We get to more motorists in 30 minutes than the other major breakdown cover providers*
† More dedicated mobile mechanics than any other UK breakdown service**
Electric and hybrid vehicles covered at no extra cost
AA breakdown cover from £7.50 a month
With our starting level of breakdown cover you’ll get Roadside Assistance, which is 24/7 support from a trained patrol if your car, van or motorbike breaks down more than 1/4 mile from your home.
- If we can’t fix the fault at the roadside, our vehicle recovery service will take you to a nearby garage – it’s that simple
- Get unlimited callouts, as long as it’s not for a recurring problem with your vehicle***
- You can also add optional extras such as At Home, which gives you cover right up to your doorstep
Get personal or vehicle AA breakdown cover
Breakdown cover for you and up to 3 other people you live with, as drivers or passengers in any vehicle.
Breakdown cover for one vehicle, whoever’s behind the wheel.
Build your perfect AA breakdown cover policy
With us, you’ll get Roadside Assistance as standard. And you can easily add more features with our optional extras:
If your vehicle won’t start or breaks down within 1/4 mile of your home. This extends our Roadside Assistance coverage straight to your door.
If you break down and we can’t fix your vehicle at the roadside. We’ll take you, your vehicle and up to 7 passengers to any single UK destination.
If you break down and need repairs that stop your journey. We’ll help with alternative transport or an overnight hotel stay.
Parts and Garage Cover
If you need repairs or work done at a garage after calling us out for a breakdown. We’ll cover costs up to £535.
The AA travel tools
Ready to go on your travels? Use the AA travel tools to help you get where you want to go. Plan your route, get traffic news and calculate your mileage, including the fuel prices along the way using the tools below.
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European breakdown cover
The AA European breakdown cover ensures driving in Europe is never a worry – if your vehicle breaks down we’ll help. We give you unique access to over 60,000 repairers and recovery operators in 44 countries across Europe.
24/7 English-speaking helpline
5-star rated by Defaqto
On average customers save around £650 in repair and recovery
What we offer
We offer up to £50,000 in legal costs, £1,500 for alternative travel and £500 for emergency hotel costs. Optional Parts and Labour Cover for up to £500 helps with garage and repair bills.
- AA Members get 10% off
- Recovery of your vehicle back to the UK
- Single-trip or annual multi-trip cover
- Country zones to help you choose the right level of cover
5-star rated by Defaqto
AA European Breakdown Cover
Cover you can rely on
We’ll cover you from the moment you leave home, to the moment you get back – whether you’re driving in France, Ireland or up to 44 countries across the continent.
Cover for all vehicles
We cover vehicles of any age including cars, vans, motorcycles, campervans and caravans. We even cover towing behind.
Cover alternative accommodation
We offer alternative accommodation and travel arrangements, recovery of your vehicle back to the UK, and up to £50,000 in legal costs.
Don’t forget to purchase your cover before you travel abroad. Otherwise, it won’t be valid.
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Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can call AA for roadside assistance even if you are not a member.
AA will come to your rescue, and if you are already a member, you can report a breakdown and pinpoint your location through their app.
In case you buy a new vehicle, there is no need to take any immediate action. You can choose to add your new car to your existing AA membership or buy a new membership for that vehicle.
The AA provides 24/7 roadside assistance for breakdowns that are over a quarter-mile away from your home.
If they can’t fix your vehicle on the spot, they’ll tow it to a nearby garage. They offer unlimited call-outs and also provide Accident Assist to support you in case of an accident.
The AA stands for the Automobile Association, which was established in June 1905 by a group of driving enthusiasts in London who wanted fair treatment for motorists. The organisation’s purpose remains the same today.
To call AA for roadside assistance, you can dial 03330 046 046, and they will come to rescue you on the same day.
Yes, you can call the AA for advice on various issues such as diagnosing car faults and symptoms, and getting information on service schedules, including when to change the cam belt to avoid future breakdowns.
Yes, you can call the AA for assistance if a warning light comes on while driving.
The recommended steps are to pull over when it’s safe to do so, turn off the engine, and contact AA to report the breakdown so that one of their patrols can help diagnose and resolve the issue.
