The Automobile Association or ‘The AA’, as it is more commonly known in the United Kingdom, has been in operation in Britain since 1905. They provide various services to UK motorists, including driving lessons, road maps and motoring advice. Amongst these, a particularly interesting option they offer is their European Breakdown insurance, for those motorists who wish to drive abroad with peace of mind.
If you are going on a one-off trip, or have various exciting road trips planned for the coming year, the AA European Breakdown have just the right cover for your needs, with their single and annual trip policy options. If you are going as part of a group, a single trip group policy is also possible.
Cover can be provided for many types of vehicles, of various ages and is available in 44 different European countries.
The cover the policy provides is very comprehensive. Full details of what you are covered for is available on the AA European Breakdown Cover website. Some key features include roadside assistance, care hire, and emergency accommodation and travel costs. The policy can also help with getting your vehicle back home to the United Kingdom, if required, and with the cost of any legal fees incurred.
In addition you can further tailor your policy by adding optional extras such as cover for repair bills, in the event that this is required after breaking down abroad.
One of the highlights of the AA European Breakdown insurance, however, is arguably the enviable access it provides you to their helpline. This is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the operators speak a wide variety of languages.
It is very easy to get a quote for your insurance via the AA European Breakdown cover website. You just need to input the number plate of your vehicle, which type of policy is most relevant to you and when you want it to start. (For single trip policy cover, you also need to indicate when you want it to end). If you prefer, you can also get your quote by telephone - there is a dedicated phone number for buying European Breakdown Cover.
There is a discount for current AA members.
The AA can also provide European driving kits for breakdown, amongst other options.
The AA European Breakdown insurance has a 5-star rating by Defaqto.