BUSINESS insurer NFU Mutual is giving its existing and new small van (light goods vehicle) customers complimentary RAC home start and national recovery breakdown cover until the end of August.
The move is aimed at helping businesses get back on the road if lockdown restrictions are lifted during the coming months and to keep key workers and vital services moving.
The cover, delivered by the RAC, will be automatically given to eligible customers with NFU Mutual’s Light Goods Vehicle and Private Car insurance for three months between 22nd May 2020 until 31st August 2020.
It also applies to new customers who insure with NFU Mutual before the offer ends.
With at-home call-outs up by 78% in the past few weeks, a problem that is expected to increase as lockdown restrictions are lifted, the cover will provide a lifeline for businesses with national recovery and vehicle recovery at, or within ¼ mile of the home or business premises.
It will also provide emergency roadside assistance, accidental mis-fuelling cover, unlimited call outs and no call-out charges, small hire car for 48 hours if the vehicle needs a longer repair and the repair cannot be done the same day, and recovery of the vehicle, driver and passengers to any UK destination if the vehicle cannot be repaired at the roadside.
Zoe Knight, Business Insurance Specialist at NFU Mutual, said: “Many businesses haven’t been using their vehicles as frequently and flat battery starts are expected to rise over the next few months.
“To help to keep key workers and vital services moving, and help businesses get back to normal if restrictions are lifted, we’re giving complimentary national recovery and home start cover to customers who insure their small vans with us (light goods vehicles up to 3.5t weight and 5.5m long), even if the basic level is not already included in their policy.
“This is just one of the many ways we are supporting customers and key workers during lockdown. We are still welcoming customers who are driving significantly differently to make midterm adjustments or midterm cancellations, both of which we don’t charge fees for as standard.”