Mar 212006

WDFor the 438,075 motorists who bought a new car three years ago, March marks the end of the comfort zone as their cars creep out of the manufacturer warranty period.

Although some manufacturer’s, like Hyundai, offer extended five-year warranty protection, the majority will only provide cover for the first 36-months of a cars life.

Yet data from independent automotive warranty specialist, Warranty Direct, suggests that 2 in every 5 ’03-plate’ owners will suffer some degree of mechanical failure over the next twelve months. The average cost of repair was £310.66* but could easily run into the thousands.

To help insure against these unexpected trips to the garage, Warranty Direct is offering customers with ’03 plates a 20% discount when they extend their expiring warranties.  This offer is available until 30 April.  Cover starts from as little as £15 per month.

For further information, visit or call 0800 731 7001.

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