What does AA breakdown cover?
The AA primarily provide their members with roadside assistance services. These services, which include towing, lockouts, winching, tyre changes, car first aid, battery changes and others, are handled by local private towing companies contracted by the AA. The AA also sells roadside assistance for a variety of motor vehicles, including motorbikes. In some areas, AA also offers roadside assistance for bicycles. The AA has a fleet division that serves large metropolitan areas, while private towing companies cover excess call.
History of the AA
The AA (The Automobile Association) is a British automobile association founded in 1905, which currently offers car insurance, driving lessons, breakdown assistance, loans, motoring advice, road maps and other services.
The Automobile Association was formed to support motorists when they were fined for speeding, reckless driving, citations and the possibility of imprisonment for other traffic offences.
The AA was the first to place thousands of roadside warning signs for motorists. Only later was this handed over to local councils.
AA route planner, hotels and car repair checks
Round 1910 the organisation started the AA route planner and shortly afterwards began inspecting hotels and restaurants along the routes. Members could also avail of repair checks before buying a car and after an accident.