European breakdown cover

5 Star rated by Defaqto for our UK and European Assist cover
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We’ll make sure you and your passengers can continue your journey safely

Cover Features

Why choose LV= Britannia Rescue UK & European Assist?

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  • 24/7 English-speaking breakdown assistance from our UK call centre
  • Roadside assistance and recovery to a local place of repair in Europe and a national recovery in the UK
  • We'll arrange repatriation of your vehicle back to the UK if it’s not fixed in time for your return journey
  • Alternative travel arrangements if you break down before your trip or when in Europe

European Breakdown

Here’s what you need to know before you head off on your roadtrip

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  • If you break down on the motorway or at a motorway service station in France, you’ll have to call for help from the orange SOS box on the side of the road, or 112 from your mobile.
  • Recovery agents may not speak English, so customers are advised to call the assistance service if there is any translation required.
  • Make sure you travel with your driver's licence and also the V5 of the vehicle, as most garages will ask for both of these.
  • Only very minor repairs will be carried out at the roadside in Europe. 
  • It is illegal in France and some other European countries (Germany for one) to change just one tyre on an axle of a vehicle; both tyres on one axle need to be changed.
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Existing Customers

If you’re an existing customer, you can add breakdown cover to your LV= car insurance

AWARDS and recognition

Breakdown cover that just works

  • 5 Star rated by Defaqto for our UK Recovery & Home Assist and UK & European Assist cover
  • Which? Recommended Provider for breakdown cover

Policy documents

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