Start Rescue breakdown cover
Looking for breakdown cover? Find out if Start Rescue provides the right policy for you and your car.
If you have ever been stranded due to a breakdown, you will know how valuable breakdown cover can be.
Read more to find out about Start Rescue, and to see if their cover is right for you.
RAC breakdown cover
- 4 out of 5 breakdowns fixed at the roadside in just 30 mins on average
- RAC's mobile mechanics use only the best tools and tech
- 5 star Defaqto rated
Who are Start Rescue?
Start Rescue is an alternative insurance provider, providing you with a new way to protect your assets. The company has insurance policies which cover car breakdowns, as well as home emergency cover and boiler breakdowns.
The company has over 425 approved recovery operators throughout the UK, and an additional network in Europe.
What types of cover can I get?
You can get different levels of insurance for different types of vehicles and uses. Below we have listed the vehicles and uses you can insure with start rescue:
What levels of cover can I get?
Find out what features are included within each different level of car breakdown insurance at Start Rescue below:
|Cover for||One Star||Two Star||Three Star||Four Star||Five Star|
|Roadside assistance / Recover up to 10 miles||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Local recovery up to 10 miles||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Free legal expenses policy||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Theft, vandalism, illness||✓|
How do I make a claim?
If you need to make a claim on your car breakdown insurance policy, you can call the Start Rescue claims department on: 01206 785999. If you cannot connect using that number, you can call them on: 0333 320 0975
If you are calling from Europe, you can call Start Rescue on: 0044 1206 785 999
All of the claim helplines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can also make a claim using the mobile app. All you need to do is download the app, register, and report the problem. The app will locate you, and you will presented with a list of common faults, once you have selected one the details will be sent to the rescue team, and they will be on their way.
Start rescue will require the following information:
- Your return telephone number
- Your policy number (found on your policy schedule)
- Your vehicle registration number
- Your location details
- The problem with your vehicle
What is my excess?
An excess is the amount of money you contribute when you make a claim.
Fortunately, with Start Rescue there is no excess for any claims, so you will not be any more out of pocket if your vehicle does breakdown.
Breakdown cover ratings
★★★★★ — Excellent
★★★★★ — Good
★★★★★ — Average
★★★★★ — Subpar
★★★★★ — Poor
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