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  • Cover for when your manufacturer warranty expires
  • Financial protection for used cars from expensive repair costs
  • Car hire, roadside assistance and travel costs covered as standard

Does car warranty cover alternator?

Warranty plans

Another factor to consider when asking if a damaged or nonfunctional alternator is covered by your warranty is to examine the specific level of cover provided in the plan you choose. Warranty companies will present you with a copy of your plan when you purchase it. Make sure you read this carefully so that you have a clear idea of what you can claim for and any vehicle components that are not covered under your particular plan.

Not all warranties are the same

It’s a common misconception among car buyers that all warranties are the same and that you should choose the cheapest one, as it makes no difference in terms of the service and benefits you receive. This is untrue – in fact, different plans cover different circumstances and in some cases different parts.

So, it pays to ensure you pick the right plan for you when it comes to warranties. The cheapest may not necessarily be the best. It depends on what you’re looking for from this type of vehicle protection.

Regular mechanical servicing

If your vehicle hasn’t been regularly serviced and the registered repairer decides that parts have failed due to neglect on your part, your warranty may not cover the faulty part.

Unexpected failures in car parts

While warranties can’t cover every part of your car, they strive to offer you peace of mind in the eventuality of an unexpected failure. Over time, car parts will need replacing, while natural wear and tear takes its toll, so we accept that the longevity of vehicle inner workings isn’t infinite.

While the natural lifespan of parts can’t be covered by a car warranty, regular servicing will identify when replacement will be necessary in advance and give you time to save for the costs.

Unexpected mechanical and electrical failures can’t be accounted for, which is why warranties are essential.

Arranging vehicle repairs

If a part suffering from an unexpected fault needs repairing in your vehicle with a warranty, your repairs will be covered. You can choose the labour rate, and the registered repairer and location where your car gets fixed. For example, it might be more convenient to have any work done at a garage close to where you live and you might be more comfortable using a repairer you are familiar with. If you’re not sure, warranty companies will often offer suggestions from a reputable list of their affiliates.

With a car warranty in place, you won’t be asked to pay any of the costs towards repairs unless you specifically state you want to do this. 

Taken care of during repairs

If your car is out of action, to cover your inconvenience, our warranties will supply you with a hire car for a period of up to 10 days. If your breakdown leaves you stranded, the price of a hotel will be provided.

Understanding what’s covered

As experts in the auto industry, at Car.co.uk we’re perfectly placed to answer all your questions on car warranties. If you would like advice on what’s covered on a particular warranty plan, why not contact us today? Our experts will be happy to answer any questions you have and to provide additional information so that you know the score when it comes to this type of vehicle cover.

Other related FAQs

Looking for more related content to this? We’ve picked a selection of related topics that you may find helpful

Bodywork refers to the exterior panels and frames that make up a car. In general, it is not covered by car warranties.

Most car warranties will cover work to repair the suspension of a vehicle should it develop a fault.

The type of car warranty policy you have will depend on whether your vehicle’s brakes are covered or not.

Normally, a warranty for a used, nearly new or new car will cover some of the labour associated with replacing or repairing a part which is protected under the terms of the warranty.

No, a car warranty policy will not provide cover for accidental damage.

No, a car warranty policy does not provide cover for diagnostic tests.

Although the windshield of a car can be damaged easily, most cracks and chips will not be covered by a warranty unless you can prove that the damage is as a result of a manufacturer’s fault.

A manufacturer’s warranty – often known as a bumper-to-bumper warranty – may cover any problems that emerge with your paintwork on a new vehicle.

Modern clutches are designed to be highly durable, but they will eventually wear down and require replacement. So, can you expect your car warranty to cover your clutch? The answer to this question depends on the particular warranty you have.

Some car warranty policies will cover light bulbs, however others do not. It’s important to check the terms and conditions of your policy to see what’s included in your cover.