Warranty Renewal

VikJ

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My car is 3 years old in April and obviously comes to the end of its manufacturers warranty.

Yesterday, off I went to the Dealer and asked about renewal. They quoted me £495 for another year which has the same cover as I currently have.

However, in addition, I have to pay for 2 hours labour for an inspection of the car before they will extend it?

I was wondering if anyone else has had to do this aswell or do I have to pay £150 +VAT in addition to the £495 for the priviledge of carefree motoring?!!
 

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Originally posted by VikJ
They quoted me £495 for another year which has the same cover as I currently have.

You think something worth £495 will break every year? How many miles has your car done? Don't forget that a lot of things aren't covered by the warranty. Personally I'd not bother.
 

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I agree it is a lot of money M8. Only justified if you are expecting trouble?

Why did they want to check it first, Haven't thay been servicing it?????
 
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Not expecting anything to go wrong. Would like to be covered in case anything does. Although you may have a point as I'm not expecting to keep the car longer than 12-18 months as I'll be hoping to upgrade to a W203.

That particular dealer is not familiar with the car. The last owner bought it and serviced it at Gerard Mann in Birmingham. The dealer I went to is Lindmere in Peterborough.
 

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I renewed my policy with a company called WH (warranty Holdings). The premium is £219.00 for cover including air conditioning as an added extra. Most things are covered. I have already claimed for a heater motor which was done at the stealership at a cost of £356.18. Although I had to pay the stealer at first, I received a cheque from WH within 6 days :))
Their number is 0800-454187. I have the WHG5 cover.
Hope this may be of help. This is for a 1996 C180.
Graeme.
 
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Originally posted by GRAV888
I renewed my policy with a company called WH (warranty Holdings). The premium is £219.00 for cover including air conditioning as an added extra. Most things are covered. I have already claimed for a heater motor which was done at the stealership at a cost of £356.18. Although I had to pay the stealer at first, I received a cheque from WH within 6 days :))
Their number is 0800-454187. I have the WHG5 cover.
Hope this may be of help. This is for a 1996 C180.
Graeme.


Thanks Graeme. I might give them a call next week.
 

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I have a warranty with the AA, it cost £300 or £400, but they didn't need any inspections.

I got my car back today after Having the climate control unit and a seat motor replaced.

I am glad i have a warranty since the bill was £895.

Like the WH warranty i had to pay the dealer and then i get the money back less a £25 excess. The work has been pre-authorised so i dont think i'll have any problems getting my money back.
 

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Have you tried shopping around dealers. There's a lot of profit to be made on Breakdown insurance so you might well find a dealer prepared to forget about the inspection as long as you have FMBSH.
 
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That was my next move. The car was purchased and has a FSH with Gerard Mann in Birmingham. I might give them a call and see what they say.
 

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