Admiral breakdown cover review

Find out what you can get with Admiral breakdown cover, including the policy options available and the pros and cons.

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You're covered for unlimited call-outs
Only available to Admiral car insurance customers

Admiral has been offering insurance since 1993. The company also offers breakdown cover alongside its motor insurance policies. We’ve looked at the benefits of Admiral breakdown cover and which policy options are available.

What types of policies are on offer?

Admiral offers three types of breakdown cover policies:

  • Roadside assistance cover. With this policy, recovery is limited to 10 miles from your breakdown.
  • National cover. With this policy, recovery is available to any UK destination. Home breakdown call-outs (less than a quarter-mile from your home) are included.
  • European cover. With this policy, recovery is available throughout most of Europe.

Cover limits

You’ll be covered for the call-out charges and the costs of repairing your car. If necessary, you’ll be provided with a hire car or overnight accommodation so you can complete your journey.

Caravan, trailers and broken keys are also covered.

Claims process

If you need assistance from the breakdown team, call 0330 102 0804 (cars) or 0330 102 0808 (vans).

You’ll need your insurance policy number, your car registration number, your location and your phone number.

Managing your policy online

You can manage your Admiral account by clicking the “My Account” button at the top of the Admiral website.

Customer reviews

Admiral has received over 8,000 reviews on Trustpilot. At the time of writing this review, it had an average rating of 3.9 out of 5.

Pros and cons


  • You’re covered for unlimited call-outs
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Alternative transport and overnight accommodation is available
  • European cover is available


  • Only available to Admiral car insurance customers
  • When adding breakdown cover to an existing policy, you have to wait 48 hours for the policy to start

Our verdict

If you have already decided that Admiral motor insurance is the best option for you, its breakdown cover is also likely to be suitable.

Get started by visiting Admiral’s website and sign up for a policy. If you have read this review and decided that Admiral breakdown cover is not for you, you can also compare other breakdown cover policies on the market.

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Our customer satisfaction scores ("Customers say") are based on a survey of 1,733 customers carried out in December 2022.

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