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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #15 on: 08 July 2019, 14:03:15 »


Is the place you are going to close to the border with NI?  If so I am sure a friendly Irishman could tow you over it into the NI, before you call the AA ;)

I suspect your 'friendly Irishman' would demand 100 Euros just to attach the towrope!  ;)  ;D

Double if your English.  ::)
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #16 on: 08 July 2019, 14:08:10 »

Which company Tunnie?  ???

I'm thinking of a little Euro-jaunt myself.  :)

Admiral. I have multi-car with them, the policy expires in September, so they just added on full cover until then. Might work out more, depends when your policy end date is as they don't do fixed cover periods.

When your renewal is up, see if REIS will quote you for Family Fleet cover.. I have legal cover, protected NCB, full European breakdown cover and driving any car (not owned by me, up to the value of £150,000) covered fully comprehensive (not third-party) for a reasonable sum (about £100 more than Admiral quoted for basic multi-car with no protected NCB, no breakdown, no legal assist etc)..
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #17 on: 08 July 2019, 14:58:43 »

..........just seen where Galway is; my suggestion appears now less feasible!! ::) ::) :D ;)

Not really, we drive further down south later as well.
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #18 on: 08 July 2019, 15:01:53 »

Which company Tunnie?  ???

I'm thinking of a little Euro-jaunt myself.  :)

Admiral. I have multi-car with them, the policy expires in September, so they just added on full cover until then. Might work out more, depends when your policy end date is as they don't do fixed cover periods.

When your renewal is up, see if REIS will quote you for Family Fleet cover.. I have legal cover, protected NCB, full European breakdown cover and driving any car (not owned by me, up to the value of £150,000) covered fully comprehensive (not third-party) for a reasonable sum (about £100 more than Admiral quoted for basic multi-car with no protected NCB, no breakdown, no legal assist etc)..

Thanks, I'll check this out. Although I rarely drive any other car now other than 2 we have.
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #19 on: 08 July 2019, 18:43:47 »

I paid just shy of £40 for 2 weeks cover from anywhere in Europe last month.

Read the small print very carefully, some do *NOT* include things like repatriation of the vehicle if it breaks down and cant be fixed quickly, just the tow to the local garage - basically an extension of the basic cover you would get in the UK.
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #20 on: 08 July 2019, 22:52:38 »

I paid just shy of £40 for 2 weeks cover from anywhere in Europe last month.

Read the small print very carefully, some do *NOT* include things like repatriation of the vehicle if it breaks down and cant be fixed quickly, just the tow to the local garage - basically an extension of the basic cover you would get in the UK.

To emphasise ...  read it all twice  ... especially as many policies have an upper limit of the "current vehicle value" ... which means they will NOT repatriate an Omega as it market value is below the cost of repatriation ........  :(

This was one of the reasons behind the recent change of vehicle .... :(
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #21 on: 08 July 2019, 23:04:34 »

Taking the Zafira, not the Omega. So value/age not a problem. Confirmed they will bring it back to UK if it can’t be fixed.

But given there will be Opel dealers, if anything does to, I’ll just get it fixed there.
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #22 on: 09 July 2019, 00:36:13 »

I recently paid around £60 for 2 days euro breakdown cover, to take my ageing (nearly 18) 4.4 v8 L322 Rangie across to France and Belgium.

Steep? Depends which way you look at it.

Realistically it’s the cost of a “cafe culture” lunch for two with drinks.

Or, the cost of the curry, the night before getting the ferry.

For a brief trip, In 2019, I don’t think it’s *that* much money, to have the security of being recovered from the side of a foreign motorway, hundreds of miles from home.

Buying a Costa coffee each day can top £100 a month as another comparison :y
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #23 on: 09 July 2019, 00:38:34 »

Imagine being on the side of some motorway abroad, with a dead car, thinking “I wish I spent that £50”  :y
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #24 on: 09 July 2019, 01:29:32 »

Imagine being on the side of some motorway abroad, with a dead car, thinking “I wish I spent that £50”  :y
We don't agree on much, but... Exactly  :y
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #25 on: 09 July 2019, 01:33:03 »

I paid just shy of £40 for 2 weeks cover from anywhere in Europe last month.

Read the small print very carefully, some do *NOT* include things like repatriation of the vehicle if it breaks down and cant be fixed quickly, just the tow to the local garage - basically an extension of the basic cover you would get in the UK.

To emphasise ...  read it all twice  ... especially as many policies have an upper limit of the "current vehicle value" ... which means they will NOT repatriate an Omega as it market value is below the cost of repatriation ........  :(

This was one of the reasons behind the recent change of vehicle .... :(
Any excuse to "spend" money on anything but the Omega*...

*insert any slightly old thing here, the principle applies across the board :-X
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #26 on: 09 July 2019, 09:53:54 »

my breakdown cover is due, as is the travel insurance,
last year was 42 quid for breakdown and 41 quid for travel,
this year autoaid want 59 quid, not priced travel but it wont have gone down,

I opened a nationwide flex account that gives uk and european breakdown as well as travel and phone insurance,
13 quid a month, 156 quid a year which is what I was paying to add 2 weeks european breakdown,
no age limits on car.
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #27 on: 09 July 2019, 11:47:28 »

Imagine being on the side of some motorway abroad, with a dead car, thinking “I wish I spent that £50”  :y
Been there, done that, Mrs TB still scarred by it ;D

TBH, on that trip, I hadn't actually read the insurance, or paid attention to it. It was included free with the holiday. Not sure if I would have got breakdown cover previously.

Now we get it religiously, and read the restrictions carefully.  Mrs TB would stress about it all holiday otherwise, and that would be ruining her well deserved breaks.
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Re: Ireland Breakdown Cover
« Reply #28 on: 09 July 2019, 11:56:40 »

I recently paid around £60 for 2 days euro breakdown cover, to take my ageing (nearly 18) 4.4 v8 L322 Rangie across to France and Belgium.

Steep? Depends which way you look at it.

Realistically it’s the cost of a “cafe culture” lunch for two with drinks.

Or, the cost of the curry, the night before getting the ferry.

For a brief trip, In 2019, I don’t think it’s *that* much money, to have the security of being recovered from the side of a foreign motorway, hundreds of miles from home.

Buying a Costa coffee each day can top £100 a month as another comparison :y

or the cost of two tankfuls to get you to Belgium from Calais.! ;D ;D

years ago coming back from a three week Europe trip to Spain and Portugal , we broke down in our Carlton- probably crank sensor? It was a saturday night at Chatelreaux in France. 2 minutes to Opel garage closing time 100 yards up the road. Our breakdown cover was brilliant. They put us up in a hotel for two nights and even lent us some money.
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