Broken Down Abroad? Don't Get Piste Off Warns Swinton

Swinton Insurance is warning motorists who drive abroad for their skiing holiday to ensure they have adequate car insurance and breakdown recovery.

The UK’s leading high street retailer of car insurance issued the warning to motorists after an online survey found that 15% of customers planning to drive abroad over the festive period do not have adequate European breakdown cover.

Swinton is warning motorists that despite having a comprehensive car insurance policy at home, this does not always translate to the same level of cover on the continent. Some car insurance policies will offer only third party cover, which is the minimum level of cover on the continent.

Motorists who are driving abroad this winter to their ski destination should consider buying additional European Breakdown cover to protect themselves in the event of a roadside emergency.

Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton said, “Driving to a skiing destination is an affordable way to take the family on holiday, however drivers need to double check their motor insurance policy to ensure they have adequate breakdown cover on the continent. Motorists could be left with a hefty bill if they have to fork out for a recovery service themselves.”

About Swinton

— With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK’s largest high street insurance retailer — Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community — Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance — With a dedicated team on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

Contacts: SKV Communications Jonathan Brook, Caroline Eardley or Mairead Rodden 0161 838 7770

SOURCE: Swinton