AA Breakdown Cover Reviews

Ratings based on 85 reviews Last review 1 month ago

Like many drivers, breaking down is not something we want to think about! But when it happens, You'll be thankful that you're with a good breakdown cover provider. That's were our AA breakdown cover reviews come in. You can read and write YOUR AA...

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Like many drivers, breaking down is not something we want to think about! But when it happens, You'll be thankful that you're with a good breakdown cover provider. That's were our AA breakdown cover reviews come in. You can read and write YOUR AA Breakdown cover reviews. We started Smart Money People to help drivers like you to find the best breakdown cover based on our honest reviews. Together, we can make financial services work better for everyone.

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9th July 2020

Very Good response time

I once broke down to a battery in my car breaking , AA were quick to get out to me (less than 30 mins) and were very helpful and replaced my battery for me, I Only had to pay for the battery. And they gave me nearly a month to pay for it or I could...

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I once broke down to a battery in my car breaking , AA were quick to get out to me (less than 30 mins) and were very helpful and replaced my battery for me, I Only had to pay for the battery. And they gave me nearly a month to pay for it or I could pay for it in chunks. I loved my time with AA. I'm no longer with them now as my new car insurance doesn't have a deal with them.

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21st March 2020

Driver took advantage of vulerable woman and kids to upsell

AA driver attended a breakdown of my wife's electric car on a cold January day. The Wife, two kids aged 7 and 4 and elderly mother-in-law were in the car. The AA engineer turned up (late) then said he didn't know how to fix or move a broken-down...

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AA driver attended a breakdown of my wife's electric car on a cold January day. The Wife, two kids aged 7 and 4 and elderly mother-in-law were in the car. The AA engineer turned up (late) then said he didn't know how to fix or move a broken-down electric car. He went on to tell my wife that she HAD to buy an overpriced Relay upgrade otherwise she would be stuck by the roadside indefinitely. He then gave her the office number and a reference to quote when ordering the upgrade (presumably so he got his commission) and left her there.

My wife did not like being bullied like this, but the children were cold and hungry so she relented. I re-assured her that we would likely be able to reclaim the costs via a complaint. The relay call was attended by a different engineer who got the car moving within 60 seconds of arriving (the problem was just a discharged 12V battery) and was baffled at why the earlier engineer did not know how to fix it. According to him, ALL AA engineers are trained on starting electric vehicles.

It seems that some of them are also trained on taking advantage of the vulnerable to earn commission on membership upgrades.

When I raised a complaint to the head office, the driver's conduct was justified on account of "small print" in the membership contract, doubling down on his reprehensible behaviour. The message this sent to me is that this engineer was not a one off, but rather mistreatment of Customers for financial gain is systemic at the AA - to the point where they actually write in special contract terms to enable and protect it.

I urge anyone considering breakdown cover to avoid the AA like the plague and go with one of the many, many other options out there. Their well-known brand is not an assurance of quality but a screen they hide behind to exploit their Customers. AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!

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6th March 2020

Awful in every way - dishonest & uncaring

The AA told me lies when they thought I would sign up - once they realised I was a member (and i didnt know I was still a member because they had previously told me I wasnt - so I had to struggle with a non starting car prior to this) they soon...

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The AA told me lies when they thought I would sign up - once they realised I was a member (and i didnt know I was still a member because they had previously told me I wasnt - so I had to struggle with a non starting car prior to this) they soon changed their tune.
If you want a lot of stress, to be on hold a lot, & to pay money for nothing, join the AA.

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2nd January 2020

Cannot be trusted

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Can’t be trusted!!
Can’t be trusted!!
My wife’s car broke down after dark on a busy country road in heavy rain. The AA refused to attend because she was lucky enough to stop on a garage forecourt which was much safer than the roadside. The AA said that they will not recover from a garage forecourt, even though the garage was closing. She was told by the AA that she should have stopped at the side of the road or in (an even darker) side turning. Fortunately a family member was able to rescue her. This was important as she was on her way home from Addenbrooke’s hospital. I will never use the AA again- they cannot be trusted!

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1st December 2019

Always fast, professional and practical.

I've had to use AA twice for breakdowns. As a woman sometimes I'm concerned my lack of car knowledge will lead to me being taken advantage of, however AA have made me feel the opposite. They have always been extremely kind, taken time to explain...

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I've had to use AA twice for breakdowns. As a woman sometimes I'm concerned my lack of car knowledge will lead to me being taken advantage of, however AA have made me feel the opposite. They have always been extremely kind, taken time to explain things and suggested appropriate solutions for my needs.

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5th September 2019

Worse Company in the World cause damage not fix it!!

Worse company in the world to deal with. My car has a fault which the patrol then added more problems when he damaged my ECU. Put in a claim straight away as soon as my Land Rover garage told me, they make me wait 6 weeks to come back to me and...

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Worse company in the world to deal with. My car has a fault which the patrol then added more problems when he damaged my ECU. Put in a claim straight away as soon as my Land Rover garage told me, they make me wait 6 weeks to come back to me and basically say Land Rover don’t know what they’re talking about cause the AA in house guys say their Patrol wouldn’t cause that issue. Even though I have CCTV evidence, proof from garage and Land Rover Uk. Ask them if their OBD readers and jump packs are regularly inspected and certificated (which they are) but they won’t supply evidence of this

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9th July 2019

Excellent service shame about the price hikes

I can not fault the service they provide however every year they try and put the price up by about £10 by just sending the new invoice through the post and I have to ring and spend a long time on the phone getting the price back down.