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Breakdown cover with Green Flag

Cover starts from £25

10% of customers achieve this price

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Both Direct Line and Green Flag are underwritten by U K Insurance Limited and are part of the same group.

Common sense to the rescue

Green Flag has access to over 2,000 patrols, meaning Green Flag will get to you no matter where you break down.

Green Flag's coverage also helps us come to your rescue within 48 minutes on average.

Here are some more great reasons to choose Green Flag…

Any driver cover

A Green Flag policy covers the vehicle, no matter who’s driving.

Highly recommended

Four out of five customers would recommend Green Flag to friends and family.

Didn't need to be
rescued?

Green Flag will give you a 'no callout' discount on renewal.

Which cover is right
for you?

Which cover is right for you?

Rescue

from

£25

Rescue Plus

from

£40

Recovery

from

£55

Recovery Plus

from

£60

Euro Plus

from

£100

10% of customers achieve these prices

Roadside Assistance

If your car can’t be repaired at the roadside, you’ll be towed to the nearest garage.

Unlimited call outs

As long as it's not for the same problem.

Cover at home

Green Flag will come to the rescue at your home in the UK.

National recovery

Your car and everyone in it will be taken to the UK destination of your choice.

Onward travel

Green Flag will arrange a hire car, hotel, or alternative transport if they can’t fix your car at the roadside.

European cover

All of the benefits above when driving in Europe.

Other cover options

(Additional premiums apply)

Personal cover

With Green Flag UK Personal cover you are covered in your own car or any vehicle under 16 years that you are travelling in, so long as it's privately registered in and being used within the UK.

Green Flag will cover you even if you're not the one driving.

Family cover

Covers up to three additional members of your household when driving or travelling in any car under 16 years old, so long as it's privately registered in and being used within the UK.

Short term European cover

With flexible insurance for as little as one day, Green Flag’s short term European cover offers 24-hour English-speaking help as well as roadside assistance and repatriation.

Learn more

Already have breakdown cover with Direct Line?

Whether you’ve broken down and need assistance, want to make a change to your cover, or need to access
your policy documents, Direct Line will continue to support you.

I've broken down

Call our 24-hour emergency helpline

In the UK:

0800 590590

In Europe:

+44 (0) 113 390 5300 

Hard of hearing:

Please send a text message starting with the word RESCUE followed by your message to 61009. Texts may be chargeable. Please check with your network provider.

A list of everything you’ll need can be found here.

I want to change or
renew my
breakdown cover

Call

0345 246 8702

to speak to a member of our breakdown team, who will be happy to help you.

Typetalk:

Direct Line supports the Typetalk service for people with communication difficulties. To use Typetalk, you'll need to prefix the number 18001 before the number you wish to dial. For example: 18001 + area code + number.

I need my policy documents

Access our policy documents below. Remember, if you already have breakdown cover with us, the wording of your policy may differ from the one you’ll find here.

I've broken down

Call our 24-hour emergency helpline

In the UK:

0800 590590

In Europe:

+44 (0) 113 390 5300 

Hard of hearing:

Please send a text message starting with the word RESCUE followed by your message to 61009. Texts may be chargeable. Please check with your network provider.

A list of everything you’ll need can be found here.

I want to change or renew my breakdown cover

Call

0345 246 8702

to speak to a member of our breakdown team, who will be happy to help you.

Typetalk:

Direct Line supports the Typetalk service for people with communication difficulties. To use Typetalk, you'll need to prefix the number 18001 before the number you wish to dial. For example: 18001 + area code + number.

I need my policy documents

Access our policy documents below. Remember, if you already have breakdown cover with us, the wording of your policy may differ from the one you’ll find here.

Calls may be monitored and recorded. Call charges will vary.

Typetalk

Direct Line supports the Typetalk service for people with communication difficulties. To use Typetalk, you'll need to prefix the number 18001 before the number you wish to dial. For example: 18001 + area code + number.

These extra features
are also available to you

(Additional premiums apply)

Personal cover

With our UK Personal cover you are covered for your own car or any vehicle under 16 years old that you are travelling in, so long as it's privately registered in and being used within the UK.

We'll cover you even if you're not the one driving.

Family cover

Covers up to three additional members of your household when driving or travelling in any car under 16 years old, so long as it's privately registered in and being used within the UK.

Short term European cover

With flexible insurance for as little as one day, Green Flag’s short term European cover offers 24-hour English-speaking help as well as roadside assistance and repatriation.

Learn more


Frequently asked questions

q1 How do I contact Direct Line Breakdown Cover by telephone?

Customer Hotline

0345 246 8702

Already a customer?

0345 246 8708
Lines are open: 8am‐9pm Monday to Friday, 9am‐5pm Saturday, 10am‐5pm Sunday.

Broken down?

24‐hour emergency helpline
In the UK: 0800 590590
In Europe: +44 (0) 113 390 5300
For the hard of hearing, please send a text message starting with the word RESCUE followed by your message to 61009.

Not happy?

If you wish to make a complaint please view our complaints procedure.

Typetalk

Direct Line supports the Typetalk service for people with communication difficulties. To use Typetalk, you’ll need to prefix the number 18001 before the number you wish to dial. For example: 18001 + area code + number.

Calls may be monitored and recorded. Call charges will vary.

q2 Do I have breakdown cover if I’m travelling in someone else’s car?

We give you the choice to decide if you need this level of cover with our Personal Cover option.

q3 Who should I call if my car breaks down?

Please call us on 0800 590 590.

q4 Do I have breakdown cover if someone else drives my car?

With all our cover levels, your car is covered whoever is driving it.