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Vehicle breakdown cover

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:56pm
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treasure

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Does anyone know if there is the equivalent of the RAC or The AA, Green Flag etc in Spain. The reason for this question is not so much for my own car as I have European cover  but for when I hire a car for short spells at Alicante airport. I know the car hire companies try to sell you insurance (I already have car insurance ) but they now say it does not cover breakdown or recovery costs for hire vehicle and the car hire companies want to charge so much for this.

Gilly09

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:51pm

Gilly09

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Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:51pm

All insurance cover comes with breakdown cover as it is the law in Spain.  They are called Gura and are very efficient.

Towing a car privately is illegal.

Barryshark

Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 7:08pm

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Posted: Thu May 9, 2019 7:08pm

Hi when you say they are called gura is that the name of the company or title given to say breakdown. I'm wondering how i get cover looking online. Thanks 

jimtaylor

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:38am

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Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:38am

As Gilly says, car insurance has to include breakdown recovery. You ring the insurance company and they sent a grua, which is just a recovery vehicle, to take the vehicle wherever needed. Be aware however that a grua is to recover the vehicle and not necessarily the passengers. Some years ago I needed the grua and it only had one passenger seat, so I went with the car and left my wife at the breakdown point.

If you want the equivalent of the AA or RAC, then have a look at RACE.es. What happens then in the event of a breakdown is that they will send a grua who is affiliated with RACE, and he will try to fix the car at the location it broke down. I don't however know if RACE cover is for a person or just for a specified vehicle.

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