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European breakdown cover

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Cover from only £56.00 a year

We know how stressful it can be when your vehicle breaks down, especially when it’s in a different country. Our European breakdown cover is an annual policy that provides breakdown assistance and recovery throughout the UK and Europe.

Autohome provide the policy, which is separate to your motor insurance and won’t affect your No Claims Bonus or renewal premium. So, you can rest assured that if something happens while you’re on your travels, you’re in good hands.

  In the UK

  • Breakdown roadside assistance
  • Nationwide recovery
  • Recovery home or to a local repairer
  • Transportation of driver and up to 5 passengers
  • Home assistance

  In Europe

  • Roadside assistance or recovery to a local repairer
  • Emergency hotel accommodation
  • Spare part location and dispatch
  • European onward travel
  • Vehicle hire

  In the UK

Nationwide roadside assistance

The policy provides up to 30 minutes on-site assistance, where a roadside technician will attempt to diagnose the fault and try and repair your vehicle at the scene of the breakdown.

 

Messaging service for family and friends

When delayed, a messaging service is provided, so you can let your family and friends know what’s happened.

Onward transport

If your vehicle can’t be fixed at the roadside, Autohome will get you and up to 5 passengers to your home, onward destination or a local garage.

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Relief driver

If the only driver is medically unfit to drive during the trip, the policy provides a relief driver to get you to your destination.

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Overnight accomodation

If the vehicle cannot be fixed on the day, the policy provides up to £35 per person per night for the driver and up to five passengers for overnight accommodation.

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Any driver

It doesn’t matter who is driving at the time, this policy covers any legal driver using the vehicle.

Home assistance

Should you require breakdown assistance at your home address, the policy will provide a technician and where necessary transport you to a garage of your choice within 8 miles of your home address.

  In Europe

24-hour English-speaking helpline

Autohome provide 24/7 assistance to ensure you’re not left stranded anywhere in the middle of the night.

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Roadside assistance

Autohome will arrange for a roadside technician to try and repair your vehicle at the scene of the breakdown. If the vehicle cannot be fixed at the roadside, they’ll get you and up to 5 passengers to a local repairer.

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Vehicle hire

Autohome will provide up to £150 vehicle hire, so you can continue your journey.

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Overnight accomodation

If the vehicle cannot be fixed on the day, the policy provides up to £35 per person per night for the driver and up to five passengers for overnight accommodation.

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Spare part location and dispatch

If the parts you need are not available nearby, we’ll source them elsewhere and send them to the authorised repairer in Europe.

Note: Cover within Europe applies to vehicles under 10 years of age. The age restriction does not apply to kit cars, classic cars and motorhomes that are properly serviced and well maintained.

Where am I covered?

  Austria
  Belgium
  Croatia
  Czech Republic
  Denmark
  France
  Germany
  Greece
  Hungary
  Italy
  Luxemburg

  Norway
  Poland
  Portugal
  Republic of Ireland
  Slovakia
  Slovenia
  Spain
  Sweden
  Switzerland
  The Netherlands

What’s not covered?

  • A car that is not in a roadworthy condition without road tax and MOT.
  • Any breakdown that occurs during the first 24 hours after cover is taken out.
  • Loss or damage to your vehicle.
  • Cost of any parts or third-party repairs.

Further T&Cs apply, please see our policy booklet for full details.

Reporting a breakdown

Already broken down? Contact us for assistance.