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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 servicing?

Repair costs covered by your warranty

A car warranty will provide cover for a wide range of parts. These agreements, which are effectively a type of insurance, will pay for the cost of parts and labour after an electrical or mechanical failure of a covered part. Covered parts can vary, but they typically include the engine, gearbox, suspension, ABS braking system, fuel and ignition systems, steering, clutch, cooling system and electrics.

Check the details of warranties carefully before you sign up to them to make sure you know exactly what they include.

No limit repairs

With our car warranty, there are no limits put on the quantity of repairs you can make to your car. You are fully covered for repairs for an amount up to the retail value of your car at the time you take out the warranty.

No contribution required

Unless it’s your wish from the outset to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of repairs (in which case your price will be reduced), you will not be asked to do so when the cost of your repairs is assessed.

Extra assistance

If a car service identifies that your vehicle needs repairs making  to it, and this means you won’t have access to your vehicle for a period of time, we will assist you with car hire worth up to £50 a day for a total of 10 days.

Servicing and MOTs

Many people confuse servicing and MOTs. While an MOT is an inspection for technical safety, servicing examines the wear and tear of your car and will replace fluids or parts when necessary.

Recommended regular servicing

Car manufacturers recommend that you service your vehicle at least once a year or every 12,000 miles (whichever happens first), but the RAC suggests regular maintenance checks and an interim six-monthly check can also be helpful in keeping your car in good working order.

Some vehicles benefit from self-diagnostic features that alert drivers when a service is due. If such warnings are given before a year has passed, they shouldn’t be ignored.

Reasons for servicing your vehicle

For regular maintenance, servicing is a wise choice. Core components of your car will be checked, allowing you to be sure everything is running correctly. If fluids or parts need replacing, this will be identified. Crucial parts like brakes and suspension will typically be checked to ensure your safety.

Parts deteriorate gradually over time, so high mileage cars should always keep up with their services. These check-ups can identify problems before they get worse, giving you time to fix them when it’s more convenient.

Regular servicing maintains your vehicle’s value. If you choose to sell your car on, a detailed service history will enhance its appeal to buyers and help you command a greater price.

Servicing can also save you money. For example, oil that is refreshed and air filters that are regularly changed will enable your engine to run more fuel-efficiently.

Further information and advice

If you have any concerns or queries about what is covered by our warranty, don’t hesitate to get in touch or arrange a call back with our specialist team of experts in car cover.

Other related FAQs

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

From break and tail lights to headlights, working lights on your vehicle are an essential requirement for road safety, but what happens when a bulb burns out? Does your car warranty cover lightbulbs?

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

Whether a fault with a radio is covered by a warranty will depend on the type of fault, the age of the radio, and the type of warranty under which your vehicle is protected.

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

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.

No, tyres are not covered by car warranty. These components are classified as ‘wear and tear’ items, therefore they are not included in warranty agreements.

Extended car warranties often include air conditioning, but not always. It’s important to check the details of your particular warranty agreement to see whether this feature is included.

It is possible to take out car warranty cover that includes towing in the event you need roadside assistance.

In general, car warranties do not protect you against flood damage.

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.