The quality and care given to your new vehicle is important to Five Acres and that does not stop once you drive away. Should the unexpected happen and you suffer a mechanical or electric failure in your car, we want to make sure you are looked after in the best possible way and with as little stress as possible.
As such Five Acres has chosen to partner with Warranty Wise as the preferred warranty provider for all our used cars. With extensive levels of cover Warranty Wise have become one of the leading and biggest used car warranty companies in the automotive sector. The information below comes from Warranty Wise and explains some of the features and benefits of the included and extended warranties they provide.
What is a Used Car Warranty?
If your car is over three years old, chances are your manufacturer’s warranty will have expired. A used car warranty is your safety net should something go wrong with your vehicle. It provides a form of additional insurance cover against certain faults, giving you peace of mind that you’re protected when things don’t go to plan.
An extended car warranty from Warrantywise will protect you from facing unexpected and often expensive repair bills. Our warranties are second to none, offering the best cover and service, and should something go wrong with your vehicle, we’ll take the stress out of the situation.
Do I need a car warranty?
Every year over 1,000,000 cars are left unprotected when their manufacturer's warranty expires. This leaves car owners exposed to high-priced repair bills often running up into the hundreds and sometimes thousands.
Modern vehicles can cost a small fortune to fix if they go wrong and with some main dealers now charging up to £200 per hour, the labour charges alone can be crippling. Your car is likely to be the 2nd largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, so why leave it without mechanical breakdown protection?
Taking out an extended warranty with us will protect you from these costs that seem to come at the most inconvenient times. No other warranty company covers more of your vehicle and all our warranties include roadside assistance, recovery, car hire and your hotel and travel expenses as standard.
How much does a warranty cost?
The cost of your car warranty will vary depending on the make and model of the car you’re protecting. More expensive cars tend to cost more to repair, resulting in a higher warranty price. Similarly, as older cars are more likely to break down, you will notice an increase in the cost of a warranty. Another factor to consider is your mileage – the more you drive, the more your warranty is likely to cost.
Unlike many of our competitors, with a used car warranty from us, you won’t encounter a forced plan excess. We allow you a voluntary excess and your plan’s price will adjust accordingly to the excess you choose.
Should you buy a used car warranty?
Every year over 1,000,000 cars are left unprotected when their manufacturer’s warranty expires. This leaves car owners exposed to high repair bills. When you take out an extended car warranty with us, we’ll help protect you from these expensive costs.
New cars often come with a warranty supplied by the manufacturer – typically this will cover you for 3 years or 60,000 miles against defects that may cause your car to malfunction. Our Warrantywise extended car warranty is designed to offer similar protection when this manufacturer warranty expires.
Not only do we offer one of the best car warranty packages in the UK in terms of what we cover, but all our warranties also include roadside assistance, recovery, car hire, and your hotel and travel expenses as standard.
What does an extended car warranty cover?
There are literally thousands of mechanical and electrical parts which go into making a car, and as one of the UK’s leading car warranty companies, we can provide cover for any unexpected or premature failures of covered parts.
The extent of your protection will depend on the level of cover you have chosen. If your car is up to 6 years old or has travelled up to 60,000 miles, we can provide a used car warranty that covers ALL the mechanical and electrical parts of your vehicle.
If your vehicle exceeds these limits, we offer part warranty packages that provide comprehensive cover unrivalled in the marketplace. Find out more about what’s covered in our car warranty packages.
Do your warranties cover LPG vehicles?
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a type of liquid gas that is used as fuel for a variety of purposes, including powering cars. With petrol and diesel prices rising, many motorists are converting their cars to run on LPG . Warrantywise cover LPG vehicles under our Warranty, the same as any other vehicle. However, we do not cover any vehicles that have been converted to LGP, only vehicles that were previously duel fuel.
What happens when manufacturer’s warranty expires?
When your car was new it would have been protected by a warranty supplied by the manufacturer. Typically this will cover you for 3 years or 60,000 miles after the date of manufacture against defects that may cause your car to malfunction. The manufacturer will then replace or repair the vehicle at no cost to you.
The extended car warranty is designed to offer similar protection which your manufacturer supplied when your car was new. In effect, you are extending your protection against mechanical or electrical breakdown and protecting your bank balance if something goes wrong with your car.
Is every extended car warranty the same?
Unfortunately not. Many companies offer extended car warranties but the difference in cover between the plans available varies significantly.
Some warranty plans only cover you for a set list of items on your car, and there are over 5,000 parts in a typical car, a list of 150 covered items on a set of warranty terms and conditions doesn’t provide good value for your money! We provide a used car warranty that covers ALL the mechanical and electrical parts of your vehicle when it’s up to 6 years old or has travelled up to 60,000 miles. If your vehicle exceeds these limits we offer listed Part warranty packages that provide comprehensive cover unrivalled in the marketplace. Want to know what’s covered?
Who pays for repairs?
Many warranty companies look to wiggle out of paying for your repair through nasty small print and stipulations. We have gained the trust of many high-profile tv presenters, including Quentin Willson who has designed and banned all 'Weasel Words' from the plan, as this is simply the fairest way.
So you won’t find words like betterment, consequential failure or breakdown that limit the cover you get.
Car warranty servicing: Do’s and Don’ts
We do need proof that the last relevant full service was performed within the last 12 months, 10,000 miles or any other service period recommended by the manufacturer.
Need to use a VAT registered garage (those are the ones that charge you VAT).
Do make sure you get VAT receipts showing what’s been done and what parts have been fitted.
If you use a main dealer you’re home and dry, otherwise DO make sure whoever carries out the service does so as recommended in your service book and within 30 days or 1,000 miles of the period stated.
We don't require you to have full service history or any servicing at a main dealer.
Don't use the window cleaner, even if he used to sweep up and make the tea at Rolls Royce when he was a lad.
Don't show us a page torn out of a duplicate book with the words, "full service carried out for fifty quid" we won’t be impressed!
NOTE: You must use a VAT registered garage, request detailed receipts and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in your service book.
Stick to all of the above and you can’t go wrong! I’m sure you’ll agree we aren’t asking the earth, and it can save us both a lot of unnecessary headache.
What’s covered in your used car warranty cover?
- ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AND RECOVERY
- REPLACEMENT VEHICLE HIRE
- OVERNIGHT HOTEL EXPENSES OR ONWARD TRAVEL
- EUROPEAN COVER
How do I start a car warranty repair?
If your vehicle shows signs of a problem (such as a strange noise, lights on the dashboard, or perhaps it feels different to drive than it usually does), then you need to stop driving the car immediately and follow the Repairs Procedure.
Unless it’s an emergency, you must call us to let us know that your car needs repairing. We will then call an Approved Repairer, or you can take your car to any VAT registered garage of your choice. You must request detailed receipts, and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in your service book. By following these simple steps, we’ll get you back out on the open road in no time.
Choose who repairs your vehicle.
Many warranties won’t pay more than their network Labour rate (often as low as £28/hour) or leave you to arrange your own repairs and run the risk of a botched job. We allow you to choose the Labour rate, from your friendly neighbourhood mechanic (providing he is VAT registered) rate right up to the local main dealer pricing, so you have all the choices you need at a price you can afford. We also operate an Approved Repairer scheme which will carry out any repairs required under the warranty and can even Service and MOT your vehicle at an over-riding discount, where importantly, we pay the garage directly.