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Old 26th October 2018, 11:34 PM
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That's interesting.

RACV down here are very good. They cover both the person who takes out the cover (for any car they may be driving at any given time), and one or more specific vehicles (for whoever may be driving them at the time).
They of course have various levels of cover, starting with Basic (roadside assist in any state (reciprocal arrangements with RACQ, RACSA, NRMA etc) with 3 free tows a year to a max of 50km I think), to which you can add extras (caravans, trailers, accomodation etc) or increase the levels of cover (which may have extras included). I'd have to ask Mel the cost - around $100 a year I think for basic.

Had cause to use them a few weeks back when the Volvo's alternator failed. Got free tow home without bothering with roadside assist, no questions asked. There within 45 mins on a Saturday afternoon. Can't argue with that service!

They offer insurance too, but I've always found them expensive for cars I've owned - I'm sure they're cheap for Yaris owners!


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Old 29th October 2018, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by steamship View Post
Was surprised by the cost differences that Mark and Stephen posted, but then I suppose it all depends on what options you tick. I was curious about the RAC of ~90 so went onto their site to check it out. Best I could manage with the options was around 120. The obvious question to Mark and Stephen then, is do you get some sort of loyalty/no claims discount with the RAC?
It's a bit like the comment I made earlier on this thread re: insurance companies - i.e. they'll charge what they think they can get away with, and fleece anyone who they can. In my case, it's a mix of loyalty discount and playing a bit hardball when they get things wrong: It's just annoying to have to play these sorts of games to get a renewal quote that's reasonable value - a waste of time really.

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