Way back in 2004, Watchdog released a statement which warned drivers about the scams they can face when taking out a car warranty. Read the article here: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-1512869/Watchdog-warns-on-car-warranties.html
Fast forward fourteen years later and we take a look at what you need to know about getting a car warranty in 2018. Whether your car is used or brand new, it’s vital to have one.
It goes without saying that cars have improved substantially since 2004; their technology, their durability and even the materials used to build them. As established in one of our previous blogs, a lot of problems can arise when buying a new car and as a result, they can be quite costly to fix.
With brand new cars, the warranties often come as part of the deal and will cover anything up until you have reached 60,000 miles, so roughly 3-4 years. We recommend that you look into an additional warranty though, as you may find that car manufacturers will only cover the absolute minimum to cut costs; you’ll generally find that they don’t cover things like wind-screen wipers or breaks.
Like any sort of cover, there are several options. You might want something specific covered so would have to invest in a more expensive warranty. Perhaps you only need the basic cover? Great. There are hundreds of companies out there. Just make sure to do your research as every case is individual.