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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2022, 07:15:51 PM »

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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2022, 07:35:06 PM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantechnicon_van

There's your origin...
Ah yes. I recall, the old style removal wagons which where a large box with the cab built in, sometimes with a sleeper compartment. These where large but quite light.
I remember one being blown over in high winds on an exposed country road. It was heading toward me and was gently swaying, it slowly started to tilt to it's left. As if in slow motion !
Then came to a stop at a jaunty angle supported by some rather bushy trees. Funny, but not ?
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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2022, 08:46:15 PM »

Hi.
Please feel free to take a look at our breakdown offering if you wish.
https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/breakdown/
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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2022, 09:45:39 AM »

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your thoughts and ideas. 

I will be phoning the AA in the morning and seeing what reduction they will offer me.

AlanB
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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2022, 08:45:01 AM »

I've got cover with both rac and through heritage car insurance only ever used the rac that was about five years back when I broke it after a days greenlaning 80 miles away it took them a little while to get to me as i was not in to much danger but the guy couldn't fix it so sent for a recovery truck no problem with the age of the landy
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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2022, 12:02:37 PM »


I will be phoning the AA in the morning and seeing what reduction they will offer me.

AlanB

I would be interested to hear how you get on.

I'm in the second year of a fixed price with the AA. £124.67.

Includes Relay. Very useful as they once had to bring me and the Range Rover home!

I wish they would reduce the price rather than include a whole range of extra "benefits" (although 10% off at Halfords might be handy.....)

Always ring and negotiate the renewal price.

They expect you to!

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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2022, 12:07:18 PM »

I would be interested to hear how you get on.

I'm in the second year of a fixed price with the AA. £124.67.

Includes Relay. Very useful as they once had to bring me and the Range Rover home!

I wish they would reduce the price rather than include a whole range of extra "benefits" (although 10% off at Halfords might be handy.....)

Always ring and negotiate the renewal price.

Halfords are currently promoting a deal where you join their 'club'. It costs but you receive vouchers for equivalent sum and a discount is given on most purchases. May be worth looking at as an alternative to the AA membership ?
Beware of fixed price deals with breakdown companies. Got bitten on that one  :thud

They expect you to!
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Re: Roadside Assistance - Looking for suggestions
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2022, 10:00:42 AM »

Hi All,

Some people asked for an update . . .

I have now phoned the AA and spoken to the 'very nice man'.

Last year I paid £129 for home start, roadside assistance and national recovery - the quote this year was for £197!!  The 'very nice man' brought it down to £152 as his best and final offer BUT I challenged him as I have got quotes from other organisations for around £100.

After a discussion the AA are now doing everything for the same price as last year £129 - this only lasts for a year and so I will have to the same in 12 months time!
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