Breakdown Cover/Insurance in Spain

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Breakdown Cover/Insurance in Spain

Postby jeznewsome » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:32 pm

Having bought the R1100S to do some touring and persuaded 'madam' that it is a good idea, the ferry is booked.

Today I thought I'd better check what the cost of breakdown cover was in Spain. The AA quoted £140 or £105 depending on level of cover. For a 11 day trip this seems a little rich.

Apart from 'self insuring' and hoping for the best what other options are there for cover abroad these days?
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Postby Dai wiskers » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Check with your insurer i'm with Carol Nash and i think i get 30 days in europe included you can only have three call out's a year but well worth having, also check your bank account i have AA cover with that as well but not recovery i will be looking into getting that upgraded to recovery, also the bank account one covers any vehicle, the Carol Nash only covers the insured vehicle
If your not covered i can reccomend going for the AA cover as it will be you thats covered not the vehicle

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Postby Kaze » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:31 am

Good tips from Dai

I always do an internet search and have never paid anything like what the AA are quoting you.

When I went to France in July I used these people http://www.startrescue.co.uk/european they are quoting £37 for 16 days cover providing your bike is less than 10 years old.

One tip from me though, make sure you've got plenty of life on your tyres, from bitter experience I have found that getting a bike tyre fitted abroad is both expensive and a pain in the proverbial. :cry:
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Postby Daveg2812 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:47 am

Try Swinton. Euro breakdown cover £9.49 per month, first 3 months free. If its anything like the UK cover I have with them, you can cancel at any time without penalties, only having paid for the months you've used.
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Postby BlueBoxer » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:51 am

I've just returned from a tour of Portugal and Spain in the mx5 I too used StartRescue for breakdown onsurance No idea whether they're any good, and I hope I'll never have to find out. :) £48 for 25 days. Good peace of mind for the money.

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Postby slparry » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:10 am

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Postby dave1100s » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:33 am

Yep, as dai said, Carole Nash insurance includes UK and Europe breakdown and recovery cover as standard. One of the main reasons I have stayed with them.
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Postby boxerscott » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:29 pm

BCR full comp,legal protec,helmet and leathers , pillion, uk and euro breakdown cover, (90 days euro) protec no claims and personal accident £203 Bennets. Dunno how good they will be in case I need any of it mind :? I would not take a risk on me :?: :oops:
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Postby jeznewsome » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions.

My R1100S is 12 years old which reduces the options somewhat. But sorted for £58 with Green Flag this evening. Hopefully there will be no need to use it but cover looks good.
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'10 HP2S
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