GEM was created to decrease the number of road accidents and they moved towards offering breakdown cover and value roadside assistance in 1978. GEM now have 60,000 members so are one of the smaller recovery firms however they have been voted the Top Roadside Assistance company in 2008 by Auto Express magazine readers.
Gem Motoring Assist Roadside Assistance Options
There are three levels of cover which start at £46 and they can cover vans, trailers, caravans and motorbikes. GEM are most known for being a pay and callout based service which offers cheap cover for those who pay for their repairs and recovery upfront.
Roadside - Assistance if you are more than 1 mile away from your home which also includes recovery to a local garage. Starts at £46.35
Recovery RECLAIM - Their Pay and Claim policy which offers an in depth coverage level include roadside assistance, home assistance, recovery to a location of your choice in the UK for you, your car and passengers and overnight accommodation or onward travel option. You will need to pay for any of this up front and then claim from the firm. Starts from £62.55
Recovery EXTRA - This is similar to Recovery RECLAIM but on a subscription basis. Starts from £81.90