Buying a used car is a smart move- as you avoid the initial steep depreciation at the car's early years. What isn't so smart is purchasing a used car without warranty protection. Car ownership can be costly; however, Carket Car Assurance protection is designed to ease the impact on your pocket when the unexpected happens. You have to be realistic with yourself in acknowledging that a car (either brand new or used) is a mechanical object with thousands of moving components that are prone to failure.
The big question is "what if?". What if a perfectly working car today breaks down tomorrow due to a gearbox failure? Expect to spend anything from £1,000 upwards to repair the gearbox. However, with protection, the repair bill is taken care of so you don't have to lose sleep over it.
Finding the right warranty product can make all the difference when it comes to prolonging the life of your used car. Comparable to the best insurance products in the market, a reputable used car warranty provider should be authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), offer multiple plans at affordable prices without compromising on quality, and above all, be transparent and trusted by customers.
Discovering the right extended warranty product will take a little bit of research on your part, but you don't have to go through all that stress. We've done the leg work for you- our comprehensive car warranty plans are one of the best products in the market. Several factors should be considered when you compare one warranty product against another. Look beyond the pounds amounts, because a cheaper warranty product does not necessarily mean you got a better warranty deal if the warranty provider has a problem authorising and paying claims or approving repairs.
Got a question on your mind?
To help you decide on the extended car warranty plan best suited to your vehicle, here are some questions to ponder on:
1. What type of coverage does the company offer?
Here at Carket, we've kept things simple and sweet. Is there any point offering a warranty product that isn't worth the paper it's written on? Nope! Our mission is to ensure our customers always get the best outcome; hence why we ONLY offer a comprehensive car warranty product that does what it's designed to do- protect your pocket.
2. Are there mileage restrictions on the warranty policies?
We don't believe you should be restricted to certain mileage to make claims on your car warranty policies, so we don't have mileage restrictions in place. Our extended comprehensive warranty product offers a genuine "Unlimited Mileage" claim policy. Some warranty providers have mileage restrictions in place.
3. How long does it take to get claims authorised?
We understand the importance of fast claim processing and payment to get your car in and out of the garage and back on the road. Our warranty administering team aims to approve claims and payout within 72 hours of you logging a claim with us. We can't speak for other warranty providers, but you should be mindful of the time frame for claims processing and approvals.
4. Can you take your car to any garage of your choice?
Why Not!? You can take your car to any VAT registered garage nationwide. Remember, we always want the best outcome for you. In this case, the best outcome is to take your car to your local VAT registered garage that is convenient for you. Some warranty providers will request you take your car to one of their selected garages- this could be hundreds of miles from you.
5. Are there additional benefits to you at no extra cost?
Yes, there are few designed to give you the best possible outcome in case of a sudden mechanical breakdown. These include things such as roadside recovery, contribution towards replacement vehicle hire and overnight accommodation.