RAC offers new savings to make motoring cheaper and easier

RAC offers new savings to make motoring cheaper and easier
The RAC is today helping to make motoring cheaper and easier all year round by launching a series of serious savings that complement its brilliant breakdown cover.

With the annual MOT being such a vital part of car ownership, the RAC is offering members who use its myRAC app a new specially designed MOT product for £44.99 that is not only cheaper than the maximum price of an MOT test, but also comes with £20 of vouchers for the RAC Shop and an RAC vehicle health check at one of 250 RAC approved garages to help keep cars in the best possible condition between services and MOTs. MOTs are available at around 600 selected RAC approved garages.

In addition, myRAC app users can now see the MOT history of their vehicles and set maintenance reminders to make sure they book their services and MOTs on time.

RAC members will also be able to look through all their post-breakdown forms.

Members choosing to use RAC Mobile Mechanics to service their cars are also now being given a £20 exclusive discount when they book via the myRAC app.

With the RAC’s expert mechanics now operating in and around the country’s 20 biggest cities, drivers can conveniently have their cars serviced or repaired on their driveways or at their workplaces at highly competitive prices, saving them the hassle of having to get to and from the garage.

Full services are available from just £205 and interim services from just £191 and an oil and filter change £152 before the myRAC members’ discount.1

Families of up to five people meanwhile can now benefit from personal-based RAC cover at one good-value price which means the whole family is protected in the event of a breakdown. The policy covers adults, kids, partners, housemates, and students living away from home, as drivers or passengers in any vehicle.

These latest RAC money-saving products and offers follow hot on the heels of the free myRAC fuel finder feature, which thousands of drivers are using to save money when filling up. Free to all, not just RAC members, the mobile app can help users to save up to 6p a litre – or as much as £3.30 for every full 55-litre tank.2

All drivers have to do to start filling up for less is to download the myRAC app from the App Store or Google Play. Once they have done this, they can make up to five searches a day over a two, five or 10-mile radius with the app showing them the five cheapest sites. To make sure they are getting a good deal drivers can also compare these to the UK average prices for both petrol and diesel which are displayed in the app. Favourite searches are remembered to make it quicker than ever to check prices next time.

The myRAC app is the quickest way for RAC members to get help if they break down. They can also manage their membership, set handy email vehicle reminders for the MOT test, servicing, tax and insurance, plan journeys and get the latest motoring news.

RAC consumer roadside chief executive Andy Baker said: “Knowing how important cars are to so many of us from going to work, doing the shopping, taking kids to school and clubs, and driving to see family and friends, we decided to create a series of products and offers that we believe will make a real difference in keeping the cost of running a car down. These build on the savings of having breakdown cover as opposed to breaking down without it and having to call out a roadside assistance company for an often very expensive one-off cost.

“The annual MOT can become increasingly stressful the older a car gets, so our new MOT Plus product is designed to make things far easier. It’s not only priced considerably lower than the maximum test price, it comes with a £20 voucher for the RAC online shop and a vehicle health check at an RAC approved garage. The check is designed to identify any potential problems so they can then be dealt with before getting any worse – and any more expensive.

“By making our family breakdown cover for up to five people at one affordable price we are giving complete peace of mind that help will be on its way should any family member find themselves broken down in their own, or even someone else’s, vehicle.”