It certainly wasn't the case when I broke my leg after a collision on my motorbike.
They didn't believe the policeman or the paramedic when they explained my condition, taking the perspective that I should be able to get my bike home - unless they got a fax from the hospital.
Because of all this hassle & delay, the bike was recovered & placed in storage by the Police's recovery agent, so I had to go through the insurance (which wrote it off) - and because of their inaction - I no longer have a bike.
I'm in the AA and I'm quite sure that in the small print they say they will not provide free cover in the event of an accident but if asked to attend they will charge a recovery fee.
I think this is fair enough as they are a Breakdown Service and not an Accident Recovery service, and the costings are different as the insurers and compensation recovery are involved.
Why should any organisation pay overheads to pull your car out of a ditch if you've been driving like a loony, or some other wally has slammed into you.
certainly think the T&Cs have changed, when I worked in the Membership Dept at AA HQ (1987-8) accident recovery was still included, as it was a major selling point we all had to stress when dealing with members/potential members on the phone
round here if there's an accident and the Police attend, they have used the same recovery company for about 50 years...when my OH's Grand Cherokee was totalled, they did the pick up, they are an independent garage and not a breakdown service
I am with the green flag as they have always given the best service , I have been with them ever since the AA lost my car once when they recovered it, and took nearly 1 month to relocate it and offered me a free 1 year membership for my troubles ha-ha, which I declined
Also with driving across Europe green flag give the best price and also offer to refund your recovery costs if you break down on the French toll roads which none of the others offer either
So which do you prefer?
I'm a diesel person myself.. good economy, matched with good performance.
You can't really go mad on the roads anyway, so the 180bhp is plenty at the moment.
Sorry there isn't a poll for electric powered cars.. I couldn't be bothered making a new thread in the jokes...