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Breakdown Cover 

from £44.00 or £4.11 per month*

Breakdown Cover from 1ST CENTRAL Rescue

If you rely on your car for work, the school run, or just day-to-day needs, being without a car due to a breakdown can lead to chaos and leave you stranded.

What’s included in our Breakdown Cover

We offer 3 levels of breakdown cover to suit your needs and get you back up and running. The below table shows the different features available, allowing you to choose the right cover for you:


UK Rescue

UK Rescue,
Relay and Homestart

European Cover


from £4.11
per month* (£44.00 per year) 

from £8.41
per month*(£90.00 per year)

from £9.81
per month*(£105.00 per year)

24-hour roadside assistance
Recovery to a local garage
Relay to destination or home  
Vehicle hire  
Alternative Accommodation  
Assistance at home  
European travel    




Common questions

Who provides your Breakdown Cover?

Our Breakdown Cover is provided by 1ST CENTRAL Rescue. Their average response time is 41 minutes, 75% of cars are repaired at the roadside and they answers 90% of all calls within 10 seconds. (*Source: 1ST CENTRAL Rescue, Jan-Mar 2017)

How do I contact 1ST CENTRAL Rescue?

If you have a 1ST CENTRAL policy with Breakdown cover included you can contact 1ST CENTRAL Rescue on 0333 043 2005
If you are not sure whether you have Breakdown cover please check your ‘Insurance Schedule’ document in your customer portal.

I think I have cover with my bank

If your bank only provides basic cover this will limit the type of assistance they can deal with. For example, offering roadside assistance only. Our range of Breakdown Cover options gives you a wider choice and more flexibility.

My car is new so I should be OK without Breakdown Cover

Although it may be more reliable than an older car, a new car is not always breakdown proof. For example, a high proportion of breakdowns are due to a flat battery which is included in our Breakdown Cover.

What next?

Taking out Breakdown Cover

Just select the level of Breakdown Cover you require from the ‘Optional Extras’ options when you buy your insurance online or tell one of our advisors when you purchase over the phone.

Already got a policy with us?

Don’t worry, you can take our Breakdown Cover at any time during the year by calling us on 0333 043 2066. We’ll only charge a proportional cost to include the cover until your renewal.

Read the full Policy Wording

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* £4.11 per month rate is based on taking out 'UK Rescue' breakdown cover and paying over 10 monthly instalments with a 16.75% service charge and 20% deposit. Representative 41.25% APR. 

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Call us today on 

0333 043 2066

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