Feb 272007

warrantydirect_timebomb_2You know the problem – you’ve owned your new car for three years, but then, as it slips outside of the comfort zone offered by the manufacturer’s warranty, something goes pop.

Of course, it’s not a certainty that your car will break down, so do you risk it and leave it without warranty cover or do you shell out and get the peace of mind offered by an extended warranty?

To help you decide, leading independent warranty specialist, Warranty Direct is offering owners with 04 plates an introductory 20 percent discount on cover to help insure against those unexpected trips to the garage. This offer is available in March 2007 only.

Cover starts from as little as £13 per month.

For further information, visit www.warrantydirect.co.uk or freephone 0800 731 7001.

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 www.warrantydirect.co.uk or call 0800 731 7001.

Nov 022005

MG RoverFollowing the demise of MG Rover, independent warranty company, Warranty Direct is offering MG Rover customers 20% off any new warranty policy purchased. The offer is applicable to cars under 5 years old.

Last Wednesday, the administrators, PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), wrote to MG Rover dealers confirming that they will no longer be able to meet the cost of repairs.

Previously, MG Rover had reimbursed franchised dealers for the cost of any repairs carried out for a period of up to three years after a new car was sold. However, following the analysis of their financial state, PwC has confirmed MG Rover can no longer afford to honour the commitment.

It’s estimated 150,000 MG Rover owners have lost their car warranty cover – vehicles which were ranked 16th out of 28 in the annual Warranty Direct Reliability Index Survey (www.reliabilityindex.co.uk)

“MG Rover owners have been left in the lurch with their vehicle warranties. Should their vehicle develop a fault, they will no longer be able to return to their franchised dealer and expect the cost to be covered by a manufacturer warranty,” said Warranty Direct managing director, Duncan McClure Fisher.

“Under the Sale of Goods Act, consumers can find some protection. Should their car need remedial work, depending on the fault and age of vehicle, they may be able to claim through the small claims court. However, the industry is already raising questions marks about the futures of many of the franchised dealers.”

For further details please visit www.warrantydirect.co.uk or call 0800 731 7001