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Quote: Originally posted by David Klyne on 04/10/2017
I am pretty sure that the regulations you mention don't cover such things as breakdown services. Surely the logic would be, if your were correct, the likes of ADAC and the AA, RAC would have to have their own operators and breakdown vehicles right the way across Europe? The alternative would be that they allowed non residents to buy the service but only cover them in Germany not beyond.
I suspect what happened was that ADAC also thought they were obliged to offer the service Europe wide but have discovered that it is not the case so have withdrawn it to non-German residents. To my mind this is a perfectly sensible decision as financially it cannot be viable to offer the service they previously did at the price they did. At least they have honoured their commitment to their existing UK customers which I expect they had no requirement to do.
Why would rules about the sales of services not include breakdown services? The website looks pretty clear to me.
I wonder what the real reason is. We can but guess.