What type of cover would you like?

UK Cover

UK cover protects you in the event of a breakdown anywhere in the UK

European Cover

European cover protects you in the event of a breakdown anywhere in Europe

UK & European Cover

UK & European cover protects you in the event of a breakdown whilst in the UK or Europe

Would you like National Recovery?

Yes

UK recovery takes your vehicle, yourself, and up to 8 people to a chosen destination anywhere in the UK

No

No, I do not need that level of cover on my policy

How about Replacement Hire Car?

Yes

Replacement vehicle for up to 3 days whilst yours is being repaired. Alternative transport costs can be covered (up to £150 per person, max £500) as well as 1 nights accommodation.

No

No, I do not need that level of cover on my policy

Would you like At Home Rescue?

Yes

RAC attend if your car breaks down at home, or within 1/4 mile of your house.

No

No, I do not need that level of cover on my policy

Would you like personal or vehicle based cover?

Personal Cover

Personal based cover protects you if you breakdown when driving or whilst travelling as a passenger in any car

Vehicle Cover

Vehicle based cover only protects the vehicle or vehicles you have taken a breakdown policy out on, and not you personally

You have selected…

RAC reveals true cost of fuel tax mega-hikes

Breakdown cover provider RAC has highlighted the total cost of fuel duty rises throughout the last year, as pressure mounts on the government to rescind plans for a further hike of 1p per litre in April.
RAC reveals true cost of fuel tax mega-hikes

Motorists have endured five separate tax rises since the 1st January 2010; for the average driver using 1200 litres of petrol over the year, the hikes equate to an extra spend of around £100.  During tighter economic times this is particularly tough on motorists, many of whom feel they are being singled out as a lucrative solution to reviving the country’s wounded finances.

In the last year there have been three fuel duty hikes that amount to a total of 2.76p per litre, whilst there have also been two unwelcome VAT rises, so drivers have seen an extra 8p added to a litre of petrol over that period.

According to RAC, this has brought the Treasury extra cash to the tune of roughly £4 billion, but the April hike is still set to go ahead.

Adrian Tink, RAC motoring strategist, commented: “Time and again motorists are seen as an easy target when it comes to raising revenue, but an extra £100 a year is surely too much, especially as many family budgets are struggling during these difficult economic times.”

“The Government need to stop viewing motorists as the cash cow that keeps on giving and do something to help control prices.  Talk of a fuel price stabiliser is still in the air - but talk is cheap.  Action is needed, firstly by cancelling the next proposed fuel duty rise in April and then by looking looking at ways of fairly controlling the price of fuel.”

RAC is fronting a continued campaign to highlight the punishing effect that these hikes have on motorists, with the ultimate goal of seeing the planned April rise cancelled.