Car warranties are an important insurance policy for any motorist. The warranty will cover the cost of labour and parts if your automobile encounters any mechanical or electrical issue, which can occur at any time during the vehicle’s lifetime. New vehicle’s come with a manufacturer’s warranty, which usually lasts for three years or 60,000 miles (although sometimes this will be longer). Once this warranty has expired, you will need to obtain an extended warranty or you will have to face the cost of repairs yourself – this can be expensive and a huge inconvenience.
As with all types of insurance, there are a lot of different levels of cover and additional features to consider. Obviously, motorists will want to find an affordable level of cover, but you will also want a comprehensive extended warranty so that you have complete peace of mind knowing that you are fully protected, and that the insurer will cover the costs.
Cover from Specialists
A good extended warranty will cover the cost of parts and repairs, the cost of a hire car or public transport costs, recovery costs, diagnostics, MOT failure and wear and tear with fewer exclusions. Extended warranties are available from used car dealers, but they are unlikely to be this comprehensive whilst still being quite expensive. Instead, you should look to buy an extended car warranty from a specialist as this will provide a high level of cover, flexibility and competitive prices. With a specialist, you can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands.
The amount that you pay for an extended warranty will depend on the make and model, mileage, age, the level of cover and additional extras. Not all warranties are created equal, which is why it is always best to speak to a specialist and always read the small print. Often, you will be able to choose how long the warranty lasts which will also impact the price.
Mechanical and electrical faults can occur completely out of the blue, so it is important that you protect yourself with a warranty. Older vehicles are more likely to encounter an issue, but equally, new cars contain a lot of technology which means that they could also easily break down and are expensive to repair. An extended warranty will protect you if this were to happen, but you should always carefully research extended warranties and visit a specialist as opposed to a used car dealer. This will give you the best level of cover, competitive prices and peace of mind.