What do car warranties exclude from cover?
Most warranties exclude normal wear and tear to tyres and wheels, exhausts, the vehicle's catalytic converter, brakes and clutch, along with damage to bodywork, paintwork, glass and headlights. Some warranties will cover the air-conditioning system although it's normal for audio equipment and satellite navigation systems to be excludedGocompare.com
What car warranty options are available?
The car warranty options available to you will depend on whether you are buying a new car, a used car or whether you simply want a warranty for your current vehicle. Typical policies available include breakdown repair cover, manufacturer warranty, independent dealer warranty and after market warrantyGocompare.com
Why choose Gocompare.com's car warranty comparison service?
With our partners Warranty Direct you'll get parts and labour cover from day one of your car warranty policy, there's no limit on labour rates, and you'll be able to choose between using franchised dealers or network garages for repairs. The warranties - also known as mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) - offer protection against unexpected repair bills and cover for wear and tear.
A car warranty is also known as mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI) and offers cover against defined mechanical problems that might hit your vehicle - read more in our guides
The extended warranty and car warranty options available will depend on whether you are covering a new car, a used car, or your current vehicle. When you click through to Warranty Direct, the easy-to-use quotes process will ask you to provide the make, model and age of your vehicle - please note that it will need to be under 12 years old and to have less than 120,000 miles on the clock.
You'll be asked whether you already own the car, to estimate your annual mileage, for details of any existing warranty, if you have breakdown recovery, and whether there's finance owing on the vehicle. Your quote will then be presented to you, with the option to choose the length of the warranty and for prices based on independent garages or network dealers.
If you're struggling with the choices or you just want to learn more, try our car warranty guides, where you'll also find the answers to frequently asked questions. Find out about options such as manufacturer, dealer and after-market warranties, betterment, the length of policies, claims limits, mileage restrictions, and how a warranty can tie in with breakdown cover.
There's more to read about pricing factors and the advantages and disadvantages of car warranties, with information on what you should and shouldn't expect to be covered - remember to look for possible exclusions such as oil leaks and wear and tear, and to consider consequential loss.