WARRANTY beyond Manufacturers norm ??

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  1. davidallan

    davidallan Funster

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    BASE VEHICLE WARRANTY needed now that Ford's is well expired [+1 yr.]:Blush:

    Anybody out there who has taken out a GOOD policy @ a GOOD "Yorkshire Price" ! ?

    Better still, has anyone had to claim on such a Policy......Straight forward/No Hassle?

    Looking forward to any help/experiences

    Thanks:thumb:
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Don't waste your money, too many get outs on those.

    Peter
     
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    Gotta agree with Peter. :thumb:
     
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    Me too !

    Default on ANY of their strict conditions and you're on yer own.
    they normally wont pay for diagnosis and strip down unless it actually leads to the fault.

    ie: alternator fault. they wont pay to remove and test the alternator if it turns out to be a wiring fault.

    if you go over the recommended service interval by just a few miles...yer on yer own.

    not worth the paper its written on in my opinion.
     
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    As somone who continually refuses to do work for these companies I can confirm the above statements
    For Example
    Clutch Failure
    Customer will have to agree to pay for all stripping and diagnostics ie gearbox removal and re fitting prior to any work commencing
    Warranty Co will pay for new Autofactor parts and actual "clutch" fitting time ie 15 mins
    Cost to warranty Co £70
    Cost to Customer £200
    And only on condition the clutch has BROKEN up ie failed in service
    Otherwise its fair wear and tear
    Then the Customer pays the lot
    These are mechanical BREAKdown policies
    If anything is proven to have worn out then your on your own
    In most cases of work in excess of £100 to the warranty Co they will want to send an engineer out to view the BROKEN parts prior to authorising reair
    meanwhile your off the road, anything more than a week or 50 miles over a service schedual then all cover is void
    so on and so forth
    Geo
     
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    The only time they are worth having is when a GOOD waranty is issued with a used vehicle and then only if the dealer backs you to the hilt and is prepared to argue the toss and use his marketing muscle with the rep in that if it doesnt get sorted, no more business.

    It is essential that you always contact your dealer first and explain the circumstances and take his advice as to how to proceed if you have to go to another garage rather than back to him for rectification.

    The warranty company we use we don't normally have problems with but we do not actually sell these warranties on their own for vehicles not supplied by us although other dealers may as it can be quite lucrative commission wise!

    Peter
     
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    i've only had one of these 'warrenties' once and that was 'free' :RollEyes:

    bought a landy disco from Carcraft at Sheffield and on the way home the head gasket went.

    i wanted the car so decided to repair under their warrenty rather than return it.

    did the repair at the garage i worked at and got authorisation to go ahead.

    found a badly leaking water pump and the previous owner had removed the thermostat in an attempt to keep it cool.

    strip down, head skim and pressure test (always advisable after a head gasket fail on a diesel), new gasket set, new head bolts, water pump etc....over £400 10 years ago.

    cost to me.....nowt !!!! except the cost of a new cambelt kit while it was in bits.
    in fact i was in pocket 'cos the boss told me to do the work so i got paid for it too.

    got to be the exception as they actually covered the whole cost :Eeek:

     
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    mmm now years ago i used to use Olympic Warrenties (gold cover) have to say they came in useful twice once for an altinator on my 4x4and the other time for an auto gearbox problem(replacement gearbox) on my vw carravelle only let the policy lapse because my new pickup being new had its own warrenties with it.
     
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