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Srdl

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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.
 

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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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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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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

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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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.
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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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 .

I am another vote for Nationwide with European cover.
 

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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!
 

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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....
 

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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
 

John Laidlaw

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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....
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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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.
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.
 

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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 .
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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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.
Did they reduce your premium to thank you :D ?
 

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