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GEM Motoring Assist | Our Review

GEM Motoring Assist offers years of breakdown cover experience, and can boast thousands of satisfied members. Its breakdown service is independent, trusted and reliable, on call every hour of every day throughout the year.


GEM was established in 1932 as a road safety association. In 1982 it was renamed The Guild of Experienced Motorists and became a breakdown cover provider in 2004. Since then, it has gone on to be one of the UK’s biggest breakdown cover providers, offering reliable and fast service. GEM originally started as a campaign group for road safety but now offers comprehensive motoring assistance to its members and won the Auto Express award for Best Breakdown Cover Provider in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

The benefits of GEM Motoring Assist cover

Being a member of GEM allows you peace of mind wherever you’re driving in the UK. As well as comprehensive breakdown cover whenever you need it, GEM customers can also enjoy members benefits such as motor insurance, travel insurance and money off car wash at selected garages.

Customers can also enjoy help if they’re driving a borrowed or hired vehicle and will even lend a hand if you fall sick at the wheel. GEM generally provides some of the best breakdown cover for drivers on a budget and has been found to be up to 46% cheaper than similar packages.

Types of cover from GEM Motoring Assist 

GEM offers a number of cover types to suit every need. This includes car breakdown, motorcycle breakdown, caravan breakdown, motorhome and small trailer and even van breakdown, provided the GVW is up to 2500 kgs. GEM can cover up to four drivers in your household, so the whole family is covered. 

GEM's 24/7 breakdown cover offers roadside assistance, nationwide recovery, home assistance, onward travel and club membership, which offers perks like a quarterly magazine, airport parking and car hire.

How much is GEM Motoring Assist cover?

GEM offers simple breakdown cover packages that vary in price and function. Customers can enjoy fully comprehensive cover, that includes roadside assistance, nationwide recovery, home assistance and onward travel for one person from just £57.82. Recovery Extra gets you the same with added extras and without having to reclaim the costs. Both types of package can be used with up to 4 people.

What we think

GEM Motoring Assist is a reliable and easy to use breakdown cover service, offering a fast and friendly service with plenty of benefits. GEM is the ideal breakdown cover proivder if you're looking for a simple experience that won't break the bank.

*This content is independently written by Breakdown Cover Comparison. Breakdown Cover Comparison are not paid to write this content but receive commission for any sales they make from it.