Breakdown Cover: Your Long Drive Partner

by : Smith James

Motorists and bikers use their vehicles for so many purposes and long drive for shear pleasure is one such purpose. It really feels great while driving in full speed and sometimes without purpose. But one fear always prevails that what if some breakdown occurs. A sudden breakdown can result in a very painful situation. Can you imagine standing in the middle of the road with a stopped car? You can opt for a breakdown cover to avoid such nightmares.

Some people say that they take a good care of their vehicle so they can never experience any breakdown but the fact is that a sudden breakdown can happen with any vehicle at any time. There may be many causes of a breakdown like partially discharged battery, immobilizer, completely flat battery, flooded engine or ignition problem, slipping alternator drive belt etc. In this kind of situation you can use a breakdown cover which can provide a big help.

A breakdown cover ensures that you get immediate garage and mechanic assistance whenever you want and wherever you want and you don't need to suffer due to a breakdown. The insurance can provide cover against the cost of repair or replacements of insured parts in the event of unforeseen breaking down or burning out of such parts during a journey. The insured person can claim up to ?500 per claim and make up to five paid claims a year. This particular facility may vary from company to company.

Sometimes, if your vehicle cannot be repaired at the roadside within one hour or at a local garage the same day, then the insurance company will arrange and pay for taking your vehicle, driver and passengers to your intended destination or to your home. You also can get an overnight accommodation with bed and breakfast expenses for one night for the party. These and more benefits you can get from a breakdown cover plan.

So next time before going for a long drive, make sure that you have a friend with you by the name of breakdown cover.