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Did you know?
All new cars come with a manufacturer warranty, usually lasting for three years, however some are covered for five or even seven years.
A warranty is designed to provide car buyers with some peace of mind that should a car develop a fault, it can be fixed under warranty with little or no cost to the car owner.
However, the warranty only covers certain breakdowns and car failures - there are usually plenty of rules and small print that apply to the warranty. A warranty won’t cover the wear and tear items such as tyres and brake pads, for instance – these you will still need to pay for as part of the car’s ongoing running costs.
How used car warranties work
Aftermarket warranties are designed for when your car no longer has a manufacturer's warranty. They work in the same way as a new-car warranty but take into account mileage and any wearing parts of the car, which is why there are a variety of packages to choose from. The general rule of thumb is this: the cheaper the warranty, the less cover it provides.
So you should always make sure you understand what it covers, and what exclusions it has.
As with a new-car warranty, used car options have certain criteria that need to be met. These can include the car having a valid, current MOT certificate and a service in the past 12 months by a reputable garage.