FlexPlus breakdown cover
Our FlexPlus current account comes with UK and European Breakdown Assistance from the AA. Whether you're at home or by the roadside, you'll have the help you need. Here's what's included and how to make a claim.
Exclusions and limitations apply to some types of cover, so always check the policy documents for full details. Here are some of the main benefits.
The AA has more expert Patrols (opens in a new window) than anyone else. Whether you drive petrol, diesel or electric, they'll get you back on the road quickly.
Report online or over the phone
You can report a breakdown and track your Patrol right to your side using the free AA app, the AA website or by phone.
For 2 days in the UK, or up to £120 a day towards a replacement vehicle in the rest of Europe.
No excess to pay
Don’t worry about needing to pay any excess when you claim.
Help even if your car can’t be fixed
If your car can’t be fixed at the roadside, the AA will tow it to a garage. They’ll provide a replacement vehicle for up to 2 days, pay for alternative transport costs or arrange and pay for a night’s accommodation at a hotel.
You'll need to pay £13 a month to maintain a FlexPlus current account, even if you can't use the insurances.
It's not possible to have a FlexPlus account without the insurances or the insurances without a FlexPlus account.
Assistance throughout Europe, all day, every day
Support wherever you are
No matter where you are, you'll be helped on your way with the AA's Roadside Assistance, At Home, National Recovery and Onward Travel covers.
There are no limits on the number of call outs you can make. Vehicles must be serviced, maintained in line with manufacturer guidelines, taxed and have a valid MOT. You'll need to show evidence of this if the AA think you're using the service too much.
Who is covered?
Our FlexPlus breakdown cover includes both:
- personal cover – FlexPlus account holders are covered in any eligible vehicle they're travelling in, whether as a driver or passenger; and
- vehicle cover – all eligible vehicles you own are covered, even if you're not travelling in them.
Your dependent children are only covered if they're driving an eligible vehicle that you own.
You can learn more about eligibility for assistance, including vehicle eligibility, in the policy document.
When does the cover start?
Sometimes, we might not be able to open your account straight away. For example, if you’re opening a joint account and we need signatures. In these cases, your cover begins as soon as you get our letter or email saying your account is open.
What's not included?
Exclusions and limitations apply to some types of cover, so always check the policy documents for full details. Here are some of the main exclusions.
Vehicles that do not have a valid MOT or vehicle tax.
Vehicles that are not serviced or maintained in line with manufacturer guidelines.
The cost of fuel and replacement parts. This is unless the work is carried out by the AA or its appointed agent and costs £5 or less, based on the AA's retail prices.
Vehicles with trade plates or that the AA have reason to believe have been imported or purchased at auction.
Vehicles that exceed the weight and size dimensions listed in the policy document.
Vehicles not registered in the UK.
Cover for non-UK residents. A UK resident is someone who spends at least 6 months of any 12-month period in the UK.
Who provides the cover?
Our FlexPlus UK and European Breakdown Assistance is provided by the AA.
The FlexPlus breakdown cover policy is made up of the following documents.
Learn more about FlexPlus
Before you apply for a FlexPlus current account, make sure you don’t already have breakdown cover. You could end up paying twice for the same cover.
Our other FlexPlus insurances
Our packaged bank account, FlexPlus, also comes with worldwide family travel and mobile phone insurance for just £13 a month to maintain the account.
For existing FlexPlus members
If you already have a FlexPlus current account, here's how you can get the assistance you need and what to do if your circumstances have changed.
Get breakdown assistance online
You can request breakdown assistance online on the AA website.
If your circumstances change
Changing your vehicle
If you change your vehicle to another one that’s eligible, you don’t need to contact us or the AA. You'll still be covered automatically. You can find out more about vehicle eligibility in your policy document.
Leaving the UK
If you move away from the UK, you'll still have to pay the £13 fee each month for maintaining the account. However, you won't qualify for any of the insurances that come with the account.
Cancelling your cover
The only way to cancel your breakdown cover is to close your FlexPlus current account. You cannot cancel individual insurance policies, they come as a package.