Why should you trust the AA when you breakdown?

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With over 100 years of experience operating in Ireland, AA Rescue is not only Ireland’s largest breakdown assistance provider, but also a brand you can count on no matter when or where you encounter car troubles. AA Rescue provides nationwide breakdown assistance and all our patrols receive regular training to ensure the highest level of service. Most importantly, at the AA we offer more than just a tow service and instead specialise in fixing cars on the roadside.

More than “Just a tow company”

Our patrols are fully-qualified mechanics and that’s why we’re able to fix 80% of cars at the roadside, allowing you to continue your journey with minimal delay. Even better, we aim to respond to all breakdowns within an hour, allowing you to get back on the road as quickly as possible. While your car insurance provider may include breakdown assistance as part of your cover, this will likely only entitle you to a tow to the nearest garage where you’ll have to pay for the repair costs. Alternatively, with AA Rescue taking you to a garage is our last resort and in 4 out of every 5 cases you’ll be able to continue your journey after we call out to you.

We care about you, not just your car

At the AA we’ve always cared more about people than cars. We know that modern life often means you may have to rely on a partner, friend or even a co-worker to loan you their vehicle for a while from time to time. For this reason, joining the AA means that we’ll still provide breakdown assistance to you even if you’re using someone else’s car, either as a driver or passenger. No matter what car you’re in our AA patrols will be there to help you. In a case where your car insurance provider includes breakdown assistance as part of your policy, this will only cover you when you are driving in the car insured with them. As a result, if you’re travelling in someone else’s car and you breakdown, you may be left to fend for yourself.

Cover in the UK & Northern Ireland

With AA Membership your cover isn’t limited to the Republic of Ireland, but also includes full cover if you’re travelling in Northern Ireland or the UK. The full benefits of your AA membership will still apply in the UK, meaning that if you have AA Roadside Rescue we’ll tow you to a local garage if required or, if you have Rescue Plus, arrange for your vehicle to be returned to Ireland if it can’t be repaired. All this means that if you do experience car troubles while travelling you can receive breakdown assistance from a company you know and trust, instead of a company you may have no prior experience of using.

We want to help you save

At the AA we understand that maintaining a budget is a difficult, but necessary evil. That’s why, exclusively for AA members, we offer a range of additional benefits including discounts on some of our other AA products. For example, our members can save 10% on an AA Home Insurance policy, up to 5% on AA Car Insurance with the added benefit of fully comprehensive cover when driving other cars, and 15% on AA Travel Insurance.

Even better, we also have some great partners to help you save a little bit more, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Circle K. AA Members can receive a 10% discount when renting a car or van in Ireland with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, while our AA App includes an offer for members to receive 4c off per litre purchased at select Circle K outlets.

If you’re in the market for breakdown assistance don’t forget that AA Membership is available from just €8.25!