@Serrisan I can speak from experience regarding Green Flag as I used to be one of their motorcycle recovery agents when I had my business after I retired.
The fees paid by Green Flag along with mileageis very handsome, so agents will do their best to provide a good service. It also means in terms of bikes that wherever possible you get a specialist which you don’t always if ever get with the AA or the RAC unless the patrol happens to be a biker.
With both bikes and cars, the agent must attend with a vehicle suitable to recover in the event thata roadside repair cannot be affected and unlike the others who often relay, GF use one vehicle straight through. I once did a callout at around 10.30pm and took the rider and bike to Pymouth. I got home around 10am totally knackered, but it avoided waiting for a relay to meet us en route. That one job was worth about £1,000 and this is going back a few years, so probably considerably more now, so not to be sniffed at, but even your average local recovery is worth around £150 - £200 with mileage, so agents arenot going to throw good money away easily (although I accept that there are always those who do not fit the bill properly)
Every agent is vetted. Vehicles, equipment, facilities, experience and expertise and this is ongoing every 3 months or so.
It is made quite clear that if the agents are not on scene within an hour unless they have told you of specific delays then the member gets money back.
The AA and RAC (along with some of the other companies) use agentys to a lesser degree, but it is GF that most want the agency for for the reasons mentioned above.
I was aso an agent for all the rest, but for me GF still remain my favoured breakdown agent for both 2 and 4 wheels and are often cheaper if that is any guide or recommendation?