- Largest vehicle breakdown company in the UK - Over 4000 trained mechanics.
- More cars and vans are fixed by the roadside by the AA than any other breakdown company.
- Free call out and no charge for labour at the roadside.
- Average breakdown response time of 40 minutes.
Advantages of AA membership.
Disadvantages of AA membership.
- 95% of AA members would recommend AA breakdown cover to their friends.
- The AA has more than double the number of trained patrols than any other breakdown company.
- AA membership gives you access to exclusive deals which could save you money.
- The AA is a long established organisation with a trusted service.
- Recognisable breakdown vehicles and uniformed staff give stranded motorists the feeling of security with the attending patrol person.
Our review of AA breakdown cover.
- Not the cheapest breakdown service if you are only concerned with price.
- No longer owned by the members for the members.
Intriguingly the AA (the Automobile Association www.aa.co.uk) was created in 1905 initially to help motorists avoid police traps! It was not until 1906 that they took on the mantle of road safety experts and in 1910 they began putting together the world famous AA maps which are still so popular today. Much like RAC they have a solid reputation for reliability and again they have also been forced to take on the latest technology and react to a whole host of market changes over the years. The company has changed hands on a number of occasions with the group's excellent reputation and massive AA membership base the main attraction for would be suitors. Today, the AA is the largest breakdown company in the UK with some 15 million members and remains our number one breakdown recommendation.
Popular AA Branded Services.
While the AA covers the vast array of breakdown recovery services available in the UK, they are each marketed under a specific brand name which include well known packages such as, AA Roadside Recovery, AA Home Start, AA Relay and AA Relay Plus where customers are allowed to mix and match the various components to suit their needs. It is worth noting that while there is an AA Repair Cover element to their services, there is no RAC Repair Cover available from their main competitor.
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