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Your guide to manufacturer warranty and when to extend

  • Your guide to manufacturer warranty and when to extend

Navigating new car warranties

If there’s one thing we know about, it’s warranty! Here at Warranty First, we provide the next step for your vehicle's protection following the end of the manufacturer's warranty, but where that ends and we begin can depend on when you purchased your vehicle, and what’s covered. 

Below is our guide to new vehicle manufacturer warranty, and the extended protection that policies like ours here at Warranty First can offer…   

What is new vehicle manufacturer's warranty? 

As we always say, even nearly new vehicles can go wrong, so the existence of manufacturer warranty provides peace of mind in knowing that your recent investment isn’t going to end up costing you an arm and a leg.

A warranty is in fact, a promise (one that’s pretty strong legally) that the manufacturer or dealer will cover the costs of repairs on things that shouldn’t have gone wrong within the set period of time, but have. 

You’ll usually find that a new vehicle manufacturer warranty lasts a certain amount of years or miles, whichever comes first. 

What does new vehicle manufacturer warranty cover? 

There’s nothing set in stone for this, so we’d strongly advise that you read the small print on your manufacturer warranty. The good news is that manufacturer warranties tend to be thorough and comprehensive, so mechanical and electrical failures that are independent of wear and tear tend to be covered. 

Will a used vehicle come with warranty?

If you purchase a used vehicle from a reputable dealer, you may find that the vehicle comes with a certain time period of extended warranty as standard, or at least there is the option to take it out at the point of purchase. This is something we offer to dealers and their customers here at Warranty First! These will be at an additional cost, but the peace of mind they provide is invaluable.

If the vehicle you happen to buy is nearly new or only a few years old, you may find it comes with some time remaining on the manufacturer’s warranty. 

You will, again, need to check the small print on these policies so you’re aware of what’s covered in the event of mechanical or electrical failure within your vehicle. 

How can I extend my warranty? 

If you’ve purchased a used vehicle and weren’t given the option to buy an extended warranty at the time, or your own vehicle has reached the end of its manufacturer warranty, it’s not too late to give yourself the reassurance that you’re not on your own if something goes wrong. 

By purchasing a warranty through a trusted team like us here at Warranty First, you can choose a level of cover that fits your needs in just a few clicks. Our varying levels of vehicle cover mean that you can tailor your warranty to your vehicle and budget. All of our plans are available for 12, 24 or 36 months. Head to our website to find out more.