European Breakdown CoverWoman wearing reflective jacket and red triangle on the road following a car breakdown

Taking your car abroad and driving in Europe can be a lot of fun but, if you breakdown, your trip can suddenly turn into a nightmare. Without breakdown cover that covers you in Europe, it can be a costly and rather complicated nightmare too!

By taking out an affordable comprehensive policy before you leave, you can be reassured that if the worst did happen, you’ll have the support to get you, your family and your car back to the UK without it costing you a fortune too.

Policies can be bought either for a single trip or as annual cover if you plan to take a number trips over to Europe during the year.

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    AA European Breakdown
  • 40,000 trusted garages in 44 countries
  • 24/7 English Speaking Call Centre
  • Up to 8 people, including the driver
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  • No callout charges
  • 24 hour UK based contact centre
  • Up to 8 people, including the driver
  • QDOS Logo
  • No excess or callout charges
  • Multilingual claims handlers
  • Up to 8 people, including the driver
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    RAC European Breakdown
  • Defaqto 5* Rated European Breakdown Cover
  • 24/7 English Speaking Helpline
  • Up to 9 people, including the driver

Driving in Europe? – Know the Requirements

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It’s a legal requirement in France and many other European countries to carry a number of items of safety equipment in your car with you. There can be very hefty fines (sometimes on the spot) if you’re stopped by the Police and you don’t have these items in your car.

  • Reflective jackets for the driver and all passengers. These should be accessible from inside the vehicle.
  • Red warning triangle
  • Registration plate country identifier
  • Headlamp beam deflectors
  • Spare bulb kit – This is recommended rather than mandatory
  • First aid kit – again, a recommendation