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Motorists could save £250m on breakdown cover

14th July 2006 Print

With millions of British motorists taking to the roads over the next few weeks for their traditional British summer holiday, Liverpool Victoria today revealed that Britain’s motorists could save up to £250 million by extending their existing car insurance to include breakdown cover, rather than joining a motoring association directly.

With increases in fuel prices, new congestion charges and changes in vehicle tax, it is estimated that the annual cost of keeping a modest family car on the road today is over £2,500 and growing.

Although most drivers are looking at ways to reduce their motoring bills, many are still paying over the odds for their motor breakdown cover, unaware that they could reduce their costs and possibly enhance their cover.

Nigel Snell, Head of External Affairs at Liverpool Victoria, said: “We recognise that Britain’s drivers who join motoring associations directly do receive a valuable service. However, millions of motorists could save significantly by extending their existing motor insurance policy to include breakdown cover, rather than joining a motoring association directly.”

Drivers who add Liverpool Victoria’s motor breakdown policy, provided in association with Britannia Rescue, to their motor insurance receive practical features such as:

A telephone call to friends or family on behalf of a motorist who’s broken down.
A relief driver available if the driver is taken ill during a journey.
Priority treatment for more vulnerable drivers – such as a woman travelling alone, someone with children or a disabled person.
Optional European cover.
No automatic price increase for older vehicles.
Assistance provided if you lock your keys in the car or run out of fuel.
Assistance provided in the event of an accident.