For any of the options, just click the banner to be taken straight to the Green Flag web site.
For a reliable alternative to breakdown cover from
the AA or RAC, try Green Flag. Formed in 1971, Green Flag Motoring Assistance
has brought itself up to compete with the big boys in the UK and Europe.
Now one of the top roadside rescue and recovery services.
Through its established national network of breakdown specialists
in UK and Europe, Green Flag deals with over one million calls annually.
Trained advisors are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to co-ordinate
help, and ensure you get assistance quickly.
See the Green Flag web site for details. Click on the links below:
Breaking down when you're in the middle of your journey can be a very unsettling experience. Whether your a man or a woman, traveling alone or with your family, it's worth having the peace of mind to know that if your car does break down, a professional company will be along very soon to help you out.
Generally speaking most services from all providers aim to be with you within 30 to 45 minutes, with a high percentage of cars being repaired at the side of the road.
At the very least, if your car can't be fixed, you will get towed to safety or to the nearest garage, depending on what product you bought. No-one wants to break down on the motorway, it's one of the most dangerous places to sit in your car.
If you do break down on the Motorway, pull in safely to the hard shoulder, keep your eyes pealed for any other vehicles that may already be using the hard shoulder. Once you get there, park your car facing at a slight angle in to the verge, not straight down the hard shoulder or pointing towards the carriageway.
It is important to get out of the vehicle and sit up the verge a little way behind your vehicle. No matter what the weather, it's advisable to get out of the car, so it's a good idea to maybe keep umbrellas and warm coats in the boot "just in case".
Pointing the vehicle in to the verge is something the police and other emergency services do and the reason for this is that, in the event that your car is struck by another vehicle, it doesn't get pushed back in to the carriageway in front of other vehicles, it will naturally head in the direction it's pointing, which should be, straight up the verge. This simple tip could potentially limit the seriousness of any accident, and is also the reason you need to sit just behind the vehicle. You don't want it heading in your direction either.
Keep your mobile phone charged and your membership details handy. Membership details are normally provided on a handy credit card sized plastic card which is easily kept in your purse, wallet or glove box.
Most importantly, don't panic and don't worry, help is on it's way once you have phoned.