Green Flag Membership Cost
For a reliable alternative to breakdown cover from the AA or RAC, try Green Flag membership. Formed in 1971, Green Flag Motoring Assistance has brought itself up to compete with the big boys for UK and European breakdown cover.
Today they boast some 4.5 million members covered by about 1,200 patrols both owned and outsourced.
Through its established national network of breakdown specialists in UK and Europe, Green Flag deals with over one million calls annually. Trained advisers are available 24/7 to co-ordinate help, and ensure you get assistance quickly.
Green Flag Membership gives you access to around 6,000 UK mechanics and over 15,000 mechanics across Europe.
What does Green Flag Membership Cost?
Green Flag have several levels of breakdown cover at very competitive costs. Look at the table below to see what Membership costs today and whether there are any offers from Green Flag that might save you money.
40% Off Recovery and Recovery Plus. See Green Flag web site for details. It is worth noting that Recovery Plus is Green Flag’s most popular level of cover.
There is never a good time to break down so it’s always worth having the peace of mind that Green Flag Membership gives you. Just the knowledge that someone is on their way to help is very reassuring.
With Green Flag Membership, regardless of the level of cover you choose, you should have a patrol with you within 40 minutes of you making the call. Not as fast a response time as the AA or RAC, but still good. A quick response time coupled with an 80% roadside repair rate means there is a high probability that you will be safely on your way again.
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.
What should I do if I break down?
If you do break down on the Motorway follow these simple safety rules:
- Pull on to the hard shoulder.
- Look out for other vehicles on the hard shoulder.
- Stop at a slight angle facing in to the verge.
- Switch on your hazard warning lights.
- Apply the handbrake.
- Switch off the Engine.
- Do not sit in the vehicle.
- Get out of the vehicle and sit up the verge behind the car.
Pointing the vehicle in to the verge is something the police and other emergency services do. If your vehicle is struck by another vehicle on the hard shoulder, your vehicle will be pushed up the verge and not on to the carriageway. This simple tip could serve to limit the seriousness of any accident. Parking this way on the hard shoulder is also the reason you need to sit just behind the vehicle. If it does get hit, you don’t want it heading in your direction either.
It may seem obvious, but keep your mobile phone charged and your Green Flag membership details handy. You membership details are normally provided on a small credit card sized plastic card which is easily kept in your purse, wallet or glove box.