RAC Breakdown Cover Reviews

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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 RAC breakdown cover reviews come in. You can read and write YOUR RAC...

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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 RAC breakdown cover reviews come in. You can read and write YOUR RAC 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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Terrible service

On Friday morning 05th/June/2021on the morning. I was checking my engine oil and I found out it’s running low, I called RAC and after 30 minutes someone came and he said it’s only the oil is running low you need to top it up and they did not check it ... Read more

On Friday morning 05th/June/2021on the morning. I was checking my engine oil and I found out it’s running low, I called RAC and after 30 minutes someone came and he said it’s only the oil is running low you need to top it up and they did not check it properly, he only added the oil and I asked him. Where did the oil go?
He said that’s normal, job done!
I was 60 miles away from home.
And when I came back home around 7pm I check again and there was no engine oil, after that I called RAC and I told them what happened and they said someone will come in 90 minutes, after 90 has passed they sent another message saying 30 minutes and they kept on delaying us till 2.30 am.
I called up again and they said someone might come on ,later on at 4:00 pm someone from a different company, and he said you have to take it to a garage and it’s got leak. My membership is included unlimited fix up to £500. When I called them to ask for this and she said your entitled to do all the fixing at your own cost .
Which means they write on the internet what doesn’t actually go with the membership.
I lost my job on the morning as I couldn’t get enough sleep on the night, I bought the engine oil and I took a recovery to fix it and took it a professional garage that actually got some people that understand with experience unlike people with RAC. If I had to wait for RAC they would have wasted my day again and will never be able to take it to the garage as they did the day before.
Finally, I never had any benefits of this membership it was a waste on money and time. I also had to pay £161 for the garage+£50 recovery +£50 engine oil and I had to drive in risk of breaking the motor.
This will be uploaded online so people’s actually read and cancel their membership before it’s too late, money doesn’t grow on trees. And that my right and everyone’s to know the truth of RAC and how they treat they customers

Reviewed on 6th June 2021
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Reviewed on 27th March 2021
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Good price and good renewal but when you need it useless

I have had full RAC cover since buying my car , firstly included in the package from the dealer , when it came to renewal they made a great 2 year renewal deal which worked out very competitive so I stayed with them . Service from the sales team was... Read more

I have had full RAC cover since buying my car , firstly included in the package from the dealer , when it came to renewal they made a great 2 year renewal deal which worked out very competitive so I stayed with them . Service from the sales team was excellent. Never needed to use the cover but when it was needed and a late afternoon breakdown occurred I was shocked at just how bad they were , far worse than much cheaper companies I have used in the past . It took 3 calls and 5 hours to get assistance which arrived at 1 am from a local garage recovery truck , the driver was not a great fan of the RAC and spent most of the time informing me of other long delays the RAC had caused and how common these errors are . He ended up saying I think this is wrong but I haven't got the tools to fix it , I could tow you to the garage but it'll probably take them a week or so to fix it and it could cost you a fortune... BRILLIANT , will never use them again . Stick with the cheapest next time.

Reviewed on 10th November 2019
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Rip off company!

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Rip off company!
Took a breakdown, parts and labour insurance for a 7 year old car and they declined to cover a broken clutch and forced me to use one of their authorised dealers which charged£1700 pounds even before they would diagnose which parts were broken! Both RAC and their dealer coerced me to pay upfront if I wanted the insurer to have a look. RAC parts and labour Customer services is terrible and they will hide behind 'Wear and Tear' clause for anything you try to claim... basically the insurance does not work for old cars... and it is pointless for new cars!
DO NOT RECOMMED

Reviewed on 18th September 2018
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Cheap first year

Gave a cheap quote for the first year but upped it considerably for the following year, for the same cover. Automatically renews which is also a pain. If you don't check your renewal quote within a few weeks, it disappears and you have no access to... Read more

Gave a cheap quote for the first year but upped it considerably for the following year, for the same cover. Automatically renews which is also a pain. If you don't check your renewal quote within a few weeks, it disappears and you have no access to your documents, price paid, etc, even online.

Reviewed on 22nd November 2017
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Good experiences

Have always had no problem or lengthy waits when I've had to call them out. Very friendly technicians.

Reviewed on 30th September 2017
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RAC - 5 stars!

reliable, friendly and efficient customer service! would highly recommend.

Reviewed on 28th September 2017
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Great

Great service, absolut bargain for the cover they provide

Reviewed on 25th September 2017
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Always a professional service

Have recommended to all of my friends. They offer a friendly but professional telephone helpline. Breakdown service personnel are always very competent.

Reviewed on 12th July 2017
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No issues

Good customer service, cheap premiums and reliable brand name.

