You asked: What does local vehicle recovery mean?

Having local recovery means that if your vehicle can’t be fixed at the side of the road it’ll be towed to the nearest garage or your home, normally whichever is closer.

What is RAC local vehicle recovery?

With local recovery (we call this a 10-mile tow), you’re limited to a 10-mile tow from where you break down. We’ll usually tow you to a local garage, but we can tow you somewhere else within a 10-mile radius if you prefer.

What does national vehicle recovery mean?

National Recovery is an add-on to our breakdown cover which comes with extra benefits. It helps you to finish your journey if you break down on your way to somewhere. With our standard roadside assistance, we’ll tow your vehicle to the nearest garage for repairs if we can’t fix it at the roadside.

Whats the difference between roadside and recovery?

For example, if you get a flat tyre or engine conks out, you can call for assistance. When your mechanic arrives, they’ll try to fix your vehicle there and then. If they can’t, they’ll tow you to a garage (also called ‘recovery’) for repairs, so you won’t be left stranded at the roadside.

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What is UK national vehicle recovery?

An unlimited tow (also known as ‘national recovery’ or ‘relay’) means that we’ll tow your vehicle to anywhere in the UK if you break down. That means you can always get to any garage, back home or to your destination, no matter how far away you are. … With our ‘Standard’ level of cover, you’re limited to a 10-mile tow.

How soon after joining RAC can I use it?

As long as you haven’t broken down already, your breakdown cover will start as soon as your payment has been accepted. If you have Standard, Advanced or Ultimate cover, you’ll be covered for roadside and home rescue and a 10-mile tow for the first 24 hours.

How long does the RAC take to come out?

The average wait time for roadside recovery is 40-60 minutes and, because you might need to stand away from your vehicle until help arrives, keep a warm coat, a reflective, high-visibility vest, and a torch in the boot. We hope you’ll never have a use for them, but you’ll be glad of them should a breakdown ever occur.

Does insurance cover recovery?

If you have fully comprehensive insurance, your insurance company is liable for paying recovery fees. You can either arrange it yourself by contacting the RAC OR AA or GREENFLAG, or by contacting the POLICE, or a Recovery firm if you know one.

How far will AA tow my car?

Our breakdown cover gives you peace of mind that you’ll be able to get help if you break down. Your roadside assistance will always include: 24/7 cover for breakdowns over 1/4 mile from home. a tow to a nearby garage if we can’t fix your vehicle at the roadside.

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What is local breakdown cover?

Roadside assistance or local cover: A basic level of breakdown cover, this is when your provider sends out a mechanic and recovery vehicle to try and repair your vehicle roadside. If they can’t repair it, they’ll normally tow it to a nearby garage.

Can I join green flag if I breakdown?

Answer: No. The cover can’t be purchased if you’ve already broken down. However, we can still help you if you require assistance. Simply call us on 0800 400 600.

What happens if AA can’t fix car?

If you’re at the roadside – or even at home – a breakdown service will send a mechanic out to your car to try to fix the problem. If the mechanic can’t fix the car there and then, they’ll get your car to a garage for repairs.

Does breakdown cover fix your car?

If you have breakdown cover, your policy provider will send a trained mechanic to you when your car breaks down. This mechanic will fix your car and get you back on the road, or tow your vehicle to the nearest garage if it needs extra time and help in fixing it.

Do RAC take you home?

Breakdown cover at home (also known as ‘home rescue’ or ‘home start’) means we’ll come to your rescue if you break down on your doorstep. For example, with a flat battery or a cold engine. The RAC will always try to fix your vehicle there and then. Or if we can’t, we’ll tow you to a garage for repair.

Who does cover my breakdown use?

Our breakdown insurance products are provided by a specialist subsidiary of AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance groups, with over 40 years of experience in providing breakdown recovery assistance to motorists.

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What number do I ring for RAC breakdown?

Please call our Membership team on 0330 159 0739. They’ll take a few details from you and be able to help straight away. Don’t worry, though, if you need to use the service you can simply call 0333 2000 999 quoting your membership number.