Green Flag breakdown cover review

Discover what you get with Green Flag breakdown cover, including its price and any available discounts.

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Green Flag

Green Flag aims to offer affordable breakdown cover and says it will beat the RAC and The AA on price. There’s a wide range of policies available, plus a discount if you don’t request a call-out. Here’s what else you need to know.

What types of policies are on offer?

Here are the five policies, in order of affordability – cheapest first.

  • Rescue. With this policy, you’re eligible for roadside repair. If the vehicle can’t be repaired, you’ll be towed to the nearest garage.
  • Rescue Plus. You’ll get all the benefits of a Rescue policy, plus you’ll also be eligible for repair at your home.
  • Recovery. You’ll get all the benefits of the Rescue policy, plus you’re eligible to be transported to any location in the UK.
  • Recovery Plus. You’ll get everything in the Recovery policy, plus you’re eligible for a hire car, overnight accommodation or alternative transport if you need it.
  • Euro Plus. You’ll get all the benefits of the policies above throughout the whole of Europe.

Cover limits

You can choose to cover one or two cars or choose to buy personal cover. With personal cover, you’ll be protected no matter what car you’re driving, provided it’s less than 16 years old.

If you like, you can add up to three members of your household onto a family cover policy. If you drive in Europe, you can purchase annual European cover or cover for a one-off trip to Europe.

Claims process

If you break down, call 0800 400 600 or use the Green Flag app for assistance.

Customer reviews

Green Flag fared fairly well in Finder’s 2024 customer satisfaction survey, with 82% of its customers saying they’d recommend the brand to a friend.

Customers in our survey mentioned low costs, good value and “no fuss”.

One said: “I find Green Flag very competitive, very efficient and responsive.”

However, another commented: “Rescue took longer than expected and they stopped providing updated ETAs.”

Green Flag has attracted around 30,000 reviews on Trustpilot. Its average rating is 4.3 out of 5, which is classed as “excellent” (last updated: February 2024).

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Five policies to choose from
  • Cover available for drivers as well as cars
  • You’ll get a “no call-out discount” when you renew your policy after a year without requesting a call-out
  • Green Flag guarantees to beat the price of the RAC and The AA

Cons

  • Green Flag has a smaller fleet of breakdown cover vans than some competitors.
  • Green Flag has a longer average response time compared to some competitors.

Our verdict

Green Flag offers comprehensive breakdown cover policies, and it’s likely your Green Flag quote will be cheaper than many competitors’ deals. It’s definitely a provider worth considering.

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

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