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Stop your breakdown, this Wokingham business is all geared up for Brexit.

The Dryft app will launch next Monday.
The Dryft app will launch next Monday.

A new car breakdown scheme is Britain’s key to preparing for Brexit, and thanks its Wokingham innovators, our readers are the first to hear about it. 

The on-demand app, Dryft, is designed to help British drivers avoid wasted breakdown costs by offering a fixed callout fee of just £99 over annual subscriptions.

And founded on the basis that UK drivers waste an average of £139 on cover per year, it is no surprise that innovator Denis Murphy saw the idea as an added opportunity to tackle fears of reduced car exports and increased manufacturing cuts accompanying Brexit. 

Commenting on his inspiration behind the app, Mr Murphy said: “Not only did I spend several summers working as a recovery operator in my youth, but when my parents recently showed me their annual breakdown subscription, it got me thinking. 

“My parents alone have wasted thousands of pounds on unused breakdown cover and it was my motivation to find a solution for this that gave me the idea for Dryft.”

The pay-as-you-go coverage is accessible as a free-to-download app and provides instant back-up including access to mechanics available within the hour and a tow service of up to 10 miles. 

And this efficient service is brought to you by more than 4500 UK vetted mechanics and a 24/7 UK based customer support team who are dedicated to getting their customers back on the road or in the care of a local garage. 

Mr Murphy said: “There are thousands of reliable and skilled mechanics who can provide an amazing local service but they don’t always know how to reach the end user. 

“We want to give our customers not only value for money but also access to this expertise. 

“As a new UK start-up, it’s also important to me to support other small businesses.”

Dryft is set to launch on Monday, November 4. For more information log on to

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