Comprehensive Cover - Roadside, Onward Journey and Home CoverBreakdown cover is not just about fixing your vehicle. The focus is also on you, your needs and the needs of your passengers. It is for this reason that breakdown cover providers offer onward journey cover. If you need to get to somewhere in a hurry, or if you simply don't want a vehicle breakdown to spoil your holiday, onward journey cover is the breakdown option that delivers.
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Alternative transport with onward journey coverOnward journey cover is normally classed as the highest level of breakdown cover available in the UK. Additional to roadside breakdown assistance you have comprehensive cover that takes care of your vehicle's recovery, and gives you access to immediate onward transportation for you and your passengers. It basically gives you the flexibility to decide how to proceed with your journey in a way that least disrupts your plans.
A range of alternative transport options are likely to be included as standard in your policy. As part of their service to you many providers will agree to cover the cost of public transport, either in part or in full. You could therefore continue your journey by bus, taxi, train or plane and have the breakdown cover provider reimburse your travel costs.
Depending upon the provider and the terms of your policy, your transportation arrangements could be organised for you and an itinerary supplied. Reimbursements might also extend to cover multiple modes of public transport -- great if you end up having to take a taxi and then a train or plane to reach your final destination.
As a substitute to public transport onward journey breakdown cover also gives you the option of borrowing a replacement car for the rest of your journey. If this is offered the vehicle will be made available for pick-up at a pre-arranged handover location, or, depending upon where you have broken down, it could be delivered direct to you. The latter would enable you to continue on with your journey without delay.
If your vehicle breakdown were to cause you to have to make an unscheduled stop in overnight accommodation, you might find that your onward journey policy meets your expenses here too. When you consider the potentially large costs of booking yourself and your passengers into the nearest hotel at short notice, you might end up being very grateful indeed for taking out a breakdown policy that includes this reimbursement service as part of the cover.
Buying onward journey coverOnward journey cover is not considered to be a standalone product. It is normally only available with the most comprehensive level of breakdown cover -- a policy that will include roadside assistance, home assistance, vehicle recovery and onward journey cover all rolled into one package. Some providers however may offer a form of onward journey cover as an upgrade to existing policies. If this latter option appeals, you'll need to check with your provider to see if this is something that they can do for you.