Euro breakdown cover?

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Euro breakdown cover?

Postby JonT » Thu 03.03.2011, 15:04

Not sure if this is the right forum, but seems as appropriate as any of the others...

Does anyone know a good euro breakdown company that will cover a '91 SE? Most I've looked at have exclusions at 15 or 16 years old. I'm planning a fairly long euro trip in August and not that I'm planning to need breakdown cover, I'm not prepared to risk going without any. So who does anyone on here use/recommend?

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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby dapinky » Thu 03.03.2011, 16:44

Jon,

The 2 options i use are:-

1) Insure through Peter James (Club Lotus approved insurer) - they include European breakdown and recovery in the policy.

2) Go to GEM and see if they will do you a EEU cover - they do for me! (It's an insurance based scheme, for the person NOT the car, so will cover you as a passenger/driver in anything) - you pay at the time (by C card), send them the invoice, and a cheque arrives before the CC bill!
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby JonT » Thu 03.03.2011, 18:24

Thanks Dave - Guess I'd have to call GEMS as they don't mention anything about Euro cover on the website. I'm unlikely to be insuring through Peter James.

Any one else got any more ideas?
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby chipp » Thu 03.03.2011, 20:13

just had qoute through from peter james and that includes uk & euro breakdown cover in the price, have you had a problem with them in the past.

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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby JonT » Thu 03.03.2011, 21:52

chipp wrote:just had qoute through from peter james and that includes uk & euro breakdown cover in the price, have you had a problem with them in the past.

Not at all - never used them so can't comment either way. Slightly complicated to explain, so the easiest way to leave it would be to say I'm looking for a breakdown company separate from insurance as the broker I intend to use for insurance only does UK breakdown.
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 03.03.2011, 22:40

I know nothing about them but IC Breakdown have "No age limit on acceptable vehicles in the UK, unlike most other breakdown services!"
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby texas2201 » Fri 04.03.2011, 09:32

I use ADAC the German equivalent of the AA 80 euros a year for any car and your partner - full euro cover/repatriation/no age on vehicle/hotel/hire car the lot and it covers you in the UK also

if you say I introduced you and quote my number (294513990) I will get a present as well www.adac.de adac info 0 1 80 5 10 11 12

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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby JonT » Fri 04.03.2011, 11:56

texas2201 wrote:I use ADAC the German equivalent of the AA 80 euros a year for any car and your partner - full euro cover/repatriation/no age on vehicle/hotel/hire car the lot and it covers you in the UK also

if you say I introduced you and quote my number (294513990) I will get a present as well http://www.adac.de adac info 0 1 80 5 10 11 12

Thanks Martin, I've seen ADAC get good press on SELOC too so I think they're worth a call. I'll try and remember to mention you :cheers:
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby texas2201 » Sat 05.03.2011, 12:55

The guy who recommended me got a snow boarding helmet worth about £80! you will need a German address for the gift so if you go ahead - let me know and I will give you the address

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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby Silverghost » Sun 22.05.2011, 10:14

Martin,

the ADAC cover sounds better value than its AA equivalent. However, I've looked on the translated ADAC homepage and cannot find the breakdown cover link. Could you please, in clear idiot-proof guidance, tell me where to find it? Also, how to recommend you for a pressie if I take it up?

It's only breakdown cover I need, for France & Belgium (including the Ypres Lotus day!)
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby HJ2 » Sun 22.05.2011, 18:28

Free cover in Delft if you need it :-)
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Re: Euro breakdown cover?

Postby Silverghost » Fri 27.05.2011, 19:29

Thanks for the offer HJ,

I have bought some cover from the AA. I do have some help - we are coming over with our friends Kevin and Jo; Kevin has worked for Lotus for years, and if you look on the ex-employees photo elsewhere on this LEC website, he is the 12th head from the left. Hopefully his knowledge will not be tested.
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