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Dated: 20 April 2010

National Newspaper Urges Motorists to Take Out Breakdown Cover


There were wise words yesterday in a timesonline article: “If you don’t want to be stranded on the hard shoulder this summer, it makes sense to arrange car breakdown cover”.

Here at Blackcircles.com we couldn’t agree more. With the weather starting to show signs of improvement, it’s no wonder that people around the UK are starting to make plans for summer getaways and with purse strings still being tight in this economic climate many Brits are planning on holidaying closer to home. This could mean more cars on the motorways this summer and if you don’t have breakdown cover set up, you could be running the risk of a long wait on the hard shoulder.

According to statistics provided to the times from esure car insurance, around 66% of motorists who do not have breakdown cover would call a friend if stranded or attempt a risky DIY repair. This is often because if you do not have breakdown cover and are unfortunate enough to breakdown, your misery could be added to with an average roadside assistance bill of around £200.

The head of risk and underwriting at esure, Mike Pickard, told the Times: “Breakdown cover is a small price to pay for a service that can protect a motorist and their family when they are at their most vulnerable. Anyone who calls friends and relatives to rescue them on a motorway is potentially putting three or four people’s lives in danger. This is not the place for DIY. Call the experts.”



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