Sainsbury's insurance offers free breakdown coverWhich? reviews retailer's new car insurance deal

31 December 2011

There are good deals out there

Breakdown costs can be high, so it's important to get the best cover

Sainsbury's Finance has introduced a free breakdown cover add-on for new customers taking out a car insurance policy.

The new car insurance deal offers free breakdown cover for all customers taking out a policy before 9 April 2012.

The free breakdown cover under the Sainsbury's deal is provided by Green Flag. While the AA and RAC scored the top marks of 70% and 69% respectively in our most recent Which? breakdown cover reviews, Green Flag scored just 53%. The worst rating was scored by More Than, reaching just 38%.

Nectar customers may get a good price deal with Sainsbury's Finance, enjoying 15% off their premiums.

Shop around for car cover

Which? finance reporter Dan Moore said: 'Customers shouldn't opt for a Sainsbury's Finance car insurance policy solely on the basis of its free breakdown cover. Instead, you should compare the quotes available from Which? Recommended Providers for car insurance, all of which offer a high level of cover. While price is clearly important, choosing the cheapest policy without checking cover levels could prove to be a false economy if you need to put in a claim or if you break down this winter.' 

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