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GAUDIE

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I am a member of ADAC, which covers me for the UK and Europe including Morocco. It covers me rather than the car, so my motorhome and car are covered in the above for Breakdown and Personal Cover (to some extent).
Because it covers me in the UK and because I am on Vodafone, the cost of contacting ADAC Germany by mobile, in the event of a breakdown in the UK, is very expensive ie £1 per minute.
Has anybody any suggestions as to how to contact Germany ADAC, by mobile, from the UK please?
 
Feb 16, 2013
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Wouldn't bother with them in England, just ring a local garage
 

DBK

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Why not try ringing the AA and see what they say as I believe ADAC cover in the UK is provided by them, an uneasy relationship I understand. I fear you will be told to call ADAC first - but worth a try!
 
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Never had any breakdown cover in UK in fifty years motoring, now have greenflag just for the European breakdown and would probably try them here if we breakdown seeing as how we've got it , but never failed to get home in UK always someone to ring , parents , when they were still with us , and now children and even grandkids now, but the downside , they would expect me to go to them(y)
 

DBK

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I had an engine literally fall out of my car once on a August Bank holiday far from home - an engine mount failed. It needed a flat bed to recover it but I must confess I was grateful for my breakdown cover. Of course, over the years what I have paid would have easily covered the cost of contacting a garage and arranging recovery but being recovered as a result of just a single phone call and then just sitting back waiting to be rescued has it's attractions - so I continue with my UK cover.
 
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Think I probably would bother with them in the UK as I have paid for their services.

I couldn't rely on family as none of them are mechanics to own breakdown trucks, could give me a lift home I suppose if they could get away from work or other commitments but what to do with the motorhome. No, its a decent breakdown and recovery service every time for me. ADAC have had some mixed reviews but so have the UK services too. I hope I never have to call on any of them

To answer the original question ADAC, would I assume like other services call you back on your mobile. Vodafone seems very expensive at £1 a minute although next year there will be no roaming feed anyway.
 

pappajohn

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Between 2000 and 2004 i worked on breakdown recovery (contracted garage) for the major clubs.....RAC, GREENFLAG, MONDIAL etc.

If we attended privately the charge was £15 callout fee (inc 1/2 hr roadside assistance and/or up to 10 miles recovery) and £1 per mile return trip if longer recovery needed....so effectively £2 per mile.

Fine if you lived locally or were happy leaving your car at a local garage, but imagine being recovered 400+ miles.....that buys a lot of recovery cover.
 
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I have these numbers written down for contacting ADAC in the UK regarding breakdowns, never used any of them so don't know if they are still valid or if they ever were, can't remember where they came from.
Worth a try though, if any body does try any of them please report back.:)
0800 3211012
0800 0289018
08005101112
0845 70887766
 
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But would they take you 400 miles, or just tow you to the nearest garage
 

Hymie835

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Been member of ADAC for few years now and have used them in England...AA turned up.
Very good, no problems. Wish the magasine was in English though.
 

flatpackchicken

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Buy a sim card from LEBARA about £5 but then you have £5 of credit automatically so effectively you get it for free, and it costs about £0.05 pm from UK and £0.19 pm from Europe to Germany http://www.lebara.co.uk/prepay/rates or you can but one at Tesco or other supermarkets,, I have one and cheapo phone and keep about £20 on it for emergency uses in UK or Europe works for me and big thumbs up for ADAC, cant fault them, but you need to phone Germany now as UK 0800 numbers no longer used, and ADAC cover mhs over 3,5t and up to 7.5t where AA RAC etc only cover up to 3.5t and UK only, you have to pay much more for euro use, so ADAC TOP COVER FOR MH Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
 
Jan 28, 2013
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Strangely enough.. I'm with Vodafone too and I called ADAC a few months ago at that daft price Vodafone charge... Having had a wee think.... Skype would probably be the best option... Maybe.. Perhaps..
(I don't expect to be calling them that often though tbh).
 
Jan 3, 2008
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Buy a sim card from LEBARA about £5 but then you have £5 of credit automatically so effectively you get it for free, and it costs about £0.05 pm from UK and £0.19 pm from Europe to Germany http://www.lebara.co.uk/prepay/rates or you can but one at Tesco or other supermarkets,, I have one and cheapo phone and keep about £20 on it for emergency uses in UK or Europe works for me and big thumbs up for ADAC, cant fault them, but you need to phone Germany now as UK 0800 numbers no longer used, and ADAC cover mhs over 3,5t and up to 7.5t where AA RAC etc only cover up to 3.5t and UK only, you have to pay much more for euro use, so ADAC TOP COVER FOR MH Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
Useful info thanks, what numbers do you have in Germany please. Just want to make sure I have the up to date ones. Thanks
 
Jan 28, 2013
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Are they taking new members now? as the last time I tried they were not taking new UK memberso_O
Some say they are if you take out the member plus... Others say not. The last info I saw was that of you took out member plus they would accept you. Lots of previous posts on best number to call.
 
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I joined last week, phoned and spoke to an English speaker, completed all my details, then they issued me with my membership number,
Then had to phone another number to pay by debit card,
Membership cards arrived this morning,
 

flatpackchicken

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I joined last week, phoned and spoke to an English speaker, completed all my details, then they issued me with my membership number,
Then had to phone another number to pay by debit card,
Membership cards arrived this morning,
Could you put on here the Phone number you used to Join, may help others as it has been so confusing lately Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
 
Jan 22, 2013
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The first number I rung to join was 0049 8951950
Then after taking my details and issuing me with my membership number I phoned 0049 8976766632 to pay by debit card,
both calls taken by good English speaking people,
The breakdown number is 01802222222 and the information number is 08005101112
 
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GAUDIE

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Thanks folks for all the responses. Just to confirm, ADAC are taking new UK members and you have to have the Plus membership if you are a UK member. It seems excellent value, although I have not had to use it so far.
 

Arnica

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Renewed my Plus membership yesterday using Skyp, asked to speak to someone in English, done and dusted using credit card €89.50.
The interesting point about this cover is the repatriation aspect due to illness :)
 
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