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Some continue with Toyota Roadside Assistance - which is what we do: 

https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/roadside-assistance/

Some go with third party providers.

The latest Which? Report on car breakdown services - 8,000 sample of members/non-members and based on customer score, arrived within the hour, and vehicles repaired at the roadside - gave four recommended third party providers. In descending order of Which? score: Axa 80%; Start Rescue 76%; the AA 75%; and LV 74%. As regards manufacturer branded schemes, Toyota came second behind Lexus, with a score of 86%.

 

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In my case, bought another new car!

Serious answer.. there are breakdown cover providers that you pay £20 or so for 12 months then every call out has a charge (£40 or so from memory), pretty sure this was only available through one of the price comparison sites though.

Edit - it was Green Flag and was £25 plus a call out excess charge, covered roadside assistance, national recovery and onward travel. 

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11 minutes ago, Roy124 said:

I continued with Toyota/AA.  Less expensive than AA and others with the complete cover I need. 

Where you notified the free period was expiring or did you do it yourself?

 

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As regards if you change your car for another Toyota and you still have a balance of Toyota Roadside Assistance remaining from your previous Toyota, you can transfer any balance remaining to your new car by phoning Toyota Roadside Assistance.

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18 minutes ago, 50p said:

Where you notified the free period was expiring or did you do it yourself?

 

I was contacted by Toyota - in fact they also extended the renewal date by 3 months due to the first COVID lockdown. They offered a good rate for the second year and were very nice people to deal with so I renewed. 

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23 minutes ago, FROSTYBALLS said:

As regards if you change your car for another Toyota and you still have a balance of Toyota Roadside Assistance remaining from your previous Toyota, you can transfer any balance remaining to your new car by phoning Toyota Roadside Assistance.

 

19 minutes ago, FROSTYBALLS said:

You can renew via MyToyota.

Yes and yes...done same . And yes it is full aa cover with home start and cheaper than direct. Granted on a new car breakdown is less likely but it covers things you may need like sorting a flat in the middle of winter. I think I paid 75 quid to extend on the previous car...worth it for peace of mind. Balance was added to new corolla 

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10 hours ago, Woofwoof said:

Check your regular insurance

it often includes breakdown free of charge

Is anything free? Or do you mean it’s included in the price?
I been with LV motor insurance for a few years now. Every renewal time I go to online comparison sites and LV are always top or in the top 6, but they do more then one quote. There is a “standard” quote and then a higher priced quote. The latter includes such as car hire, personal accident insurance and breakdown cover. What I want is to compare like with like so I have to have quotes stripped back so they equal content, then I start building up with content I want. 
For breakdown, for 11 years I have used Start Rescue.  Ow both my Prius and the wife’s Auris hybrid is on the breakdown policy and in total I pay £75pa and that is for 2 cars, and includes home start. We have used them maybe 4 times, have had to wait no more than 45 minutes, job done.

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I used green flag last year via Quidco which cost £50 and I got £10 cashback which covered any driver home start roadside repair and recovery. This year it was £50.70

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I already get cover through my bank account, however the salesman told me I got 12 months free cover, through them.  I hope to not have to use it, with having a Toyota.

 

As an err of caution and slightly off topic: I'd seriously ask everyone to review their car insurance and review your replacement vehicle options, as courtesy vehicles through repairers are becoming scarce (perhaps only local to my area) and if you have the budget to pay for guaranteed hire, if you CANNOT do without a car if yours is involved in an RTA.

 

I work in motor vehicle repair and I'd also get those who need it to check what size of replacement vehicle you receive, as I often have clients request a larger vehicle due to children/disabilities or back issues and we're contracted just to provide a class A vehicle which is sometimes of an issue for people and I would say it's better to be prepared rather than feel let down at the time of repair.

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