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Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Srdl, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Srdl

    Srdl Senior Member

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    Now that I have seen the light and will be getting my next service done by MBS rather than the main dealer, I need to replace the Mobilo cover.

    Any recommendation or names to avoid. I will go for full roadside, recovery and at home cover - for UK and Europe.
     
  2. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Check out the Nationwide current account , there are as with all these things , but it includes travel , breakdown (includes Europe ) . I have a joint account so me and Mrs W both have breakdown cover .
    Not used it in anger yet :D
     
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  3. keefysher

    keefysher Senior Member

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    Are you on O2 for your mobile phone? If so, on Priority there is a 50% off offer on AA breakdown cover currently. Might be sufficiently cheap. My wife has AA that we used a few times on the Motorhome when we had it, always quick to arrive and get us going again.
     
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    AMGeed Senior Member

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    An HSBC Premier account affords similar benefits but I question whether its worth the circa £12 monthly fee.

    I have found in the past that joining the AA or RAC is beneficial the first year with big discounts to entice you to join, then they take the p by sending a silly renewal premium. That is when I'd negotiate a better deal or leave and join the other service. Play them at their own game.
     
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  5. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    On my Nationwide the monthly £13 is reduced by the 3%account interest which takes the sting out of it . The main reason I have it is because of the European breakdown cover . The trouble with AA/RAC is the price quotes for Euro breakdown cover .
     
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    jp williams Senior Member

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    I am another vote for Nationwide with European cover.
     
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    Chrishazle Senior Member

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    If you are lucky enough for your MB to be a second car, ClassicLine insurance includes full UK and EU breakdown and recovery (car and people), my 968 cab comprehensive insurance (self and wife, 5K miles limit) is about £240pa!
     
  8. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Check with your insurer , often they can give you a good deal as an add in
    Before I had alternative cover I had Green Flag and had occasion to call them out a few times . Apart from one incident where they sub contracted a recovery I found them very good
     
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    I run a van in addition to my MB, when I renewed the insurance on the pair I asked about breakdown cover, it was about £28 per vehicle, I stated the obvious - I only drive one or the other never simultaneously! - no joy.
    I want me covered not a specific vehicle....
     
  10. LostKiwi

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    I have a Lloyd's account and it includes breakdown and recovery for me (not the vehicle). Used it several times (I had Land Rovers) and it's been excellent.
     
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    All i need is for my car to be taken home .I dont need any spanner man playing a bad tune on my car ,.Half of these guys have never worked on 1989 cars and know very little about them .. dupHLvJ.jpg
     
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    I had personal cover with my Green Flag policy which covered any car I was driving, or even passenger in.
    You had to state a lead car and the cars you normally drive. IIRC was about £24 a month
     
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    lk ,remind me how does that work and the info reading it i have 2 lloyds accounts ,never heard or saw it. should that be giving me any uk .eu cover ....
     
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    You need one of the upgraded accounts - the higher the upgrade the bigger the benefits but the more it costs.
    Mines a Platinum account and comes with travel insurance, mobile phone insurance, breakdown and recovery (via AA) and a few other bits. They debit the account fee monthly.
     
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    Can anyone say what is the best one to purchase .I only want it recovered and dropped off at my home .And i only use it to go to the local car shows in the radius to me of about 50 mile .
     
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    Just had my AA renewal come through.... £215 :shock:

    This covers me and the wife... any vehicle - currently two cars and two motorcycles (but could increase :p), home start (she drives a Land Rover) and national recovery. I checked online and a new customer could get the same package for the introductory price of £140 so got straight on the phone. I now have a revised price of £160 for the same cover and retain my Gold Member benefits.

    Might still sound expensive but since I started using the AA app to take advantage of some of the Gold membership benefits I have saved a fortune. 20% off meals at "Vintage Inns" saved me over £70 on two meals with the family in December alone.
     
  17. umblecumbuz

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    I changed to Green Flag a year ago.

    They are so good, I've gone the whole year without a single breakdown!
    I've just written to thank them.
     
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    Ask your local general garage if they provide any local recovery on an ad hoc basis , may be cheaper than the bigger organisations ??
     
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    Did they reduce your premium to thank you :D ?
     
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    They tell me the cheque's in the post.
     
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