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Hobson
 


Member Since: 20 Jun 2018
Location: Essex
Posts: 164

England 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Causeway GreyDiscovery 4
Recovery Services

Good morning,

I've just had my AA renewal through and it's gone up massively from last year (previously just over £120 to over £205 this year) for identical cover (roadside assistance and recovery). Used them just twice as far as I can recall in the last 10 years and have been a member for 37. I think this really taking the you know what and is a fine way to repay customer loyalty.

I'm not prepared to accept this so I'm cancelling my membership. However, I do not want to be without breakdown cover so I'm looking for suggestions please for personal membership (got more than one vehicle). Any first hand recommendations, RAC, Greenflag, etc. Never had a problem with the service from the AA, just like to know how people get on with the other organisations. Thank you.
  
Post #232366522nd Jan 2023 9:42 am
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gje
 


Member Since: 09 Mar 2014
Location: world
Posts: 488

Wales 

Have a look at startrescue. Always found them much cheaper, but luckily never had to call them so cannot vouch for how 'good' or 'bad' their response is...
  
Post #232367122nd Jan 2023 10:01 am
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terryall
 


Member Since: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Whitstable
Posts: 1429

United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Cancel your membership then reapply as a new member. Could be interesting
 6 LRs last one 2009 HSE D3.
Current D5 HSE LUX 2019. 
 
Post #232367222nd Jan 2023 10:19 am
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Hardware
 


Member Since: 28 Jun 2016
Location: Hiding under the M60
Posts: 12835

United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Sumatra BlackDiscovery 4

Don't be surprised when you ring up to cancel they can suddenly do it for last year's price or less.
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Dean
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2011 D4 XS - OBD port protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
Post #232367322nd Jan 2023 10:21 am
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seddie
 


Member Since: 23 Mar 2010
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 415

Scotland 

My Wife pays around £80/yr, she has been a member for around 20 years and has never called upon their services. Her membership just went up this year, it had been £70 ish for several years before, every time she phoned to renew she would be asked if there was anything else they could do, she just said 'you could make it cheaper' and they usually would drop down and they even added homestart at no extra cost.

If you were to join now, it would cost you £89 for any car you are driving or passenger in, recovery to your destination or garage and breakdown over 1/4 mile of your home.
  
Post #232367722nd Jan 2023 10:39 am
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Global Puffin
 


Member Since: 23 Dec 2020
Location: Stirling, Scotland
Posts: 223

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 S Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

I've not had to use them yet... But after an awful experience with the RAC I cancelled that membership and did some research into the recovery company with the best customer satisfaction. I ended up with LV= Britannia Rescue.
 2005 D3 V8
2010 MX-5
www.instagram.com/global_puffin 
 
Post #232368222nd Jan 2023 11:05 am
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UNG
 


Member Since: 20 Jun 2008
Location: Lancs
Posts: 760

United Kingdom 

Been with Britannia Rescue for about 12 years after nearly 30 years with the AA and members of my family have been with them for longer and used them a few times

Can't fault Britannia Rescue's service the membership I have includes personal cover for me and my wife and when my wife broke down with very little credit on her pay as you go phone about 10 years ago when I was working away in Scotland she rang me as she didn't have her cards with her and the breakdown cover details, I rang Britannia Rescue to see if their was something they could do and was immediately asked for my wife's phone number and they would call her and sort it out, they had someone out to recover the vehicle home within 40 mins

If you are an LV insurance customer or CMSA / Boundless member you also get a discount on breakdown cover with Britannia Rescue
 "Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag'em down to your level. It's cheaper".  
Post #232369122nd Jan 2023 12:13 pm
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ratrunner
 


Member Since: 20 Nov 2015
Location: cotswolds
Posts: 195

United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4
Re: Recovery Services

Hobson wrote:
Good morning,

I've just had my AA renewal through and it's gone up massively from last year (previously just over £120 to over £205 this year) for identical cover (roadside assistance and recovery). Used them just twice as far as I can recall in the last 10 years and have been a member for 37. I think this really taking the you know what and is a fine way to repay customer loyalty.

