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Optional extras

Create your ideal Car Insurance package with our optional extras:

Legal Protection - £24 per year

If you’re involved in an accident that's not your fault, Legal Protection can help you to protect yourself against what are known as uninsured losses. These are financial losses which aren't covered by your standard insurance policy and generally include:

  • loss of earnings
  • cost of alternative travel arrangements
  • recovery of your policy excess from a third party

Legal Protection will provide up to £100,000 towards legal expenses to help recover these losses, where you have the contact details of whoever caused the accident and the legal team believe there is at least a 50% chance of achieving a positive outcome.

It also includes cover for the cost of defending against some motoring offences related to the use of the car on your policy. However, we can't provide cover if you were driving without a licence, disqualified or were under the influence of drink or drugs.

Any questions?
Please call us on
0800 916 6815

Need more help?

Car Breakdown Cover from £40 per year

We offer three levels of Breakdown Cover for the vehicle you insure with us:

  • Roadside Rescue - provides roadside assistance anywhere in the UK, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as long as you are at least a mile from home.
  • Home Rescue - extends the cover Roadside Rescue provides to include breakdowns at, or near, your home.
  • European Rescue - our most comprehensive level of cover includes Roadside Rescue and Home Rescue and adds recovery for you and your vehicle anywhere in the UK and Europe together with alternative transport or acommodation.

Please use the table below to decide on the level of cover that's right for you.

Car Breakdown Cover

Roadside Rescue Home Rescue
European Rescue
Annual premium £40 £60 £80
Roadside Assistance
When you’re at least 1 mile away from home.
yes yes yes
Recovery to a garage
Transport for you, up to 7 passengers, and your car to the nearest garage if the car can't be fixed at the roadside.
yes yes yes
Message Service
To let friends or family know you've broken down.
yes yes yes
Home Service
If you break down at home or within 1 mile of home.
no yes yes
Recovery - any destination
Transport for you, up to 7 passengers, and your car to any single destination you choose, if the car can't be fixed at the roadside.
no no yes
Alternative Transport or Accommodation
Up to £150 towards a night's hotel accommodation for you and up to 7 passengers or for alternative road, rail or air travel to get you to your destination.
no no yes
Caravan and Trailer Service
Recovery service for your trailer or caravan should your vehicle break down.
no no yes
European Cover
Roadside assistance, recovery, alternative transport or accommodation should you break down in Europe.
no no yes

Our Breakdown Cover is designed to get you back on your way as quickly as possible, but it won't cover the cost of replacement parts, fuel, tyres or other materials used in the repair. Always keep your car properly serviced and maintained in accordance to the manufacturer's specifications.

Excess Protection - £30 per year

If you need to make a claim, you'll usually have to pay the excess. If you are not at fault, then you would be able to claim this money back from the other person or their insurance company. However, in circumstances such as theft, you may have to pay the excess yourself.

Excess Protection enables you to claim back this money, so you won't be out of pocket. Each claim must be equal to or more than the value of your excess, up to a maximum of £500. You can make up to two claims per year and all named drivers on your policy are covered. Excludes windscreen claims.

Protected No Claims Discount

Claiming for an accident that was your fault usually means you lose some or all of your No Claims Discount (except for windscreen claims). However there is a way to protect your discount.

Protected No Claims Discount allows you to make up to two claims in a three year period without losing any of your No Claims Discount.

We can provide Protected No Claims Discount if you’ve accumulated four or more years of claim-free driving. If you wish to protect less than four years of No Claims Discount we may still be able to help.

For further information or to add any of these features to your Car Insurance policy, please call us on 0800 916 6815.

If your policy started or renewed before 01/01/2015
John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Registered in England No. 00233462. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NN. John Lewis plc is an appointed representative of UKAIS Limited (No. 02613429). Registered in England and Wales at Prospect House, Gordon Banks Drive, Trentham Lakes North, Stoke on Trent ST4 4TW. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (financial services register 307223).

If your policy started or renewed on or after 01/01/2015
John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Registered in England No. 00233462. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street , London, SW1E 5NN. John Lewis plc is an appointed representative of Ageas Retail Limited. Registered office: Ageas House, Hampshire Corporate Park, Templars Way, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3YA. Registered in England and Wales 1324965. Ageas Retail Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registered number: 312468. Ageas Retail Limited is a member of the DMA and a sister company of Ageas Insurance Limited.