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Get A Car Warranty From The UK Specialists

Warranty Direct are car warranty specialists, including used cars, new cars, extended warranty, performance cars and prestige cars. They are the industry's leading provider of direct consumer warranties. You can purchase a warranty for your car at any time. If your car manufacturer warranty is coming to a close they can offer a high level of cover at a particularly competitive price.

Car Warranty Made Easy
Get a car warranty quote today and you'll see that protecting your car against the cost and hassle of unexpected failure couldn't be easier.

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Warranty Direct offers you complete protection. You can be secure in the knowledge that they will be handling your claims and that our flexible payment plans also make budgeting easy.

Whether you have owned it for years or you're just about to buy, discover how Warranty Direct warranties can protect your peace of mind - and your pocket!

Parts and labour covered

Warranty Direct covers the cost of mechanical and electrical failure. Wear and tear to a covered part and damage to an insured part caused by an uninsured part* is also covered. Others exclude such cover so beware inferior imitations! For comparison, they estimate these two items to be worth 40% of your premium.

European Cover

Your car is covered abroad for 100 days per year.

Breakdown Recovery

Policy includes up to a maximum contribution of £250 toward recovery cost if breakdown is a result of failure of an insured part and if you do not have cover elsewhere. If you prefer, Warranty Direct's BreakdownCare or BreakdownCare Plus can also be purchased from us at unbeatable prices.

Car hire

If you make a valid claim, they will pay up to the daily limit in your policy schedule (including VAT) for up to seven days towards the cost of hiring a replacement vehicle. they will only pay for a replacement vehicle if your vehicle is being repaired under the terms of this insurance, and the repair will take over eight hours of workshop time to complete. they will not pay for a replacement vehicle for the first 24 hours your vehicle is out of use and they will not pay for any fuel or insurance in connection with a hire car.

Emergency travel

Policy includes up to a maximum of £250 towards the cost of alternative travel (coach, train etc.) if your car cannot be fixed in first 24 hours and breakdown is a result of failure of an insured part and if you do not have cover elsewhere.

Overnight Accommodation

Policy includes up to a maximum of £250 towards the cost of overnight accommodation if your car cannot be fixed in first 24 hours and breakdown is a result of failure of an insured part and if you do not have cover elsewhere.

Cover from day one

Sudden and unknown/unexpected failures are covered from the day your policy starts. Others implement exclusion periods! Study the small print!

Instant claims authority

Your selected garage will call us for immediate claim authorisation.

Direct settlement with garage

If you select a member of our approved network for repairs they will settle agreed payments with the garage. Otherwise, they will settle with you directly.

Your choice of garage for servicing and repairs

Tell us when buying whether you want to take your car to a network garage or a franchised dealer/non-network garage for future repairs. Our experience of many different types of garage leads us to recommend independents for all our work - but the choice is yours.

Failure of timing belts, when failure is within manufacturer's guidelines

As long as you have, or have had, your timing belt changed at the recommended interval failure of the belt and resulting damage is covered.

* Terms and conditions apply

* Wear and Tear

With alternative warranties disputes often arise in respect of wear & tear because they incorporate a 'wear & tear' exclusion clause. At the time of any claim it is all too easy for the administrator to refuse your claim by saying; 'of course it's broken, the car's done 40,000 miles and it's worn out.'

Some companies have also started offering the option to pay extra for 'premature wear' cover , we believe that such cover does not treat the customer fairly and is a 'weasel word'. Don't be confused by anyone offering you a warranty which mentions 'premature wear'.

Warranty Direct

All Warranty Direct policies protect you against failure caused by wear & tear because parts can fail due to wear & tear at anytime. Consider these facts, the average motorist covers about 10,000 miles per year so by the end of the normal 3 year manufacturer warranty the vehicle has covered about 30,000 miles - yet 44% of vehicles require repairs in year 4 and many of these repairs can be attributed to 'wear & tear.' So beware of any policy that doesn't offer, or even suggests you don't need, wear & tear cover and always pay any extra demanded if wear & tear is unwisely promoted as an option.

If you are extending an existing manufacturer's warranty or we have inspected it prior to coming on cover - your wear & tear protection will start from day one - otherwise your vehicle's wear & tear cover will start after the first 90 days. We adopt this policy because our years of experience have shown that wear & tear failures arising in the first 90 days on cover are almost always pre-existing faults that were apparent before the vehicle came on cover. Upon renewal, this cover obviously applies from day one. This policy is unique to Warranty Direct and reflects our position as industry leaders for customer service and satisfaction.

If your vehicle has a mileage of less than 60,000 they will pay the full cost of parts and labour. For vehicles over 60,000, the table below shows the percentage we will pay depending on the vehicle's mileage at the time of breakdown. We always pay the labour cost in full.

Wear and Tear Table
The simple chart let's you know exactly where you stand from day one, avoiding dispute and annoyance on your part. Some companies will cover you against wear & tear and then exclude 'normal deterioration' - watch the small print.

A good example of a wear related failure is a failed water pump, which is as a result of worn bearings. This type of claim will be rejected by a warranty policy that does not cover failure caused by wear & tear.

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