Explore The Continent With European Breakdown Cover
If you’re renting a car on holiday, you might not have considered what will happen if you break down in the middle of nowhere. You might not even be renting a vehicle; you could be driving across to France for the weekend and find yourself with a flat tire in the middle of the countryside.
Unfortunately, most UK breakdown cover won’t protect you if your car fails you on European soil, and you could be left to foot the huge bill involved in towing your vehicle to the nearest garage yourself. With European breakdown cover, you’ll be protected no matter where you drive (so long as it’s in the EU!), so why not take a few minutes to read our handy guide to European breakdown cover, which will explain the benefits and let you decide if it’s the right option for you.
European breakdown cover will usually provide you with the following:
• Up to 90 days of European cover
• Vehicle recovery with no call-out charges
• 24/7 roadside assistance
Some insurers will offer extras such as assistance at home (at your hotel or apartment) and options if your vehicle can’t be fixed.
Choosing the Right Provider
You’ll find many car insurance providers offer European breakdown cover, as well as the usual roadside assistance companies such as Green Flag, the AA and RAC. A good place to start when hunting for the best value cover is a comparison site such as Money Supermarket, where you can compare quotes from several different providers. You should look at the price for the cover as well as checking what’s included – some firms will cover you for onward transport and any accommodation costs incurred on your travels, whilst others will only pay a small proportion of this and expect you to cover the shortfall yourselves. You’ll also find that some companies will put a cap on the amount they will pay towards repairs. If in doubt, it’s a good idea to call 2-3 companies for a quote and to ask about what exactly is included in the cover provided, to allow you to make a comparison.
European breakdown cover will provide you with peace of mind when travelling abroad with your car, so make sure you apply for cover before you take off to sunnier climes this summer! The cover provided for you and your family could be invaluable, and you never know when you may need it.