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AB Editor | 12:45 Tue 17th Dec 2013 | Motoring
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i thought everyone (save the newcomers) would have. Some folk must be very lucky then.
Although strictly speaking I suppose no one has to actually use it. They could go find their own help and call a local garage. But to what point ?
Yes, several times, but the last one was over thirty years ago - modern cars are so much more reliable if properly looked after.
When I was 'trade plating' (delivering vehicles around the country) I've had to call out the AA five times in one week (with three of those call-outs all in one day), all to different vehicles!
>>>modern cars are so much more reliable if properly looked after

Agreed but some parts don't come within routine servicing schedules (and so can't meaningfully be 'looked after'). For example, any car which is more than a few years old can suffer an alternator failure. Even something as simple as leaving a sweater too close to the tailgate latch in the back of a car can cause the tailgate not to lock properly, meaning that the interior light stays on and flattens the battery. (Written from recent experience!)
Even modern cars can breakdown. :o{
am best at kerbing tyres till they burst & @ £10pm hunky young Mr AA is well worth calling ;)
Yep, im with the AA, not cheap but cover the person for any vehicle, handy in my job.
also many modern vehicles dont have spares wheels, inflator kits will only do so much,.
Local garages aren't much help. One of the two near me doesn't even have any pick-up truck or low trailer. And finding any garage to come out, even in working hours, proved impossible when I last needed one; the RAC were there within the hour, with the right equipment, and got me back on the road again. Out of hours, on some desolate road, you have no chance at all. All made worse by the fact that faults in modern cars, though diagnosed by the driver, are very difficult or impossible to cure by them.
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Yes: today.
Bloody clutches >:-(
I've used them a few times but I'm not one of those numpties who call them to change a wheel!
I saw an AA man the other day sitting in his van crying his eyes out. I though that guy's heading for a breakdown!
Tried using the breakdown cover that came free with my motor insurance. Would have been better ringing a florist. Ended up driving the 50 miles home on three cylinders as all the mechanic who came out said was that one of my injectors was kaput and he would tow me the two miles to his yard and maybe fix it in a week or so, in the meantime I'd have to sleep rough in the bushes or spend a billion Euro on a taxi. Been with the AA ever since who have repatriated me and my vehicle more than once when my Italian electrics have decided to go to lunch instead of making my car work.
If your car is serviced right, weekly visual checks carried out, that is including under the bonnet, breakdown cover is not needed in my opinion.
Classic dumb move, putting diesel in (less frequently used) petrol car - RAC sent loader to take car to my usual service garage.
It could have been worse - if I'd put petrol in the diesel car, the bill would have been well into 3 figures.
yes
Yes i have had to use my breakdown cover, and I have to say they were useless, Greenflag...had a mechanic come out and he took one look at my car then said he didnt know much about that make of car and that was that.
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