Top 3 most common risk of breakdown cover

As this risk is present, you must make an action plan to prevent it. But how can you prevent on something you are not even aware of. Car breakdown cover is as important as buying a new car, but at some point having this coverage can make you a lot of savings than buying a new one. Remember that even if you can afford to always buy a new one still saving your car will not benefit you but as well as for the environment. Here are the top 3 most common risk of car breakdown cover.

A Slow process: Processing time differs again from one company to another. This is a common risk that every service provider tends to hide. This processing time can waste your time as well as add up to your stress. To prevent this from happening you can constantly inquire about the status of your transaction. You see, you cannot control the breakdown to happen, but you can always do something to make it better. A slow process might just widen the damage if you don’t act on it.

Reliability percentage: If you know the reliability percentage of your service provider, then you are most likely aware of how they function. But another risk for this is how they achieved that percentage. This percentage can be taken from the feedbacks of their previous can current customers. You can listen to them or you can find it on your own. Remember that this percentage represents how trusted your coverage is.

High pricing: Don’t trust automatically on the coverage that has higher prices than the other. Though the myth of having high price corresponds to their quality is unproven. Even if it is present in today’s generation that some expensive coverage provides great service, still again make some time to clarify things.

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Special offer at Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit are offering a free break inspection and 15% off any work when you book it online and take printed confirmation (see their website for details).

Break’s are an essential component of a car and keeping them in good working order can be vital to ensure that you do not break down. Although we are very much into our breakdown cover, it is also important to us that you take advantage of any deals to avoid breaking down in the first place.

If you know your breaks are in need of repair or replacement, head to the kwik fit website now.

New tyres for the wet roads

Black is offering great deals on new car tyres. Simply select your tyres then select a local garage to fit them. It’s a great way of saving money over the usual chains prices. They offer a price match and you can also claim tesco club card points.

Poor tread on your tyres can result in slips, and ultimately an accident. It is also worth suggesting that you sign up to a car breakdown service from a provider such as the RAC, or the AA just incase the worse happens. Don’t assume that breakdowns don’t happen in the summer!


Bank holiday weather checks

As summer approaches it’s easy to forget to check and maintain your car. Breakdowns are often considered a big part of winter driving, not summer driving. As the bad bank holiday weather approaches be sure to check your car before driving – do not be complacent.

Things to check;
- Windscreen wipers (we’re expecting rain, make sure they work properly).
- Tyres (again, make sure you have good tread levels as rain will have a big impact on your breaking distance.- Windscreen wash (make sure it’s full to avoid smeared windows that obscure your view)
- Car Breakdown cover

Some basic things to check that most people do not. Avoid the most obvious of problems by completing the above check list and avoid breaking down! Happy driving.

What does Defaqto mean for car breakdown cover?

Everyone will have seen it, but few will know what it actually means. Adverts for breakdown cover where they state “Defaqto” this, and “Defaqto” that. But what does it actually mean for you when comparing breakdown cover?

Who are Defaqto?
Defaqto are financial product analysis business who look at a financial products features and benefits, then rate the product based on a star rating system. 5 Stars a Rating being the best, and 1 star being the worst.

Should I consider this when comparing products?
To an extent yes, but also consider that a product with 5 stars might be better than a product with 1 star, but it’s also likely to be a lot more expensive as you are paying for a better product.

In our opinion there are better ways to compare products, such as our own comparison tables which allow you to customise the search to filter the products you want to see, rather than trust another organisation’s ideals about what a good product should look like.

Breakdown patrol recognised for bravery

Edinburgh AA Patrol David Gibson risked his own life to save others earlier this year, when the driver of a van on the M9 motorway suffered a seizure and lost control of his vehicle.

David Gibson, 33, managed to bring the vehicle to a safe stop and assisted the driver while he called the emergency services. This selfless action earned him the AA Patrol Service Medal which recognises exceptional acts of personal initiative.

Quick thinking

The brave patrol from Edinburgh has been commended for averting a potentially major incident on the M9 in March after a driver suffered a serious seizure at the wheel.

On 7 March 2013, as he approached junction one of the M9 at Newbridge, David noticed a van in front of him slowing and moving erratically for no apparent reason.

He pulled alongside the van and saw the driver slumped at the wheel with blood coming from his mouth. With not only the driver but other road users at risk, David’s subsequent actions to bring the vehicle safely to a stop earned him a commendation at the time from Lothian and Borders Police.

Bravery commended

In the police commendation, PC Steven McAlpine said: “AA patrol David Gibson stopped his AA truck on the hard shoulder before running after the driver’s van, climbing aboard and steering it off the carriageway to a halt.

He placed his own life in danger in order to stop the driver’s van

PC Steven McAlpine

“While on the phone to the emergency services, the driver partly regained consciousness and attempted to exit his vehicle onto the motorway carriageway. Mr Gibson had to restrain the driver and try to reassure him while still speaking to the operator.

“He placed his own life in danger in order to stop the driver’s van and managed to remain calm throughout the incident. In our opinion he has averted a major incident on the motorway network.”

David Gibson also received the AA Patrol Service Medal – which recognises exceptional acts of personal initiative by AA patrols – at a ceremony at the AA’s national operational centre in Oldbury, West Midlands.

Steve Dewey, AA road operations director, says: “Certainly David was in the right place at the right time but his quick thinking and training came to the fore. He is a great ambassador for the company and we are delighted to present him with the rare and highly coveted Patrol Service Medal.”

AA most trusted UK brand

The AA has been confirmed as the UK’s most trusted brand

The AA has been confirmed as the UK’s most trusted brand in a survey of more than 3,000 people.

The research* measured brand perception of companies across a range of sectors and amongst the UK’s twenty most trusted brands, the AA, the UK’s biggest motoring organisation, came top, excluding charities and armed forces, ahead of Post Office, Boots and Google.

When charity brands and the armed forces are included, the AA is second, only behind Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal with the NSPCC in third.

Top 5 Brands

(Excluding charities and armed forces)

  1. The AA
  2. Post Office
  3. Boots
  4. Google
  5. Johnson’s Baby

Proud tradition

Chris Jansen, AA chief executive, says: “The AA has been around for more than 100 years and has a proud tradition of focusing on our customers and members and delivering outstanding customer service.

“This is why we have held a Which? accolade for eight consecutive years. In a volatile and tough market, it should be reassuring that the AA is so well trusted and always there to help its customers.”

Last year, the AA attended around 3.5 million breakdowns and is investing more than £22 million this year in patrols’ equipment, technology and vehicles.


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