Why you should buy a vehicle warranty that goes the extra mile

Bearing in mind that a car is more likely to break down the older it gets, it can be a financially savvy idea to buy extended car warranty once your manufacturer's warranty has expired. But with so many warranty providers in the market, what exactly should you be looking for?

Official Accreditation

The best providers are authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the independent regulator set up by the Government, to keep an eye on the financial services industry and protect consumers. Not all warranty providers are FSA-authorised, but if you want complete peace of mind it is best to opt for one that is.

Speedy service

Your hectic lifestyle doesn't leave time for lengthy visits, tedious procedures and complicated paperwork, which is why some providers process everything over the phone. Speed is our speciality: we can deliver your quote in an impressive 30 seconds!

Transparent service

We pride ourselves on our clear terms and conditions. Some companies will not pay for a breakdown that occurs in the first 30, 60 or even 90 days of cover, shrinking the 12-month policy you have paid for down to as little as nine! We offer policies which cover your vehicle from the world go.

Unique features

Many companies exclude wear and tear or charge a premium to cover this expected reduction in performance of a part on the grounds of a car's age, mileage and/or use. The best policies make your money go further by including breakdown of an insured part due to wear and tear as standard.

Financially speaking, it may be more beneficial to opt for a provider that does not increase the premium for high mileage cars.

Additional benefits

We offer three levels of protection, all of which cover 100% parts, labour and VAT, so that you have a range of choice and can select a policy based on your personal needs. We also offer additional benefits which are built into all of our policies, including vehicle recovery, replacement car hire, overnight accommodation, rail fares and European cover.

Affordability

Companies that are confident in the quality and affordability of their policies sometimes offer a 'price promise', meaning you are entitled to a refund plus an extra sum of money should you find the same cover for a lower advertised price elsewhere. In the current economic climate, it may also be an idea to choose a company that accepts payments in instalments to help shoulder the financial burden.