I'm not prepared to accept this so I'm cancelling my membership. However, I do not want to be without breakdown cover so I'm looking for suggestions please for personal membership (got more than one vehicle). Any first hand recommendations, RAC, Greenflag, etc. Never had a problem with the service from the AA, just like to know how people get on with the other organisations. Thank you.
My only advice would be do not go to RAC absolutely abysmal. I have my AA ( probably not much better ) with my Nationwide bank account.Called them this year and they were ok this time. Green flag were good when I broke down in Europe some years ago.  
Post #232370022nd Jan 2023 1:05 pm
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Washwipe
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
Location: Bucks Oxon Herts Border
Posts: 3169

England 

RAC put ours up big time last year, phoned them up, with no fuss dropped the price to lower than it was six years ago. They set a price banking on you accepting it.
Though doubt we will buy renewing this year, called them for the first time in six years, on the A38 just outside Exeter at 10am, earliest they could attend would be 1pm. Luckily managed to get mobile without needing them.
  
Post #232371722nd Jan 2023 2:01 pm
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Hobson
 


Member Since: 20 Jun 2018
Location: Essex
Posts: 164

England 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Causeway GreyDiscovery 4

Hardware wrote:
Don't be surprised when you ring up to cancel they can suddenly do it for last year's price or less.


I did ring them, initially just to have a good old rant and cancel but ended up rejoining, with the same level of cover, but with another driver added to the policy, for £89.50. For me alone it would have been £74.50. Why not just offer this deal in the first place...
  
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MrTed
 


Member Since: 06 Jan 2023
Location: Rickmansworth
Posts: 138

United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

My AA is 'free' with my Lloyds Platinum card membership.
Home call-out included and this came into its own when my battery had died in my old Jag on my drive last year and the AA guy drove 25 miles up the road to get a new one, come back & fit it. I obvs had to pay for the battery but I've never had any dramas with the AA. Very Happy
 Discovery 4 HSE late 2015 Euro6
Jaguar XF Portfolio (PX'd for above)
Mitsubishi Galant V6 (PX'd for above)
Instagram: @mrtedgfx 
 
Post #232387623rd Jan 2023 3:14 pm
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goldypurple
 


Member Since: 23 Mar 2018
Location: Norfolk uk
Posts: 96

England 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 GS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

I always phone them every year once I get the renewal, they always match it to last years price or its just an increase of £1.

Same cover and Ive also never used it in the last 20 years.
  
Post #232387923rd Jan 2023 3:49 pm
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rrhool
 


Member Since: 28 Aug 2014
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 4445

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

UNG wrote:
Been with Britannia Rescue for about 12 years


I've been with Britannia rescue for more than 30 years. Have only called them out a few times, but it's always been really easy. I have personal cover with Mrs rrhool, and therefore any car we are in is covered.
No complaints.
 Richard


D3 SE 2007. Triumph 2.5Pi 1973. Ferguson TEA20 1948.



Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Gone
Discovery 1 300Tdi ES '95 - Gone
Range Rover Classic '79 - Gone 
 
Post #232388723rd Jan 2023 4:46 pm
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defector
 


Member Since: 23 Feb 2009
Location: Greater Manchester
Posts: 1435

United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Have had RAC cover for personal cars and commercial vehicles in the past.
Count attendance and recovery if required in hours rather than minutes.
If someone turns up within the hour, you may be one of the lucky ones.
I also believe that the RAC have no recovery trucks of their own, i certainly cannot recall seeing a RAC liveried one.
Never say never, but unless they change substantially, RAC is a no no for me.
  
Post #232389323rd Jan 2023 5:09 pm
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ronp
 


Member Since: 29 Nov 2006
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 15235

United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

I've got a Personal Breakdown Recovery plan.

It covers both myself and wife, in any of our 3 vehicles.
It also covers us as passengers in any other vehicle we're travelling in, be it driver or passenger.
Cost is £50 pa....... however there's a £30 charge for any call out we make.

Had this cover for a few years, but don't know how good it is, as I haven't had the 'opportunity' of using them ..... yet!
  
Post #232389423rd Jan 2023 5:26 pm
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