Footman James Comes to the Rescue with Standalone Breakdown Cover

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Specialist insurance broker Footman James launches a brand new standalone breakdown policy for classic car and bike owners.

A Classic Car Requiring Breakdown Recovery

A Classic Car Requiring Breakdown Recovery

“The Footman James breakdown cover was developed specifically for classic vehicles." - Andy Fairchild, Managing Director, Footman James

Aimed specifically at the classic car and bike market, the breakdown cover has been developed in partnership with Axa Assistance to service the 1,400,000 classic vehicles that are 20 years and over and on the road today.

“Research indicates that many ‘traditional’ breakdown service providers may not cover vehicles aged 20 years and over and we are concerned that classic owners are driving around in their pride and joy relaxed in the knowledge that they are covered should they breakdown, when in fact they are not covered at all!” said Andy Fairchild, managing director of Footman James.

The breakdown cover, which is already available to existing Footman James customers who have taken out insurance on their classic, will be available as a standalone product from 22 May 2014

Classic owners will be able to purchase the breakdown cover online for £65 and covers up to 4 vehicles.

“Although they generally cover less miles than today’s modern equivalent, classic cars, can be; let’s face it, more likely to breakdown simply due to the fact that they are older. It is, therefore, essential that classics’ owners have adequate breakdown cover in place to ensure that they are not left stranded should the worst happen.

“The Footman James breakdown cover was developed specifically for classic vehicles. If you should breakdown and your vehicle cannot be repaired at the roadside, you can choose to have your pride and joy repatriated to a garage of your choice. So if your preference is for a specialist repairer to take care of your much-loved classic, the Axa Assist team will be happy to oblige,” explained Mr Fairchild.

He continued: “With many classic owners turning to specialists for all kinds of help, the new breakdown cover should be a welcome relief for them and we are delighted to be able to extend this fantastic cover to non-Footman James’ customers for the very first time,” concluded Mr Fairchild.

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