When it comes to modern cars, you can have little doubt that they are far more reliable than cars of old. Despite the fact modern cars have slowly become more sophisticated and more complicated electronic systems have been added to keep the engine in check and ensure the mechanical components make the car travel more comfortably, they are also far less likely to break.
Length of Warranty
Despite this fact, many manufacturers are increasing the amount of time their car warranties cover new cars. The minimum length of a policy length is usually three years or the first 60,000 miles, but then others have far longer agreements, some going up to 7 years and beyond.
If you do choose a car with the minimum length of warranty, you can purchase an extended warranty if you are considering keeping the car for a longer length of time. There is no set cost for this and it will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and the many different third party providers.
What does it cover?
Car warranties cover all mechanical and electrical faults. These are covered because for the most part the errors will be down to a manufacturer’s fault rather than the owner’s fault. Many manufacturers also have warranties to guarantee against the appearance of rust.
However, car warranties don’t usually cover tyres, windscreen wipers, brakes or clutches as these are simple wear and tear items than are worn down through the use of the car and the ability of the driver. However, if any of these things are caused by a mechanical fault rather than a human fault, they should be covered under the car’s warranty. If you do need to new cheap tyres, then you must get them before they drop below the legal tyre tread limit of 1.6 mm.
Third Party Warranty
Third party warranty is available if you wish to extend your current manufacturer’s warranty. You can have your car covered for up to 12 years. These are best to get when you have a shorter warranty from the manufacturer like the minimum of three years. This means that if you keep the car for a long length of time, it should be covered from any mechanical or electrical faults. This should save you maintenance costs.
Despite having warranty, you still need your car servicing in order to keep it in top condition. This will ensure that you do not need to make a warranty claim.