Breakdown Cover

Adding your Breakdown couldn't be easier

Call our friendly Customer Services team and your cover will start 48 hours later.

Why choose Breakdown Cover from Admiral?

24hr Rescue Service

24/7 365 days a year, we rescue customers across the entire UK.

Rapid Response Time

44 minute average response time (UK average over the year in 2017).

Customer Satisfaction

95% of customers would recommend this service (Admiral Breakdown customer survey 2017).

Choose from three great cover options

Admiral offers three levels of Breakdown Cover so you can choose the right one for you.

All levels include:

Misfuelling Cover

As long as you don’t intentionally start the engine once you've noticed you've mis-fuelled, your fuel tank will be drained at the roadside. If unsafe to do so, you will be taken to a garage to complete the work.

Emergency Accommodation

If your car can't be repaired the same day, we’ll pay up to £150 per person towards the cost of one night’s accommodation in the event of a breakdown and your car is being repaired (up to a maximum of £600).

UK Onward Travel Allowance

If your car can’t be repaired the same day, we’ll provide you with a hire vehicle or pay up to £500 towards the cost of alternative transport.

Compare levels of Breakdown Cover



Plus Cover

Plus Cover

UK vehicle recovery limit

10 miles
from breakdown

UK Wide

UK Wide

UK vehicle recovery limit
6 home call outs within a 1/4 of a mile from home




Unlimited call-outs in Europe




Over half of our breakdown customers select National Plus. However, everyone is different and you should make sure that you select a product that is suitable for your needs.

Did you know?

Your safety is important to us; we prioritise drivers who have broken down in a vulnerable situation.

Named drivers are covered

We cover the car shown on your Admiral policy, whether it's you driving or any of the named drivers on your policy.

Message Service

Don't worry if you're late for a meeting or you need to let someone know you're running late. We're always happy to pass on a message or two for you.

Caravan Recovery

Admiral Breakdown cover also includes recovery for caravans and trailers (up to 23 feet).

A video guide to Admiral Breakdown Cover

How do I buy it?

If you're an Admiral customer, just call our customer services team and your cover will start 48 hours later. Alternatively, you can buy Breakdown cover when you get a quote for your car insurance.

How the Breakdown service works

Once you've added Admiral Breakdown Cover to your policy it couldn't be easier to use. When you call for breakdown assistance you will be asked for:

  • Your insurance policy number
  • Your registration, make and model of car
  • Your location so you can be found
  • Your phone number to keep you informed
    We need this number to call or text you who will be attending your incident and how long they'll be.

Our customers love us

Look at what they're saying...

The service was prompt and courteous, but more than that, reassuring and helpful in a distressing situation.

Alison, Bath


From when I first spoke to Admiral to the final signature required from the recovery engineer, the process could not have gone smoother. Very blessed with both Admiral and the recovery company!

Conner, Mansfield


Brilliant service. Problem was sorted out so quickly it didn’t even seem as if I had broken down. I would recommend Admiral in a heartbeat.

Jonathan, Liverpool



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