A person who wants to get breakdown insurance these days, which is realistically everyone who has a car, has a great deal more choice that a person would have had previously. For previously, a person could only really get cover with one of the big companies that advertised on television. Basically a person previously only had about five companies to choose from, and these days a person has the Internet: spoiled for choice.
All of the Internet-based companies out there are jostling for a majority share in the breakdown cover market, and this is something that is completely beneficial to the consumer: to you. They all offer a wide range of coverage options because they do not want to miss out on custom. With all this competition there are some excellently priced policies out there to be gotten. With so much choice there is no reason why a person cannot get the level of cover they need at a price that is correct.
The big category when it comes to breakdown cover, like the first one that needs to be decided upon, is whether a person decides to have cover for themselves or for their vehicle. The difference may seem rudimentary but I shall elucidate. When the vehicle is insured then any person who is driving that vehicle will be able to make a call-out. If a person is covered then that person will be covered, no matter which vehicle they are driving: as long as it is a road legal vehicle.
Upon deciding whether to get a vehicle cover policy or a person cover policy it is then a case of deciding what level of cover will be needed. All of the different companies offer variations of main types of cover: assistance at home; roadside assistance; onward destination service; hotel accommodation; recovery; European cover; car hire; caravan or trailer cover. There are other options available also, such as cover for a vehicle of any age. A policy is going to offer a selection of the aforementioned cover options, with the more expensive policies offering a broader range of cover options.
A breakdown cover package can be gotten these days for as little as £20 pounds sterling, which is very little over the space of a year when it is considered the peace of mind that an individual is afforded by being covered. Be aware that it costs hundreds of pounds to have your vehicles rescued from the roadside, which can really turn out ironic when it turns out that the only problem was a broken fan-belt or something else minor.