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Van Breakdown Explained

3rd January 2023
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What is typically covered with van breakdown cover?

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Flat or faulty batteries

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Damaged tyres or wheels

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Starter motor failure

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Broken clutch cables

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Adding the wrong fuel

What is not covered under the van breakdown cover?

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Existing fault

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Breakdown on private property

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Non-breakdown faults

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Unroadworthy vehicles

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Parts or labour costs

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Replacement wheel

Most new vans come with breakdown cover as part of the manufacturer's warranty, but may only cover you for the first 12 months. It's important you check the terms of your policy to understand exactly what is and isn't covered, and when your standard cover will expire.

Keith Hawes
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts
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