Dec 112018
 

It’s fair to assume that anyone buying a car will want to protect their purchase. This goes for both new and used cars.

While most people are aware of the manufacturer warranties issued when buying a car new, not everyone knows that you can get the same peace of mind on a used car – after the manufacturer warranty expires – with an extended warranty.

Is Every Used Car Eligible for a Policy?

As we mentioned, new cars are protected by manufacturer warranties. While every manufacturer is different, most provide coverage for up to three years or 60,000 miles. After this time, most cars are eligible for an extended warranty (dependent on the respective exclusions of different providers).

Just like the cost of home insurance, which can fluctuate based on the location and construction of your home or the cost of health insurance which can fluctuate based on prior health conditions, the cost of an extended warranty will depend on several factors, including the make and model of your car.

Click here for a free quote! All you need is the make and model of your car or your vehicle registration number.

Save Money With an Extended Warranty

Whether you own a Mercedes or a Mini, repairs and replacement parts can be expensive. But, with an extended warranty, potentially more affordable payments towards your policy could save you thousands and your policy could pay for itself throughout your coverage period.

Why risk paying £5,000 for a new engine or £4,000 for a replacement transmission when you could protect components of your vehicle for much less? At Warranty Direct, we also allow you to choose where your car is serviced to help you get the best price.

Get an Extended Warranty For Your Used Car

Don’t risk it.

Taking out an extended warranty is easy and offers you peace of mind that, in the unfortunate case of a mechanical or electrical breakdown, you’ll be protected. As they say, ‘better safe than sorry’.

Check out our sample policy documents here and give us a call to discuss your options today.

Policies underwritten by Pinnacle Insurance plc. Arranged and administered by Warranty Direct. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Nov 122018
 

Extended Car WarrantyShould I buy an extended warranty? If you’ve ever bought a used car or kept a new car for over three years until the standard, manufacturer warranty expired, you’ve almost certainly asked yourself this question. If you’re struggling to find the answer, this guide should help!

What Exactly Is an Extended Warranty?

All new cars come with a manufacturer warranty, which typically lasts for three years. This warranty, minus a few exceptions, will cover anything that goes wrong with the car within that timescale.

An extended warranty from a warranty provider such as Warranty Direct, is designed to be an easy way for you to extend this coverage after the manufacturer warranty expires, giving you protection in the event of unexpected vehicle failure.

Why Not Just Get The Parts Repaired or Replaced Myself?

The cost of parts and labour can be expensive and repairs are inevitable when you own a car. Things happen! Engines, fuel pumps, radiators, and other essential car parts have an average lifespan and, without an extended warranty or a manufacturer warranty, the burden of payment will fall entirely on you!

With an extended warranty, you pay a fee up front for peace of mind that, in the case of engine failure, for example, you’ll be covered.

What’s Covered With An Extended Warranty?

At Warranty Direct, we offer a core coverage as standard with the option to add on additional cover . With the core coverage, your engine, gearboxes, transmissions, ECUs & computers, casings, supercharger, turbocharger, and flywheels & drive plates are all protected minus a few exceptions. You’ll also have a choice of labour rates, parts contribution and excess.

Can I Take Out a Policy on a Used Car?

Of course! Provided your car is not older than 12 years old, and has travelled under 120,000 miles, then it could be eligible for an extended warranty. Get a quote for your used car here.

If I Get an Extended Warranty, Do I Still Need Car Insurance?

Yes. Extended warranties cover repairs that aren’t related to collisions, accidents, or other damage from outside sources. Instead, they cover the repair or replacement of parts due to wear and tear or a factory defect.

Car insurance is required by law and also protects other drivers on the road in case you cause an accident.

Avoid expensive repairs and drive with confidence that you’re covered by taking out an extended warranty today. More questions? Get in touch!

 

Warranty Cover is arranged and administered by BNP Paribas Cardif Limited, trading as Warranty Direct. Warranty policies are underwritten by Pinnacle Insurance plc. BNP Paribas Cardif Limited is a company, registered in England and Wales No.3233010 at Pinnacle House, A1 Barnet Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 2XX and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Register No.309075

 

 

Jun 212010
 

Porsche 911 TurboLeading automotive warranty provider, Warranty Direct, has extended its mechanical failure insurance to cover high-end prestige and performance cars.

Until now, drivers of models such as Porsche 911 Turbos and Ferrari 430s have had limited options for extended warranty cover after the initial manufacturer protection has expired.

The new product mirrors Warranty Direct’s long-established and acclaimed cover, which is now available on four levels – MajorCare, SecureCare, ExtraCare and LuxuryCare.

While the inclusion of luxury models like the Rolls Royce Phantom and the Bentley Continental GT offer protection to owners of vehicles with 7-litre+ engines, the new product is also suitable for more mainstream performance cars, such as the Ford Focus ST and the Honda Civic Type R.

As a pioneer in the provision of extended warranties, Warranty Direct offers owners protection against faults discovered during routine MOT tests and servicing, while its cover includes wear and tear damage to an insured part caused by the failure of an uninsured part. These remain key differentiators in the marketplace.

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

Warranty Direct’s prestige and performance cover is underwritten by specialist Lloyd’s insurer, Jubilee Insurance.