Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:22 AM
I found that GEM Recovery were the most competitive in this respect, in the past becoming a member of GEM was a requirement, before being able to purchase member benefits like breakdown cover, and this wasn't as easy a thing to do as it is today. I've been a Member since 1987, and I did get a discounted holiday boating on the Caledonian Canal a number of years back, through GEM.
GEM was once the Guild of Experienced Motorists, but that title is now not used, but the breakdown claim back policy is a good one if you can afford to bankroll the breakdown yourself. I've done this in the past, they do not normally quibble such breakdowns when entertaining a claim, and in fact they still send the same recovery agent to your car that they would send if you buy the full breakdown service.
The above probably confuses most readers, but you really have to visit their website and check out the different Breakdown policies.
We still have Joint GEM Recovery Membership, mainly for the wife's car as she uses it for business, but she may end up Leasing this year, and at that point I may drop our cover to just my Membership, initially while driving the VW, but when I have that away sold, for covering the 109.
Other than being Members, we have no other connection with GEM Recovery.
73 de M5WJF
2010 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 EGS Exclusive
2011 Citroen C3 1.6 Airdream+
1973 Volkswagen Type 3 Variant 1600A