Saga has urged over-50s to take out breakdown cover before heading off on their holidays after new research revealed the high costs of bringing a car back home from overseas.The survey from Saga has shown that one million UK adults aged 50 and over plan to take their car on their vacation this year, with a fifth of drivers set to travel abroad without adequate breakdown cover.These motorists could be faced with a large repair bill as it is estimated that around 90,000 cars could suffer a breakdown and 5,000 vehicles will need to be transported back to the UK to be fixed.Roger Ramsden, chief executive of Saga Services, said: "Breaking down is not only distressing but can be financially crippling. Some face the prospect of paying more than the car is worth just to get it home. Despite this a fifth of British motorists drive in Europe without breakdown cover."Over-50s are most likely to breakdown in France, Spain and Portugal, with many also experiencing car trouble in less traditional holiday locations such as Finland, Malta and Albania.
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