Eon and RAC launch joint car and boiler coverBoiler cover comes with £50 breakdown assistance

02 May 2010

Energy supplier Eon and car breakdown cover company RAC have teamed up to launch a joint service contract to keep your home heated and your car running.

Eon’s Central Heating Care now comes with roadside cover worth over £50. Customers will also receive a 30% discount if they upgrade to other levels of RAC cover. 

Which? has reviewed 28 boiler service contracts from brands including British Gas, EDF and Eon. You can also read reviews of car breakdown services from AA, Green Flag and RAC.

Car breakdown and boiler cover

Eon's Adrian Harvey says: 'It can be just as frustrating if your boiler breaks down as if you're left on the roadside waiting for help. So, when you take out our Central Heating Care you'll also receive complimentary RAC Breakdown Cover making sure you're completely covered home and away.'

But Which?'s boiler cover expert Alice Judd says boiler cover isn't usually a worthwhile investment: 'While this looks like an interesting development, most people won’t need to get their boiler repaired too often which doesn't make boiler service contracts great value for money.

'You might be better off skipping the boiler cover and spending the money you save on more comprehensive car breakdown cover.'

Central heating cover from Eon starts at £16 per month and includes annual service and safety checks, unlimited call-outs and a 24-hour helpline. 

Read the Which? reviews of car breakdown cover and boiler service contracts.

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