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Equivalent of AA or RAC in Mallorca

Old Aug 15th 2015, 6:54 am
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Is there an equivalent breakdown service in Mallorca like the AA or RAC in UK?
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RACC. I believe it's the same organization, or at least connected in some way.

Pretty much the same services, but their insurance is far from the cheapest, although the service they provide with it is quite good and rather painless.
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RACC offer breakdown services, but the equivalent to the RAC in Spain is race.es.
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Isnt breakdown cover still offered with car insurance in Spain. I know it's often limited and you have to check whats covered
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We are now insured with Liberty & have been previously with Linea Direct here in the Canaries & Grua (breakdown cover) is included in the price, not sure if the same applies on the mainland. Maybe worth a phone call to ask.
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LD certainly do include it. I was under the impression that all insurance companies included it as it is illegal to tow a car in Spain and Gruas are expensive.
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Default Re: Equivalent of AA or RAC in Mallorca

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LD certainly do include it. I was under the impression that all insurance companies included it as it is illegal to tow a car in Spain and Gruas are expensive.
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Thank you I'll check them out
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Thank you I'll check them out
Mapfre also do it, and despite some claims about them being expensive, I actually found them reasonably competitive
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All the insurance companies include recovery services. It's woth checking that there is not a surcharge for collections outside your home province. Some make the extra charge.

RACC is the Catalan club and RACE uses Spain (or Spanish) in it's title. They offer a range of other services as well as recovery as part of their annual fees. The woman -who I was trying hard to ignore on the phone the other day from RACE - mentioned tyre insurance for instance.

I was a member of RACE a few years ago. I had some problem with an insurance claim where I was insured 3rd party and the person who bumped into me didn't make a claim so my only form of redress was through a legal process. I didn't have legal cover or recovery with my insurers because RACE said they provided both. Ah, not that sort of legal cover they said when I phoned for help.
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All the insurance companies include recovery services. It's woth checking that there is not a surcharge for collections outside your home province. Some make the extra charge. .
There also can be a difference if you breakdown at home - flat battery etc. Some policies only cover recovery if you are a certain distance from home, others have a Km 0 option.
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