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The AA offers a huge number of different services, but perhaps their best-known is the AA Breakdown service. It helps many stranded motorists each and every day, and their vans are seen going up and down roads throughout the country. You might need to contact AA Breakdown about a number of different things, from getting rescued while standing on the side of the road, through to starting a policy with them. It doesn’t matter why you need to call though, as the AA Breakdown contact number found here at Contact Number UK will get you through to the people you need to speak to.

Aside from being incredibly convenient, the AA Breakdown number found on this site also has another advantage – it’s a low cost number. This means that you won’t be shocked by a huge phone bill after you call.  So, there really isn’t any reason not to use the number found here at Contact Number UK – why don’t you pick up the phone and make the call right now? After all, if you’re currently stood on the side of the motorway, you really need to call AA Breakdown as soon as you can.

Using the number found here at Contact Number UK is really easy, as we don’t ask you to fill in any forms or give us your email. The number is displayed at the top of the page and absolutely anyone is able to use it. We don’t want to make the process of contacting AA Breakdown any more difficult than it has to be, so we’ve ensured that we’ve kept the whole process really simple. All that is left is for you to call AA Breakdown today.

About AA Breakdown

The AA is one of the most recognisable names in the country, offering loads of different services. AA Breakdown is just one of the arms of their business enterprise, and it is a service used by thousands of people throughout the UK. It allows drivers to know that help is at hand should they break down, and the policies aren’t usually as much as most people think they are. What’s more, they cover nearly all of the UK, so you’ll be able to get recovered no matter where you are, from Kent all the way to Scotland. Shouldn’t you call them right now and find out more?

When you call about setting up a policy with AA Breakdown, you’ll receive a quote based on your own personal details. It will take into account many aspects, and you should try to be as accurate as possible with your answers. They will also offer you many other services too, some of which could be quite useful, so be sure to take advantage of them as well. Of course, you shouldn’t accept a quote from them until you have contacted the other names in the breakdown industry first, such as Green Flag – a company that we also have the number for here at Contact Number UK.

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Should you call them?

There are absolutely loads of reasons to contact AA Breakdown, however perhaps the most important of these comes when you are broken down and need help as soon as possible. Perhaps you should store this number in your phone then, just in case you need to use it in the future? Of course, not every call to AA Breakdown is quite as urgent though. Regardless of why you are calling though, the AA Breakdown customer service team will deal with your call in the best possible way, and you should hang up satisfied with the way you’ve been treated.

But what are some of the more common reasons to call AA Breakdown? You’ll find a few of them listed below…

  •         Requesting assistance when broken down
  •         Signing up for breakdown cover
  •         Replying to a letter or email received
  •         Complaining about the customer service
  •         Cancelling a policy

It really doesn’t matter why you are calling though, as the number here at Contact Number UK will get you through to the department you need. Don’t forget that it’s also a low cost number, which means you won’t run up a huge phone bill by calling. So, why not call AA Breakdown today?

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Now all you need to do is contact AA Breakdown and speak to a member of their team. Using the number found on this site, you’ll be able to get through to the department you need, and you won’t have to pay loads of money for the privilege of speaking to this company either. So, shouldn’t you pick up the phone now and call them?


Call Centre Opening Hours

If you are calling about getting breakdown cover, or for any other non-urgent reason, you’ll be able to speak with AA Breakdown between the hours of 8am and 8pm on weekdays. They are also open for calls between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays, and 10am and 2pm on Sundays. If you are broken down, they can be contacted 24 hours a day though. What’s more, you don’t need to be an AA member in order to request assistance from them.

How to contact AA Breakdown

It is also possible to contact AA Breakdown via email and post, although these methods will lead to much slower responses than phoning. They also have an app that can be used to report a breakdown, however most people prefer to speak to someone when this happens to them.

What can this company help with?

It goes without saying that you should contact AA Breakdown straight away if you are broken down and need assistance. You should also contact them as soon as possible if you need breakdown cover, as you don’t want to be without it if your car happens to break down in the near future.

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So, why not call AA Breakdown today and find out about the cover they provide? When you do, don’t forget to use the low cost number found here at Contact Number UK.

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What Should Be Included in Any Good Breakdown Policy?

