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Breakdown Cover

ETA Breakdown Cover For Cars, Vans & Motorcycles

  • 4 out of 5 vehicles fixed at roadside
  • Average callout time 39 minutes
  • Over 5,000 recovery trucks on call 24/7/365
  • FREE Auto Repair cover worth £65
  • FREE misfuelling & key cover on every policy
  • Cover from less than £40 per year

Why choose us?

Established 25 years ago, and with over 5,000 recovery trucks on call 24/7, we have a proven track record of providing efficient, reliable breakdown cover.

We handpick only the best local mechanics and garages around Britain to send out if you break down. We believe this way of working is efficient, environmentally friendly and helps support local communities and economies, too.

On top of this, we offset the carbon emissions of the recovery trucks that go out to assist you, reducing the impact your breakdown has on our environment. We also support the ETA Trust, a charity we set up in 1994 to campaign for a safer, cleaner transport future.

What’s covered?

Choose from the following cover options:

  • Roadside Assistance
    Break down anywhere in Britain and we’ll provide up to one hour of roadside assistance to try and get you moving
  • National Recovery
    Recovery to any destination in Britain or onward travel to complete your journey, plus a return journey for the driver to collect the repaired vehicle
  • Home/Office Rescue
    Covers breakdowns at, or within, ¼ mile of your home address
  • Hotel and Car Hire
    Five-day vehicle rental (up to £40 per day) or hotel stay (one night for driver and passengers)
  • Europe
    Cover in any EU member state for up to 90 days per year

Included for FREE:

  • Auto Repair
    Cover for up to £500 per year against the costs of repairs following a breakdown. Find out more
  • Trailer Cover
    If your vehicle breaks down while you are towing a caravan or trailer, we’ll extend your recovery to include the caravan/trailer as well as the towing vehicle. Terms and conditions apply
  • Second Callout
    We promise to get your vehicle to a suitable repairer, even if this means taking you home first and then arranging a next-day recovery free of charge
  • Misfuelling
    Covers you if the wrong type of fuel is put into your vehicle
  • Key Cover
    We’ll recover you if you lose or damage your keys

Please ensure your vehicle is within our size and weight restrictions:

Maximum Weight - 3.5t
Maximum Length - 5.19m
Maximum Width - 1.91m
Maximum Height - 2.43m

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What our customers say

“You are just so pleasant to deal with. Your people are so helpful and personable and it makes such a refreshing change from other insurers – that is why I have recommended the ETA to many of my friends.”

Joan Silvester

“I was very impressed by the whole service. From the lady I spoke with on the phone to the people that you sent out to deal with my vehicle – both the man-in-a-van who couldn’t fix it and the recovery truck driver. Everyone went the extra mile for me and were very friendly. It stopped a bad experience (the scary loss of power in my car, and being stuck on my own with two little ones) being a horrendous one. Thank you! I would totally recommend you to a friend.”

Fleur Fielding

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic job you did when my partner broke down in Cornwall recently. Realising she was on her own, your staff went out of their way to make sure she received help quickly; the recovery vehicle turned up within 10 minutes and the mechanic managed to start the car within minutes. Your operator, Nicole, was particularly thoughtful and helpful as she rang back a second time to make sure my partner was safe and back on the road. My partner had had a particularly bad day at work and your concern for her safety and prompt response restored her faith in human nature!”

John Valters

We give you more

As well as being 100% carbon neutral, our breakdown cover offers an unparallelled level of service.

Every breakdown customer receives free Auto Repair cover worth £65. This covers you up to £500 against the costs of repairs following a breakdown. No other breakdown cover provides this level of reassurance, which we believe should come as standard.

Unlike many of our competitors, we promise to get your vehicle to a suitable repairer, even if this means taking you home first and then arranging a next-day recovery free of charge.

We also include free Trailer cover, so if you break down whilst towing a caravan or trailer we’ll recover you at no extra cost.

Putting the wrong fuel in your vehicle (misfuelling) is also covered as standard by our breakdown cover. Many other providers charge extra for this cover, or simply refuse to offer it.

Find out more about what’s covered by ETA Breakdown Cover or download our Breakdown Cover 2015 Policy Wording

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