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Drivers urged to check their breakdown cover

6th January 2012 Print

Drivers are being urged to take time checking their car before setting off on any journey, as the Met Office issues prolonged weather warnings for parts of the UK, with severe gales and storm force winds across Scotland, Northern Ireland and around southern coasts.

With the severe weather warnings, is warning drivers to make sure their car is roadworthy and equipped with enough fuel, anti-freeze, screen wash, oil and other essentials ahead of any journey. is also urging drivers to consider putting breakdown cover in place, as the winters get colder and road conditions deteriorate.  Breaking down without cover could cost you hundreds of pounds to be rescued.

As purse strings are tightened and finances reviewed, drivers no longer need to think of breakdown cover as a costly extra, as many car insurance providers offer it free with car insurance policies.

Gareth Kloet, head of car insurance says: "Extreme weather can make any car journey difficult, so it's always best to be prepared. Colder winters and more extreme weather makes getting breakdown cover beneficial. The consequences of going without cover include facing a long wait in the cold; and could be a very expensive and inconvenient alternative."

"As people's purse strings are tightened in the New Year, we want to help our customers save money, but also make their car journeys as safe as possible. So by simply buying essential car insurance you can also help prevent yourself being left stranded in this adverse weather. Shopping around using a price comparison site like allows you to check not only the price but also review the benefits you can get which you may not necessarily think about until you are in an emergency situation."