Dealing with a breakdown in any situation can be stressful, but it's much more stressful when you're trying to deal with a breakdown in a foreign country and in a foreign language; those unfortunate enough to have had the experience will no doubt recall the memory with some amount of pain.
However, while AA European Breakdown Cover
doesn't perform miracles, it's a pretty useful service to be able to avail oneself of in the event of a breakdown, providing not only the technical expertise to liase with foreign recovery services where necessary, but also translation services too.
AA European Breakdown Cover isn't quite the same as AA Breakdown Cover
though, not least because AA Patrols don't usually operate outside of the UK, but help is still just a telephone call away, and instead of a familiar yellow AA van turning up, AA will arrange assistance from a local motoring organisation or garage instead.
In fact AA European Breakdown Cover
offer three different levels of cover, according to your needs: Short Break Cover
; Lite Cover
; and Full Cover
. For full details of what is covered with each level of breakdown cover you should refer to the AA European Breakdown Cover website; but, essentially, the following options are available within these three levels of breakdown cover:
* claim limits from £300 up to £6,000
* 24-hour English-speaking helpline and language translation service
* Roadside assistance and emergency repairs
* Location and despatch of spare parts
* Vehicle recovery to the UK or - if it's cheaper - onwards to your original destination
* Cover for trailers
* Alternative travel and accommodation
* Up to £50,000 of legal protection
And, when you're ready to sign up, there's no waiting around for documents to arrive in the post - your AA European Breakdown Cover can begin right away, as soon as you sign up online
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If you're seeking extra cover beyond the standard AA European Breakdown Cover
, then AA Parts and Labour benefit can also be added to your policy for a small additional premium: if you have this additional cover then, after a breakdown, this allows you to claim up to £500 (see T&C for full details) towards essential parts and labour needed to get your vehicle moving again.
Although some restrictions apply, AA European Breakdown Cover can be used for private cars, rental cars, motorcycles (over 200cc) and light vans of any age. With the Lite AA European Breakdown Cover and full cover AA European Breakdown Cover, you can also cover campervans, motor caravans and minibuses.
Also, when you're travelling abroad, don't forget to take advantage of the many benefits of AA Holiday Insurance
: this award-winning Holiday Insurance is not only affordable, but it's extremely comprehensive, and compares extremely favourably up against most other Holiday Insurance.
A free, no-obligation quote for AA European Breakdown Cover is available from the AA European Breakdown Cover website; it takes just a few minutes to complete, and you'll also be able to save the quote at the AA website for future retreival.