Here at Comfort Insurance we’ve heard no end of stories about motorhome owners who have planned fabulous trips across the UK and Europe only to get across the channel and for something to breakdown on the way out of Calais. A breakdown is always frustrating, whether it happens at the start or end of your trip, but it doesn’t need to be the end of your holiday all together.
A good breakdown company will be able to look into repairs on the roadside and if your problem is simple enough to fix, they should be able to do it there and then. All the electrical equipment in your motorhome means battery failures are common and it’s usually only a few minutes work to get things going again. More complex problems might mean you spend an hour or so on the roadside so be prepared with food supplies and warm clothing, especially if you’re travelling somewhere cold.
If you suffer a serious technical problem then that’s where breakdown cover comes into its own. If you need to be towed to a nearby garage or even all the way back to the UK for repairs then good EU breakdown cover makes everything easy. There’s no need to worry about finding a foreign and trustworthy repairs centre – you can just let your breakdown company take your motorhome away.
Different Levels of Cover
Of course, different breakdown companies will offer different levels of cover and if you’re planning to go outside of the EU or have specific requirements, you need to check your policy. You should also check whether your motorhome insurance offers a breakdown cover – the top policies will offer a good level of breakdown cover as complimentary.
You absolutely shouldn’t travel without it and though hopefully you’ll never use it, breakdown cover is a lifesaver when things go wrong. Don’t let a breakdown be the end of your holiday – make sure you’re covered and prepared for the worst!