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When buying a new car you will automatically be given a manufacturer’s warranty. The Manufacturer’s warranty can be valid for a period of between one and three years. Now there is a point which can often cause confusion so here is our chance to clarify for you.

Common Misunderstanding About Servicing Your Car & Your Warranty Policy

Under a standard manufacturers warranty, you are free to get your car serviced at any service station/garage in the UK and still benefit from the manufacturer’s new car warranty, providing the service is carried out to the car manufacturer’s recommendations and you have informed the policy provider who you will be using. A used car dealership could also offer a warranty which extends a two-year warranty to three years for you. Such a dealer based vehicle warranty may have much more restrictions in the small print over the original manufacturer’s warranty, so be aware of this.

Some of the restrictions could be things like limiting the mileage to a maximum of 60 000 miles or that services must be done by the same dealer who has given you the warranty. Policies May Also Have Other Limits. Warranty Policies will often have a maximum amount payable for any claim; this may range from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. You are advised to check the adequacy of these limits bearing in mind the cost of breakdown for major components when deciding on the upper limits of your extended car warranty cover.

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Some warranty policies have a betterment clause, in which case you would have to pay something if your vehicle was improved following repair. They may also have a maximum amount payable during the life of the policy. There may be an excess that you will need to pay yourself if you have to make a claim. Some automotive components may have specific claim limits or excesses applied to the as well.