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AA breakdown repair cover - thoroughly recommended

I've had this for a few years now, and can trully put my hand on my heart and say it's worth every penny.

It's covered me for head gasket repairs, ecu module repairs and most recently (last week), an alternator for the Vaneo.

In all instances the repairs have come close to the 500 claim limit, but have left me only facing the excess of 35.

It costs ,e 40 per month, but that provides the same repair cover per claim for my van, bike and both cars, plus I have home start, recovery & relay cover thrown in for us also (even when travelling as a passenger).

The alternator was found to have failed on the Vaneo on Friday, diagnosed by the patrol, driven to my local garage, and authorisation for a brand-new (not reconditioned) alternator was given that same day.

Total repair cost would be 465 (due to the sandwich-floor layout) adding to the labour - cost to me - 35.

Also had a new battery fitted to the van this year, which would've been 150 - again, 35.

I can't recommend this enough, especially if you have more than one vehicle.

It would've been a sore bill just before Chrimbo.


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Re: AA breakdown repair cover - thoroughly recommended

I have got 3 months of this cover left on my car from when I got it,, garage gave it me but I am with the AA anyway and have been for a number of years.

Funnily enough they sent me a letter offering me this and I explained that I have 3 months but they said when that's up give them a ring and they will add it to my breakdown cover for around a tenner a month..

So going by what you've said Paul I may well take them up on it..

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Re: AA breakdown repair cover - thoroughly recommended

Got the same cover through RaC and yes saved me a bit when driveshaft failed on holiday ..i also got battery cover but never needed it yet
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Re: AA breakdown repair cover - thoroughly recommended

Nice post Paul.

However i dont need extended warranty as the Astra came with the lifetime (as long as i own the car) / up to 100,000 mile warranty. Not needed it yet but i have a feeling i will as the gearbox in mine is akin to a PK6 box (i.e made of chocolate).
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