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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Spyder-Man, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Spyder-Man

    Spyder-Man Formula 3

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    Guy's n dolls, in light of the present garage trip for the pony, have anyone got any experience / advice / reccommendation on 3rd party warranty's?

    Merchants

    Rob
     
  2. All ON U

    All ON U Formula Junior

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    Rob. Are you looking to purchase that warranty? I would also like to know if it is good and worth getting.

    Peter
     
  3. Hud

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    I got one from the aa. cost me £100 and gives max 3x £1000 in 12 months. Just a little peace of mind.
     
  4. All ON U

    All ON U Formula Junior

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    What does it cover? It only cost you £100.00!
     
  5. Hud

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    Parts XXX including XXXX wear and tear!! its advertised on their web. doesnt include w&t on moving parts.
     
  6. All ON U

    All ON U Formula Junior

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    Have you got one for your ferrari??
     
  7. Hud

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    just for the ferrari. other cars are still under mfrs.
     
  8. All ON U

    All ON U Formula Junior

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    Thank you very much for the info. Will speak to the aa and get mine sorted once the 6 month dealer warranty runs out.
     
  9. Hud

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    One word of caution - if you need a claim make sure you call the aa out first - the warranty co wont cough up on the sayso of a garage
     
  10. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    Does that mean you can only claim up to 3 times for a max of 1kGBP each go?

    I believe many of the indie guys can sort you 3rd party warranties out. Verdis definitely can (quiet Stevef), and I believe many of the others can too.
     
  11. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    Want do you want for 100quid ?? Thats 3k worth of repair...mmmm then again that wont go far if you run it into Maranellos.....
     
  12. frefan

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    I purchased a 3rd party warranty for my 01 360. 8 months later went to make a small claim, the oil temp sending unit needed replacement. Warranty company would not cover it even though a Ferrari factory warranty would have covered it. READ THE FINE PRINT. I assumed that if an Oil pump was covered, and electrical switches were covered, then an electronic oil sending unit would be too. NOT THE CASE. The warranty company said if its not listed then its not covered.

    There are a lot of parts that weren't listed on their puny 1 page contract ...

    Needless to say I'm not a big fan of aftermarket warranties. Anybody have any positive experiences?
     
  13. ric355

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    Third party warranties are desgined to both generate profit and give the customer peace of mind. These two objectives are conflicting, and the net result is they aren't worth the paper they're written on.

    All IMHO of course...

    Ric.
     
  14. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Agree they are bag of 5hit, IMHO of course
     
  15. Spyder-Man

    Spyder-Man Formula 3

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    Well gents, some food for thought. I'll take a gander at the AA's web site and see what goes. I presume you have to be a a member if you need to call them out first. But for 100 notes, it's hardly a big gamble. The usual applies, get what you pay for etc.

    I know that a few of the indie's offer warranty's. Guess I'll bumble around each one and get some info sent out. Then try to sort the wheat from the chaf etc.

    These warranty's are like the dodgy Dixons / Currys electrical ones. Nothing goes wrong until it's just outside of warranty period. But, in the case of the pony's engine not going Va va vroom, then piece of mind must be a priority.

    Rob
     
  16. steve f

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    they aint worth a carrot mate there is getout clauses for nearly every claim you are wasting your money
     
  17. murph7355

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    I agree with the general comments above about worth. Note also that the factory warranties are no better in this respect.

    The more chunky warranties are usually in the 800-1200 quid range per year I think, depending on what's covered.

    Bit of peace of mind when you look at the cost of some of the big components, but I suspect most of the specialists will tell you it's rarely these bits that break, and more often the bits that the warranty people squirm on.
     
  18. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    That is going a bit far
     
  19. stevep

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    mines 1k a year but covers just about everything,
     
  20. Spyder-Man

    Spyder-Man Formula 3

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    Which company you using matey?
     
  21. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    Is it?
     
  22. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    I think so m8 yes. I think the only warranty worth having is one from a main dealer.
     

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