A warranty is a form of insurance policy. If an item breaks down due to the mechanical or electrical failure of a covered part the warranty will cover the costs of replacement parts and labour. Many buyers buy new because these cars are (usually) more reliable than their used equivalents. They will also normally come with a manufacturer’s warranty - if anything goes wrong it is repaired at no extra cost. An extended warranty serves the same purpose - it need not cost the earth and in buying that elusive 'peace of mind' it will prove to be money well spent should your vehicle let you down.
The ideal timeframe for purchasing a warranty is cars that have just come out of manufacturer’s warranty so are 3 to 4 years old. There are a number of warranties available depending on what level of cover you want. Warranty Direct offer 4 comprehensive levels of cover from just £15 a month. There is also the option to create your own personalised coverage by taking out our “Build your own” policy and editing it to suit your needs.