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A car warranty, also known as mechanical breakdown insurance (MBI), provides cover against defined mechanical problems that might affect your vehicle. Read more in our beginners' guide to car warranties.
Policies typically last from one to five years, or mileage limits could apply.
The car warranty options available will depend on whether you're buying a new car, a used car, or if you want a warranty for your current vehicle.
This can vary, so check the terms and conditions of your policy carefully. A good warranty should cover major mechanical components including:
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 excluded.
This will depend on your personal details along with the car's age, make and model.
Typical factors to consider include:
See if you can find the answers in our car warranty guides.
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