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View Poll Results: which break down service do you use
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Old 12th August 2010
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I am thinking of joining a breakdown service and was wondering which one you guys are using

primarily for UK residents but other nationalities feel free to tell us who you use
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My car insurance, which is Amercian Family has road side assistance along with it. Gotta have it when you loves Saabs like I do lol.
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Automobile Association. Transferred it from NZ to USA then to Australia then back to NZ all with totally uninterrupted, seamless membership and all the discounts and benefits too. Had some reasonable insurance from them in the past too. I get reward points where I buy fuel, which goes against my membership fees. Making my platinum membership about $15 a year.

They took away my flat battery the other week. Bulk charged it over the weekend and brought it back to me on Monday, free of charge. The guy said, "No problem. When you've got young kids you need your car running". Top bloke.
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AA ?!? Did you guys fall off the wagon again ? (never understood that colloquialism .... or was it literal, as in getting so piss-drunk that one just fell off the wagon ? ).

I'm with BCAA.
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I'm with the "how-far-back-was-that-last-gas-station" service.
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I'm with USAA.
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With AAA
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None of the above..
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My own ten fingers, and a hefty toolbox in back. Driving a c900 in the USA means nobody knows or cares about your car. You have to make do with what you have. I also carry around a milk crate full of the "essentials" and at times have had an entire spare axle in the trunk

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I've been with the AA for years. To be honest I could save money switching every year between the RAC and AA (get the introductory rate every time!) but they have been very good to me. Helped me out with an immobiliser problem on my mother in law's car over the phone once, took someone off another job when my wife locked the keys out her car and she was alone with the baby another time (got to her in under 5 mins) and, on my old C900 carb traced an ignition fault to the amplifier and had a good used one in the van to mention just a few. I too carry tools and fix most things roadside but the AA will tow you home from anywhere in the country if they can't get you going by the road. I got a tow from Birmingham to Manchester once when the headgasket on my metro let go at 70mph (engine completely kaputt). That would have cost £200 or more if I had to pay for it whereas my membership at the time was about £60 for the year. I save money and don't bother with the homestart as we have two cars and my full toolkit at home so I am only covered when the car is a mile away from my home address. Oh and you're the member not the car, I've called them out when with my dad (headgasket), sister (locked out) and mother in law (immobiliser).

Their European cover is pretty expensive though. I ended up getting temporary cover from MoreThan I think it was when I went abroad last, it was a lot cheaper and I presume you're going to get the local recovery truck either way. Thankfully I didn't need to use it.
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I used to be with Green Flag... until the one and only time I've broken down and they absolutely refused to accept that my location existed!

3hrs later, he finally arrived and had the cheek to tell me I had the address wrong! I've only lived there for 26 years

Never again. I use euromobile900's method now... do it myself and/or call a tow truck.
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Used to use GreenFlag until the clutch master cylinder went on my second 9000, they sent a recovery vehicle with a dolly to recover it but the 9000 wheels were too wide to fit in the dolly so had to wait another 3 hours after an initial 2 hour wait.

Now in RAC and happy with their service, when the exhaust fell off the Vel Satis they were there in 25 minutes.
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The nice thing about actually having a new car is that it comes with roadside assistance free for 4 years.


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Now in RAC and happy with their service, when the exhaust fell off the Vel Satis they were there in 25 minutes.
Exhaust fell off?? I recall that being a pretty new-ish vehicle though
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thanks for the insite guys,

I am kind of leaning to the AA as we were members a few years ago but let it slip when money got tight,

we was members for 6 years and only used them once, my wife had a ng900 vert and the locks played up in a fuel filling station and dead locked the car with my wife inside, lucky for us the was an AA man filling his van with fuel so I asked hime for help, 5 mins later my wife was a free woman again
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One of our AA guys lives on our street. I get a pretty reasonable discount at the AA testing station for my warrant of fitness. I love the transferable membership.
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Exhaust fell off?? I recall that being a pretty new-ish vehicle though
It was....but no match for a speed hump when hit at 45mph. (It fractured on the joint between pipe and resonator box.)
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