You can call the AA out for various reasons if your car breaks down, such as a flat battery or tyre.
AA’s breakdown service will send a mechanic to the roadside or even your home to try to fix the problem. If they can’t fix the car on the spot, they’ll tow it to a garage for repairs.
Yes, the AA will come to your house if you add the At Home service to your policy.
They will provide assistance if your car breaks down at home, and aim to reach you in under an hour or at a time that is convenient for you.
Yes, you can join the AA and use its services immediately.
The coverage will start from the date you choose, which can be up to 60 days from the date of purchase. If you choose the current date, the coverage will start after 24 hours.
However, you can only claim for Parts and Garage Cover for breakdowns that happen after the first 14 days of your coverage.
The average wait time for roadside recovery is 40-60 minutes. We fix 4 out of 5 cars at the roadside – with repairs taking less than 30 minutes on average.
With AA breakdown cover, you can make unlimited call-outs for a breakdown each year, as long as it’s not a recurring issue with your vehicle. This means you can call them out as many times as you need to without any extra charges.
The AA’s Basic Breakdown Cover is intended to provide assistance to a customer in case their vehicle breaks down once in a 12-month period, for one vehicle that is more than a quarter-mile away from their home address.
If AA cannot repair the vehicle, they will recover it to a local repairer.
If you frequently travel long distances, then AA breakdown cover is a worthwhile option as it provides peace of mind knowing that you and your vehicle can receive roadside assistance anywhere, even if you’re far away from home or your return location.
We cover 44 European countries and give you the option to choose from 3 geographical zones. So you only pay for the cover you need – whether you’re making a quick hop across the Channel or planning a pan-European adventure.
Zone 1: Includes France and Germany
Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland.
Zone 2: Includes Spain and Italy
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Spain (exc. Ceuta & Melilla), Switzerland, Vatican City.
Zone 3: Includes Switzerland and Romania
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mediterranean islands (European. exc. Canary Islands), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey in Europe (plus Uskudar), Ukraine, Vatican City.
If you purchase “All Zones” you’ll be covered in all countries in Zones 1, 2 and 3.
European breakdown cover does not include the Channel Islands or Isle of Man unless you are passing through these locations on your way to Europe.
In such cases, they are only covered when travelling between your home and the seaport. For visiting the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, you will need UK breakdown cover.
- Defaqto 5-star rated cover
- Unlimited overall claim limit (per trip with annual cover)
- Full roadside assistance
- Up to £1,500 for alternative travel and up to £500 for emergency hotel costs
- We’ll help you reach your destination or get you and your car back home
- Hire car before, during and after your trip to keep you on the move
- Option to add Parts and Labour to your policy – get help with garage and repair bills, up to £500 (you can claim up to 3 times in your policy year with annual cover)
- European Breakdown Cover is available for Annual, Single Trip and Single Trip Group policies.
Before you travel, make sure to call 0800 107 6220 and tell us the new number plate.
We cover cars, light vans, campervans, motor caravans, minibuses, caravans, trailers and motorcycles (over 200cc) provided they meet the following restrictions:
- Maximum vehicle weight: 3.5 tonnes (3500 kgs) gross vehicle laden weight
- Maximum vehicle length: 7m (23 ft)
- Maximum vehicle width: 2.3m (7ft 6in)
- Maximum vehicle height: 3m (9ft 10in)
- Have a current MOT certificate (if required)
- Be taxed (not SORNed)
- Have valid insurance for driving overseas
- Be used for private purposes only
If you’re broken down now but don’t have cover with us, we may be able to help.
Call us on 0044 (0)121 336 6289 – we’ll provide a quote for one-off breakdown assistance. It’ll likely cost more than our regular cover.
Just so you know, this is for 1 single call-out only and you won’t be covered afterwards.
Silver or Gold UK AA Members can get a discount on European Breakdown Cover by calling the AA before they travel.
However, free days are limited to a maximum of 3 times per year, and the annual discount can only be used once per year within the UK membership policy.
AA car insurance policyholders can drive in the EU and some other European countries with the same level of coverage as they have in the UK for up to 90 days during the 12 months of their policy.