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Breakdown Cover for Older and Classic Cars

If you own an older or classic car, you might find that some breakdown cover providers refuse you cover. Thankfully at Sterling, we offer breakdown cover to older and classic cars no matter their age.

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Breakdown Cover from just £25.42

Why choose Sterling for classic car breakdown cover?

Our classic car breakdown cover provides all the features you need to get back on the road again as soon as possible following a breakdown. Better yet, our cover is extremely affordable; starting from just £25.42 a year, you can get comprehensive cover and peace of mind for just a couple of pounds a month.

Our breakdown cover for older cars includes a range of important features, including roadside assistance, home service, cover for onward journeys, home service, EU, UK and non-EU cover, and more. We also offer optional extras such as misfuelling and keycare cover depending on your needs and budget.

The benefits of getting a policy with Sterling

  • No upper limit to the age of the vehicle
  • Cover from £25.42 a year – amongst the best value breakdown insurance
  • Includes roadside assistance, national recovery service, home service, onward journey, and optional extras (misfuelling and keycare)
  • Breakdown cover available for UK, EU and non-EU countries
  • Cover is for the vehicle, so anyone driving it is protected
  • Sterling Rescue lines are open 24/7, every day of the year
Call 0344 381 9959 for a quote today.

What’s included in Sterling breakdown cover?

No upper limit to the age of the vehicle

Whether your vehicle is 30 years old or 60, we can help. We offer breakdown cover for older and classic cars no matter their age, providing you with the peace of mind to drive your pride and joy.

Cover from £25.42 a year

Our breakdown cover for older cars is one of the best values options in the UK. Cover starts from just £25.42 a year.

Includes roadside assistance, home service, onward journey, and optional extras

Our comprehensive breakdown cover for older vehicles includes everything you would expect and need from a breakdown insurance policy. This includes roadside assistance, where we can help you at the scene of your breakdown, as well as home service in case you breakdown at home. We also offer onward travel for you and up to five passengers, which helps you continue your journey even after you’ve broken down.

Breakdown cover available for UK, EU and non-EU countries

Our European breakdown cover is available when travelling through countries within the EEA as well as parts of Africa. Share your travel itinerary with us and we will find the right European breakdown cover for your older car.

Cover is for the vehicle, so anyone driving it is protected

Whether you’re the sole driver of your vehicle or multiple people use your car, our breakdown cover for older cars can help ensure you remain protected on your travels.

Sterling Rescue lines are open 24/7, every day of the year

Our Sterling Rescue lines are open around the clock, meaning that you can get assistance whenever you need it.

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Check out our breakdown policies

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Breakdown cover for cars over 10-15 years old

Many standard breakdown cover policies won’t cover cars over 10 to 15 years old. This is because older cars and classics are seen as a higher risk of breakdowns and therefore not worth covering.

Thankfully at Sterling, we know that if you own an older vehicle, chances are it’s your pride and joy and you’ll treat it well. This means that we can offer affordable breakdown cover for your car, whether it’s 10 years old, 15, 20 or 60.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, we offer European breakdown cover for all cars, including classics and older vehicles. After all, we know that part of the joy in owning a classic car is using it to travel in style in Europe and other parts of the world. Let us know how long you’ll need cover for and which countries you’re likely to visit and we can help.

If you’re getting breakdown cover through us, then no. We offer cover for vehicles of any age, providing peace of mind where many other insurance companies cannot give this.

It’s usually a good idea to take out classic car breakdown cover with your insurance, yes. This is because classic cars are more susceptible to breakdowns. If you don’t take out breakdown cover for your older car, this could mean you have to pay for assistance out of pocket, which can be very expensive. Read more about the costs involved with not taking out breakdown cover here.

Although there are instant breakdown cover policies available too, this still works out to be more expensive than if you were to simply add the breakdown cover to your car insurance.

 

Have you broken down?

Sterling Rescue operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 0330 123 1146 if you have a breakdown policy with Sterling.

We use the latest technology

Our trained staff are equipped with the most up to date mapping technology and computers to provide a fast and efficient service when you need it most.

Network of support

Sterling Rescue can call on a network of 1,800 Breakdown Recovery specialists – so no matter where you breakdown we can get there to help.

Cheap breakdown cover you can rely on

Sterling breakdown insurance is comparable to that provided by the AA, RAC and Green Flag but at around half the cost.

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