Breakdown Cover

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The last thing anyone wants is for their car to break down while away on a camping trip, or any other time for that matter so it is always worth making sure you have the right breakdown cover for your vehicle.

Being prepared for such events helps give you peace of mind as well as taking the hassle and upfront expense out of having to get cover on the spot if you should breakdown.

The following are the leading UK companies that provide such cover.

Make sure that you have the right cover for you and your vehicles. There are various levels of cover from breakdown providers such as roadside, recovery, home service, and European cover. It is also worth considering whether you want a person or vehicle recovery.

Trailer Tent or Trailer Tower?

It is also worth remembering that if you are towing either a trailer tent or a trailer that you used to transport all or some of your camping gear that this is going to be covered too.

Make sure that your cover will cover even when away from home. So, ask, will the cover provide assistance even if the breakdown happens in or at a campsite?

If your car breaks down and cannot be fixed at the roadside will they also tow your trailer tent or trailer along with your car?

Remember breakdown cover does not insure your trailer tent or trailer and contents. This is only for breakdown and if you would like to ensure these you will need to take out a separate insurance policy.

Please see for a list of insurance providers who insure trailer tents, camping gear, and equipment.

Breakdown Cover



One of the largest breakdown providers in the UK, the AA can help you get the right insurance for your needs. Providing both UK and European breakdown cover. The AA has several levels of insurance and remember if you are going to be towing to mention this.

Green Flag

Providing you with breakdown cover including European, Single Trip, Caravan and Trailer and so much more. As with any breakdown cover, it is important that you get the right cover so make sure to speak to an adviser where possible.

Emergency Assist

Basic breakdown cover, simple and easy to use website with a good rating on trust pilot. Now I am unsure by looking at the site if they provide cover for trailers and tent trailers (they probably do as do the rest), Speak to an adviser where possible to ensure you get the correct cover for you.


Providing you with breakdown cover including European, Single Trip, Caravan and Motorhome and so much more. The RAC is another top-recommended breakdown provider along with the AA.

Remember to shop around for the best deal at the right level of cover. There can be big price differences between companies and although there are only a few big-name breakdown providers they will compete for your custom so don’t be afraid to tell them if you can get the same level of cover elsewhere at a cheaper price. They may price that or beat it to get you to buy your cover from them instead.

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