European breakdown cover will cover you to get your car towed to the nearest participating garage, similar to a UK policy.

When you need assistance, you’ll be connected to an English-speaking incident manager, available 24/7 for your convenience. A nearby garage will then come to your location and tow your vehicle to be repaired.

You never know when your vehicle is going to breakdown, so don’t risk ruining your holiday by not purchasing the correct cover.

Keep the vehicle repair costs down

Whether you’re in the UK or abroad, having breakdown cover will ensure you don’t foot an expensive bill for repairs to your car (and trust us, it can be costly!).

UK providers offer a wide range of services and will be there when you need them most. Compare breakdown deals to find the best policy and cover for you.