Car Warranty

  • Car warranty policies are a way of covering yourself against the cost of car parts and repairs
  • A suitable policy can ease the financial burden of unexpected mechanical and electrical failures
  • Compare the main features of leading UK providers in the table below
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MotorEasy Car Warranty
  • Day 1 protection for sudden or wear & tear related faults (conditions apply)
  • Recommended by the Telegraph & Honest John
  • Accredited by the Trading Standards approved Motor Ombudsman
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Compare Car Warranty

    • MotorEasy logo

      MotorEasy - Car Warranty

      • Repair costs covered up to the value of your vehicle, including parts, labour and diagnostic fees.
      • Covers sudden AND wear & tear related failures from day 1 as standard (conditions apply).
      • Accredited by The Motor Ombudsman - ensuring products are advertised honestly, sold appropriately & repairs are simple.
      • Exclusive offer: insert code KYM50 at checkout to get £50 off.
      • Max Vehicle Age
        12 years
      • Maximum Mileage
        120,000
      • Claims Limit
        Value of vehicle (unlimited repair events)
    • Warranty Wise logo

      Warranty Wise - Car Warranty

      • 24/7 Roadside assistance & recovery included as standard.
      • Vehicles repaired at any VAT registered garage of your choice with parts, labour & diagnostic fees covered.
      • Day one protection.
      • Failure due to wear & tear included.
      • Max Vehicle Age
        12 years
      • Maximum Mileage
        120,000
      • Claims Limit
        Value of vehicle
    • Click4Warranty logo

      Click4Warranty - Car Warranty

      • No age/mileage limit after policy start - Click4Warranty is directly authorised and regulated by the FCA.
      • FSCS Protected Insured Warranty that genuinely covers failure of insured parts from day one, even for wear & tear plus failure of insured parts identified at MOT/Service and any level of cover for cars up to 12yr/150,000m at start.
      • No service history? No problem - just complete a 5 Point Check or manufacturer service within 21 days/500 miles.
      • Max Vehicle Age
        12 years (at start of cover)
      • Maximum Mileage
        150,000 (at start of cover)
      • Claims Limit
        £3000, £5000 or £7000 (unlimited repair events)
    • Warranty Direct logo

      Warranty Direct - Car Warranty

      • Flexible warranty, allowing you to choose the right level of cover for you.
      • Wear and tear cover included as standard from 90 days of purchasing a new policy and from day 1 of renewals
      • You choose where your vehicle is fixed whether at an independent garage or a main dealer (they must be VAT registered).
      • Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
      • Max Vehicle Age
        12 years
      • Maximum Mileage
        120,000
      • Claims Limit
        Current vehicle value
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Car Warranty FAQs

What is a car warranty?

A car warranty is designed to protect the owner of a car from unexpected expenses following mechanical problems with their vehicle. It will help cover the cost of car repairs or replacements parts.

New cars come with warranties from the manufacture. Owners of used cars or those that are no longer covered by manufacturer warranty will need to buy a car warranties themselves if they want to.

How much does car warranty cost?

Car warranty costs are dependent on your car, the kind of plan you require, and the provider from which you purchase it. The make and model of your car will be one of the biggest factors in determining the price you pay.

Warranties for cars that require more expensive parts and older cars more susceptible to damage tend to cost more. Cars that have a lot of mileage on the clock will likely require a more comprehensive plan as well. Many of the cheapest car warranties will only cover cars up to a certain age, often 10-12 years.

How long do warranty plans last for?

Warranty plans will usually cover your vehicle for between one and five years, depending on the individual plan you choose. Most plans will also include a mileage limit, typically of around 120,000 miles.

What does a car warranty plan cover?

Car warranty plans commonly cover problems with the following car parts:

  • Electronics
  • Brake parts
  • Engine
  • Gearbox
  • Air conditioning

The features included depend on which car warranty you take out and what you agree with your provider. Shop around and compare car warranty plans to find one that offers the best price and covers the features most suitable for you and your car.

What does a car warranty not include?

Here are some of the features that are less commonly included on standard warranty plans:

  • Oil leaks
  • Wear and tear
  • Tyres and wheels
  • Damage to the car’s exterior paint work
  • Audio systems

If you require coverage for any of these features, it may be necessary for you to select a more premium plan or purchase optional extras.

What happens if I sell my car?

Many car warranty providers will allow you to transfer the warranty to the new owner, although you may incur an administration charge in doing so. Check with individual providers for full details.

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