Looking for breakdown cover can often be a bit of a maze, with different companies offering different features, all of which are designed to woo you into signing up with them. The key is cutting through the smoke and mirrors though, and working out whether a breakdown company really offers the important things – the things that will really make a difference when you’re stranded on the side of the M25, or unable to start your car minutes before you need to leave for work. But what exactly are these important aspects to breakdown cover? The article below will let you know…

Before looking at the most important aspects to breakdown cover, it is important to mention this: it is not always easy to work out how good breakdown cover is when simply looking online. This is why you should call the company in question instead, and have a chat with one of their customer service team. You’ll find contact numbers for many different breakdown companies here at Contact Number UK, meaning that you can contact AA Breakdown, Green Flag and many more conveniently. What’s more, the numbers at this site are low-cost, so calling won’t cost you huge amounts of money.

Roadside Assistance

Every breakdown policy will have this, however it is still worth mentioning. Roadside assistance will mean that the breakdown company sends someone to your location if you happen to break down while on the road, and they will then attempt to fix the car on the roadside. If this is not possible, most basic policies will then have your car towed to the closest garage, or to your home, whichever is closer. It is important to check your policy to find out exactly what happens during recovery though, as different policies do differ.

Vehicle Recovery

While all policies will include vehicle recovery (as described in the previous entry), the level of recover really can differ. For example, some policies only take the car to the closest garage, while others will take it to a garage of your choice. Also, it is worth checking what happens to the occupants of the car, as some policies only allow for the transportation of a set number of passengers. Finally, check to see if national recovery is offered, which means that you can have your car transported anywhere in the UK – handy if you live in London, but break down just outside Glasgow.

Home Assistance

It might seem strange, but some breakdown companies don’t offer assistance to those who break down on their drive, or within around ¼ of a mile from their home. This means that it is then up to the policyholder to arrange recovery and get the car taken to a garage. More and more policies are offering home assistance though, and while it might increase the premium slightly, it is usually well worth taking this option.

Onward Travel

Your car breaking down might only be the start of your problems, as it could also mean that you’re unable to continue travelling to your destination, which could be home, a holiday, or a business trip. Some policies help with this though, as they’ll provide you with a courtesy car, or other type of transportation to your destination. Some will even pay for hotel accommodation while your vehicle is being fixed. It is important to check your policy when it comes to onward travel cover, as different policies can vary enormously.

European Cover

Many people drive to Europa each year, but what happens if they break down and don’t have European coverage? They’ll more than likely need to arrange for a local recovery company to pick them up, and have to deal with all the extra hassle that involves. With European coverage though, a breakdown company engages partners throughout the continent, who will come out and assist as part of a policy. European cover does add quite a bit to your premium though, so only get it if you know you’ll be driving in Europe within the next year.

If you really think about the different aspects you need on a breakdown policy, instead of simply taking the first one that comes along, you should end up with a policy that really suits your needs. Once you’ve decided the must-have elements, all you then need to do is start ringing around the different companies, trying to get the best possible quote. When you do, don’t forget that you’ll find many contact numbers for UK breakdown companies, here at Contact Number UK.

Which Company Offers the Best Breakdown Cover?

Breakdown cover is one of those things that many drivers often find themselves without. After all, it isn’t legal, so it makes sense to save some money and forego it, doesn’t it? The problem is though, should you happen to breakdown and not have cover, you could find yourself having to fork out for a pretty expensive recovery service, which could be much higher than your entire year’s premium. This means that all drivers should have cover, unless they really want to risk breaking down in the middle of the night and having nobody to call.

Finding the best breakdown cover can often be tough though, as there are just so many different ones to choose from. That’s why you’ll find five of the best breakdown cover operators listed below, along with some of their main attributes. By calling all of them, you should be able to make a good start in your search for getting this vital service for any motorist. Of course, there are many others to call as well, and a search on Google should reveal them all to you.

AA Breakdown

AA Breakdown is almost certainly the biggest breakdown company in the UK, and you’ll see their vans whenever you find yourself on a long journey. Their policies are characterised by offering a balance of affordability and services, and they offer assistance in both the UK and Europe. Perhaps the biggest plus they have is their name though – simply knowing you have AA Breakdown supporting you is enough to make any motorist feel safer when they are on a journey. To get a quite from them, they can be called using the AA Breakdown contact number, which is found here at Contact Number UK. Why not call today and see what they can offer you?


After AA Breakdown, RAC is the best known name on UK road, although you won’t see quite as many vans compared to their biggest rival. They do offer loads of different packages though, ranging from cheap cover from £29.99 per year, through to more extravagant cover, which costs much more but provides services such as European cover and Wrong Fuel Recovery (something that can cost up to £5,000 if not treated properly). They also offer specialist van and motorbike insurance, both of which also come at a range of different levels.

