ADAC Breakdown Cover

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  1. Braunston

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    Hi,

    For any of you searching for breakdown cover its worth having a look at this site, the link should take you to the English translation, it does appear to be very good value for the services it offers.

    From what i have read on other forums it covers a lot of countries that may otherwise be excluded from UK based breakdown policies, you will need to check this out for yourselves but it does sound very interesting I also think i heard they cover up to 7.5 tons again you need to confirm that yourselves

    Hope it helps

    Braunston

    The membership in ADAC
     
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    big question is.........is the UK one of the fifteen countries covered or are they all on mainland europe ?
     
  3. Tony Lee

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    Membership cost is pretty reasonable and their service extends to all countries bordering the Mediterranean.

    Medical and emergency evacuation capability is also reassuring.

    Just need an EU address to join. The 'Plus" membership benefits are worth the extra.
     
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    are there 15 countries bordering the med ?

    Assistance abroad
    Assistance - where to get it, if words fail you.
    All the better that there are ADAC assistance centres in 15 countries, where ADAC staff members organise the required assistance in all emergencies.
     
  5. solitaire woman

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    The website says that all future correspondence if you join will be in German. Does anyone know if they have english speakers on the end of a phone if you breakdown?
     
  6. 2escapees

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    Having been an ADAC member for a few years let me say a few things:

    1. The cover in the UK is excellent having broken down there the AA took over at no cost and arrived in 10 minutes.

    2. They will send you spares anywhere in Europe or in countries bordering the MED including all of North Africa and the Middle East.
    On our last trip they took a vehicle back to Germany (or your home) from just east of the Russian Urals because the owner preferred to get the repairs done in Germany.

    3. Yes many of there staff speak English...surely you know by now it only the English who don't speak any of the major European languages.


    4. The cover, service and cost are excellent!

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  7. Braunston

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    Hi,

    From what I have read on other forums it appears they always have bilingual speakers on the telephone but again you really need to make contact with them yourselves to confirm any concerns you have,

    I would also think they cover the UK as we are part of Europe and I am sure the Germans do visit here so i really can't see them not covering the UK.

    If you are interested and have Google Toolbar installed, go to the settings Options menu and turn on the Translation facility then open the ADAC home page ADAC - Ihr Partner in allen Fragen rund um die Mobilität. (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) - Mitgliedschaft - Pannenhilfe - Routenplaner - Tests - Versicherungen - Kreditkarten - Finanzierungen - Autovermietung and then click on "Translate page" on the Google Toolbar you can view and read most to the ADAC web site and hopefully it will allow you to answer some if not all of your questions

    I have just been reading the site myself and the medical repatriation looks very interesting as that was one of the main reasons i take out travel medical insurance as the EHIC card covers a lot of the treatment costs and my concern was always if they needed to fly me home, as i have heard of horrendous costs involved in air ambulances, again please check for yourselves as i can't speak or read German so i may have misunderstood the situation

    Hope that helps
     
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    Hi,

    If people are interested we could compile a list of questions and email them for the answers.
     
  9. solitaire woman

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    Have had another look at the website, think I might be having one of those days! Cant see any mention of vehicle you are wanting to insure, confirming that it is for motorhomes, does it ask this question further into the application process? Will this breakdown cover give you 365 days cover in europe if you are domicilled in England?
     
  10. Richardn

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    I have rung ADAC and spoken to a very helpful young lady

    Cover is Europe and UK

    Restrictions are:

    Height 3.22m

    Width 2.55m

    Length 10m

    Weight 7.5 Tonnes

    You would need the full (plus) membership at only 79.95 euro (about £73) giving roadside assistance and recovery

    You ring 00491805101112
     
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    Hi Richardn and :welcome:to MHFun.:thumb:
    Thanks for the info.:thumb:
     
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    Evening all :Smile:
    Can anyone confirm if you have to have a German address to be able to sign up for this. :Doh:
    This is what i assumed when i read their page but i could be wrong.
    Thanks for any reply's :thumb:
     
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    You do not need a German address to join, you only need a geman address to join on line.

    Phone the number given in the my post. It will be answered in German. Ask for and English speaker, and you can join on the phone
     
  14. solitaire woman

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    Does anyone know what the uk telephone number would be to contact adac if you breakdown in the uk and need assistance. (not the number to join) I can find lots of different numbers to call if you breakdown in France, Spain etc. but nothing for calling assistance when in England. Thanks.
     
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    Hi,

    The Grosbritannien number is 08 00 02 89 018.

    When you join you receive a credit card sized membership card and a small (36 page) booklet that has all of the phone numbers together with the conditions of use etc. which they recommended you carry with you when you travel, however that booklet is all in German which can cause a problem,

    I have a translated A4 sized copy of that booklet which was kindly translated by a chap on the motorhome list, and i am in the process of trying to reduce it back down to the booklet size, if you want a copy of the full translation its on the motorhome-list files area, I will ask the chap who translated it if he minds me uploading a copy on here as i really don't want to do it without his agreement as its a long document and must have taken him a long while to translate.

    If you want any specific information from the booklet please don't hesitate to ask.

    Hope that helps.

     
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    I have found them to be excellent.

    A few years back, my brakes overheated seized, and caught fire in the French Alps. The fire was just debris and grease, which I put out with an extinguisher.

    I phone the helpline number shown in the handbook, and was put straight on to an English speaker who sorted me out. A recovery vehicl arrived within an hour, ready to recover the vehicl back to the UK. The mechanic however, threw several buckets of water over the wheels, which cooled them sufficiently to free the brakes off. He then took the wheels off, and fitted new pads, and my holiday was saved.
     
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    Hi,

    I have contacted the chap who did the translation and he is happy for me to pass it on, obviously its a best attempt translation so no guarantees to its accuracy, we would welcome any one who can read German to have a look and highlight any discrepancies in the translation.

    If anyone wants a copy just let me know, as said above there are some discrepancies but I have found it really helpful in giving a more fuller understanding of what cover i have purchased.

    Hope that helps

    Braunston
     
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    Hi Braunston - I'd be very grateful for a copy! Thanks! :thumb:
     
  19. nomad

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    Hi Braunston I'd like a copy too please.
    Colin
     
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    Hi Solitaire, It is not the vehicle which is covered, Its you in any vehicle.
    Colin
     
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