Vauxhall extends free breakdown cover to NHS workers

  • Free Roadside Assistance to all Vauxhall-owning NHS staff
  • No limit on mileage or age vehicle, says Vauxhall
  • No restrictions on where vehicle has been serviced

Vauxhall has announced that it is extending its Roadside Assistance programme to all Vauxhall-driving NHS workers, who do not already have mechanical breakdown cover.

The company's breakdown service was previously only available to buyers of new Vauxhall vehicles for a 12-month period, but it will be available to all NHS staff, no matter how old their Vauxhall is, or what mileage it has covered. Neither will restrictions apply to when and where the vehicle has been serviced or maintained, even if this has been outside Vauxhall’s Authorised Repair network.

If NHS staff break down in their Vauxhall, whether at home or at the roadside, and their vehicle is immobilised, the service will aim to repair the car. If this is not possible, the vehicle will be recovered to a Vauxhall Authorised repairer or independent trader within a 10-mile radius, and a taxi provided for its driver and passenger(s) to a single destination within a 20-mile radius.

To make use of Vauxhall’s Roadside Assistance, all NHS staff need do is call 0800 197 2049 and quote, ‘NHS KEY WORKER’. They will then be asked for the model of Vauxhall, its registration, exact location and the cause of the breakdown (if known).

What this means for you

If you're a NHS key worker and you're worried about driving your Vauxhall for fear of it breaking down, this is an excellent additional security blanket for you. In addition, this feels like a great show of support from Vauxhall for our NHS heroes in a time of national crisis.

Breakdown cover for NHS workers with Vauxhalls