Reviewed on 30th May 2017
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Quick, efficient service.....

Have had to use the RAC call out a few times over the years.....they're always quick, efficient and run a good service by friendly engineers

Reviewed on 2nd May 2017
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Being taken to the local garage with a metal bar, lovely!

Just received an email that for a missed payment due to other payments taken from my account I will be charged a hefty £25,and my insurance for a month is £29.Are you kidding me? A RIPP OFF COMPANY, which sadly won't realise until you already signed w... Read more

Just received an email that for a missed payment due to other payments taken from my account I will be charged a hefty £25,and my insurance for a month is £29.Are you kidding me? A RIPP OFF COMPANY, which sadly won't realise until you already signed with them. Doing a research apparently a change of address would cost you the same and to cancel fee is at least £55.Right now I would love to speak to Mark Godfrey the Head of the insurance! AND I SHOULD SHARE HOW GREAT YOU BREAKDOWN COVER IS Too since I had to stay behind the wheels at - 3 Celsius with the window open behind a recovery van and a piece of metal, didn't you hear of platform, not to mention my car is automatic. To summarise I DON'T RECOMMEND RAC AND YOU SHOULD BE AWARE IF THINKING OF BUYING INSURANCE FROM THEM AND READ THE SMALL PRINT!

Reviewed on 7th January 2017
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Great customer service

I've been a member for a few years now and had to call to discuss my premium. The lady on the phone was really helpful and friendly. She dealt with my query quickly.

Reviewed on 24th December 2016
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Expensive Platnium breakdown cover is a ruse

When purchasing my vehicle I regretfully believed the car salesman that RAC breakdown cover was a good product. I paid £1099 for the platinum version which was meant to offer great cover if anything were to go wrong with the vehicle. Well, something ... Read more

When purchasing my vehicle I regretfully believed the car salesman that RAC breakdown cover was a good product. I paid £1099 for the platinum version which was meant to offer great cover if anything were to go wrong with the vehicle. Well, something did go wrong with the vehicle which was expensive to fix and RAC have angled every way they possibly can not to pay. Honestly, save your money and do not go near this company.

Reviewed on 21st December 2016
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RAC Rescue

Have been with the RAC for a few years and did not have to call them out until a few weeks ago! We were travelling to Wales for our family holiday when we broke down! After a bit of a wait a lovely chap arrived and managed get us going again! Worth... Read more

Have been with the RAC for a few years and did not have to call them out until a few weeks ago! We were travelling to Wales for our family holiday when we broke down! After a bit of a wait a lovely chap arrived and managed get us going again! Worth every penny :)

Reviewed on 11th October 2016
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Super quick in an emergency

I have never really thought about breakdown cover that is until I broke down! We rang RAC and were able to speak to someone quickly even without out knowing our registration number. It took less than 20 mins for a guy to come meet us and sort the car... Read more

I have never really thought about breakdown cover that is until I broke down! We rang RAC and were able to speak to someone quickly even without out knowing our registration number. It took less than 20 mins for a guy to come meet us and sort the car out. It's definitely what you need in a time of crisis!

Reviewed on 8th September 2016
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Fab service

Had great customer service with RAC and they make everything understandable for you. The team are all very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on 25th August 2016
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Great service

I have an old BMW it really helps to know that I can rely on the RAC when I have any problems. They have helped most recently when I had battery problems

Reviewed on 14th August 2016
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First class breakdown cover

I changed over to the RAC approximately 6 years ago having experienced poor customer service from my previous provider and I couldn't be happier with them. The promptness of their response to a call out is amazing and they deal with the issue quickly... Read more

I changed over to the RAC approximately 6 years ago having experienced poor customer service from my previous provider and I couldn't be happier with them. The promptness of their response to a call out is amazing and they deal with the issue quickly and efficiently. I have used them approximately 3 times and never had to wait over 30 minutes; even when I used their Homestart service (on that occasion they said someone would be there in 40-60 minutes but they were there in under 20). Their customer service is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend them - oh, and they come in cheaper than my previous provider too.
I have had some experience of my previous provider since leaving them when my friend's car wouldn't start following an evening out. She called them at 10.40 and we were left sitting on the pub car park until 1.20 before anyone turned up; it was disgraceful. A second friend with another breakdown provider was left waiting for so long when she broke down that she was forced to knock on someone's door and ask them if she could use their toilet. I have told both of them, "change to the RAC, you'll get none of that hassle with them". I definitely wouldn't change!

Reviewed on 7th August 2016
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GOOD SERVICE

have been with rac for several years. the buying process is quick and easy and on the rare occasion I have had to call them out have found the service to be quick. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMEND THEM

Reviewed on 28th March 2016
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