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Best place to get euro breakdown cover for a 15 year old T4?

JIMMYJAMES
15-04-09, 14:56
As the title suggests where is the best place to get european breakdown cover for a 15 year old T4. I have had quotes from the AA and the RAC and both are a bit steep. I am confident the van wont break down but its nice to have the piece of mind just not at 130 :eek: The way i see it is that the money could go a long way to getting her repaired if she does go wrong.

Is there a more reasonable alternative i can try?

Thanks in advance :ILU:

reimoboy
15-04-09, 15:00
Who you insured with Jimmy? They might be able to give you Euro breakdown cover :)

JIMMYJAMES
15-04-09, 15:48
I'm with virgin and have breakdown cover through them with Green Flag. I made a call to Green Flag and they wont cover a van as old as mine. Looks like i will have to risk it at this rate.

reimoboy
15-04-09, 15:57
Might be worth sticking your details into a price comarison site like this and see what companies would cover a vehicle of such an age http://www.gocompare.com/breakdown-cover/

Desp Dan
15-04-09, 16:04
Yep I'm with Green Flag & Was in the same Boat :(

10+ year old Bus but wont cover it for Euro Trips :(

Direct Line quoted 35 for 10 days single trip I think,

Went with HIC Breakdown along with my insurance renewal,

Full UK Breakdown cover + 60 Days Euro Cover for 75 T: T: T:

RubberBiker
15-04-09, 17:36
The little known Environmental Transport Association (http://www.eta.co.uk/) have been brilliant - the increment for European cover was very small.

I've called them out twice in the UK, they have no vehicles of their own and subcontract all work to local outfits - and the turn-out time and service has been great.

JIMMYJAMES
21-06-09, 12:44
The little known Environmental Transport Association (http://www.eta.co.uk/) have been brilliant - the increment for European cover was very small.

I've called them out twice in the UK, they have no vehicles of their own and subcontract all work to local outfits - and the turn-out time and service has been great.

I think its the company Justkampers get there Euro cover from. Its looking like it might be the best optionT:

T4cali
21-06-09, 21:20
I've heard of people using the German ADAC even though they don't live there.

http://www.adac.de/mitgliedschaft_leistungen/mitgliedschaftstarife/membership/default.asp?ComponentID=30621&SourcePageID=193391

It looks like the cover is 80 for the year plus i guess you wouldn't need to renew your uk cover. It could be worth dropping them an email.... unless you speak German!

I was going to look at them but ended getting full euro cover with my insurance.

Maude
21-06-09, 21:47
I took out 12 months UK cover (roadside and recovery) with IC Breakdown, 'L' reg van for 29. They do European cover for 49 from memory and I don't think the van age matters.

Also worth considering that anything bought over the phone or internet is covered by the distance selling act which states that you have a 14 day 'cooling off' period where you can cancel or return anything you have bought, not saying you should do it but as long as the act does cover everything then take out a decent cover, if you need it then at least you get home for the price of the cover and if you don't need it just cancel within 14 days. But I never mentioned this I::D.

scruffyherbert
21-06-09, 22:03
We used this lot for our 2 week trip in France in May:

http://www.vehicle-rescue.com/

It was 32 for 18 days if I remember correctly. My dad in law has the details at the minute.
My van is a '98 model but they didn't seem to have an restriction age wise as long the vehicle was in good regular serviced condition T:

JIMMYJAMES
24-06-09, 14:43
Got my Euro cover from Britannia Rescue in the end with my Civil Service Motoring Association Club discount it came to 69.50 with no age limit on the van and no limit on how many trips you can take!