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Best4 walks you through the essentials of extended warranties

Extended Warranty: A Guide for First-Time Buyers

  • 15 Nov 2023

Buying a car is an exciting adventure, but the responsibilities that come with it extends beyond the initial purchase. As a first-time car owner, you’re likely to debate purchasing an extended car warranty.

Navigating what policy is right for you can be overwhelming; in this guide we will walk you through the essentials of extended warranties, and why choosing Best4 Warranty can make a significant difference in your ownership experience.


What is an Extended Warranty?

An extended auto warranty, often referred to as a vehicle service contract, is a protection plan that covers certain repairs and services beyond the manufacturer's original warranty period. It acts as a safeguard against unexpected mechanical failures, providing financial relief when your vehicle needs repairs.


Why Consider an Extended Warranty?

1. Financial Security: Unexpected repairs can strain your budget. An extended warranty shields you from the financial burden of costly fixes, giving you peace of mind.

2. Long-Term Investment: Protecting your investment ensures that your vehicle remains in top condition, contributing to its longevity and potentially enhancing its resale value.

3. Convenience: With an extended warranty, you can address repairs at VAT registered garage. Some of our policies have the added perks like roadside assistance, recovery and homestart services.


Choosing the Right Cover Level:

1. AutoSilver: Our Most Popular Cover

AutoSilver is perfect for those looking to benefit from a fully comprehensive mechanical and electrical used car warranty that includes UK roadside assistance, recovery and homestart services for free. This policy is suitable for cars as well as commercial vans under 3.5 tonnes.

2. AutoGold: Highest Level Cover

Autogold is our ultimate used car extended warranty package. For all the car lovers out there; this is the vehicle protection for you. In-car entertainment, sat nav, climate and driver interface system faults are all covered in this product policy up to the total policy claim limit.

3. AutoBronze: Main Components Cover

AutoBronze policy is ideal for those who require protection for their used car against the costs associated with an unexpected mechanical breakdown to selected components.


How to Keep Your Warranty Valid

It is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is maintained in a legal and roadworthy condition at all times by following the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. You should retain service invoices as these may be required for validation purposes.

While an extended warranty covers unexpected repairs, regular maintenance is still key to keeping your vehicle in top shape. Best4Warranty complements your efforts by offering guidance on routine maintenance practices.

If you meet the requirements then you should have no problems with keeping your vehicle cover valid with the best UK warranty provider. If you have any more questions, please refer to our FAQ’s page.


Utilising Your Additional Benefits

In addition to repair coverage, Best4Warranty provides extra benefits such as roadside assistance, recovery and homestart services. Familiarize yourself with these perks to maximise the value of your warranty.


As a first-time buyer of an extended warranty, the choices may seem overwhelming, but with Best4Warranty, you're in good hands. Take the time to explore the coverage options, understand the terms, and embrace the added security and peace of mind that comes with safeguarding your investment. Happy driving!


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