Sharon Gallimore
Broker Liaison Co-ordinator
Posted on 02/10/15 10:33am

Unfortunately, it is a fact that as the temperature drops, vehicle breakdowns are on the up. Weather conditions in winter present many more problems for drivers than usual, and driving without adequate breakdown cover could leave you standing out in the cold.

According to a 2015 survey conducted by Auto Express, a quarter of breakdowns are caused by a flat battery. Cold temperatures and increased pressure on the battery (by using heaters, windscreen wipers and lights more frequently) increase the risk of a flat battery. Another common cause of breakdown in the winter months is getting a puncture, due to a drop in tyre pressure from lower temperatures outside and/or kerb impact.

The chance of you needing someone to recover your vehicle because you’ve run out of fuel also rises considerably at this time of year. Even if you consider yourself to be meticulous on filling up your tank, bad weather causing stop/start conditions could catch you out. Without breakdown cover, any of these issues will leave you hundreds of pounds out of pocket and stranded out in freezing conditions for hours.

For many customers, price is the main selling point of breakdown cover (Auto Express 2015).

Lawshield can provide UK breakdown recovery from as little as £38.72* and £46.94* for UK and EU cover. Covering vehicle types ranging from standard, commercial, taxi and couriers.

Why not offer your customers peace of mind with cover for; doorstep or roadside assistance, vehicle recovery, emergency accommodation costs and onward transportation, all included as standard.

*Net rate excludes Broker commission and IPT

For more information refer to the Motor Section of our website or contact:

Sharon Gallimore
Tel: 01925 403 426