I renewed my RAC subscriptions last Sunday for another year over the phone, they've kept the cost the same for the past two previous years - less than half the advertised cost, so it was a no brainer ...or so I thought.
Today I get a call from them asking if I had received my pack yet (No) & informing me their T&C's have changed and the new addition to the rules state any car that breaks down & requires assistance must be factory parts or any modifications must only have been carried out by a Qualified Mechanic! Did I think this would affect Me? (No)
But the more I think about it, the more it bugs me! On reflection, it means that if I've so much as fitted a cone filter, and break down, they are relinquished of their contractual obligation to either fix or transport mine or the mrs' cars. It also means if we're traveling in someone else's car that has any kind of DIY modification which breaks down - we're not longer covered either. Well how am I to know if someone else has fitted aftermarket wheels to their car?
This is not what I pay for, and I'll be studying the new clause in detail when the T&C's arrive before deciding on my next course of action. In the meantime you guys with Mods should take note and choose your breakdown company carefully! fore-warned, is fore-armed, as they say.