100% reassurance for the road ahead, from £61.60 per year

  • If you break down in the UK, you’ll get back on the road fast with over 400 recovery specialists in the UK on hand, 365 days a year*
  • Going abroad? Be a worry-free wanderer with European cover available
  • Cover for your car, regardless of who's driving it, if it breaks down

What’s included

  • Free UK-based helpline for emergencies
  • Fast roadside assistance, providing up to 1 hour of labour costs at the roadside to try and repair the fault
  • Emergency accommodation or alternative travel if your vehicle can’t be repaired
  • Recovery to a destination of your choice if the recovery specialist can't get you on your way
  • Emergency assistance is provided if you break down at home
  • Misfuelling cover
  • If you take out optional European cover at an additional cost, we will return you and your vehicle to the UK

What’s not included

  • The cost of any parts or petrol required to get you back on the road
  • Any mechanical damage caused by filling your car with the wrong fuel
  • Cover for caravans over 7 metres long
  • Replacing or re-programming lost keys
  • Any claim within the first 24 hours after the policy start date. This does not apply to any renewing policies.
  • For more information, please refer to the documents at the bottom of the page

Peace of mind from just £61.60 per year

  • UK cover for cars less than 10 years old – one-off payment of £61.60 per year
  • UK cover for cars more than 10 years old – one-off payment of £73.22 per year
  • European cover for cars up to 10 years old – one-off payment of £96.47 per year
  • European cover for cars more than 10 years old – one-off payment of £108.09 per year
  • All of the above cover options are available to UK residents excluding Jersey and Guernsey
UK cover includes roadside assistance, recovery & home assistance - please see policy documents for any exclusions, terms & conditions.


The (not so) small print

*Information provided by ERS, November 2022.

Police Mutual Rescue (Breakdown Cover) is provided by ERS (Syndicate 218 at Lloyds), and is arranged and administered by PMGI Limited trading as Police Mutual. For more details, please see our legal page.

Breakdown Cover documents

It's important you understand all of the Key Information for Breakdown Cover. We recommend you read the below documents including the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) before you get a quote or buy and keep it in a safe place.

Need to claim? 24-hour Rescue Control Centre

If you break down in the UK, call: 0800 731 4590 or 01277 235 790.

If you break down in Europe, call +44 1277 235 790.

If you’re deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired and require assistance, text your full name and registration number to +44 (0) 7537 404890
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  • Any current or retired members of the Police Service can apply for Breakdown Cover.


    Your family is welcome too. Partners and your wider family including parents, brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren and in-laws are eligible for cover.


    Available to UK residents excluding Jersey and Guernsey.

  • The aim is to attend the scene of a motor breakdown as quickly as possible. There may be times where delays arise due to external factors beyond control i.e. the weather or roadworks. During these times your patience is appreciated.

  • So that they don’t worry, a call will be made to a person of your choice to let them know you’re OK.

  • You're covered if you run out of fuel. The recovery specialist will take your vehicle to the nearest garage/filling station to refuel the vehicle, if none available on the recovery vehicle. You will need to pay for any fuel.

  • Yes, although you should always carry a spare tyre. If you're towing a caravan or trailer, remember to carry a spare tyre for that as well.

  • Yes. If your car is towing a trailer or caravan, that's covered as long as it’s attached to the car by a standard 50-millimetre (2 inch) towing coupling. Caravans and trailers are restricted to a maximum length of 7 metres.

  • We will cover the following if the insured vehicle cannot be repaired at the scene of the breakdown or at the nearest available repairer by the end of the working day:

    • taking the insured vehicle and you to any one place within the UK that you choose, or
    • if you are more than 50 miles from the home address:
      • vehicle hire up to £250 so that you can complete your journey and return to collect the insured vehicle after repair, or
      • alternative means of public transport up to £150 so that you can complete your journey and return to collect the insured vehicle after repair, or
      • overnight accommodation (on a room only basis) for 1 night, up to £75 per person to a total of £500, near where the insured vehicle is being repaired
  • Cover will be valid from midnight on the day that the Breakdown Cover is purchased. Break downs within the initial 24 hours of cover commencing will not be covered. This does not apply to policies at renewal.

  • Any country which is a member of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Norway, Serbia or Switzerland (including Liechtenstein).

  • Providing they are driving with your permission, your car is covered whoever is driving it. The cover only applies to the car named in the schedule.

  • You can pay for your Breakdown Cover annually by either Direct Debit, debit card or credit card.

  • If you decide that this insurance does not meet your needs, you may cancel it, without giving a reason, by contacting us within 14 days from the purchase of this policy and declare your requirement to cancel.

    Your premium will be returned to you, unless a claim(s) has been made on the policy within the period of insurance.

    The 14-day period applies to new policies and the renewing of existing policies.

  • Please tell us as soon as possible, either in writing or by phone, about any change of car including details of the registration number, registration date, make and model.


    Phone: 0151 242 7640 – (Mon – Fri  9am – 5pm)

  • We’ll contact you nearer the time to discuss your renewal.

  • Our Breakdown Cover is provided by ERS (Syndicate 218 at Lloyd's) which is managed by ERS Syndicate Management Limited.

  • The policyholder is responsible for the cost of any parts or petrol etc. which should be paid to the repairer.

  • You’re covered anywhere within mainland England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, the Scottish Isles, Anglesey and islands off Northern Ireland.

  • You can call us on 0151 242 7640 for further information.