In the past 5-7 years manufacturer warranties have extended to as much as 5 years or 200 000 km but in the past the manufacturers only gave a 3 year warranty. Check in your service book or simply fill in the form and we will get you sorted out with the correct information.
If your car is more than 5 years old and either about to go out of the warranty period or is out of the warranty period, you are able to extend your car warranty period for a number of years by using extended car warranty insurance.
The very last thing you need is to have a mechanical breakdown that could leave your car out of commission for weeks or months because the cost of repairs is out of reach or extremely high that it puts stress on your budget. In general a mechanical breakdown is a costly affair that requires the replacement or repair of expensive car parts.
An extended warranty policy will effectively increase the number of years that your car will remain covered for any mechanical issues. It is very inexpensive insurance that could mean the difference between eating or not!
A basic extended warranty would effectively take care of the follwing items relating to your vehicle:
- Towing costs (it is important only to use approved towing companies)
- Labour costs (both mechanic and electrical)
There are options to increase the cover to include annual services and even roadside assistance, much like the manufacturers roadside assist offering.
Does my car qualify for an Extended car warranty?
In most cases, as long as your car is less than 10 years old or has less than 200 000km on the clock it can be covered by an extended car warranty policy for the rest of it’s useful life.
This is a very important factor that needs to be taken into account and the cover applied for before your vehicle reachse either milestone. Once you have passed these milestones, your car is very unlikely to qualify for an extended warranty.
Check to see if your car qualifies and what it will cost for an extended car warranty, it’s completely free of charge!