If you, like so many people are considering keeping your car and not getting a new car after your manufacturers warranty has expired, you would be well advised to consider an Extended car warranty to make sure that you are not lumbered with excessive costs should your car suffer a mechanical breakdown.
The purpose of an extended car warranty policy is to provide cover for your vehicle once it has passed it’s warranty period which in most cases is 3 years but in some cases 5 years. An extended Warranty would typically extend the manufacturers warranty on your car for anything from 1 year to a further 5 years and based on the make, model, mileage and engine size of your car, a premium would be arrived at.
Extended car warranties are not expensive policies but could save you a lot of money. If you have ever had a srious mechanical failure you will know the cost of replacing parts that would normally be covered under the manufacturers warranty.
You need to be very particular about the terms and conditions which will include having your car serviced at regular intervals, either mileage or time intervals, whichever comes first. This is the most important part of your responsibility to ensure that you do not have a repudiated car warranty claim.
Most car warranties carry a clause exactly like the following or very similar: “This warranty covers any repairs needed to correct defects in material or workmanship”
Extended warranties would exclude the following:
Fuel system corrosion
Radio, speakers, aerial and CD player
Batteries of alarm/immobiliser remote control
All friction material
Don’t be left carrying the proverbial can when your car has a mechanical failure, get the cheapest extended car warranty available in South Africa.