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Affordable Breakdown Cover

Essential Travel has partnered with StartRescue to offer you great deals on European breakdown cover and roadside assistance. Now you can ensure your safety on the road with a choice of breakdown cover policies for local or European travels.

Broken down car
  • 79% success for roadside repairs
  • Free accident claims service
  • Annual or short-term policy
  • European vehicle rescue
  • Message assistance service
  • Assistance at your home
from only £18.30 a year

Breakdown Recovery For UK And Europe

  • Choose from a range of policies
  • Vehicle recovery for up to 10 miles
  • Nationwide UK or European breakdown cover

Levels Of Coverage

To suit all budgets and needs, we offer various levels of insurance from basic roadside assistance and accident recovery up to 4- and 5-star coverage. The highlights of each policy include:

  • 1 Star - roadside assistance, accident recovery, alternative transport, key assist
  • 2 Star - nationwide recovery
  • 3 Star - vehicle covered at your registered address
  • 4 Star - European cover when you travel
  • 5 Star - roadside assistance in the case of theft, vandalism, or illness

Keeping You Safe On The Road

As one of the UK's leading travel insurers, Essential Travel has branched out to provide you with more protection on holiday! Benefit from our range of offers, from holiday essentials to breakdown cover (at home or abroad) with our new partnership with StartRescue, specialists in breakdown cover and roadside assistance.

Now we are offering an array of vehicle breakdown products and levels of coverage, tailored to your individual needs.

Whether travelling at home in the UK or abroad in Europe, we will offer excellent breakdown cover, ensuring that your car is covered wherever you are in Europe.

With a track record of repairing 79% of damaged vehicles on-site, you know you are getting excellent and capable service when you choose to book a StartRescue policy with us.

Even if you lose or break your keys, we will cover the call out and mileage to ensure you get a new pair quickly with our key assist feature offered under all levels of cover.

If your car breaks down and you are in need of overnight accommodation, we cover up to £60 for a lone traveller or £40 (per person, per night) for you and up to 6 travellers.

Take Out Your Policy Online

Simply proceed to the quote form above to start the booking process. We guarantee low prices and great service - that is an Essential Travel promise.