THE AA

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THE AA

Post by BusBug&KG » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:07 pm

why oh why can't they tell the truth??
We will be with you within 90 mins Sir
3 1/2 hours later,bloke turns up,oh your clutch has gone,you need relay,YEP that's what I told you when I first rang,the truck will be with you in 45mins,2 1/2 hrs later truck turns up,OH Suprise,Suprise,it's not big enough lets book another,be with you in 1hr,YEA RIGHT,2 3/4 hours later turns up and got me home,at 11.45pm
Cheers
They ain't got enough trucks or vans,it's all contracted out.

NOT my split by the way,a company fleet motor.
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Post by maddison » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:03 pm

way home from viccy farm a few years ago i seized my engine

told them this straight away, waited 45 mins for a truck which towed me 1/2 a mile up the road to the services as he was finishing shift in 3 hrs !!!
then waited 2 hrs for a van to come out to tell me i had seized my engine..derrr !!!
then waited another 4 hrs for the recovery truck to come out (as they where changing shifts) a local contractor who took home

i'm not with the AA anymore

(when I did call them to cancel, they warned me other companies would use contractors …hahaha….i just laughed at her and told them to cancel my policy
(which was £120 per year…i now have a similar policy, for £40 a year)

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Re: THE AA

Post by BusBug&KG » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:03 pm

Been with them for 25 years full cover,had enough messing now,time to move on.

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Post by 8 8US » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:36 pm

Chaps, with my recent experience I think I am quite well qualified in this area!

Would recommend RAC, everytime I have called them they have been quick and given great service, the last 2 times even managed them to convince them just to send me a low loader without sending a van.
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Re: THE AA

Post by David914 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:46 pm

The freebie that comes with RH Insurance is excellent. Dropped a valve in Beaconsfield and told them what it was, recovery there within an hour and straight home. Less than a month later spewed out its oil near Frankfurt, recovery within an hour and a half, hire car for 5 days, flights back to London, cab from the airport to the door. Car came home 3 weeks later on a truck delivered on the drive. All without spending a penny. This year they've started including home start too. Unbeatable.

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Post by 8 8US » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:50 pm

Oh yea, used them too when we were in France a couple of years ago, excellent service too, think I use these services a little too much.......
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Post by BusBug&KG » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:56 pm

8 8US wrote:Oh yea, used them too when we were in France a couple of years ago, excellent service too, think I use these services a little too much.......

NOT when you borrowed my engine!!!
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Post by 8 8US » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:02 pm

Tony, you are right, didn't have to use any recovery services then.

Should never have taken it out!

Although since July last year I have made it on all trips under my own steam, in fact I don't think I have used the RAC since they told me I only had 1 more free recovery :lol:
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Re: THE AA

Post by Sooty » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:46 pm

Don't know why folk bother with specialist breakdown services.

Barclaycard plus @ £12 a month.

Travel insurance
Fraud insurance
Breakdown
Phone insurance

Money off shows, travel, offers......

My car decided to drop a glow plug into the engine... Said this on the phone to Barclaycard, tow truck arrived within 20 mins and took me from Birmingham to Bingley.

Think the company was TJ Hughes? So independent?


£12 a month.

No brainer.
'NEVER SACRIFICE WHO YOU ARE JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH IT'

SPLITLESS...

The last 5 years! viewtopic.php?f=8&t=44037

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Post by maddison » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:51 am

thats £144 a year

not bothered about phones
not bothered about fraud, thats the banks problem if i get frauded…not mine
travel insurance - maybe


seems quite pricey,

I got all the cover my £180 AA cover gave me for £40 with auto aid, which is basically, me and the mrs get brought home , no matter which car or where we are
I'm sure there is a lot more to the policy, but thats the only bit i want …or will use
only downside is , you need to pay for the recovery as it happens and then claim back
but not too concerned about this, its an emergency insurance, i don't plan on using it, but if i do need it, then just whack it on a card and pay off once claimed back

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Re: THE AA

Post by Sooty » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:58 am

Obviously the policy works for people that want to take full use of it.

Travel insurance saves us loads.
Wife already dropped her £500 phone in water.
Glow plug went into engine and towed home.
We got discount on snow boarding lessons.

I agree £12 a month is expensive if you only need breakdown.

But Its the same as these medical plans you can get. If your fit and eyesight and teeth are ok, it's expensive. If you need glasses, tooth work and need other work its a bargain! Lol.
'NEVER SACRIFICE WHO YOU ARE JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH IT'

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Re: THE AA

Post by BusBug&KG » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:06 pm

Sooty wrote:Obviously the policy works for people that want to take full use of it.

Travel insurance saves us loads.
Wife already dropped her £500 phone in water.
Glow plug went into engine and towed home.
We got discount on snow boarding lessons.

I agree £12 a month is expensive if you only need breakdown.

But Its the same as these medical plans you can get. If your fit and eyesight and teeth are ok, it's expensive. If you need glasses, tooth work and need other work its a bargain! Lol.

GLASSES & DENTAL WORK.??do they help out with funeral costs aswell??
Gonna look into that :)

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Re: THE AA

Post by BusBug&KG » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:20 am

Well broke down again!!!
Not the split,I hasten to add.

This time a transit,that I am using,got back to Wycombe Station,it wouldn't fire.
Thought here we go again,rang the AA

now to be fair,this time they said a patrol will be with you in 45 mins( I laughed out loud)
40 mins later the patrol guy rings me apologises he's stuck in Friday night traffic will be another 10 mins.
Hey he was and an AA PATROL!!
Messed around for an hour,got it started but couldn't get it running right,he said he would follow me home.
So we set off to the workshop,we had been chatting,and it turns out its his dream to own a split or early bay,he has spoken to Rikki James at a car show 15 years ago,buys all the VW related mags.
Any way we get to the workshop,decided to offer him a cuppa,opened up
And that was it for another two hours or so,
Well with a split,single cab,two early ovals,66 bug,ghia,two pucks,and hippy split,I couldn't get him out
BL@@dy AA
:D :D :D
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Re: THE AA

Post by adelec25 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:56 am

maddison wrote:
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:03 pm
way home from viccy farm a few years ago i seized my engine

told them this straight away, waited 45 mins for a truck which towed me 1/2 a mile up the road to the services as he was finishing shift in 3 hrs !!!
then waited 2 hrs for a van to come out to tell me i had seized my engine Douche plain-pied..derrr !!!
then waited another 4 hrs for the recovery truck to come out (as they where changing shifts) a local contractor who took home

i'm not with the AA anymore

(when I did call them to cancel, they warned me other companies would use contractors …hahaha….i just laughed at her and told them to cancel my policy
(which was £120 per year…i now have a similar policy, for £40 a year)
It's really a tragedy, but I especially hope you can get back on track.

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