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    Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 09:47
I currently use AutoAid but I wonder which company the distinguished members of this forum favour?
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1. Included with my Peter James insurance.
2. Included with my Nationwide Flexplus account.

I haven't used the former but have the latter on a couple of occasions and it's been very good, although can be a bit of a wait. The Nationwide is provided by Britannia who are a good company.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 10:45
Peter James.  used them last year when my T5 stumbled to a halt.  an AA p[atrol van arrived within 20 mins but couldnt fix it, took another hour for a trailer van to appear
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 11:19
No complaints with AA. Arrived within twenty minutes agreed to take home, trailer adapted for bike safe and sound. £127 for cover including lost keys 
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It seems a matter of luck to some degree, how long you wait. Last year I had a the oil supply hose on the T3 split. Waited an hour plus for RAC who insisted on repairing it, which he managed, only for the other side to split as soon as set off again. This time my mate arrived with a van within 20mins A few months later, the clutch cable unravelled on my model S. The same patrol man turned up, a bit embarrassing, after an hour plus. In February, I got a puncture on the Landrover discovery in Barking. I could change the wheel OK but the jack handle arrangement is so crappy that it wouldn't jack up. Wife insisted on ringing RAC who appeared 5 minutes later, he had been round the corner in McDonalds! He jacked it up with a bottle jack as fitted to early Discos in no time. He had been a dock worker and said that they all used to nick the jacks from new Discos being exported because they we so good. He then led us to a back street Tyre service who repaired the puncture so we could get back at moray speeds. Excellent service that time.
An RAC patrol man friend told me that they had got rid of most of the bike trailers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 12:36
Son belongs to RAC waited 3 hours to be told would have to wait for trailer. 3 hours later contract van turned up. This would confirm previous post. RAC not good for bikes but good for six hours wait.
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Have RAC at the moment. Told them last year I wanted to end and I would have gone to Nationwide, but they surprisingly (?) came back with a much lower quote. First renewal was £250 for personal cover for both of us plus European use.
Got that down to £150 for 15 months so stayed with them. New quote is £170 for 12 months so probably going to upgrade my Nationwide account. That would be £156 pa, but includes travel insurance and mobile phone insurance too, plus the cost would be offset by 3% interest on up to £2500.
LV own Britannia I believe. LV always come out second to top in the insurance ratings, below NFU.

Looking at the small print there are very few differences in the cover. Though with NW I get home start too, not paying for that with RAC.
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For some reason, Britannia stand alone policies only cover a single nominated vehicle for non-UK recovery etc, while the Nationwide version covers any vehicle that you happen to be in. A decided advantage if you potentially travel abroad using different ones.
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Autoaid for me - used it a couple of times without any dramas.

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START Rescue via the web, £16ish for roadside a assistance and national recovery £18.79 with legal cover. No idea how good they are, never used them. No doubt they would use a contractor.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 15:48
Been with Autoaid a few years and used them twice, both times for bikes.   Two weeks ago my AJS threw a wobbly so called them and was told they’d be there within the hour, but due to an emergency call out it was a 2.5 hour wait.
While waiting, sat on the bike outside a farm, I was kept company by the biggest Bloodhound I’ve ever seen, soft as a brush and with the lower 4inches of his ears covered in slobber!
Fortunately it was a very pleasant evening.  If it had been raining I wouldn’t have been very enthralled with the service.

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Thanks all for the replies, very helpful.Thumbs Up
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Included with Carol Nash insurance.
Have used it a couple of times over the years and it worked well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 20:44
RAC. Used twice last year, both recoveries. As it were for a sidecar outfit, has to use a car transporter of some description anyway. I note on both occasions was contracted out to a local firm. Only gripe was were really busy both occasions so long waits. Just the demand I suppose. BUT, once the call is made you know you're going home. Been with RAC since 1978 pretty much. Nearly all incidents (bikes & cars) were recoveries where just couldn't be fixed at the roadside so opting not to have the recovery option is a waste of time IMO. My membership is personal type so covers any vehicle even if passenger.

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I first joined the RAC in 1964. Been a member ever since, but they keep putting their prices up. Added to which I haven't used them for several years now.

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