Car warranty

Get a quote for an extended warranty for your car

Confused.com has linked up with one of the UK’s leading providers of used car warranties – Warranty Direct, who offer warranties for new, used, performance and prestige vehicles. 

The warranties offer protection for unexpected repairs bills and wear and tear but can vary in terms of cover levels and pay-out. Policy upgrades are often available, such as extending coverage to air conditioning units and entertainment systems but additional charges will apply.

What is a car warranty?

A car warranty (also called mechanical breakdown insurance) is a type of insurance policy that protects you from the cost of fixing certain mechanical problems and electrical faults.

If you've got a vehicle that's at or approaching its manufacturer warranty - or perhaps an even older one, an extended car warranty could be a very sensible precaution against unexpected and potentially expensive repair bills.

The nature of these policies varies but they generally provide cover for 12 months - with options to extend it even further. 

What are the benefits of an extended car warranty?

The benefits of these policies are simple - in exchange for paying a set premium you will have the peace of mind that you could be financially protected in the event of a sudden or expensive breakdown.

At their most simplistic, these policies will cover basic issues to do with the engine and transmission system - however warranties can be made as comprehensive as you like - with the premiums paid adjusted according to the cover provided.

Compare car warranties with Confused.com

Things to consider before taking out a warranty:

  • Your car's value
  • The average cost of repair bills
  • Do you own a vehicle that is likely to suffer expensive breakdowns (e.g. Performance cars)
  • How likely is it that your car will break down?

Premiums are based on:

  • The type of car
  • The size of the engine
  • Your annual mileage
  • The level of coverage you require
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