Invalidating car warranty
Buy a used car from a manufacturer franchised dealer and the warranties are likely to be similarly extensive – only excluding repairs to things like the exhaust, wheels and battery.Most non-franchise independent used car dealers offer a three-month warranty as a guarantee when they sell a car, while many offer extended warranties at extra cost.
In the first instance, all new cars are provided by some kind of manufacturer warranty/guarantee.
Clearly, if you have bought something that is cheap, but not very cheerful, splashing out on warranty cover makes little sense.
We think that anything under £1,000 is not really worth covering, depending on the type of vehicle.
Used car warranties will usually be for either three months, six months or twelve months.
Make sure you take note of any potential mileage cap on this though, as running over could invalidate your claim. If you are buying an aftermarket warranty, the more you pay, the better the cover will be.When you buy a used car that's out of its warranty period, dealers will usually offer an extended warranty.