- Established over 100 years ago
- Started with just cyclist patrols
- Based in Hampshire
The AA is a long serving insurance institute which first formed in 1905 with 100 members. It was set up for motoring enthusiasts and called the Automobile Association. In 1907 their first policy went live and by 1914 they had over 83,000 members.
Their first patrols were on bicycles; they only worked at weekends and they only operated in the Portsmouth and Brighton area. By 1912 they had 950 cyclist patrols all over the UK.
It wasn't until 1967 when The AA joined the motor insurance market and they now provide 5 million policies in the past 5 years. Their range of benefits has earnt them a 5 star rating by defaqto, some of the perks include:
- Up to 65% no claims discount
- 24-hour dedicated claims helpline
- European cover for up to 90 days
- Courtesy car as standard (comprehensive cover only)
The AA also operates an uninsured driver promise to all customers who have a comprehensive car insurance policy. This means that if you have a non-fault accident with an uninsured driver, you won't have to pay the excess and you won't lose any no claims bonus.