Green Flag

Green Flag are the third of the “Big Three” breakdown companies in the UK, and are slightly different to RAC and AA Breakdown. This is because they don’t use their own vehicles, but instead contract breakdown coverage out to many different garages across the UK. All of these garages have to meet strict requirements though, so you should still get a consistent level of service. Breakdown policies offered by some insurance companies, such as Direct Line, often use Green Flag. Contacting Green Flag is easy, and can be done by ringing the Green Flag contact number found on this site.


Admiral might be better known for their insurance, but they also provide breakdown cover to many of their customers as well. Their breakdown cover is arranged by AXA Insurance, who will arrange and pay for a breakdown recovery company to assist you, meaning that you could get one of many different companies coming to your rescue. Taking out breakdown cover when also taking out insurance can be a good idea, as it could mean that you get a nice discount on it. If you are looking to combine insurance and breakdown cover in the same package, you should definitely call Swiftcover, as one of their team might be able to offer you a great deal.

National Breakdown

National Breakdown is a specialist breakdown cover company, offering cover from just £26 per year. They also offer single trip EU coverage from £28, which is perfect for those only needing one-off European coverage. They offer coverage to both individuals and businesses, and their more expensive packages provide home recovery, for those times when your car won’t start on the drive. You can get a free quote by visiting their website, or alternatively you can call them and speak to a member of their team.

So, now you know five of the best breakdown companies in the UK, all you need to do is get on the phone and start getting some quotes. Don’t forget: you can find convenient and affordable numbers for many of them here at Contact Number UK, so why not note down the numbers now?

Clarifying the Terms of Your AA Breakdown Cover

Obtaining comprehensive breakdown cover for your primary vehicle is a very good idea, especially if you often travel long distances on business or pleasure. As one of the UK’s largest providers of breakdown cover, you may well decide to buy a policy from the AA. If you have already done so but you are not completely sure exactly what your policy covers, now might be a good time to find out. The absolute worst way to find out that you are not covered for a certain situation is to wait until it actually happens, call for help, and be told that it is not possible for them to assist you or that you will have to pay an extra fee.

Fortunately, contacting the Automobile Association is not a difficult task. All you need to do is to follow the link to the AA contact number on our site and dial it straight away. As soon as your call is answered, you can choose which department you would like to speak to and explain exactly what it is that you want to know. There is absolutely no need to feel stupid when making such as call as a company the size of the AA offers many different kinds of breakdown policies and it is not always clear precisely what each one does and does not cover. Making sure you are aware of when they will and will not help you is just common sense.

What Type of Cover Do You Have?

If you can find your AA card or policy documents, you may be able to work out what you are covered for without calling them. Even if you still wish to call for clarification, it is well worth digging out any documentation you have at home as it will make it easier for the person who assists you to find your records on their computer system.

  • Basic Breakdown Cover – This is the cheapest policy they offer and it provides 24/7 cover for one vehicle, as long as you are more than ¼ mile from your home when a breakdown occurs. It is a no frills policy that cannot be enhanced by choosing optional extras. If you have this policy, they will attempt to repair your vehicle at the roadside or, if this is not possible, tow you to the nearest garage. It only covers 1 breakdown a year so if you use your car a lot, this might not be the best policy for you. However, if you already have this policy, you probably don’t need to call them to find out what it includes.
  • Breakdown Membership – This is where it gets a lot trickier because there are a number of different optional extras that you can add to a breakdown membership policy, to customise it to meet your specific needs. If you have some type of breakdown membership but you are not sure exactly which options you included when you purchased it, the easiest way to find out is probably to call the AA and ask them to tell you. All membership policies cover unlimited call outs but yours may have added extras such as National Recovery, which provides onward travel for you, your vehicle, and your passengers to any UK destination, if it is not possible to fix your car at the roadside.

What You Can Do for Yourself

Whatever type of cover you have, there are a few tips you should bear in mind in the event that you are unfortunate enough to break down during your travels. If, for instance, you should happen to break down on a motorway, it is imperative to make your way to the hard shoulder. The first signs that your engine is beginning to falter, you should move safely to the far left of the road and try to pull up with your wheels actually facing the grass verge next to the hard shoulder so that your car is well out of harm’s way.

Wherever you happen to break down, you should always evacuate your vehicle after you have parked it in as safe a position as possible. Sitting in a stationary car close to fast-moving traffic is a very bad idea and could easily result in injury or loss of life should an accident occur. If you would like more tips on what to do in the event of a breakdown, you can ask the AA team when you call to clarify your policy terms!