Mechanical Warranty for Used Cars

What is Mechanical Warranty?

It is a warranty that covers the costs if your car undergoes mechanical or electrical failures. A new car will usually have a mechanical warranty when purchased, but when it expires, there is a risk of breakdown that can result in a lot of unforeseen costs.

Luckily, some companies offer extended mechanical warranty for used cars. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that when your vehicle should suffer electrical or mechanical damage, the costs of the parts and labour will be paid for.

It is important to note that this is not a service plan – meaning it will not cover the costs of changing oils, filters, etc. regularly.

What Does Mechanical Warranty Cover?

The coverage will depend on the company you get it from. Policies will include most or all of the following failures:

  • Engine
  • Brake System
  • Gearbox
  • Aircon
  • Steering unit
  • Fuel System
  • Suspension
  • Ignition
  • Clutch
  • Transmission

Some policies include “wear and tear” for an extra fee. Additionally, roadside assistance may also be included, and some plans will even assist you when you lock your keys in your vehicle, accidentally let your battery run flat, etc.

Other Benefits of Such a Policy

  1. There is no excess to pay.
  2. Extended warranties are transferable to the next owner who buys your car.

Is There A Limit On The Age Of My Car?

Depending on the provider of the policy, the car should not be older than 15 years or have more than 200,000- 300,000 km on the clock.

How Much Does it Cost?

The price ranges anywhere from R100-R320 per month, depending on they type of policy. If you would like to get an exact quote, you are welcome to request one on this page.

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